COLD WEATHER CAMPING
~OAKHURST & 3 RIVERS~
After a few days of the flowy snakerun skatepark and pet wolves I headed out of Sonora, deeper into the Sierras. Way up there, almost to Yosemite is home to a small indoor bowl + trails + cabins known as Sanctuary BMX. I’ve been going to the Sanctuary for years but this is the first time I’ve went from this route (there's probably only 3 options to get there). It was interesting to drive through the familiar yet new ranges and even discovered some massive bodies of water (thinking back now I need to go fish ‘em!). When I finally made it to the little BMX paradise I was greeted by good vibes from Waylon and his boy lil' wayl. I spent some time there working on the trails, trying to learn the banjolele and cruising around Oakhurst with Waylon.
This was my early days of music; I had picked up the little banjolele as a travel instrument to play around the campfire and such. I had just started to finally get the hang of playing in the clawhammer style and I remember being excited to share my playing with Waylon and his boy while taking a break from digging on the trails.
To complete the loop around Central California I set off for my home town of Visalia. Once there I dusted off 5+ years of dust on my mountain bike and met up with one of my favorite dudes, Ray Castillo. I spent years of my life riding BMX with Ray but this was the first time on the big wheel bikes, nothing changed we had a blast just like old times!