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Out and again to Vasona Lake – BionicOldGuy

Right this moment I did a dry run of my path to Vasona Lake that I’ll take to go kayaking. I confirmed it’s slightly below three hours spherical journey, so I can solely do that on days after I can dedicate about 5 hours to permit time on the water. The excellent news is it’s a nice and protected route. I already knew learn how to get from my home to Almaden Lake Park in South San Jose on a pleasant route. It’s a little trickier to get from there to Vasona Lake in Los Gatos with out occurring busy streets that don’t have bike lanes. I mapped out the route utilizing ridewithGPS, and I cross-referenced it with the Vta Santa Clara bikeways map. When unsure I used google road view to ensure any essential roads I used to be utilizing had bike lanes.

It’s a bit over six miles additional to go from Almaden Lake to Vasona Lake. I good chunk of it’s on the Guadalupe creek path, which was a pleasant discovery. I’ve ridden on the Guadalupe path that runs largely north-south. You possibly can take it from Almaden Lake park many miles north to Alviso on San Francisco bay (with some interruptions on native roads). What I didn’t know is that there’s one other department operating Westward in the direction of Los Gatos. It seems to be unpaved however clean with packed gravel. My bike’s fatter tires made for a clean experience on this nice part. After that path ends there’s some weaving totally on quieter streets, with a few stretches on busier roads with bike lanes like Los Gatos Almaden Street. A really good city journey! This confirms it’s properly definitely worth the time it takes to map out a protected route in an space you’re not used to using in.

The Guadalupe creek path runs for about two miles previous Santa Clara Valley Water District’s percolation ponds alongside Guadalupe creek. It makes for a fairly oasis in a busy city space

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