Grunt - Had not been on this thing in a bazillion years.
road is in excellent shape.
climber1 a 59 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Specialized Pro Carve
Posted on 11/07/13
Tough Climbs, Great Views - A great way get to the top. Rode up to Jo Peak over the weekend, sweated alot but it was well worth it. Took the colby trail over to Strawberry Peak, back down to Hot Rock and the single track back to the car. Trail is in great condition. Only 2 downed tree's that we needed to climb over. Its a hot one in the summer so bring water. You can refill at Hot Rock.
littlfubar a 25 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a 2003 Tomac Revolver from Walnut Creek, CA
Posted on 07/17/07
Josephine-Colby - I was up on Josephine Peak today and decided to go down the Colby trail back to Angeles Crest Hwy. Kudos to the Forest Service for funding the trail work on the Colby trail. It is as magnificent as the work done on the Strawberry Peak trail. In the past, I avoided the Colby trail because it just wasn't fun with all the rocks & yuccas. Everything has been smoothed out, and a lot of big rocks have been moved. No problem with bugs or West Nile. Warm, but good day. Only 2 other bikers & 2 hikers. Most of L.A. missed out on a nice day in the mountains.
Ride rating: Novice
Ride distance: 10 miles Elevation change: 2000'
Singletrack=30% Dirt Road=70%
Hugh Jass a 55 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Klein Mantra from Santa Clarita
Posted on 06/26/04
I had some time before work today and rode up
this thing. Last time was I guess in 1998 with
my friend Jim. He of course dusted my ass, but
since he was busy, I did it alone today. It was pretty
uneventful, and for a long steep fireroad, the
payoff wasn't that great as the view was hazy today.
Its a great way to condition yourself, but since
there's no singletrack, or any way to get yourself
killed, its like a long boring session on a trainer.
Heck, I didn't even see any animals either. I was
expecting to see the ghost of Josephine at the top,
but no luck. Perhaps, maybe a few of us can do a
night ride up there sometime, during a summer
campout, and maybe, just maybe the ghost of
Josephine will come out and scare the krap outta
us as we ride up.
Ride rating: Novice
The Real FatCat riding a Stinky
Posted on 11/17/03
Steve Sosa a 33 year old riding a a trusty Trek 8000 from Los Angeles
Posted on 06/12/97