I was invited to join two wranglers who work at Rancho Oso for a moonlight ride, so Tobe and I headed up into the hills at a most unusual hour, and rode the Arroyo Burro access road out to the junction of the now-closed Mattias Protrero Trail.
We met up at the barn, and headed off to ride to a peak from which we could observe the full moon rise.
Length: 6.3 miles
Duration: 3 hours
Difficulty: Easy. My companions wanted to just walk out on the Arroyo Burro access road, so it wasn't really a "trail" ride at all. The biggest challenge was coming back out, when the moonlight was a bare glimmer through the trees and I had to rely on Tobe's powerful eyesight to get us back safe.
Altitude gain: 1210 ft
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