Trail Mix 6/27: China Peak Enduro is this weekend

The Fresno BeeJune 26, 2013 




China Peak Enduro

When: Saturday-Sunday

Where: China Peak, near Huntington Lake

Following last weekend's downhill mountain bike race — check out a helmet-cam video by a pro rider at — enduro riders get their moment in the sun. Participants should expect to ride 15-20 miles with more than 2,500 feet of climbing and 5,000 feet of descending.

Groups will be divided by ability levels. Registration and course inspection is Saturday. Racing begins at 9 a.m. Sunday. Details: The resort's bike park is scheduled to open July 6.

Huntington Lake Clean Up Day

When: Saturday

Where: Lakeshore boat ramp

Help California Land Management spruce up along the lake, trails and campsites. Gloves, bags and free lunch provided. For every bag of litter, participants will be entered into a raffle with prizes donated by local merchants.

Meet at 9 a.m. Details: (559) 893-2111.

News & notes

-- Due to extreme fire danger, campfires are prohibited in the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument effective this week. Stoves and lanterns with shutoff valves that use gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel will be allowed in designated campsites provided the operator possesses a valid campfire permit. Restrictions include the Jennie Lakes and Domelands wilderness areas.

-- An injured rock climber high up on the overhanging Leaning Tower near Bridalveil Fall in Yosemite National Park was rescued Tuesday by members of Yosemite Search and Rescue. Photos of the helicopter rescue can be viewed at

-- No new reservations are being taken this summer at Sequoia National Park's popular Dorst Creek Campground because the creek that serves as the campground's water source is expected to dry up. Existing reservations will be honored at other park campgrounds.

-- Huntington Lake's newly refurbished Rancheria Campground, College Campground and Dowville Picnic Site will be officially dedicated Saturday during a 2 p.m. ceremony at the Rancheria Campground Amphitheater. The public is invited.

-- The 60th annual High Sierra Regatta returns to Huntington Lake on the weekends of July 6-7 and July 13-14. Details:

-- Learn how to make tasty and easy meals at your campsite at a free “Camp Cooking Basics” seminar July 9 at REI. Register at


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