The ROMP Pumpkin Ride happens this Sunday at Purisima Opern Space at 9:30 am. Meet at gate PC03, which is the southernmost trailhead to Purisima off of Skyline Blvd (Hwy 35), and around 0.5 mi north of the intersection with Kings Mountain Road. Please remember that it happens on Sunday, NOT Saturday, this year.
Costumes are optional and encouraged (clothing a legal requirement!).
Our objective is the Arata Pumpkin Farm. http://www.aratapumpkinfarm.com/directions.htm.
We will begin the ride by heading north up Skyline Rd to the northern Purisima trailhead, gate PC01, and then head down to Higgins Purisima Rd on one of these excitng trails, either Whittemore Gulch or Harkins Ridge, but you choose. Eventually we end up at Arata Pumpkin Patch, by riding a few miles down Purisima Rd to verde Rd, select pumpkin(s), and then ride back to Skyline on Purisima Rd and then up the Purisima Creek Trail, which is a dirt road.
As we did last two years, for safety, we’ve chosen to meet at the southern gate in favor of riding Skyline earlier in the day when there is less traffic on the road. This reduces the time and distance one must haul pumpkins. It also means we have no impact on public parking at the main lot at PC01. There is ample parking at PC03 and along pullouts adjacent to Skyline. (Also it gives late comers the option of starting at PC01.)
The ride is about 24 miles and 2,500 feet of climbing.
There will be prizes for everyone, an especially good one for heaviest load. It is really simple. There are no expectations to haul an exorbitant amount of weight. It’s up to you. You’ll need some cash to pay for pumpkins.
RSVP not neccessary.