About 25 miles from Highway 1 is fresh asphalt climbing high into the mountains...

Soon we are on the base roadbed awaiting the final blacktop
coating. The tall sierra is seen in the distance. Some photos from a 2000
trip all the way up are at

30 miles from Highway One and, 2 miles before the Meling
Ranch, we turn north on a well signed, graded road for 'El Coyote' where
the rough road on to Mike's Sky Rancho begins. Full detailed road log at
the end of the Mike's Sky Rancho road photos!

Not far from El Coyote, we discover a large fire had
recently burned much of the area between El Coyote and Mikes (thousands of acres)!

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