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Round the Reservoirs Plus

“Round the Reservoirs” is a classic loop from Morgan Hill, very typical of the scenery near many of California’s inland coastal valleys. If you climb up to the foothills West of town, you run into Oak Glen Ave which takes you past Chesbro reservoir. It then runs into Uvas road, and heading south you pass Uvas reservoir. These are part of the Santa Clara County Water district’s efforts to keep our Groundwater recharged. These are all beautiful country roads, lightly trafficked on a Saturday morning. I added in an out-and-back on Redwood retreat road. It was an invigorating workout.

GPS doesn’t show my return from Gilroy to home because I accidentally put my watch in “indoor mode” for that leg.

First part of the ride, up and over Willow Springs road then round the reservoirs, and out and back Redwood retreat road.

Last Part of the ride. I accidentally had my watch in “indoor” mode so it didn’t record GPS. I started with a big walk up the foothills West of Gilroy. I need the practice walking up steep slopes. Then I dropped down into the main valley to return home, doing intervals on the way

Turning up Willow Springs road

Just climbed the foothills, view West from the top

On Oak Glen Ave with a peek at Chesbro reservoir

On Uvas Road South

Corner of Uvas and Croy. We lived up Croy for 24 years. It’s very pretty up there, but remote from town.

Uvas reservoir

Nice little gravel trail across the dam. It’s hard to read the sign, it says the dam was build in 1957.

Looking North From the Dam (sorry about the crooked picture, my handlebars must have been leaning)

Heading up Redwood Retreat Road

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