Palomar Mountain Highpoint.
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This photo shows the bike perched at the highest point of Palomar Mountain, near the lookout tower. Seen in the distance is the massive 200" Hale Telescope, part of Caltech's Palomar Observatory. I was able to get permission to use the fire access road from the forest service located near the observatory to access the highpoint on my bike using this road. The route dropped a bit from the forest service office area, crossed four gates, the climbed back up to the highpoint about 800 vertical feet in three miles, one way. Fantastic views of Socal from the top. May 4, 2012.