Mexico To Big Bear Lake: Section 1 of the Pacific Crest Motorcycle Road
Mexico To Big Bear Lake
224 miles 5 hours and 21 minutes
The first section of the Pacific Crest Motorcycle Road is is a land of open skies, long vistas where one can see for miles on a clear day. The dry desert air can be pungent with the orders of desert plants and even on this section, with 24 million people living within a couple hours ride of the route. you can have long stretches of road to yourself.
We’re in a dry mediterranean climate here, and even when we're in the mountains, views from these forest are easy to come by, covered with well spaced pines and a dense growth of brush know as chaparral. Unlike the forest of the Pacific Northwest at the other end of our trip, these forest allow some room to breath.
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