Yep, we got a little wet, too. We rode from the steel bridge out to Castle Point in the AM, but the views were pretty murky with all the humidity. We continued around Lake Awosting, but didn't linger too long at the beach because of the weather. Came back by the steel bridge, out Undercliff Trail with a stop at the Uberfall to eat and watch the few climbers who were there.
We continued on out Laurel Ledge CW, and were quite far out when the rumbling started. We decided the Mountain House area was closer than the West Trapps parking lot, so we continued up the rock pass. About then, the storm was closing in and it started to rain. Before we were totally soaked, Tim spotted a house. Any port in a storm, so we left the bikes under the deck and knocked on the door. No one home, but the porch door was open. We went into the enclosed porch to knock on the inner door. No answer. So we rode out the storm on the dry enclosed porch. Eventually, the resident returned and was ok with us hanging out there. It is apparently an employee residence. We were grateful for it since the lightning was too close for comfort.
Thanks to modern technology, Julie was able to get a radar report via her father, who said it was a line of storms, and should pass soon. When the sky lightened, we continued our ride on trails which apparently have opened to bikes since my map was printed. They were freshly resurfaced to the degree of being practically paved, and marked as bike routes. Total mileage just missed 30 miles by a hair.
Edited by KathyS (07/29/08 08:29 PM)