Lawndale and Kenwood

A beautiful day in Wine Country.

While it’s possible to pedal the direct route out Highway 12 to the multitude of wineries around Kenwood, it’s always much more fun to take the longer route up and down Lawndale Road.

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3 response to "Lawndale and Kenwood"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: May 10, 2019

    Aside from Hood Mountain, and missing houses, it is hard to tell much of anything happened there.
    Amazing how it has recovered — did the fire sweep thru the vineyards too? I assume it had to have, and the vines survived? Previously I recall you saying trees and other woody vegetation was charred but not killed as the fire swept thru.
    I’ve followed the recovery and recognize its been a slow and painful process.
    Beautiful photos, and a very nice ride.

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: May 11, 2019

      Hi Rich,

      Most of the route — except for a few unlucky pockets — escaped the fire. Schultz Road was hit hard. The hills on the northeast side of Kenwood and Highway 12 (including Hood Mountain and Sugarloaf Ridge State Park) burned for days. But Oakmont (except for a couple of homes) and Kenwood (except for a few homes) and the nearby vineyards and wineries remained unscathed. As rebuilding continues and Mother Nature rebounds, scars of the fires are beginning to fade away. In some places, empty lots and charred foundations are the only evidence of the firestorm.

      PS: I edited my captions to provide a better idea of what burned and what didn’t.

  2. By: The Navigator Posted: May 12, 2019

    Looks like a very nice day for a ride – the landscape already turning golden, even after all of your rain! Aussies would certainly feel at home in that landscape if they just imagined gum trees instead of pine trees.

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