So basically the Banner Ridge Loop is a myth. There is no such trail … or loop as suggested by Hummer. Not surprising both Hummer and General Motors failed to reply to my inquires about their ad. The fact that the advertisement gives very ambiguous directions to reach the crags … and that the ad(to date) has never made it into any Mountain Biking publications suggests that Hummer may be pulling a fast one on us. In fact I am almost 99% sure that the photograph in the advertisement was taken in the Alabama Hills outside of Lone Pine California almost 100 mi south of the crags. Still, I would like to thank Hummer for encouraging me to get out “to the open…” and showing me a piece of California I never knew existed.
A pic I took of the Alabama Hills a few years ago…
I would still try and make the most of my weekend by exploring the numerous petroglyph sites outside of Bishop, Ca before ascending into the White Mountains Range for an attempt to summit the 14,000ft. White Mt. on a mtn bike.
The area surrounding Bishop has the greatest concentration of petroglyphs in California.
White Mountain is the highest peak in this pic
I would be looking down on these fields from 14,000ft. the next day.