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JaxObsessed 10-29-2010 08:57 AM

Photos from Michaux SF Pennsylvania
 
Pennsylvania State Forests are GREAT places to ride!!!, I've been doing so since 1975. :D



Michaux State Forest (pronounced Me- sho) is in south central Pennsylvania. I grew up on roads like this. I get back here as often as I can/

An excellent informational post from towpro:
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Originally Posted by towpro (Post 17337776)
Maps:
Mixhaux SF Public Use Map http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/ucmprd2/...t/D_000828.pdf
Snowmobile Trail Maps
North http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/ucmprd2/...cnr_002716.pdf
South http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/cs/group...cnr_013248.pdf

ATV Trails http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/atv/D01_ATV_1.pdf
But remember, the ATV trails are only for ATV's (not motorcycles. Not even Street Legal Motorcycles!)
All-Terrain Vehicles are defined as follows:
1. Class 1 ATV – A motorized off-highway vehicle, which travels on three or more inflatable tires and has a maximum width of 50 inches and a maximum dry weight of 1000 pounds.
2. Class 2 ATV – A motorized off-highway vehicle, which travels on three or more inflatable tires and has a width which exceeds 50 inches or a dry weight which exceeds 1000 pounds.

Recommended Parking (for the ATV trails)
parking lots located at Big Flat along Shippensburg Road about 1-1/4 miles north of its intersection with Route 233 and on Piney Mountain along Bendersville Road south of Pine Grove Furnace State Park.


Towpro's Trans Pa Trail thread:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=594569



First sight of the mountains:

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I am one of the luckiest people who has ever been born.

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Yup, I am a lucky human being.
Enjoy the thread. :)

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ADV ROCKS Thank you all!

prometheus rising 10-29-2010 01:06 PM

Sweet Ride :thumb

JaxObsessed 10-29-2010 02:06 PM

Trust me.... close this miserable, pathetic thread and open this music for the soul. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=597909

Prometheus Joe tells a great story and takes an AMAZING photo. FEAST YOUR EYES:http://prometheusrising.smugmug.com/...0_fbEpv-XL.jpg

Riff 10-29-2010 02:16 PM

Trust me Jax you got the goods here. Nice ride nice pics. Just sent you the answer to your reference on the bottom of you post! :clap

GB 10-29-2010 05:11 PM

Thanks for sharing the ride.. gotta get down to that part of PA next time I'm there.

ddavidv 10-30-2010 04:56 AM

Never knew that park was there. Easy day trip for me, thanks for the heads up. :thumb

JaxObsessed 10-31-2010 03:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ddavidv
Never knew that park was there. Easy day trip for me, thanks for the heads up. :thumb

It is relatively new to me too. It's the closest PA SF to me in Baltimore. I lived next to Rothrock for a long time, and between that and Bald Eagle I got plenty of forest road riding. :evil



to the folks who posted: Thank you for the kind comments! :wink:
to the folks who didn't post: Thank y'all for not making fun of my photography skills!:rofl
I have a few pictures from last spring that I'll post today. Enjoy.

beltran 10-31-2010 05:23 AM

Great pics. Thanks for sharing

What a nice country!!! Really beautiful places to ride. :tb

Take care,
Beltran

JaxObsessed 10-31-2010 07:22 AM

Thanks Beltran.

As promised a few shots of Michaux from early last spring.

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Post production GONE MADDDDD for Halloween.
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The bugs on my windshield are from my trip to the Low Country of South Carolina.
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dmwbmw 10-31-2010 05:11 PM

Jax, Great photos!!!! Used to live in Mechanicsburg and would spend many weekends in the Michaux S.F. / Pine Grove Forest area, climbing up the back side of Pole Steeple for great views of the Cumberland Valley. Thanks for bringing back memories!!

JaxObsessed 11-01-2010 02:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dmwbmw
Jax, Great photos!!!! Used to live in Mechanicsburg and would spend many weekends in the Michaux S.F. / Pine Grove Forest area, climbing up the back side of Pole Steeple for great views of the Cumberland Valley. Thanks for bringing back memories!!

Thanks, My pleasure I assure you. :thumb
Yeh man. That is the shit. down there close to where Michaux ends at Mt Holly Springs. Ridge is the good stuff. I go in right off 16 and come out up at MHS, and generally get lost along the way...Or I'm following someone (code) who gets lost:lol3 wouldn't be the same without it.

Enjoy:

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T 11-01-2010 02:34 PM

Nice trip Jack. Is this where you got off to after the Lighthouse Tour?
Look'n forward to the "Cold Weather Ride-N-Eat".
Tom

JaxObsessed 11-02-2010 07:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cyclingtom
Nice trip Jack. Is this where you got off to after the Lighthouse Tour?
Look'n forward to the "Cold Weather Ride-N-Eat".
Tom

Thanks Tom,
Nah that was a honey do Sunday:) I owed her bigtime. The first set of photos are from last week.

I have to start thinking about the next ride to eat.... Hmmmmmmmmm:D

rowla 11-02-2010 07:56 PM

wow
 
wow nice, never knew about that park in PA. do you have any gps tracks or recommended routes?

Wreckchecker 11-03-2010 05:48 AM

Nice shots Jack.

MSF has one other feature that's almost gotten me in trouble a coupla times. Come hauling butt around a corner on a paved road and have it turn to gravel halfway through. On the FJR with PR2 tires, those are a real bun clencher.

:eek1

Looking forward to the next ride to eat!


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