Originally Posted by live2ridetahoe
I came down Pauly Creek on my 950 Adventure and had to go up Butcher Ranch... Not fun... but I'll never forget it. When I got up to the "ravine" on Butcher Ranch, there were two guys from Santa Cruz bikes doing trail maintenance. They remarked that my 950 was the biggest thing they have ever seen on the trail...
I could not imagine going up Pauly Creek on the 950/990.
After looking at the map, and now the video, I don't think it was Pauley Creek I was riding. I do remember a lot of baby heads and some step downs on a steep downhill. I was coming from Gold Lake, and after looking at this map...
I think I was riding the black lined trail between where it says Butcher Ranch Trail and FS 93-3. I do remember a bridge over a rushing river right before I hit the Butcher Ranch Trail.
I wonder if anyone following this thread can chime in as to where I might have been. Here is a picture of the bike while going back up the Butcher Ranch Trail. I think I was drinking out of the stream at the time, as I was so tired and thirsty...
Not a day I, or maybe even Pink Pillion, wants to repeat anytime soon.