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Old 10-21-2008, 06:02 PM   #1
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Sequoia, Kings Canyon NP

Hey guys,
I'm going from Death Valley to Sequoia or Kings Canyon NP. Do you know of an tracks or good routes in the area? I have DV covered, more tracks than I can ride.
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Old 10-21-2008, 06:09 PM   #2
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i live in the area and have covered sequoia and kings quite a bit. are you dual sport or road rider? do you want tarmac or dirt? kc
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Old 10-21-2008, 09:23 PM   #3
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Hey kc,
I am a dual sport rider looking for easier to mildly challenging dirt routes and interesting sights. I have a GPS as well. What do you think the weather will be like first 2 weeks of November? Thanks, Aaron
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Old 10-22-2008, 05:52 AM   #4
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the weather is usually perfect that time of the year, barring any major storms of couse. to get to these areas you would have to take sherman pass road from 395, once you are up the hill to the troy meadows area there is a ton of trails and roads. you really just need a forest map if you have not been there, as far as just passing through you would still have to end up back on sherman pass road to access the western sequoia mtns. where you can find more dirt roads many connecting by asphalt. again i wouldn't do it with out a map. but there are alot of options for a dual sport....kc
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Old 10-22-2008, 08:56 AM   #5
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Thanks kc,
Do you know if there is a road to cross farther up north near lone pine or big pine? Do you have any GPS tracks?

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Old 10-22-2008, 10:32 AM   #6
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Hey guys,
I'm going from Death Valley to Sequoia or Kings Canyon NP. Do you know of an tracks or good routes in the area? I have DV covered, more tracks than I can ride.
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Old 10-22-2008, 11:22 AM   #7
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That is great. Have you ever done 3-3a through 3-6? Do you know of gas along that route?
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Old 10-22-2008, 01:39 PM   #8
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That is great. Have you ever done 3-3a through 3-6? Do you know of gas along that route?
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All tracks end at Gas or there is a side track to Gas. I put this together before I had gas pump icons etc. I guess I should update that stuff.

BTW no problem going form Lone Pine to Sequoia/Kings. Just drive to Whitney Portal and hike over, take a short side trip to the top of Whitney.

I hiked from Edison Lake on west side to North Lake on Bishop creek on east side once (a long time ago).
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Old 10-22-2008, 02:27 PM   #9
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All tracks end at Gas or there is a side track to Gas. I put this together before I had gas pump icons etc. I guess I should update that stuff.

BTW no problem going form Lone Pine to Sequoia/Kings. Just drive to Whitney Portal and hike over, take a short side trip to the top of Whitney.

I hiked from Edison Lake on west side to North Lake on Bishop creek on east side once (a long time ago).
Hey Jerry
How difficult are these routes? I'm riding a DR650 with better suspension and re-jetted.
I think I will pass on the hike to the top of Whitney this trip. How long did it take to hike that route?
Thanks for the info and great tracks.
I did your DV350 in March 06. It was a great route and we had to skip some of it because of time and mechanical issues. I didn't have a GPS back then. Any chance of getting a gpx file of that 350 to go with my paper roll chart?
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Old 10-22-2008, 04:18 PM   #10
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Hey Jerry
How difficult are these routes? I'm riding a DR650 with better suspension and re-jetted.
I think I will pass on the hike to the top of Whitney this trip. How long did it take to hike that route?
Thanks for the info and great tracks.
I did your DV350 in March 06. It was a great route and we had to skip some of it because of time and mechanical issues. I didn't have a GPS back then. Any chance of getting a gpx file of that 350 to go with my paper roll chart?
Thanks again,
Aaron
Good DR650 with at least enduro B rider is fine, I am trying to add Adv bypasses where appropriate.

I usually don't give out my ride tracks but I understand people get them at ride. I think I will do southern DV350 this year because of no gas at Scotty's. Come on out!

Trip across sierras was 3 days.
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Old 10-22-2008, 04:41 PM   #11
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Thanks Jerry, I'm looking forward to another Countdown ride. I'm going to Death Valley with the nOObs first week of November and then heading out to the Sequoia's then maybe to the coast and back down.
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Old 10-22-2008, 05:33 PM   #12
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there are no roads or trails north of sherman pass, until you get to yosemite, hwy 120.....
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Old 10-22-2008, 07:07 PM   #13
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there are no roads or trails north of sherman pass, until you get to yosemite, hwy 120.....
There are lots of trails, just none open to wheels!

We almost had a good road from Lone Pine to Cottenwood meadows to Mineral King but it got killed in the 70's.

We had an old dirt road then only a trail from Coso Junction over Sacatar to Monache and down to the west but it became Wilderness under Clilnton.

The current South pass is actually up Nineteen Mile canyon to Kennedy Meadows and down to the west, Sherman is only one of the options to the west.
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Old 10-22-2008, 07:15 PM   #14
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i think he's lookin to ride, not hike. it's a damn shame there isn't any roads or trails through there some of the prettiest country anywhere. damn enviros, commie bastards.......
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Old 10-22-2008, 07:16 PM   #15
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All tracks end at Gas or there is a side track to Gas. I put this together before I had gas pump icons etc. I guess I should update that stuff.

BTW no problem going form Lone Pine to Sequoia/Kings. Just drive to Whitney Portal and hike over, take a short side trip to the top of Whitney.

I hiked from Edison Lake on west side to North Lake on Bishop creek on east side once (a long time ago).
thats a hike i would love to do.....
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