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Old 12-18-2008, 10:22 AM   #16
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What about about Monache Meadows?
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Old 02-24-2010, 03:56 AM   #17
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Hi, anyone have an off road or duals sport route out of kernville leading up to Yosemite?

We're heading up that way the first week in may, this year....any idea's or tracks available?

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Old 03-02-2010, 03:03 PM   #18
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Hi, anyone have an off road or duals sport route out of kernville leading up to Yosemite?

We're heading up that way the first week in may, this year....any idea's or tracks available?

Thanks

You have several options that I know with some tracks for bits of the route from Hy178 & 155 / Kernville area to Hy190 / Springville. North of there I have no knowledge.

Starting at the Southern end you can:

Pick up Rancheria Rd from Hy178 just E of Bakersfield
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Access Rancheria Rd via some challenging 4X4 trails out of Keysville near the Lake Isabella dam & Hy155
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The best option from Kernville is to go SW on Hy155 about 10 miles to Sawmill Flat Rd up to Rancheria.

Their is another option (old State Rd) from Wolford Heights but I don't think it is as nice as the others.

Then work north to the Western Divide Hw above Johnsondale. From there you can route around the NE side of the Tule River Indian Res on dirt roads and drop down into Camp Nelson on Hw 190. Once at Camp Nelson ride 190 down to Springville.

Sherman Pass is nice but paved and drops down to the Kern River pretty far N of Kernville. The trails in the area are single track trails many of which loop.

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Old 03-02-2010, 06:00 PM   #19
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Hi, anyone have an off road or duals sport route out of kernville leading up to Yosemite?

We're heading up that way the first week in may, this year....any idea's or tracks available?

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SMTS on GPSXchange.com it uses the PCQ tracks in that area.
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Old 03-02-2010, 06:01 PM   #20
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What about about Monache Meadows?
It is not in either of the parks?
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Old 03-04-2010, 03:48 PM   #21
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Monache Meadows

Monache Meadows is at the top of the Troy Meadows single track trail sydtem but accessable by jeep roads. It's a dead end.
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:22 AM   #22
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still need some routes from Kernville, north to yosemite

Okay..Bikes were shipped this morning...

Still looking for advice and/or gps tracks to lead us north from Kernville, eventually ending up in Yosemite on 5/4.

We have three days to travel from Kernville, so if you can recommend routes and lodging, all thoughts are welcomed..

(As much dirt as possible, but if you've got good pavement-it's good to have a back up plan)

Thanks again for looking..
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:28 AM   #23
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Okay..Bikes were shipped this morning...

Still looking for advice and/or gps tracks to lead us north from Kernville, eventually ending up in Yosemite on 5/4.

We have three days to travel from Kernville, so if you can recommend routes and lodging, all thoughts are welcomed..

(As much dirt as possible, but if you've got good pavement-it's good to have a back up plan)

Thanks again for looking..
As I said above look at the PCQ tracks, ride report and tracks on AdvRider and tracks on GPSXchange.com

Please respond if that is not what you are lookin for and I will provide more!
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Old 03-31-2010, 05:53 AM   #24
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Okay..I found some nice tracks in countdowns SMTS_NOV08 files....so I have the choice of going up the West side or the East side of the sierras...

from what I saw, the West side uses slab and the East has some routes riding the ridges (Mazourka and Harkless), with alts down in the valleys...

Are these all dirt? Viewing through google earth was awe-inspiring, and I lost my concentration for a bit...lol...

So just to be sure, which is the most scenic? West or east?

Thanks..
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Probably the East side

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Okay..I found some nice tracks in countdowns SMTS_NOV08 files....so I have the choice of going up the West side or the East side of the sierras...

from what I saw, the West side uses slab and the East has some routes riding the ridges (Mazourka and Harkless), with alts down in the valleys...

Are these all dirt? Viewing through google earth was awe-inspiring, and I lost my concentration for a bit...lol...

So just to be sure, which is the most scenic? West or east?

Thanks..
I've ridden all of Counts tracks from Ridgecrest to June Lake and some beyond that, it's intentionally maximum(95%~) dirt, with the necessary pavement to food/gas/motel stops.
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Old 03-31-2010, 07:36 PM   #26
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I have better roll chart for West side (Rt 3) but have not ridden it since GPS was invented.

East side Rt 5 snow doesn't melt until late June.
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Old 03-31-2010, 07:55 PM   #27
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East side Rt 5 snow doesn't melt until late June.
Damnit..I just finished plotting the route from Kernville to Olancha...

Is there going to be any way for us to go up the East side, the first week in May?
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:20 PM   #28
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Damnit..I just finished plotting the route from Kernville to Olancha...

Is there going to be any way for us to go up the East side, the first week in May?
Death Valley and the Sierras are mutually exclusive due to temperature.

By May Death Valley is getting very hot and the only thing you can ride in the Sierras is up the valleys. Not the good single tracks. Tioga pass is lucky to open for Memorial day.

Death valley season is late October to early April. Sierras is mid June until snow in November. May is not that good any where.

You can do both in late October - November if you are lucky.

It is not as bad as Colorado which has August and 11 months of snow.
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:55 PM   #29
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Why do I feel like i'm running in circles here? We'll be visiting the this area the first week in May...That's the bottom line...

Someone's got to have a decent route suggestion that we can use to get North? Maybe we have no choice but to hit the pavement in sections?

Maybe we have to shoot up West, or more East toward the NV border...

April 28th we'll enter Death Valley, after Xploring DV for a couple days, we're free to head north-May1 through May7...the only thing set in stone are our flights home from San Francisco on May 8...

Any suggestions? Routes? Tracks? Places to eat?
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Old 04-04-2010, 10:02 PM   #30
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Did you check this route and RR out???

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=111885

Early May will be tight with the snow but may be workable.

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