1st Annual Sagebrush Ballyhoo

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Swashplate, May 22, 2014.

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  1. DeepSea

    DeepSea electronically challenged

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    The area around the north side of the lake has seen better days. This is the first time I've been up there since the moonlight fires.

    On top of the dam this morning
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    Launch ramp if your looking to bring up a boat too

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    North side of the lake

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  2. DeepSea

    DeepSea electronically challenged

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    Even if the camping is a bust. Any ride just getting to Antelope lake is a good time.

    The feather river canyon (Highway 70)

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    Or if your coming in from the north. This is Highway 89 thru Lassen National park. Be prepared to pay $5 for a motorcycle to ride thru.

    North side of Mt Lassen
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    Not just for the Bears :lol3

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    If that doesn't tempt you. The road to Quincy passed Bucks lake is a good time. Not as scenic, but a little faster paced.
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  3. DeepSea

    DeepSea electronically challenged

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    Just a little bit from our trip into Dark Canyon. This is a bit closer to Greenville. The route we took was over grown, but not impassable.
    (This is not the overgrown parts. Camera was stashed that whole time.)

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    There are lots of places to explore up here. Please be respectful and fire safe. Lots of my friends live up here.

    If you are looking for suggestions off road (Routes or destinations). Shoot me a PM.
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  4. renogeorge

    renogeorge Let's ride!!

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    I rode through there a couple weeks back. Antelope looked full and the whole area looked green and healthy. Lots of good back roads to/from Stampede area. Genesee for burgers and beer. Great area.
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  5. DeepSea

    DeepSea electronically challenged

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    There is a turn off on the road to Antelope lake. Left hand side of the road going up. It's big bike friendly and lots of places to explore.

    Lat/Long
    N40 06.492' / 120W 38.692'

    One more thing I forgot. On the road up to Antelope lake, just past Genessee valley. There is usually an old lab sleeping in the road. Try not to run him over. He's not dead, it just looks like it. :D
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  6. DeepSea

    DeepSea electronically challenged

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    In case you'd like to have an alternative camp site.

    Babcock crossing is down the road from Antelope lake. It's a decent sized group site. Last time I camped there (a few years ago now) we had four families there and room for more. It was also free and near a creek.

    Google map directions

    I didn't check it out this time. In fact I just remembered it was there.

    Same creek, just farther upstream

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  7. Swashplate

    Swashplate LUV TO HVR

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    Thanks guys for the reports. :D

    what do you guys think of this location?

    Taylorsville Campground

    Reasons I like this one:
    Food close by for those who do not want to cook
    Bar close for obvious reasons
    Price is reasonable
    Accessable for all styles of bikes
    Centerally located from the East and West side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains

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    ASPER THE WEBSITE...
    http://indianvalleychamber.snappages.com/Camping.htm

    Taylorsville Campground
    The Taylorsville County Park and Campground is located 1/2 mile east of Taylorsville past Indian Creek, right across from the Indian Valley Riding and Roping Club (Rodeo grounds).

    60 + campsites
    $14 per night for overnight camping
    $75 for group kitchen area use
    Coin-operated showers at $1 (quarters)
    Showers open 24 hrs per day
    Flushing toilets
    RV dump station
    Tennis court
    Horseshoe pits
    Beach access for swimming and fishing
    Group picnic area
    Quiet time - 10p.m. to 6 a.m.
    Open April 15 through October 15, weather permitting



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  8. DeepSea

    DeepSea electronically challenged

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    Taylorsville is great. That's where most of my friends in that area live.

    It doesn't say, but those pay showers have hot water.

    I'll be back up that way in a couple days. So if you'd like some pictures of the Taylorsville campsites, that can be arranged.

    Btw, the red building to the left in my photo is the Taylorsville bar. It's just over 1/2 a mile from the campsite. Not crawling distance but an easy and flat walk.

    Steve
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  9. Swashplate

    Swashplate LUV TO HVR

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    Do you think we need Recon photos? I dont think so unless you happen to be there anyway.

    At this point I think we have a winner. Your thoughts?
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  10. DeepSea

    DeepSea electronically challenged

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    I don't think it's necessary, but I'll be driving right passed it.
    So if anyone wanted to see it before hand. It won't be a problem.

    I like the area. It's centrally located and plenty of riding in any direction you leave the campsites.

    Plus a bar is in walking distance. What's not to love?
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  11. Swashplate

    Swashplate LUV TO HVR

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    I think we have a winner, winner, chicken dinner. Taylorsville it is.
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  12. Swashplate

    Swashplate LUV TO HVR

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    date added. I know the Reno Ride 200 and the Reno Air Races are going on the same weekend, but hey if you want to head over there for the day and come back to camp in Taylorsville and have a few beverages, that's cool.

    I will post up a new thread when I get home from work at 0900. I will be using the photos you guys took and add them over there too. Then I'll be advertising the new post over in the BARF, Sacramento, Chico and stuff like that.
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  13. Swashplate

    Swashplate LUV TO HVR

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  14. DeepSea

    DeepSea electronically challenged

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    Your welcome :freaky
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