A High Sierra Ride

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by klinquist, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. klinquist

    klinquist ├╝bergeek

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    Just exploring the one route I had not yet explored in the Sierras.. Kaiser Pass.

    Started by riding up to Shaver Lake on Friday.

    Rode right down onto the sand by the boat launch:

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    Saturday morning, we wake up and it's... chilly!

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    Luckily it warmed up 10 degrees within a few miles. I found a combination of paved and gravel roads that took us down to Pine Flat .. then took Blackrock Rd up to Wishon Reservoir.

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    From Wishon we went up to the White Bark Vista at 9500'!

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    We continued down Kaiser Pass all the way to Edison Lake. I must admit the road quality was wearing on me. The lake was so low we were able to ride out to areas that would normally be way underwater.

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    As for Sunday, I had originally planned on riding Mammoth Pool Rd/Beasore Rd/etc... but then I learned that even though Yosemite was closed, they were still allowing through traffic... so we went for it! I try to avoid the National parks generally because of all the traffic & speed enforcement... didn't have to deal with either today!

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  2. gumshoe4

    gumshoe4 Been here awhile

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    Wow...awesome ride and photos.

    California born and bred and resided here all my life...but never heard of Kaiser Pass...looks like I've got some research to do...

    Thanks for sharing this..
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  3. klinquist

    klinquist ├╝bergeek

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  4. polishadam82

    polishadam82 black sheep

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    holy smokes this looks like fun and I never heard of Kaiser pass :eek1 I think I have to do some research about it to:D
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  5. ian408

    ian408 Oh? Administrator

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    Nice report!

    That road is pretty beat up. Hopefully, you didn't run into many cars on the road.
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  6. RedRockRider

    RedRockRider Long timer

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    The video is cool. Nicely done. :clap
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  7. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am.

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    Wow!

    ...and tell me why I don't spend more time exploring the state I live in??

    I'm grabbing the Benchmark right now.

    Thanks for sharing this.
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  8. Hannda

    Hannda Short, fat, bearded, slow

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    Beautiful. Thanks.
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  9. MattBMH

    MattBMH n00b

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    Wow, looks really awesome! I live not too far away in Northern Cali so may try check it out sometime. Looks very much similar to Tahoe area.
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