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Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by dsrider, Jul 18, 2007.
It looks like the area across the highway from Dinkey Creek Rd?
Yep, exactly there. According to Fresno CO fire it's forward progress was stopped at about 8 acres. Hope it stays that way!
That's great news. Lots of homes in addition to the community center right there. My kids love playing there on the baseball field in the snow.
Hey Mike, please tell me you guys got rain last night too? That should really help the fire situation as long as there weren't any lightning strikes.
If you can make it on Saturday, I'll bring charcoal & an extra beer for ya ...I'll even bring a batch of my famous clam dip & chips. If that doesn't get you there I'll consider starting a Gofundme account so we can helicopter you from Oakhurst to the peak
Yep.. just below town. Shaver dodged a bullet they need to have a huge buffer zone from fires around our country towns it seems. And yep rain but not much at all. Those two local fires are pretty well handled.
JP sounds like my friend cant make it so.. I will probably be in for some of the dip. You guys BBQed last trip???? @pcvance you coming ?
I think I have a kids soccer game on Saturday. Can we go Sunday?
How do we sabotage said soccer game? I have a backpacking\Moab trip planning bbq to attend. Hmmmm darnit....thinking...what time is the game over? Is it maybe doable with a late start if it's an early game...then get a good ride in in the afternoon after bbqing....or you guys could switch to sunday, it's all good, I can catch the next one. I'm going to ride Chip's 450 on Saturday & he's going to ride the 125 2-smoker
I can pack some coals and bring some dogs
Roger that. Still trying to find out the game time. I may be able to meet you guys up there on Saturday.
Thanks, @rideallday ! We intended on being there - I wanted to pay a surprise visit to @wrk2surf - but we got a bit sidetracked. We went up towards Huntington, went past a lookout tower...Musick Mt, maybe?...then dropped down through the Basin. It was hotter than the 7th ring of hell down there! We stopped and swam in a creek before hitting Italian Bar (sooooper fun road!) and by the time we crossed the bridge over Reddinger I was almost delirious from the heat. We stopped at the waterfall, it was 112º according to my always-accurate fancy-schmancy thermometer. Holy hell...I took off my boots and helmet only, and jumped in! The water was 72º and felt like liquid heaven. Eric had a hard time dragging me out of the water with all that wet gear on, no way we'd make it up to Shuteye in time for the shindig. We went back up Italian Bar, took a different road, swam in another creek with granite slides and a swimming hole, then came out onto 168 in Pineridge. We spent the rest of the long weekend staying out of the heat. Rode some fun stuff at Red Mt, swam a lot, and just really enjoyed the area. Can't wait til we live closer and can ride here all the time!
Made it up to Bald Mt for the sunrise the next morning. The smoke was thick...
View from camp the last 2 nights...
There's some really fun stuff out there!
Don't ride here if you don't like rocks...
Conditions were prime thanks to the rain...
So lucky to watch this happen from camp!
It was a great couple of days. Hoping to make another trip down there before the snow flies!
Come on now..we need a big turn out. Lets skip it. I have the Hale family from Mama Espinosas in Baja coming to visit last minute. So.. How bout October 1st if not then Oct 15th or 22nd? I am always down for an afternoon ride during the week days too.
Awesome pics! The weather is finally starting to cooperate, this weekend should be perfect just about anywhere in the sierra's
I'm still up for a Saturday shuteye picnic ....the weather should be perfect. Browns ditch parking area at 10am , anyone?
I'm still down to bbq Greg if you want to bring charcoal & dogs? I'll bring buns, some chopped onions, mustard, and a few beers....at most i'm guessing there are potentially 5 of us...
Finally got the soccer schedule for the year. I can be at browns ditch with my buddy by 11am on Saturday. Let's do it! I'll bring stuff to cook and extra beers as well.
Hell yes! If we get antsy & can't wait for you, we'll be chillin at the 007 swimming hole
Sounds Bueno!! See you there
That's a great spot to hang out.
We will pin it up the usual route, maybe hit the death trail uphill, and try to catch up to you guys. Is someone bringing charcoal?
I think Greg said he was going to bring some, but If not I'll pick up a small bag of the matchlight stuff....for sure this time...and I won't eat all the avocado. LOL
We'll definitely wait for you at the swimming hole so we can all hit the peak & start the bbq together
I'll get the charcoal n Winnie's