Kennedy Meadows weekend ride

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by M1Jeep, May 5, 2014.

  1. M1Jeep

    M1Jeep Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2005
    Oddometer:
    1,986
    Location:
    Lakewood, CA
    > > > PLEASE READ POST #1 IN IT'S ENTIRETY < < <

    More details to follow. Here are the basics:

    When: Friday, July 18, 2014 - Sunday, July 20, 2014

    Where: Troy Meadow "overflow" campground

    Troy OVERFLOW GPS coords:

    (entrance off Sherman Pass Rd)
    N36 03.871 W118 14.445

    (actual camp location)
    N36 03.281 W118 14.584

    Why: This area has the largest concentration of meadows in the state, possibly the country. I think I read this somewhere.

    FIREWOOD:kumbaya
    :dealPLEASE BRING AT LEAST ONE BUNDLE OF FIREWOOD PER PERSON FOR THE WOOD PILE.

    It will be cold (lows in the mid-to-low 30's)
    :vardy


    2011 KM weekend ride:
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=702481

    There is miles and miles of gorgeous single track. There's also plenty of forest service roads to explore. If you prefer to stick to the pavement there's plenty to see for you too. Up and over Sherman Pass to the Kern River Hwy. A left turn here takes you to the town of Kernville. A right turn takes you north towards Johnsondale and into the very scenic Giant Sequoia National Monument.There is something for everyone up there.

    My son and I will be trailering the DR with the Jeep and arrive Friday afternoon.

    :ricky Goodtimes! :kumbaya

    ---------------------------------------------------------

    As we all know sometimes we can't have campfires up there due to fire restrictions. I just finished researching restrictions for this year and found out Troy Overflow is considered a "developed campground". So, a campfire is allowed with a fire permit. Troy overflow is listed on Exhibit C (page 2 of 2).

    EVERYONE who is coming needs to print, complete, and sign a campfire permit. This allows you to have a gas lantern and stove at your particular tent site. So, in short, anyone who plans on using a lantern, stove, or BBQ needs one or risk a $5,000 fine and/or up to (6) months imprisonment. Click link below to get one. There is a quick 5-minute video to watch, and a 4-question quiz. Please get one. You don't want to be "that guy".

    Additionally, in years past a ranger will stop by in the morning to chat with us and probe ALL bikes for USFS approved spark arrestors. It would suck if he asked to see your campfire permit as well.

    ------------------------------------------------

    Campfire Restrictions In Effect
    Date(s): May 8, 2014
    The Sequoia National Forest, Tule River Reservation, and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) within the Central California District (CND) recently announced an Interagency Declaration to impose fire restrictions for all Federal and State protected lands within Fresno, Tulare, and Kern Counties effective Wednesday May 21, 2014.
    In the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument campfires and barbecues are only allowed in developed campgrounds or areas designated as exempt from fire restrictions.
    Visitors are allowed to have a portable gas stove or lantern (with a flame on/off switch) outside developed or designated areas with a valid California campfire permit. A campfire permit can be obtained, free of charge, at any Forest Service, CALFIRE, or Bureau of Land Management office.

    ------------------------------------------------

    Fire Restrictions Order, including developed campground exception list:

    http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprd3799551.pdf

    ------------------------------------------------

    Campfire/Stove/Lantern/BBQ permit:

    http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/sequoia/passes-permits/recreation/?cid=fsbdev3_059516

    :dg :dg :dg :dg :dg :dg :dg :dg :dg :dg

    Saturday night taco dinner "interested" list:

    Noel, aka Dunerat has graciously volunteered to bbq Saturday night's Mexican carne/pollo asada dinner. We need a headcount of those interested to determine individual cost. It will include the basics...rice, beans, chips and salsa.

    -> Chu, aka headstaller is donating a case of Pacifico Clara's for Saturday night's dinner. Thanks Chu!

    -> Jimmy, aka 1224R is providing us FF's a fabulous ice cream bar! Dessert is covered! Thanks Jimmy!

    -> Long, aka scubaLong is providing soft - drinks and another case of beer! Thanks Long!

    -> Tim, aka Temecula Tim is providing us chips, salsa, guacamole, and beer. Thanks Tim!

    -> Perry, aka pcvance is providing brownies to go with the ice cream bar. Thanks Perry!

    Saturday night dinner IN LIST:

    Dunerat & Val
    M1jeep
    M1jeep Jr
    1224R
    headstaller
    Scubalong + 3 sons + 2 more
    Klammer
    Temecula Tim
    pcvance
    theGrinch
    FZcruzer
    FZcruzer son
    NSFW
    rider914
    Mrs. rider914
    Isaac004
    portabill
    damado
    pbud
    earl999
    FYYFF +1
    (LIST IS CLOSED)
    #1
  2. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2010
    Oddometer:
    5,855
    Location:
    Sequoia Country
    :clap I'm happy to see the M1Jeep annual KM rally is coming back! :freaky
    #2
  3. ballisticexchris

    ballisticexchris Long timer

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,054
    Location:
    Costa Mesa CA
    How about weekend after? Work schedule conflicts . Dont tell me I'm outvoted 3rd year in a row. Yikes!
    #3
  4. M1Jeep

    M1Jeep Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2005
    Oddometer:
    1,986
    Location:
    Lakewood, CA
    It's been too long man. It was good seeing you at warped.
    #4
  5. Jeff aka BOLT

    Jeff aka BOLT Prefer Saturdays

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,481
    Location:
    Somewhere in the desert
    That's 3 weekends of fun already on the ADV books... gonna be great riding summer in the KM :clap
    #5
  6. M1Jeep

    M1Jeep Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2005
    Oddometer:
    1,986
    Location:
    Lakewood, CA
    Dang! Sorry Chris. I hear a severe summer hay fever will be approaching in July. I'm an "every other weekend dad" and have my son for this ride.
    #6
  7. ballisticexchris

    ballisticexchris Long timer

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,054
    Location:
    Costa Mesa CA
    No worries. I will get up there at some point this summer.

    Sent from my C771 using Tapatalk 2
    #7
  8. RZRob

    RZRob Long timer

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,896
    Location:
    Anaheim Hills, CA
    I've ridden up there on my CRF450R & my XR650L and it's really fun. I just picked up a plated CRF450X and am looking forward to this kind of riding. This might be fun.

    RZ Rob
    #8
  9. Jeff aka BOLT

    Jeff aka BOLT Prefer Saturdays

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,481
    Location:
    Somewhere in the desert
    Chris why don't you stick to the dates you already selected and promote that weekend. People will come. I was planning on it. Hell it's even on the RIDERS calendar already.
    #9
  10. 01001010 01000011

    01001010 01000011 AKA-JC

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2010
    Oddometer:
    325
    Did I press the wrong button, the Rider Calender seems to say June not July ????
    #10
  11. ballisticexchris

    ballisticexchris Long timer

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,054
    Location:
    Costa Mesa CA
    I'm not a good promoter. I will just show up and ride like I always do.....

    Sent from my C771 using Tapatalk 2
    #11
  12. 1224R

    1224R Long timer

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Oddometer:
    2,539
    Hey rich I'll try to make it too... Gonna tell Ami and the boys too ...
    #12
  13. Jeff aka BOLT

    Jeff aka BOLT Prefer Saturdays

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,481
    Location:
    Somewhere in the desert
    Will there be dirt bike guys too or is this more of a dual sport gathering ? :ear

    Multiple dates... Multiple Rides... PM sent

    sorry for the off topic OP :bow
    #13
  14. M1Jeep

    M1Jeep Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2005
    Oddometer:
    1,986
    Location:
    Lakewood, CA
    Hi Jeff :wave This is open to all. Everyone needs to make sure their bike has a USFS approved spark arrestor. A ranger usually shows up at camp in the morning to probe all the bikes.
    #14
  15. dzrtracin

    dzrtracin ride'n 2 live

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2004
    Oddometer:
    3,142
    Location:
    the garage
    Im in & first in line for the probing:freaky

    RIDE ON!
    #15
  16. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2010
    Oddometer:
    5,855
    Location:
    Sequoia Country
    Ok, let's hope the ranger keeps the probing to just the bikes.:eek1
    #16
  17. theGrinch

    theGrinch SNF Dream Riders

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2011
    Oddometer:
    2,331
    Location:
    On the move
    Dirt bike guys like the ones that don't do rocks will hate it, dual sport guys who like it all will love it. The woops will let you know what shape your fork seals are in.

    :evil
    #17
  18. Jeff aka BOLT

    Jeff aka BOLT Prefer Saturdays

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,481
    Location:
    Somewhere in the desert
    Sounds good... thanks :freaky

    I was more concerned that it might be more 650 & up kinda bikes. That doesn't lend itself to hitting the rocks so much. Just wanted to know if I should bring my dirt bike... or the minivan for the ride wiseass. :lol3

    You gonna be at this one Peta' ???
    #18
  19. ballisticexchris

    ballisticexchris Long timer

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,054
    Location:
    Costa Mesa CA
    My 650R did just fine on every hard trail up there.:D

    Sent from my C771 using Tapatalk 2
    #19
  20. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

    Joined:
    May 17, 2008
    Oddometer:
    14,621
    Location:
    DRINKIN FROM THE CUP
    I'll try and make it aswell:clap
    #20