Lake Alpine Camp & DS Ride, July 28-31, 2013

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by catfish, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. Bonnie & Clyde

    Bonnie & Clyde Wishing I was riding RTW

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  2. SFMCjohn

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    Good times! :clap
    Thanks to Catfish for organizing and to everyone for showing up ... :ricky
    see you around the campfire,
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  3. catfish

    catfish Squidicus Adventurous

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    Thanks for joining us & sharing your photos Gerry! I sure like your camping Sprinter.

    Hey Cory, cool old pickup. Next time I'm headed to the Pinenuts, I'll let you know.


    Thanks for the photos John!



    I finally have some time to post, so here we go ...


    Got to Silver Valley CG Sunday morning just as the sites were opening up. Got the one right across from Jim. Gerry parked his nice Sprinter next and we got ready for an afternoon ride.

    Rode to the top of the Mt. Reba ridgeline to view the wilderness to the north and the High-Sierra lakes to the south. On the way up are a couple of loose-rocky spots, i.e. squid filters. The 2nd one sucked the rider leader in BOTH times this trip! D'OH!!! :doh

    The views are nice up top.

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    Then we went looking for some secret singletrack ... :wink:

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    that ain't secret anymore! :huh WTF?!? :eek1

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    A large old downed tree on this trail had the coolest log ramps built on both sides to get over it. The ramps were removed and a giant slot finally cut through the tree. :-( It was sweet ST none the less!

    Which led us to an atv trail and a forest road to a cool old cabin you can camp in, for free.

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    Then we found another singletrack to ride on the way back to camp,

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    SWEET trail! :ricky

    Then it was back to camp for a swim in the lake before dinner. Oh, but stopped by Silvertip CG to see John. Then Rob & Phil got back from their epic ride! Talked for a little & headed for my swim.

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    Ahhhhhhh ... :clap

    The Absolute & tonics really hit the spot, followed by yummy shared dinners, & stories by the campfire. :freaky

    Not a bad 1st day!

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  4. catfish

    catfish Squidicus Adventurous

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    Here's the rest of my photos & a few from Jim. THANKS again everyone for a FUN ride!

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  5. Bonnie & Clyde

    Bonnie & Clyde Wishing I was riding RTW

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    Camp site for the ride (SFMC in photo)
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    My English butler (thanks Gerry)
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    Squid filter climb
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    We saw a few different cabins on the couple days of riding
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    Sorry Gerry I got to post it
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    Restart on steep loose climb
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    Some pretty spectacular views on this ride
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    Back to Lake Alpine for a swim bath
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  6. catfish

    catfish Squidicus Adventurous

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    Great photos Cory! :clap Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Bonnie & Clyde

    Bonnie & Clyde Wishing I was riding RTW

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  8. seabee1

    seabee1 we build, we fight

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    That looks like a fantastic ride! :clap
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  9. WoodsChick

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    More photos! More photos!

    I'm going next time...





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  10. Bonnie & Clyde

    Bonnie & Clyde Wishing I was riding RTW

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    I guess only 4 of us took pictures?:huh:huh:huh:huh:huh Im sure i saw more people with cameras
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  11. Bonnie & Clyde

    Bonnie & Clyde Wishing I was riding RTW

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    I rode from my house to the other side of the Dome yesterday the gorge is pretty stunning even from the bottom

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  12. NSFW

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    very nice pics. thanks for posting them.

    good job cat for setting it up.

    just added this one to my list.

    cory, the backyard pic looks great.
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