Pacific Crest Quest - 3000 miles

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - West & PNW' started by R-dubb, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. r'elise me

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    @ TOMASV - The CA leg north of LA would be perfect for a ride I'm planning from Jul7-21. Let me know if your timing gets pushed such that I could join you on that leg if you're interested. If not, enjoy!
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  2. Karcap

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    Hi guys,
    we are going to do this in couple weeks. Just quick question, did you used a printed maps? If so can you please point me to the right maps?

    thanks,

    Karel
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    Ran into father and two sons from Ohio who were riding PCQ near Hwy 50. They sent me active logs from LA to Yosemite. I posted my updated file with all the active logs I have on GPSXchange.com

    A 1.5 meg filtered (max I can post) version is attached so those who are not familiar can get the general idea.

    Does anyone out there have any active logs that could help?

    Jerry

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    Good news, I have started working on PCQ again. It is essentially the same as the SMTS Route 3 from Tehachapi north. Since it is so warm, I just recorded new better tracks from Tehachapi to the Piutes and from Three Rivers to Hume Lake to the Kings River. As soon as high elevation ice melts in Mar/Apr, I will finish all new tracks from Tehachapi to Fish Camp.
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    Just saw this. It's better than good news, Jerry, it's fantastic news! Have you posted them on the exchange or are you waiting until you have finished?
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    Can't ride it until Spring and it has gaps where I got stopped by Ice, so will post there when done. But this is new:

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    Is there a paper road map you'd recommend for the trip?
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    Don't you have GPS? Print your own maps with my Tacks showing.

    We have added a lot more dirt since he did it 10 years ago or so. I will be working on it weekend after next thru Sequoia then heading to Sierra forest as soon as snow clears.
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    Jerry,
    Will you be updating the PCQ all over? I've got your All Trails tracks, but there are several editions of the individual track sets floating around. I don't know your process and just want to make sure I'm able to take advantage, meant as a compliment, of all your hard work.
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  11. R-dubb

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    The simplest to carry is the Benchmark atlas. It shows fairly reliable 4wd routes with hard and easy indications. Many of the PCQ trails do not follow the Benchmark highlighted routes. Because almost the entire way passes through National Forest, their maps are the best. One for each of 20 forests at about $8 each and some (many) are out of date.

    No easy answer.
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    I try to keep the latest version posted on GPSXchange.com on both PCQ thread and in California as part of the SMTS Route 3.

    I haven't been on West side of the sierras since the 90's and plan on doing it this Spring.
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    Just finished two more days working on PCQ (same as Rt 3 of SMTS).

    An updae of new tracks are attached.

    Still waiting for snow to melt and gates to open north of Hwy 155.

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    Just finished two more days working on PCQ (same as Rt 3 of SMTS).

    Finished section from Isabella to Camp Nelson, eliminated almost all pavement.

    An update of new tracks are attached. Complete file will be on GPSXchange.com soon.

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    Just finished another day working on PCQ (same as Rt 3 of SMTS).

    Finished section from Camp Nelson to the Kings River.

    An update of new tracks are attached. Complete updated file has been posted on GPSXchange.com.

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    Jerry, very impressive work!!! I am so happy you are keeping the flame alive.

    Rick
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    Rick, I opened my big mouth again and invited a bunch of friends to ride it north from Tehachapi to Hwy 4 this fall. So it is a dirty job but some one has to do it.

    Just found my old roll charts from 94 (before GPS) for a trip from Ridgecrest to Tioga then down PCQ to Kernville and back to Ridgecrest.

    I know some roads were closed by Travel Management but I will start with them in a month or so.
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  18. yahodahan

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    Countdown, thank you for creating and sharing this! Exactly what I was hoping to find when I started searching this morning.

    I just finished a major trip via pavement, and (after realizing how much I missed out on), swapping out for dirt+road. Would this route be a serious problem for a first-time dirt rider on a KLR 650? I'll be taking it slow, learning, enjoying. Looks perfect to me!

    Thanks for the input.
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    I consider the KLR a small Adv Bike but could be used on trails by an expert. Intermediate rider taking all the Adv bypasses KLR is fine but I have doubts about 1st time dirt rider on any long dirt trip. Perhaps plan for a day at a time and see how comfortable you are.
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    Ok, good to know. I'm looking into taking some classes nearby to jump start things as well. There ought to be some bunny-trails nearby to me as well, get a feel for the bike. Thanks for the advice!
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