Photos from Michaux SF Pennsylvania

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by JaxObsessed, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. chasbo

    chasbo Long timer

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    I know where the other spots are, but what road is this?
  2. Paebr332

    Paebr332 Good news everyone!

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    It's a short jug handle along Middle Ridge Road. The "road" is about 30 yards long. :D
  3. chasbo

    chasbo Long timer

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    Very Cool!

    Middle ridge is the road that runs the entire length of the ridgeline right? Is that between Shippensburg rd and Long Pine?
  4. Paebr332

    Paebr332 Good news everyone!

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    Ridge Road runs the full length. Middle Ridge is a short road that connects Ridge Road and the little community of Mainsville.

    The Michaux State Forest map is an invaluable resource. They have paper ones at the main office on Route 30 or you can download a PDF version from the state forest website. Some of the forest roads can get... convoluted. I got lost a lot less after I got a map. :lol3
  5. FredRydr

    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 500 Ft.

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    Pine Grove Furnace SP usually has them, too. Many of the SF garages even have a ride-up rack affixed to an outside wall, such as Tuscarora's on PA275.

    The Bald Eagle SF office at PA235 and PA45 has maps for all the state forests if you get a chance to stop in there. I remember going into the old department headquarters at Reilly and 3d in Harrisburg and the racks and racks of maps in the lobby was a form of heaven.

    Fred
  6. FredRydr

    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 500 Ft.

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  7. chasbo

    chasbo Long timer

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  8. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    For those of you with smart phones, there is an app called Pocket Ranger. It has all the maps for PA state forests. I have used it several times while exploring Michaux. Works pretty good.

    Also, as I just discovered, the latest version has GPS integration.
  9. FredRydr

    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 500 Ft.

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    I have it in my iPhone, but how can it integrate with GPS without a GPS antenna?

    Fred
  10. TowPro

    TowPro Lets ride

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    It probably uses the GPS in the phone. and or triangulation between cell sites (if you have cell coverage).

    If someone would ride them all and record just the stone roads, I should be able to make an overlay map that you could put on newer garmins (like montana) that shows all the stone roads in a bright (different) color.
  11. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    Funny you should mention overlays. There is another app called Dual Sport Maps that can use overlays. It is basically a GPS setup for a smartphone (Android only, I think). You download maps of the area you are going to be riding in ahead of time so you are not dependant on having resception to use the maps. Again, it uses the built in GPS on your phone. It is rather expensive compared to most apps ($20), but I like it as a back up to my Zumo.
  12. Denny Mann

    Denny Mann Been here awhile

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    Yes April 11th is the first ride and I will post more information this weekend.
  13. jdub

    jdub Dawg bytes reel gud

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    I should be arriving in the TX hill country on my GSA about the same time this first Thursday evening ride gets underway, so I have a good excuse for not making this one. :D Hope to do some of these rides later though. Have fun and post pics!
  14. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Near Earth Object

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    Thanks for the photos last weekend PaEbr! [​IMG]

    Calling for 55 Sat and 70 Sun in Blue Ridge Summit this weekend.:evil Jus sayin........:D
  15. MZRider

    MZRider Neo-Luddite

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    Planning to ride the XT500 Sunday, can't decide whether Michaux or farther west (Tuscarora, Buchanan, PA State Game Lands).
  16. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Near Earth Object

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    nice Charlie!
    I'll probably do the same.
    Maybe We'll see each other.
    I'll be on my blue Tiger1050 UNLESS I get my 650 fixed and looking less like a basket case between now and then.(unlikely):lol3
  17. foxtrapper

    foxtrapper Been here awhile

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    But, it's a memory hog, can't be transferred to an SD card, and works the heck out of your phones processor. I've tried it several times, because I really do want to like it. But I've ended up uninstalling it every time. GPS integration was only on their paid version (I kept playing with the free version).
  18. chasbo

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    OK, it isn't a motorcycle, but it is still two wheels....Michaux was beautiful today.

    [​IMG]
  19. vwlandon

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    Hopefully the chance of rain doesn't go up much for Thursday. It would be nice to have nice weather for the first weekly ride

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  20. TommyPa

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    Went for a putt around MSF this morning. Beautiful day for it. Bumped into Chasbo. Small world. Nice mtg you Chuck.