Sequoia National Forest report

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by pcvance, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. junglemototours

    junglemototours trailplug

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  2. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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  3. GSequoia

    GSequoia Where are my tools?

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    HAPPYTRAILSINC single track rider

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  5. dzrtracin

    dzrtracin ride'n 2 live

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    UNBELIEVABLE, been going to that store for over 30 years, a VERY :cry day indeed! Wish the tanks did explode on him. Just another phucking lowlife that we the people need to pay for to be incarcerated & what, maybe get 5 to 10 years to boot, if that.

    RIDE ON!
  6. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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    Riding Sequoia NF northern section tomorrow,
    Clingan's junction on 180, 0930. Plated bikes.
  7. Kap

    Kap Single Track Scalpel

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    I wish, maybe next week end.
  8. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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    My fingers and toes are frozen, but it was fun just trying to keep the bike upright on the ice. I got a late start so I didn't make it to the singletrack down in the Kings.:cryI could have gone down there but would have had to take the long way home around the lake, the snow and ice made it very difficult to go uphill.
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    this is a fun little play area just off the road
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    the junction
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    at this point I decided to turn around, I would probably not have been able to make it back up.
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    lower Kings Canyon
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    Pine Ridge
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    the ice was slicker than snot
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    Today's ride was a shakedown ride getting the bike ready the for DV Daze, just changed the rear wheel bearings and gearing.
  9. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    Man, I got cold just looking at your pics ... snow, ice, brrrrrrrr.
  10. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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    Yeah Todd, it was freezing literally, needed heated grips and boots. The snow was crunchy and there was plenty of ice. I could barely climb out of the uphill sections, easy on the throttle, easy on the brakes... I spun out and laid it down a couple times. Winter fun. Brrrrrrrraaaaap. I'm ready for Death Valley.
  11. junglemototours

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    K-ville 1/19? 65 and tropical in the forecast, oak flat tower is the goal.
  12. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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    is it summer yet?
  13. Jeff aka BOLT

    Jeff aka BOLT Prefer Saturdays

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    Awesome shot ! :clap
  14. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    +1 ... way awesome
  15. GSequoia

    GSequoia Where are my tools?

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    Front page?
  16. 2on2off

    2on2off Head'n somewhere new

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    Just finished reading the entire thread. Great report with tons of information. The Sequoia's have some of the most amazing single anywhere.

    A few friends of mine tried to clean up the Verplank trail a few years ago but it was too overwhelming for them. They tried from the top and bottom of the trail.

    Rode with a few friends in the Piutes in Oct. 2011. We started in Lake Isabella, then 34E31, then Jawbone Canyon Road to the Jawbone Store and then took the pavement back to the Isabella because we didn't have enough daylight to ride the dirt back.

    Decided to get some video because I wasn't sure if or when I would ever ride there again. Here is what it is like after the snow melts:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DEpzHcF-C0
  17. Rearsteer

    Rearsteer Been here awhile

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  18. junglemototours

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    It will be summer Feb 1st, in Costa Rica! Just like the Sequoias but steeper and greener with tropical surf and spicy um food :norton

    See you in the spring :freaky
  19. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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    Take me with you. Steeper , greener trails and tropical surf sound great.
  20. RAZR

    RAZR u may run the risks my friend but I do the cutting

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    take me too.

    surfs up! :jkam:rayof