Sequoia National Forest report

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

  1. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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    Ride report for 7-22-2012

    Last Sunday I did another dawn till dusk solo ride in Sequoia NF :clap I got into some very nice single track in the high sierra with great views and challenging terrain, the cooling fan on the 525 was running alot. I ended up doing 117 miles and 11 hours for the day. Yep, another day in dirt bike paradise...Here's a few pics from the ride.
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    Good morning Sequoia, what a great day for a ride...
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    did I mention BIG trees?
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    Awesome views
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    I stopped for lunch at the Ponderosa
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  2. Fishyhead

    Fishyhead Eremikophobic

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    Awesome updates. I'm going to have to check out those trails the next time I'm up there. My last ride to sequoia was all pavement :puke1
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  3. dzrtracin

    dzrtracin ride'n 2 live

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    SHWEET!!!!!!!!!!!! Dam i love that place, GREAT pic between the REDS. When you do a saturday dawn till dusk ride im in. THANKS

    RIDE ON!
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  4. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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    I always post upcoming rides, you just need to have a good trail bike and know how to ride it in the tight stuff...And PM me if you want to go.
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  5. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    those are some truly awesome pics:clap
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  6. Off Limits

    Off Limits Banned

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    nice pics Perry. that second pic would be front page material if it was a KLR or GSA!:rofllooks awesome and untouched. green sticker legal?
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  7. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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    Thanks guys.

    :lol3I'll post it on the front page thread anyway, even if it is just a trail bike.:rofl

    Green sticker legal you ask, kinda...sorta.:deal
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  8. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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    Ill be over on the east side this weekend, I might come home Sunday over Sherman pass. Scott and Jerry, you guys have fun up there.
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  9. Kali Trailrider

    Kali Trailrider PLATED X2

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    Will post up some pic's next week.

    We should have the place to ourselves..!!
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  10. BSchu

    BSchu Adventurer

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    Got back today from KM....Rode 235 miles...In 4 days..
    Rincon....North end...."Hill of No return" .5 mile from boundary.....Gnarly hill climb with ruts swingarm deep..Fun!:wink:
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  11. DUTOMI

    DUTOMI Fanatic Angler

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    A buddy and I spent 45 minutes on that hillclimb a few years ago. Man it was hot that day. After 40 minutes of failed attemps, we dropped the rear tire pressure and cleaned it. Love that trail.
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  12. BSchu

    BSchu Adventurer

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    You didn't accidently leave a pair of running shoes out there did ya?...There was a pair of fairly new Asics running shoes right by the huge ponderosa covering the trail....Prob. Growers...:eek1
    I was running a trials tire and it helped gettting up that....however my partner had a new set of MX 51's on....and they just spun ......We discussed dropping pressure...after I rode the bikes up....
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  13. Kali Trailrider

    Kali Trailrider PLATED X2

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    We met up early Saturday morning and were on the trails by about 10 AM.
    Scott...Happytrailsinc - John...Kap - John...Junglemototrails - and myself

    My new ride to go with my new screen name...

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    The weather warmed up to the high 80's but much better then the 100 degrees at lower elevations.
    And fires raging around us... :eek1 But the smoke was blowing away from us so no problem there.
    We did some remote camping close to this kick ass mountain cabin.

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    The trails were EPIC..!! But not a place for the weak...
    We lost Kap early saturday with three broken toes and some stitches... Hope your feeling better John..!!
    The trails were rocky and overgrown in places. The mountain fought back as we powered through.
    The bushes would grab at your gear and pulled me off my bike and to the ground more than once.

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    Gotcha... Junglemototours repairing a hole in his waterpump cover.

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    Yeah that's the trail.. This trail is called rocky ridge and it felt more like Moab in places...The trail would lead you onto big round rocks and you would have to look around for where the trail would contine at. and roll your way across the rocks to find it. The most challenging section for me.

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    We did about 50 miles of Single track and about ten miles of Forest roads each day
    There were some (a little) senic trails...

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    Follow the leader... Shit..!! where's he going now...
    J/K... Thanks for taking the lead Scott..!!
    He had a plan and didn't even need look at the map.

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    But Scott seems to seek out the hard stuff as we parallel the easier stuff...
    But we were down and the bikes powered through some tuff shit..!!

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    But this place is awesome... We explored mine shafts...

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    Lots of creeks and river crossings...

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    Killer meadows even in August

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    And Mountain Top lookouts..!! The adventure we were all looking forward too..!!

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    I got home just after 10 pm on sunday night.... What did you do last weekend ????
    What an awesome trip..!!
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  14. HAPPYTRAILSINC

    HAPPYTRAILSINC single track rider

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    yes, another great weekend on the green hill:clap:freaky:1drink
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    this is a nice pool along bull run
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    kerry checkin out the mine!
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    JMT-john swinging around in camp
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    JMT makin a trail call for sum beers/sandwich's on the intersectioin of JO and mudhen trails
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    tobias lookout! ypu could see bakosfield from this place!
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    this is what the fire looked early in the day sunday:cry
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    cant wait till the winter time:freaky
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  15. traveltoad

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    That looks fun!:clap
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  16. Singletrack Gardener

    Singletrack Gardener Adventurer

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    Looks like a great place to ride!

    How did the new bike treat you Jerry?
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  17. S H I F T Y

    S H I F T Y Been here awhile

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    Alright, I think I might have to head up there. Thanks for the heads up on the thread :evil
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  18. junglemototours

    junglemototours trailplug

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    Sorry, it's all closed now....
    Good times, glad I got more than 7 miles in! Where's that bloody toes picture?
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  19. M1Jeep

    M1Jeep Long timer

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    All closed now??? Please elaborate. :ear
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  20. HAPPYTRAILSINC

    HAPPYTRAILSINC single track rider

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    oh yea, here it is!!!!
    we will let kap explain as i have only talked w/him for 30 sec's before we lost signal
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