Sequoia National Forest report

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

  1. junglemototours

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    They liked my bike.....
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  2. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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    How's the Kern county jail?
  3. Orange beast

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    See....You should have just rode it there, that way they wouldn't have been able to catch you :evil
  4. junglemototours

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    Another excellent weekend.
    I got up there early enough Friday to drink.
    Catfish was waiting. PC and a limping dog came into camp and then a Mecedes with a microwave. Plenty of firewoood and warm temps.
    Ben crawled out of his box Sat am and we hit the breakfast of champions trail, no bent bars this time.
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    We went up to check the snow level and got denied a few ways....
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  5. Ralphy199

    Ralphy199 deer tracker

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    So Perry and the krew decided they had enough of Jungle and threw the mad man on to us! :clap :D
    the only reason Jungle didn't stay and ride Monday was he ran out of beers! ... not energy :lol3
    Los Sheriff's had to kick kick his arse out! cuz they had enough of him .. VAMONOS!

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    the dwelling
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    Ferny and Jessie
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    just chilling
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    gotta stay to the right!
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    having fun yet?
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    we set up this trap for lunch but no luck! we went hungry
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    the rippers :evil
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  6. Ralphy199

    Ralphy199 deer tracker

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  7. Excndez

    Excndez Girly Adventurer

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    That spot looks vaguely familar

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  8. junglemototours

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    Those are trials tires! Who did your suspension?
  9. Rearsteer

    Rearsteer Been here awhile

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    Was it epic because moto tours was'ent riding with you?:rofl
  10. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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    I love riding with Jungle:wink:, but that second day might have killed us... we almost died up there on Saturday.:lol3:freaky

    3-16-2013
    We had a great group of five on Saturday, Mike the Catfish from the North, Rob the Orange beast from the OC, Ben Excndez from Bako, John Jungle mototours from the OC and myself pcvance from Visalia.
    We rode to places we should not have been able to this time of year and had to pick our way through some snow drifts to get out of there...:eek1
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    it was green beer and green single malt on the green hill this weekend...
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    Camp K-Ville
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    Max, ripped his paw and was not a happy camper
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    our good buddy Jeff AKA Bolt could'nt be here so here's a poser for ya Jeff:lol3
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    here's Ben blasting through the snow on his fifty horse two wheel sleigh:D

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    Ben here checking Catfish's tire pressure:lol3

    more to come.....
  11. Excndez

    Excndez Girly Adventurer

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    Perry that last picture doesn't nearly tell the whole story. I grabbed Catfish's front tire just as he was about to loop out right there. I caught it right at the balance point of "oh shit" and "thank god". In the right place at the right time.

    Snowmobile? you don't need no stinking snowmobile!!!

    Thanks for the brew and the ride, good times............
  12. pcvance

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    Yeah it reminds me of the Jimmy Lewis class drills on balance point practice.
    Nice save! That's the exact spot where theGrinch bent the shit out of his bars.
  13. Ralphy199

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    a few more pics

    Jessie still wasn't tired so he rolled this boulder about 60 feet into the river took him about 30 minutes with brakes dang think was heavy at the end he fell in with it ... wish I would got some vid .. lol .... aaah too be young again!
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    Needles, love this pic... the small upward rock formation in the front and that pointy tree to the right just makes this picture!
    no need to talk about the backdrop
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    more cave pics
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    if you look closely in the center a "tree"
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    had to take a picture of this red rock / yellow rock - the only one around for miles. dino egg?
    I'm sure there some pre-historic story to this but no time to investigate ...
    must keep riding plus I have some jungle man on my back!
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    lunch time
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  14. pcvance

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    Nice pics Ralph, I gotta check out the cave next time I'm on that trail.
  15. Excndez

    Excndez Girly Adventurer

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    That's Packsaddle Cave. It's a shame that so much vandalism has destroyed it though. You can see all of the broken off Stalactites and Stalagmites on the ceiling and floor. Many are more than a foot in diameter. There are a few columns left from where they have joined from top to bottom. It takes hundreds of years, maybe thousands for them to form. It takes some jackass minutes to break them off.

    I used to hike to it with my scout troop. (insert some sick scout joke here).

    Great pictures Ralphy. It looks like you and your sons have a great time riding together.


  16. Dustodust

    Dustodust Long timer

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    Hey Ben !

    hows it goin'
    havent been to Rincon for a while

    need to get up there

    is Durwood crossable already this spring
  17. Excndez

    Excndez Girly Adventurer

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    Dave,
    I'm good and hope you are as well.

    That picture is a couple o' three years old. These guys rode Rincon this weekend. They would know about Durwood.
  18. catfish

    catfish Squidicus Adventurous

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    WOW!!! Its singletrack heaven on the green hill! :clap

    THANKS John, Perry, Rob, & Ben for a GREAT weekend!

    John, Saturday's breakfast of champions hill (squid filter after squid filter after squid filter ...) was a workout for this old fat guy! 10 degrees cooler & some wind would have helped. Thanks for waiting for me.

    Actually, the entire peanut gallery was ALWAYS waiting for me with the cameras out every time I got to something interesting. I'm sure I was entertaining, but one of the guys in front of me appeared to be more photogenic. :wink: :rofl


    Yes, THANKS for the assist Ben!!! :clap :clap :clap I owe you buddy! :thumb



    Yeap, I should send this photo to Jimmy & recommend Ben for his training staff!

    Then we rode the sweetest singletrack trails in the trees up to the snow. Just f*cking outstanding!!! :D Then we were surrounded by SNOW and were going to DIE on the green hill! :eek1 But John had smoked a LOT of cigarettes waiting for me all day, and he ran out. :eek1

    Only THEN did he lead us successfully through the snowbank maze back to camp for smoke & booze!

    A couple of Saturday photos ... when I remembered I had a camera with me. :knary

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    Sunset was on the trail, but we were back to camp just before dark. John, THANKS for the EPIC Saturday ride!!! You have the energy levels of a 12yo on crack! I think you & rearsteer are both mad dogs! Can I help it if I like chasing mad dogs?!?


    Perry, Rob, & I were interested in a less physically-challenging ride on Sunday than what Jungle had planned with Ralphy & the Rippers(tm). The canyon trails to the lookout tower were easy physically, but VERY narrow & unforgiving of less-than-perfect balance or tire placement. Quite the mental workout.

    The scenery was breathtaking! Once you stop. You do not DARE look anywhere else when the curving trail is only 4 inches wide on the side of a STEEP hill.

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    Back to camp by 5PM for cocktails & packing! We went to town looking for good burgers. Third place was a charm, and open! Nelda's Diner for a bacon-cheeseburger & a chocolate malt. Mmmm!!! :clap

    You guys sure left me a lot of firewood for Sunday night! I had a roaring white-man fire all to myself, and still had enough for Monday morning too! :D

    THANKS everyone for a GREAT weekend! :freaky


    Catfish ...
  19. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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    Nice RR and pics Mike, it was nice meeting and riding with you!
  20. junglemototours

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    Didn't even get the feet wet....another drought year so far.
    Give a shout when you want to ride the lil bike Dave, I'm always ready.
    Piute wkend 4/6? :evil