Sequoia National Forest report

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

  1. Jeff aka BOLT

    Jeff aka BOLT Prefer Saturdays

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    I forgot to mention that on the way home Sunday I came across a small plane parked on the side of the road just North of Slash-X Cafe. Was an odd site seeing a plane and it's occupants just sitting on the shoulder like that. Read the rest of the story I found online:

  2. Ralphy199

    Ralphy199 deer tracker

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    Hey Scotty …. Bitch, Street, Dirty do you realize you just called her a hooka!
    In that case I’ll bring my hooka to this man party . :lol3:lol3:lol3
    This WARPED / weekend of parting and search for big trees sound like we it might turn into a search and rescue sounds like too much fun!! Wish I could go but gotta work Saturday. :cry
  3. Ralphy199

    Ralphy199 deer tracker

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    soooo true
  4. Ralphy199

    Ralphy199 deer tracker

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    Great view from your cabin Burmshot
    almost looks like a palm tree on the far right
    After the ride and carne asada at Scott’s my boys called you the Allstate man :D
    I thought it was pretty funny cuz you do have the deeeep Allsate voice
  5. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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    What are you talkin about Scott? Jimmy Lewis raced the XR600 in the Baja 1000 and won! The XR is NOT a street bike....Old school? Yes.
  6. Burmshot

    Burmshot Born to ride

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    Thanks Ralphy, I love it up there. You and your boy's are very cool peeps, and you sure do know how to bbq a great mexican dinner. :D I'm getting hungry just thinking about that food.
  7. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    That's a good story, have another one?
    He's the same color too. Like twins separated at birth.
  8. junglemototours

    junglemototours trailplug

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    Only open to dues paying Stewards...:deal
    Most of the gates are still locked, Landers gate was opened Saturday :clap
    We cleared a few trails (300+ trees) but every wind storm will bring down more trees....carry a saw.
  9. catfish

    catfish Squidicus Adventurous

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    THANKS Peter, Perry, Jeff, & Ben for a GREAT 3 days of riding SequoiaNF!!!

    It was good to see & ride with you again, Ben. Its SO COOL to watch you attack the snow banks. :ricky

    And you actually made it home on time?!? EXCELLENT! :evil



    It was good finally meeting & riding with you Jeff. Thanks for the Riders hat and waiting for me at the turns.

    I've got my photos online, so I'll start ride reports soon. Here is a little teaser while I go wash some clothes;

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    Catfish ...
  10. dzrtracin

    dzrtracin ride'n 2 live

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    Nice pics guys, ALL of them. Can't phucking wait for this warped trip this weekend. Going to be GOOD times & BAD ASS riding:freaky

    RIDE ON!
  11. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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    Bastards!

    Only cause I can't go......

    Have fun boys, Braaaaaaaap!
  12. Kap

    Kap Single Track Scalpel

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    WARPED WARPED WARPED WARPED:clap:clap:clap:freaky:freaky:freaky:freaky:freaky
  13. junglemototours

    junglemototours trailplug

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    Maybe I can change my work schedule...
    You need some lil bikes up there with all those fat bike FF'ers!
  14. catfish

    catfish Squidicus Adventurous

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    Friday Ride Report ...

    Yeah, we rode up from Erskine/Willow Gulch to Long Canyon to Dry Meadow. Sweet singletrack! :clap Several downed trees on top, but most had bypasses.


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    The Grinch at a Piutes squid filter!

    Then met a couple of guys coming up behind us and learned of a singletrack to the east they led us to. It was sweet until we caught up to the same 2 riders at a big-ass tree across the trail.

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    2nd downed tree in the background

    It took all four of us a bit to help the tree further down the steep hill & unblock the trail. City Nav. shows it as an "unpaved road", but its clearly & delightfully singletrack. :thumb

    Gates?!? We didn't see no stinkin' gates! :hmmmmm

    Most all snow is gone, but lotsa downed trees. Yeah after this weekend, a saw would be a good idea. Maybe the 21" Corona pruning saw & scabbard?

    We continued down to Piutes Mtn Road and turned west instead of east. We could not find a cabin with a jungle-black Tacoma out front anywhere. A red truck with dirt bikes pulled up & rolled the windows down. The driver looked familiar, but I could not place where. He asked me if the Beta was mine & said he had met me before somewhere & talked about the Beta. But we could not figure out when/where. Weird.

    However, he knew where Nate's cabin was AND had just seen the dark Tacoma parked in front! We headed east with a better description, and met Jungle & Burmshot on their bikes just in front of Nates. Burmshot took us up to his cabin for a quick look & a gps track to the front door. :evil

    Rode some side trails with Burmshot & Jungle as they headed towards a lookout, and then split up & rode back to k'ville. Forgot to pull the camera out when the 4 of us were together. D'OH!!!


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    However, I did get this shot of Lake Isabella on the way back to camp.

    While we were Piuting, the k'ville clearing filled with So.Cal High-School MtnBike Race crowd and their 12 porto-potties. :eek1

    Max was guarding camp & Perry returned from his ride.


    Catfish ...
  15. 1224R

    1224R Long timer

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    Great pics guys. Looked like a blast. See you at Warped....:lol3
  16. Burmshot

    Burmshot Born to ride

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    Time to start getting the boat ready for the summer river trips.

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    Lake Mojave
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  17. RAZR

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

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    oh dude, I'M IN!!!
  18. Kap

    Kap Single Track Scalpel

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    one and a wake up :clap:clap:clap:clap
  19. junglemototours

    junglemototours trailplug

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    Someone hasn't got their ride on for a while?
    Like a kid going to dizzyland.....
  20. Kap

    Kap Single Track Scalpel

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    Warped:clapWarped:clapWarped:clapWarped