Sierra National Forest Report

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by pcvance, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. pcvance

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    Ok, you all know how this works. Post pics and Ride reports here!
    Weather and other info like upcoming rides are welcome too.

    theGrinch and myself are in Oakhurst this weekend for the Stewards Of The Sierra dual sport ride. This is their 4th Annual fundraiser/ ride, day one was great, we rode the trails around Mariposa, today we are heading up to the high country to see the views from the top of Shuteye Peak. (8000'+)
    SOTSNF does a great job keeping the trails open here.
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    Dzrtracin is the winner of the photo contest for November in the Sierra National Forest Report! Nice shot Shawn! Post up you best for December, only new pics taken in the SNF will be considered...no file photos.:deal
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    Sweet. I'll be going up there next weekend. Boating and biking at Bass lake.
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    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    Dang.. I should have started this thread... GOOD IDEA !!
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  5. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    At least I have a photo on the first page !

    Me and the Grinch near Shuteye lookout

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    TheGrinch and Pcvance

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    Yeah? Well...so? I could have one here, too, if I wanted.
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  7. pcvance

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    This was my first time at this great event, I'm already planning on next year.
    Great riding, good food, tons of swag from the sponsers, all for a great cause, keeping our trails open!
    Pics coming......
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  8. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    Yeah, I was there too.

    Rode from home in Walnut Crick, took the long way. Almost up to Crow Peak on 5S25 when I came across this deadfall.

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    I didn't have the skill or leg length to get up over that by myself with my fully laden WRR, so back-tracked to Roundtree
    Road where I connected with Highway 49.

    On the way home I meandered up past Nelder Grove where I happened to run into wrk2surf/Mike when my path intersected
    6S07. Hiya, Mike! He passed me somewhere along here...

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    About a half-hour later as I was plonking up Summit Road I saw a bear, medium sized, black tinged with gray, as it booked
    from left to right in front of me, down the left upslope-across the road-down the right downslope, in about 1.2 seconds.

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    I'd heard some jeepers had encountered that deadfall Saturday afternoon and had "taken care of it" so I decided to head
    home that way just to see. Sure enough it was obliterated.
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    theGrinch SNF Dream Riders

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  10. pcvance

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    Peter theGrinch met me at my shop in Visalia Friday afternoon, we loaded up the bikes onto the trailer and headed north to Oakhurst. The plan was to stay at Mike's house.(wrk2surf):freaky Thanks Mike for the hospitalty.
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    wrk2surf's moto shop, a nice place to hang out and work on the bikes.
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    Max the lazy dog, cooling off on the wet grass, it was HOT!
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    Day one we rode up to Pilot Peak lookout on the Mariposa side.N
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    great views from there
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    The USFS fire guys were there filling up the water tank for the lookout.
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    the mighty 450 EXC on it's test run.It started out the day with only 1123 miles in 8 years! It is a 2006 model that I just plated last week.
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    We had all three flavors of KTM RFS bikes, 450/525/540.
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    Triangle Market lunch stop on day one, I had the Salmon burger, Mmmmmm.
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    that is all for day one:D
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    Day two,theGrinch and wrk2surf near Nelders Grove on the Sugerpine trail
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    a stop on the way to Star Lake
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    The ridge above Star Lake, Mike and Peter discussing the knarly rocky hillclimb we just made.
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    Star Lake and the Merced river canyon
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    Notice the rock on the left, it looks like a dog's head
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    the Yosmite high country
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    theGrinch realized, I'm not in Cleveland anymore.
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    fixin a flat
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    theGrinch crashed on this knarly rocky section going up to Shuteye
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    Mike just blew on by....showering theGrinch with rocks.Braaaaaappp!
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    a few more pics soon.....:D
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    Best view in California..
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  12. pcvance

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    Shuteye Peak does have the views!
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    looks good
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  14. pcvance

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    Yeah it is good, theGrinch has declared himself the god of Shuteye mountain, he says Cleveland sucks!
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  15. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    That's a good story, have another one?
    You know why? Because Cleveland does suck!

    A couple of those pics are taken from the mountain that looks down in my Uncles ranch just off Jerseydale and Triangle roads. I know that area, it's really nice.
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    Perry,
    Thanks for sharing. That is some beautiful country up there above Oakhurst. Id love to ride some of that.
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  17. pcvance

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    Hey Rob, Saturday we had lunch at the Triangle store, rode right by the ranch.

    The views up there are spectacular, miles and miles of bitchen forest trails. John, the Shuteye lookout guy, says the SNF is the best managed forest in the country.

    SNF rocks.
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    Michael, we missed ya brother.
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  19. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    That's a good story, have another one?
    The one between Darah Rd and the 49, on the left side if you're going North? Never eaten there, but ran over a coyote once right in front of the place around midnight heading back from the Mariposa County Fair. I went back to check on it and it was nowhere to be found. :huh Uncle's place is actually up Jerseydale about ten miles at the intersection of Hites Cove and Apperson Mine. 68 Acres of awesomeness backed up the National Forest. From behind his house, you can get to Ferguson Ridge which will go over to Sweetwater Creek and straight down to the Merced River. Killer ST up there.
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  20. pcvance

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    Yes, that's the one, Triangle Market. Sounds like we need to plan a trip to your uncles place.:deal
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    From the Shuteye lookout you can clearly see the backside of Mammoth Mountain. There are lots of strange rock formations on the peak.
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    the view east, we will be over there in a few weeks. The new 450 EXC kicks ass!
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    Shuteye lookout tower, 8200+ elevation, fantastic 360* views
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    KTM prefered parking zone.
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    the view west
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    the view south
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    John the Shuteye tower dude, he likes visitors, go visit him.
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    the view north
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    America the beautiful
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    By the end of the day, I had eaten alot of dirt chasing wrk2surf, the rally racing fool. Who said you can't slide a trails tire? He did it all day.:eek1 Good times! Thanks Mike & Peter.
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    Three Brothers Racing team:freaky
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