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Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by brewmike, Feb 27, 2016.
My most recent ride report features pie a few times. Pie is the best.
It was a dirt tour ride a local guy had set up,from Wildwood to Fortuna and back and forth between 299 and 36,boys will be boys and speeds picked up from time to time. Starbucks wasnt open in Hyampom.
>"Starbucks wasn't open in Hyampom."
Well... smoke some of the weed... and you won't need Starbucks.
Weed + coffee = hippie speedball.
In a fit of inspiration/desperation I am going to ride down to Ruth Lake/ Hyampom/maybe Covelo.
Leaving Eureka around 11 or so if anyone wants to tag along
Mina road was in great shape yesterday!!!
Howwazzaride ? Up on FH1 yesterday... lots'a smoke over the trinities.
IT was clear as a bell when I went through, water in the potholes from rain. I didn't get to Hoopa since I didn't make it as far north as hoped on Thursday night. I rode 162 to Covelo to Mina to Kettenpom, Van Duzen to Mad River to FH1 to 299 to 96 over to Cave Junction and out 199 to Fish Hatchery to 238. Just as well since I found out the road from Copper is closed due to fire.
Rode home 199 to Lower Divide Road to Takilma to Happy Camp, then 299 to 101 to Leggett to Fort Bragg and down 1 until Olema. It was a great ride. I may post a ride report just so I can share some of the photos.
Edit: photo addef
Now I am confused. How did you ride 96 to Happy Camp but not go through Hoopa?
Maybe you rode 299 to 101 to 199?
Not by bike, and really not even relating to Humboldt, but if anyone wants to read my blog of the recent 21 day - 9200 mile trip to Alaska that my wife and I took, here:
Fair warning though, I curse a lot and often make some seriously off color comments. Don't get butt hurt!
Great trip report... nice photos too.
I did go through Hoopa but didn't take the unpaved route to Orleans that I had hoped to ride. Hope that clarifies.
I went out to the old lighthouse at Cape Mendocino earlier. There has been a small landslide on the cow trail going back there, exacerbated by the cows tromping through there when it was muddy. As a result I do not think you can get a 4 wheeled vehicle all the way back and I actually didn't feel comfortable going all the way back on the Strom. It's basically super-single track with a nasty camber towards the ocean and really chunked up earth for about 15 feet. I would try it on a lighter WRR / DRZ style bike but I wasn't going to eat shit and roll into the ocean when I bottomed out on the Strom. I walked the rest of the way back (1/4 mile at most). Beautiful day and it felt good to be on the bike.
My wife is in Ohio and I am off Mon-Thu. Does anyone want to ride tomorrow or Thursday?
Nice photos I have to be honest, when I lived in Humboldt I couldn't find the spot the Light House was on Thanks for the tour.
>"... when I lived in Humboldt I couldn't find the spot the Light House was on..."
The last run down Cape Mendocino to the west...
and just before you make the last turn to go south and run down to the beach level,
there is a little road going up to the right.
Used to have a wire gate across it... (ala stuff like Cedarville).
Usually is 'posted no trespassing' next to the entrance, but I think that the old CG site is still 'public'.
There were some other WWII 'military' sites up on the top of the cape...
but the road up there is now gated.
>"I went out to the old lighthouse at Cape Mendocino earlier."
IMHO: Great photos ! Gorgeous day to be on the beach.
Sugarloaf Rock... there is a wave-cut bench on the ocean side... with a cave.
Long (long) ago some guys went out there...
but they didn't find any pirate treasure in the cave. (or so they said anyway)
If you go back like 20 pages I asked about the location and someone answered. Or I guess see Bruce's post, above, LOL. There are two gates, one is a cattle gate that is just held shut with baling wire, the second is a chain link but it is basically stuck open with undergrowth. The actual road access has a tiny little white milepost marker right at the turn in on Mattole (going south). The marker is not related to the lighthouse access, it is just there by coincidence. Look for that.
I could hear seals or maybe sea lions barking but I couldn't see them. It almost sounded echo-ey. I wonder if they were in there?
Thanks guys, I thought that was Sugar Loaf. OK I know that down hill section pretty well, maybe I can find it my next trip up to Humboldt. For some reason I thought the Light House site was out by the Submarine site past Centerville Beach.
I actually didn't know that was called Sugar Loaf until just now. I always thought it was just Cape Mendocino Rock, or a big rock with no specific name! It looks more like a BFR than a sugar loaf to me anyway.
Can you ID where those wheelbarrows are, TZ? Let's see how good you are!