Crown Point Mine trail.

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  1. Metalcarver

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  2. Logpile

    Logpile Mr.V- or Drz

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    I'm in for some time this week or Monday.
    DRZ or V-strom?
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    Weekend?
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  5. Tom S

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  7. Tom S

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    Moved up to gasoline. But still carbed, no fuel injection & the fumes still suck.
    That link I posted seems to be the Alaska trails page.
    I can't really get the maps to work worth a damn either. maybe I need to download the 3-D thing they mention, but I ain't done it & not sure I want to. Got enough crap on here that I hardly ever or don't use now.

    Ya got any of the map pix you can send me. Don't let these other FF see 'em. Too damn crowded now. :evil
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  8. Metalcarver

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    Here's the Google satellite view: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=crown+point+alaska&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=47.885545,93.076172&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Crown+Point,+Kenai+Peninsula,+Alaska&ll=60.433594,-149.364645&spn=0.007337,0.022724&t=h&z=16 You can zoom in and follow the trail. The Rider Planet site seems to bog down pretty easily so no surprise.

    I read some folks talking about it last May but couldn't find the thread. I took the family camping to Ptarmigan Creek CC about 6 weeks ago and I walked the lower couple of miles. Narrow double track and the only "official" forest service ORV trail on the peninsula. That was during the monsoons so quite a few splash puddles. Slippery with bear poop. I think those suckers plant the piles on the road and wait for people to stop and try to scrape it out of their vibrams. You can just about hear their snot blowing giggles as they poke each other and peek around the trees to watch.....
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  9. JustInconsistent

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    That looks like fun!

    :D I'd like to make it if I can, but I really need to replace my chain. Sunday/Monday stand the best chances for me. Let me know the day you folks decide on and I'll see what I can do.

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    been there a few times.... two years ago they cleared the trail, usta have to take off the mirrors & duck down to ride through the "tunnel" of alders.... it was a great deterrant & kept the useage low. wide open now

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    How much time to allow for travel on the trail?
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    the ride in is only about a half hour of drive time... it isn't that long of a trail.... but it is pretty kool & gains a lot of altitude. there is a series of switchbacks that you might need to spin the rear wheel a bit to get around.

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  13. Logpile

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    Should I take the DRZ or will the Vee be OK for this trip? Home is Soldotna.
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    It's about 70 miles to the start from Soldotna, 96 from Nikiski, 100 from Anchorage, 145 from Homer. Looks like it'll be a mostly pavement trip. Those pictures say DRZ but I've never been on a DRZ or Strom. Weather says Sunday.
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  15. Tom S

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    That opens up somewhere over Kansas or someplace down there.
    Since I don't know right where the road is that leads to the trail I ain't likely to find it.
    I have Google Earth.
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    You wanna go Tom? First left after crossing the creek on the south side of Trail lake. It has active mining claims & there are plenty of fuck you, stay out signs, but they mean nothing - it is open to the public as long as you stay left.

    A KLR is about as bulky a bike as you want to try this with,,, ya, sure, Hacky could pilot the star ship up there but mostly you want a DR/DRZ/KLX. etc. How are your skills off road on a big bike? A Strom is going to be a hand full at some point.

    If we can start afternoon I might be able to go along...

    Have another interesting ride in the area too. :evil


    Jermo? Larmo?
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  17. Logpile

    Logpile Mr.V- or Drz

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    Try to make GE look at 60,25.987N and 149,2.12W Elev 466. Trail head looks like it is about 800 Ft south of the Trail Lake Bridge on the left.


    Google Earth "Crown Point Mine Road 343, AK" should be clear from that one.

    Sunday Works for me, still thinking Wee Strom...
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  18. Tom S

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    Ok, thanks Metalcarver.:thumb
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    There's a cardboard sign nailed to a tree right at the start that says "Stop Kenai Hydro". Usually some ATV trailers parked there too. Mile 25 Seward Highway.
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    Just south of the Crown Point trail there is the Falls Creek Trail. It starts at Solar Mountain Road and goes farther back in. When I was poking around a month ago there was a sign that said that the road was closed 3 miles back. Still.... you can trace the road from satellite views. Way back and way up.
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