Mt. Pinos/Frazier Park ride suggestions?

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Zen Slug, Jul 25, 2005.

  1. AceRph

    AceRph Be like Tom

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    Evening Sluggo!

    It's been an awfully long time since I've ridden in Gorman. Back in the late 70's, :norton I think. Back then it was free to use the Hungry Valley riding area. I think it was just BLM then.

    Anyway my more recent riding in that general area has been around Cuyama. I had my big biff on Sierra Madre Road. [​IMG] There are some fun fire roads in the national forrest as well interesting rides in & around Carrizo Plains.

    I've been out there many times and not seen another person. Wonderfully quiet & peaceful although hotter than heck in the Summer. Take lots of water & have enough fuel. There are no services out there. Fall is great and Spring too. In the winter, as long as there hasn't been too much rain, is a hoot. Too much rain & you'll be stuck for days.
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  2. richard cabesa

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    Mmmmm, Carrizo Plain

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  3. Steve-O

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    Hey guys...this sounds like fun.
    I'll give my friend a call...He lives in Frazier Park and has shown me alot of great stufff up there.

    Y'all can keep up with an old RMX250, and a KTM 400EXC dual-sported, right?

    :lol3

    Steve-O
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  4. Zen Slug

    Zen Slug Spineless Adventurer

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    How's this sound for Sunday ride?

    Glendale rendezvous (NE corner of Brand and Glenoaks, parking lot)
    North on 5 fwy
    exit at "Smokey Bear Road" (at around 7am)
    weasel our way to Gold Hill Road (18N01) per Doug's directions below
    take the Alamo Mtn. loop (7N01)
    double back to Gold Hill Rd.
    Exit Hungry Valley at the north gate
    (bailout option for half-day riders)
    North on 5 fwy for a couple miles
    Exit Frazier Park and top off the gas tanks
    West on Frazier Mtn. Park Rd. (slab)
    Southwest on Lockwood Valley Rd. (slab)
    then...
    either: 8N04 to top of Frazier Mtn. (killer views)
    or: 7N03 to Thorn Meadows Campground (water crossings, whoop de whoos, etc.)

    When we're good and tired we can just retrace our steps back to the 5!


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  5. Zen Slug

    Zen Slug Spineless Adventurer

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    That depends...are you bringin tow ropes? :hung
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  6. 761

    761 Been here awhile

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    Zen,
    Sounds like you have a good route planned out. Let me verbally confirm with Irl as far as meeting at 6AM. A better meeting place is at the NE corner of Brand and Glenoaks. There is a large parking lot there. Will post tonight with confirmation.
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  7. 761

    761 Been here awhile

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    Confirmed Sunday 6AM NE corner of Brand and Glenoaks.
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  8. Zen Slug

    Zen Slug Spineless Adventurer

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    Can you post some specific trails/roads that he would recommend???

    Keeping in mind that we are big pigs, of course... :D
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  9. irlsanders

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    Done Deal. See y'all out there.
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  10. Zen Slug

    Zen Slug Spineless Adventurer

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    So...here's the recap:

    What: Mt. Alamo Mtn/Frazier Park dirt ride
    When: Sunday 7/31/05 at 6am :bueller
    Where: Glendale, CA (NE corner of Brand and Glenoaks in the parking lot)

    If Steve-O wants us to eat his dust we could arrange to meet him later on near Frazier Mtn...or he can just look for the pack of flying big pigs and that'll be us! :lol3

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  11. Gerg

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    Have fun guys, Although this is in my back yard and has been for about 12 years I've never ridden any of it except the trails out of Carizzo Plains and Cuyama Valley. Sorry I can't be more help.

    Gerg
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  12. irlsanders

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    Isn't 7n01 down SE of Lake Hughes?
    How do we end up down there off of 18n01?
    And do we need to pick up Adventure Passes prior to Sun?
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  13. Zen Slug

    Zen Slug Spineless Adventurer

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    You're may be right!? I have 3 maps of the area and 2 of them list the Alamo Mtn. loop as 7n01 while the third one lists it as 8n01. :doh

    At any rate it's just a dirt loop that circles around the top of Alamo Mtn.
    It goes past "Twin Pines" and "Dutchman" campgrounds if that helps. :cromag



    Bring one if you've got it...but you only really need the adventure pass to park the bike (e.g. while hiking). I don't plan to go on any long hikes in my motocross boots...do you? :D

    If you get a ticket for not displaying a pass while parked you can just pay a $5 day rate and the ticket goes away.
    :deal
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  14. ErrinV

    ErrinV D Boon!

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    What side of the freeway is Glenoaks? I'm coming from Pasadena so it would be on the right/North side right? I think I'm going to take the early bail out option, but will ride Pine Canyon(?)-Elizabeth Lake Road-Spunky-Bouquet-Little Tujunga back to the area if anyone is interested. Will be a very fun and twisty way home.

    Errin
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  15. Zen Slug

    Zen Slug Spineless Adventurer

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    You are right about Glenoaks. You will exit at Brand Blvd. and go north on Brand (right for you, left for the 5 fwy/SFV folk). Glenoaks is the next major street you will cross...after a couple piddly ones.

    Twisty ride is tempting...and I've never ridden the Bouquet portion...but I'm lookin' for dirt tomorrow. :D
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  16. Pinarretta

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    Depending on timing, I might join you, Errin.
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  17. irlsanders

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    Fresh oil and filter, gassed, packed, and ready to go.
    See Y'all

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  18. Zen Slug

    Zen Slug Spineless Adventurer

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    For those who were not on the Alamo Mtn. ride with us, and may be wondering, the ride today was an adventure.


    Specifically an 1150GS Adventure flipping through the air and landing in a very un-rideable condition.


    [​IMG]


    Ride report will follow...after the wounds have a little time to heal.
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  19. EMrider

    EMrider Been here awhile

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    Look forward to the details. Hopefully, none of the wounds were serious. I rode the forest trails in Los Padres on Friday. Incredible day of riding. But NFW would I try and take a big bike up there. Nimble and light is the ticket for that stuff.
    R
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  20. Zen Slug

    Zen Slug Spineless Adventurer

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    We were coming back down Gold Mtn. road...a nice wide forest service road. Nobody knows exactly what happened...but the bike was having some suspension problems and may have bottomed out at just the wrong moment.

    As for the rider it was bruises, not breaks (as far as we know). The bike was bruised AND broken. Will post some pix tonight.

    P.S. What trails were you on??? Maybe I'll check 'em out when I get that trials bike I have a hankerin' for!
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