Sequoia National Forest

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by thebeeez, May 26, 2004.

  1. thebeeez

    thebeeez Foothill Adventurer

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    Would appreciate any comment anyone may have on the ride east on 22 off HWY 99 just north of Delano --to Hot Spring Rd to Sherman Pass Rd. to Kennedy Meadow Rd thru to 395. Looks interesting. How's the fishing at the Kings River Crossing? Thanks for you help.
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  2. thebeeez

    thebeeez Foothill Adventurer

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    Thanks, any particular place in Ponderosa?
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    Ooooooooooooooooo, one of my fav.

    For a long time it did not appear on most maps and ya had it to yurself.

    Go'n down the back side, east to 395, is soooooo sweet. Watch for gravel in the blind turns. :nod
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  4. richard cabesa

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    Yeah BABY :thumb
    back side of Sherman pass heading towards 395
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    Sweet pic, and higher up it is even more spectacular :nod
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  6. thebeeez

    thebeeez Foothill Adventurer

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    Thx for the Pix.

    Have any of you been up Lloyd Meadow Road - North out of Johnsondale?
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  7. thebeeez

    thebeeez Foothill Adventurer

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    Sounds like a place it could take some time to get out of.
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  8. richard cabesa

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    You bet. That was one of those times that concentration was difficult. You come across the forested area leaving Kennedy Meadows and the road breaks off the plateau and starts heading down to the desert. The view is so spectacular that you think, I've got to stop and take a picture. But you are looking at about 30 miles of this road in front of you just don't want to stop. After several "oh shits". I stopped and took the pick and was able to pay attention to the road again.

    By the way, last sept. when I took the pic, the burned Kernville side had lots of DG on the road. The 395 side was pretty clean.
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  9. Ostrich

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    Fun ride. If you take the 198 treat yourself to Mineral King which should be all the way open this monday. It is a narrow road with some great views and you actually get to see some Sequoia trees up close and personal.

    When you see this sign coming up the 198 turn right. The entrance to the park is not too far away from this point.

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    This is the sign that greets you when you start heading toward mineral king.

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    The scenery is great.
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    This gives you an idea of the size:

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    I do not know much about the fishing in the area, but I know that many people like to fish in the kings river. If you live in the area you might want to check out Dinky Creek as well. That is over by Shaver lake. You turn right on Dinkey Creek Road and just follow that road all the way to the end.
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  10. thebeeez

    thebeeez Foothill Adventurer

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I'm want to get over to the desert. Doesn't the Mineral King dead end?
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  11. Ostrich

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    :nod, but I didn't know if you had extra time. If you are pushed for time then continue with the original plan.
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