The High Sierra Passes thread. Tales and Photos

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by wrk2surf, Dec 5, 2016.

  1. lvscrvs

    lvscrvs Long timer Supporter

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    Right you are, but it's sounding like a fun new way to get from 88 to 4 which will lead us over to Walker which is our base for 3 days of offroad loops... :thumb
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  2. HOTPASS

    HOTPASS F*ck cancer.

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    On the subject of Monitor/Topaz.

    Man I love that area.

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  3. CapnKrusty

    CapnKrusty Adventurer

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    I was up on Monitor Pass last Thursday for my very first time, Wow it's beautiful. It was part of a one day three Pass ride I did out of Alameda that made for a long day. 500 miles, 13 hrs and I had a lot of fun.
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  4. rickbt

    rickbt rickt

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    As for the question asked by powerbronco, I was through that road maybe 4 weeks ago and it was a little rough but very passable.

    Rick
  5. jcbrandon

    jcbrandon Just a guy

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  6. JimX

    JimX .. .

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    Paving on 108 at the summit today. Nothing on the CalTrans page about it.
  7. renogeorge

    renogeorge Let's ride!!

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    Snow and hail on Mt Rose today. Supposed to be 90 degrees this weekend.....
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  8. powderbronco89

    powderbronco89 Adventurer

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    Hwy 50 from SLT to Placerville not recommend during mid week working hours.

    Many stops due to construction and maintenance.

    Nightmare
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  9. Friz Freleng

    Friz Freleng Religious zealot Supporter

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    I got caught in this. CalTrans horsing around patching bits of asphalt while creating an hour long backup.
  10. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    Highway Ebbetts Pass:

    The good news is that the 1-lane traffic control just above Murphys has been suspended early for the rest of the year (to begin again in May 2020).

    The bad news is Hwy 4 will be completely closed from 7am-4pm September 24-25 between Lake Alpine and Silver Creek Campground.
  11. jcbrandon

    jcbrandon Just a guy

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    Current situation on I-80 west of Donner Summit: Been waiting out a downpour with thunderstorms for about an hour and half now. Crossed Donner Pass on old Highway 40 under clear-ish skies. Hit rain about ten minutes after getting onto the interstate. Pulled off at Nyack due to poor visibility. Warm and mostly dry. Now awaiting CHP to clear crashes caused by drivers who did not respond well to weather conditions.

    Here's a link to a timelapse video. Not sure if it will show up correctly here. It's about a minute long and shows about 30 minutes of riding before we pulled off the slab.
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  12. 23103a

    23103a not n00b

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    Could be worse... current situation on Donner

    donner.jpg
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  13. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    I was just going to post that shot.


    ITS BACK
  14. HYLYNDYR

    HYLYNDYR naewittyshitepostedere

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    32 degrees and snowing over Carson Pass on 88 at noon today !
  15. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    Only got one Sierra's ride in this year. Was hoping to do the Trail of 100 Giants but the weather may not hold.
  16. michaeln

    michaeln What're YOU lookin' at? Supporter

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    I don't have a motorcycle to ride right now. Goldwing is in the shop.
  17. bdesj

    bdesj Been here awhile

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    Never know, don't give up on it yet.

    :(
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  18. powderbronco89

    powderbronco89 Adventurer

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    Hey Michaeln

    In your neighborhood of Avery, what is "Summit Level Rd. " & "Swiss Ranch Rd. " like ?

    Am I going to get shot by weed growers and meth heads ?

    Looking for dirt roads, very familiar with Avery Sheep Ranch Rd.

    Thx Leroy
  19. bdesj

    bdesj Been here awhile

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    I'd like to add Fricot City Rd to Bronco's road info request, though I will eventually hit it regardless of your response :y0!

    P Bronco, have you been on Jesus Maria? First time I tried that one (N-S) I veered off track and hit a dead end, but I hit it again a couple weeks ago and figured out where I had screwed up- pretty wild.
  20. Bike Guy

    Bike Guy Been here awhile

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