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NSFW 08-04-2009 08:59 PM

Eastern Sierra & WMRS Ride/Camp 2009
It's about that time of the year again, last Aug. 2nd the White Mountain Research Station opened it's door to the public. This has becomed an annual pilgrimage for many riders throughout CA, NV, and AZ. The research station at 12,500 feet is probably one of the highest destination for us flatlanders. The peak at over 14,000 feet again was conquered by a few healthy FFs.

WMRS Link:

Last year's ride report:

Before moving on, we would like to thank Stonewall for his dedication and effort in keeping this event alive for the last many years....:thumb

Though the WMRS ride was on a Sunday, many arrived a few days earlier to explore other parts of the Eastern Sierra.

Brown's Campgroun at Benton Crossing on Friday afternoon

Sopascat and RandyM, both from SoCal

To those who missed this landmark, it means you passed the turn off

There were many cows in the area and surely it became man vs cow that weekend. I think 2 injuries and vehicular damages (2 bikes and 1 suv).

idea man 08-04-2009 09:17 PM


Originally Posted by h8chains

Damn Joel; Them cow farmers aint gonna cotten to us'ns coming back to this here spread next year. After Conistoga man last year and a three cow body count this year. Yikes.
Thanks for starting the report. Sorry we missed it.

NSFW 08-04-2009 09:25 PM

let's ride
upon arrival to the camp, we suited up

sopascat, rsc-e, and galacticGS are ready to ride...:ricky

to guide us without getting lost, roger brought his gps with a 42" plasma screen :eek1 ; and no kidding, you can see downtown los angeles while navigating.,:lol3

riding on half a mile of pavement between camp and dirt

miles of smooth dirt....:tb and moist too....:tb

the farther we ride, the darker the sky

it rained hours earlier..:clap

my 640a and roger's 990 still managed to dig beyond the wet ground

kelly(?) also rode with us that afternoon

the sign appears new, they knew we were coming...:rofl

NSFW 08-04-2009 10:25 PM

though we hit pavement, the ride didn't dissapoint us because of the nice weather and beautiful scenery...oooops almost forgot.. plus good company..:D

again dirt brought smiles to our faces...:ricky

these 2 have been watching neduro's dsr video...:lurk

we made it to the top of the summit lookout and here's roger proving we were there

larry aka galacticGS rode for 2 days from WA for this weekend event

more FFs..:D

we don't have this kind of riding at home

i have a feeling my camera won't make it to the end of the weekend; true, it died 2 days later...:cry

we explored more of the area and they're starting to look the same

there were few road signs and without a gps, we would have been lost

this power line road eventually became a sandwash....:yikes

cathy was the first victim of the day

in less than a mile, the sand monster took cathy again.....:evil

seeing there is at least 4 miles of sand, we decided to take a break

cathy got her form back and happy to be on friendlier turf

it pays to be slow, you get lots of pics from me....:rofl

the gs1200 and 990 battling it out on our way back to camp..:pynd

roger gave up since he smelled burning rubber.....:rofl

who's idea to stop and rest at the blind corner...:nono

one of the few ranches in the area

we made it back to the camp without hitting a COW..:clap

the notorious campsite #78

and sOOn dunerat fired up his eslo carne asada grill :dg

joefromsf as usual likes to ride into camp in the cover of darkness :D ; i hope they share their ride with us and how long tall sally lead them to a real adventure...:rofl

Renner 08-05-2009 04:33 AM

angles on the camp
soundtrack: morning mooing obscuring snoring

view east approaching camp

A.Vern 08-05-2009 11:59 AM

High Sierra in summer....
:thumb Nice photos.

more please....

NSFW 08-05-2009 12:25 PM

crawdaddy's ride report
very nice, check it out....:thumb

espi 08-05-2009 01:15 PM

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So I decided to do this trip last minute- like fri @ 10am!:huh

I end up leaving @ 1:30pm from Irvine.

head up the 15...

to see this just before Cajon Pass. must have been going to Ft. Irwin.

So, I finally get on the 395 out of Victorville & feel the heat of the Mojave- wasn't that bad as long as you kept moving.

yep, 209 to Bishop...:(:

well, i knew which way i was gonna be heading for a while...

then, 1st sight of the So. Sierras:clap soon I would be out of the Mojave :lol3

Is that precip up ahead???

Yep! it sure is! Soo now, I'm in the Owens Valley, starting to sloowly climb in elevation- seems like i haven't really left the heat of the Mojave behind me.

So, I missed that storm cell:webers

holding indicated 80mph, which is 73mph on my gps. this is with one less tooth on the front sprocket. Engine was pretty whiney... but it held that velocity when i wanted it to. :D

leaving Lone Pine... & yes, its getting dark.
thats it for fridays pics. :dunno
Rolled into camp after dodging the cows that guard the entrance to Browns Camp @ 8:30pm.:slurp :bore

Next day, JoefromSF had to deal with his slow air leak in the front tire. He just put a tube in it.

view from camp

Joel briefing his So. Cal. crew while they all look intent:eek1
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Whats he saying:dunno

Our turn to gear up after Joe fixed his leak


07 DR650 "The Tanker":clap as in fuel...
08 KTM 990 ADV the commuter... for now.:wings
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PotentialScat 08-05-2009 02:08 PM

This is my handle, this is my spout? :dunno


NSFW 08-05-2009 06:52 PM

saturday riding
most were still asleep when i got up

beautiful day to go riding..:ricky ........hmmmm someone just trailered a gsa..:eek1

even on a day ride, tomer never removes his panniers

steve was just one of the 6 gs riders that day in our group

the road got more interesting

waiting for the last rider

i'll post more pics tonight and anyone who has pics, please do so.

DannyG 08-05-2009 07:00 PM

he can't :lol3

Originally Posted by h8chains
even on a day ride, tomer never removes his panniers

Renner 08-05-2009 07:48 PM

Hwy 168 heading toward Big Pine

White Mountain Rd.

more White Mtn. Rd.
love it.

at the station

who dat?

perfect weather

looking forward to next year

slackmeyer 08-05-2009 10:24 PM


Originally Posted by Renner

Why that be Long Tall Sally, of course- the 6'7" dude that makes his GSA look like a ruckus.

pierce 08-05-2009 10:27 PM

for a in-state trip, this is pretty fuggin epic, no doubt.

sbbillder 08-05-2009 11:03 PM


Originally Posted by h8chains
beautiful day to go riding..:ricky ........hmmmm someone just trailered a gsa..:eek1

Joel, I can't afford the wear & tear on the TKC''s cheaper to haul with the Tundra! :D

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