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klinquist 10-06-2013 08:29 PM

A High Sierra Ride
 
Just exploring the one route I had not yet explored in the Sierras.. Kaiser Pass.

Started by riding up to Shaver Lake on Friday.

Rode right down onto the sand by the boat launch:

http://photos.linquist.net/2013/2013...MG_0514-XL.jpg

Saturday morning, we wake up and it's... chilly!

http://photos.linquist.net/2013/2013...MG_0518-XL.jpg

Luckily it warmed up 10 degrees within a few miles. I found a combination of paved and gravel roads that took us down to Pine Flat .. then took Blackrock Rd up to Wishon Reservoir.

http://photos.linquist.net/2013/2013...MG_0521-XL.jpg

http://photos.linquist.net/2013/2013...MG_0530-XL.jpg

From Wishon we went up to the White Bark Vista at 9500'!

http://photos.linquist.net/2013/2013...MG_0539-XL.jpg


We continued down Kaiser Pass all the way to Edison Lake. I must admit the road quality was wearing on me. The lake was so low we were able to ride out to areas that would normally be way underwater.

http://photos.linquist.net/2013/2013...MG_0543-XL.jpg

As for Sunday, I had originally planned on riding Mammoth Pool Rd/Beasore Rd/etc... but then I learned that even though Yosemite was closed, they were still allowing through traffic... so we went for it! I try to avoid the National parks generally because of all the traffic & speed enforcement... didn't have to deal with either today!

http://photos.linquist.net/2013/2013...MG_0548-XL.jpg

gumshoe4 10-06-2013 08:35 PM

Wow...awesome ride and photos.

California born and bred and resided here all my life...but never heard of Kaiser Pass...looks like I've got some research to do...

Thanks for sharing this..

klinquist 10-06-2013 08:53 PM

and I almost forgot the best part.. a video of Blackrock Rd:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2iZtOFQfm8

polishadam82 10-06-2013 09:19 PM

holy smokes this looks like fun and I never heard of Kaiser pass :eek1 I think I have to do some research about it to:D

ian408 10-07-2013 06:14 PM

Nice report!

That road is pretty beat up. Hopefully, you didn't run into many cars on the road.

RedRockRider 10-07-2013 06:26 PM

The video is cool. Nicely done. :clap

sealsam 10-07-2013 08:57 PM

Wow!

...and tell me why I don't spend more time exploring the state I live in??

I'm grabbing the Benchmark right now.

Thanks for sharing this.

Hannda 10-08-2013 03:17 PM

Beautiful. Thanks.

MattBMH 10-08-2013 11:47 PM

Wow, looks really awesome! I live not too far away in Northern Cali so may try check it out sometime. Looks very much similar to Tahoe area.


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