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catfish 05-20-2014 03:46 PM

Downieville Trails, Gold Lake camping, July 17-21, 2014
 
July 17-21, 4 Days of Downieville Singletrack! :clap

Planning to camp at elevation in the Gold Lake area. I like cool evenings. Who knows which campground would
be best for some shade & an afternoon swim?

Most singletrack would be challenging for a large adv-bike, but there are MANY forest roads in the area also.

Example's of blue-rectangle & black-diamond singletrack are below.


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That's 3 of MANY Downieville trails! :ricky

So, who wants to ride some cool singletrack & celebrate someone's 60th birthday? :freaky



Catfish ...

K. L. Rocket 05-20-2014 04:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by catfish (Post 24208757)
July 17-21, 4 Days of Downieville Singletrack! :clap

Planning to camp at elevation in the Gold Lake area. I like cool evenings. Who knows which campground would
be best for some shade & an afternoon swim?

Sardine Campground

Sardine Lake Resort

Sardine Lake
http://analoggirlworld.files.wordpre...pg?w=580&h=435
http://analoggirlworld.wordpress.com...-sardine-lake/

Sand Pond
http://kevingong.com/Hiking/Images/2...d/PICT2968.jpg
http://kevingong.com/Hiking/200709SandPond.html

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CRW 05-20-2014 08:31 PM

I have always camped on the western side of the lake accessed from the south , but you need 4 wheel drive to get in....
Shade all day.

1224R 05-20-2014 10:18 PM

Ain't gonna lie looks like a hoot....

1224R 05-21-2014 10:15 AM

Catfish, if we got camping near awesome swimming like the pics I am going to run this by the wife.... That's her jam as far as camping goes... Man I love it up there.... So beautiful.

SFMCjohn 05-21-2014 06:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by catfish (Post 24208757)
July 17-21, 4 Days of Downieville Singletrack! :clap

So, who wants to ride some cool singletrack & celebrate someone's 60th birthday? :freaky

Catfish ...

Hey Catfish,

Don't know about single-track but swimming, campfire and birthday celebration
in the mountains sounds EPIC! :clap

got the dates penciled in! :ricky
-- SFMCjohn

fletch123 05-21-2014 08:41 PM

Are you tent camping or rv ? If your tent camping with a 4x4 there is a great spot to camp next to Tamarack lakes. Google earth it and you will see it. It has some section on the road up to it that put a stock 4x4 to it limit, but I believe it is doable and there are some cool spots along Gold lake that also require some serious wheeling in spots. Otherwise the regular rv spots just in from the highway on Gold Lake are not bad.

Forget Sandpond to crowded and the campground is not right next to the pond. I live in Truckee so this is my backyard so I just might bring the boys by to sing you happy birthday.

tarripn 05-22-2014 12:57 AM

Thats a 'dirty' trick luring in a fellow biker with a see what yur gona miss video clip! So what are you EXACT dates... May have to RIDE the fucker there if no other options or girlfriends! Haha Looks awesome! And that was the first vid! Ken Tarripn

K. L. Rocket 05-22-2014 12:23 PM

Evening soak...

Sierra Hot Springs


http://www.trailerlife.com/wp-conten...rra-1-copy.jpg
http://www.trailerlife.com/rv-traile...ace-for-rvers/


http://s3-media4.ak.yelpcdn.com/bpho...YLRp7Z6g/l.jpg
http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/sierr...fZr_9fYLRp7Z6g


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joefromsf 05-22-2014 01:40 PM

Subscribed. Going to keep an eye on this. Sounds like fun, except for that singletrack stuff. :lol3

catfish 05-22-2014 03:59 PM

Whooa! Look at the replies!


Quote:

Originally Posted by K. L. Rocket (Post 24209064)
Sardine Lake
...
Sand Pond
...


Nice looking swim holes! :clap That would be an expensive CG for 4-5 nights! :eek1 Shame the CG is not near the water!


Quote:

Originally Posted by CRW (Post 24210680)
I have always camped on the western side of the lake accessed from the south , but you need 4 wheel drive to get in....
Shade all day.


And that's right at the water! Thanks for the suggestion!


Quote:

Originally Posted by 1224R (Post 24214348)
Catfish, if we got camping near awesome swimming like the pics I am going to run this by the wife.... That's her jam as far as camping goes... Man I love it up there.... So beautiful.

Its a gorgeous area I've ridden thru (street ride) for years. Never could get my local riding buddies to drive this far north to ride dirt. Its time!

I want to camp NEXT to a lake that I will swim in after riding each day. Many nice lakes up there that I've not camped at, so that's why I'm asking who knows the area.

Too busy today to get to the rest of the replies. I'll get to those tomorrow!


Catfish ...

K. L. Rocket 05-22-2014 04:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joefromsf (Post 24223986)
Sounds like fun, except for that singletrack stuff. :lol3

A two bird/track alternative:


Henness Pass


Mendodave's RR: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=630994


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joefromsf 05-22-2014 05:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by K. L. Rocket (Post 24225054)
A two bird/track alternative:

Henness Pass

Mendodave's RR: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=630994


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Hi Sharon,

Been on Henness Pass Rd many times, along with a lot of other fun stuff in TNF between 80 & 49. However, very little north of 49 yet.

Have been wanting to check out the 4WD accessible campsites along Gold Lake.

catfish 05-23-2014 04:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SFMCjohn (Post 24217869)
Hey Catfish,

Don't know about single-track but swimming, campfire and birthday celebration
in the mountains sounds EPIC! :clap

got the dates penciled in! :ricky
-- SFMCjohn


Good luck losing the eraser on that pencil John! :wink:


Quote:

Originally Posted by fletch123 (Post 24218933)
Are you tent camping or rv ? If your tent camping with a 4x4 there is a great spot to camp next to Tamarack lakes. Google earth it and you will see it. It has some section on the road up to it that put a stock 4x4 to it limit, but I believe it is doable and there are some cool spots along Gold lake that also require some serious wheeling in spots. Otherwise the regular rv spots just in from the highway on Gold Lake are not bad.

Forget Sandpond to crowded and the campground is not right next to the pond. I live in Truckee so this is my backyard so I just might bring the boys by to sing you happy birthday.


Thanks for your local info! I'll probably tent camp instead of brining my trailer. Tamarack Lakes look
VERY COOL in GE! Probably no pit toilets back there, huh? We may just go to the Gold Lake CG so
everyone who wants to come are not limited with vehicle choices to camp.

I look forward to meeting you & your singing boys! :lol3


Quote:

Originally Posted by tarripn (Post 24219980)
Thats a 'dirty' trick luring in a fellow biker with a see what yur gona miss video clip! So what are you EXACT dates... May have to RIDE the fucker there if no other options or girlfriends! Haha Looks awesome! And that was the first vid! Ken Tarripn


Hi Ken! I KNEW you would be hooked on the 1st video! :evil I'll drive up on Wednesday (16th) or
Thursday (17th) morning at the latest. I want to ride at least 3 days, and maybe 4! :ricky I'll
probably break camp & drive home on Monday ... UNLESS someone else wants to stay longer
& ride Monday also! :clap


Catfish ...

visualizerent 05-23-2014 06:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by catfish (Post 24208757)
July 17-21, 4 Days of Downieville Singletrack! :clap

Planning to camp at elevation in the Gold Lake area. I like cool evenings. Who knows which campground would
be best for some shade & an afternoon swim?

Most singletrack would be challenging for a large adv-bike, but there are MANY forest roads in the area also.

Example's of blue-rectangle & black-diamond singlettrack


That's 3 of MANY Downieville trails! :ricky

So, who wants to ride some cool singletrack & celebrate someone's 60th birthday? :freaky



Catfish ...

Hey! "I know that dude...." that's me! (chimney rock vid)

Here's another one of my 'award winning' videos of the local trails....

World Class Singletrack, Downieville CA.

http://youtu.be/0TJpjLc_Qeo


Lets light this candle! All 60 of 'em!
i can't think of a better way to celebrate. I hope I'm able to at 60

subscribed, see you there.
Juan
Nevada City


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