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Old 10-02-2009, 07:04 PM   #2041
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... explain the significance of this:


Moose markings?



You guys rawk so hard it hurts! The video definitely adds a new dimension. I don't know how you can ride those awesome trails at such a sedate pace... I do KNOW why... Survival and all, but I would have such a hard time containing myself... Thanks again for taking the time to put this RR together. So many of us live vicariously through you and this RR.

Glad you made it home safe and sound. Looking forward to V...



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Old 10-02-2009, 09:39 PM   #2042
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I'll let LDF,



explain the significance of this:



Doc, that's not very nice! I hope she gets you back for that.
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Old 10-03-2009, 06:52 AM   #2043
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In my defense:

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Doc, that's not very nice! I hope she gets you back for that.
Yes, I am in trouble, but it was her first time, and noteworthy as such, and that thing is a piece of kit that every woman should own... she said so herself, and it significantly changed the nature of the rest stops for both of us... no more grumpiness, delay, waiting, inordinate worry about poison ivy, etc... just stop, go, and go.

Anyway, 'nuff said; on with the show.
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Old 10-03-2009, 07:07 AM   #2044
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...I don't know how you can ride those awesome trails at such a sedate pace... I do KNOW why... Survival and all, but I would have such a hard time containing myself...
Yeah, the survival aspect is part of it, (meeting a fully loaded logging truck heading downhill at 30mph towards you on a single lane-wide gravel blind curve puts the fear of god in you for a few hours, at least) but you also have to realize that I'm taking vids mostly when the scenery is especially beautiful, or when the trail / terrain becomes particularly interesting, and we're riding slower then...

There are what we called the "transit" or "liason" sections which connect the tasty bits that we definitely wick it up for. Here are a couple of examples:

Disclaimer: no story content, just riding... Skip at will.



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Old 10-03-2009, 07:14 AM   #2045
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We dropped down off the Penny Pines ridge

and traversed through some majorly huge pine forest.



I mean, really impressive old growth



At the bottom, we headed west again, and into the Humbug Valley.
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Old 10-03-2009, 07:25 AM   #2046
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Soda springs

We found that we were on the CBCDT:



and so we stopped to get ourselves a little history.



This is Soda Springs



(click the small photo below to access a bigger version if you want to read it -- choose X3 or O)





It is located in the Humbug Valley:





Ta da!

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Old 10-03-2009, 07:39 AM   #2047
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Crossing the valley

we passed the Lemm Ranch



which had some cool old structures.





And a big 'ol weathervane made from the hood of a car, which I thought I took a photo of, but didn't, so I'm stealin' someone else's to show you:

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Old 10-03-2009, 07:49 AM   #2048
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The transit



of easy gravel, took us up and down,



and through the woods to Hwy 32.

Along the way, we got our first glimpse of Lassen Volcano peak,



Our first sighting of real red fall leaves,



and were just generally enjoying the ride



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Old 10-03-2009, 07:52 AM   #2049
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Social interaction for the day

Right before we got to Hwy 32, the road was blocked as a wrecker was pulling a wreck out of the woods.



We chatted with the guys in the truck who were waiting to get by... seems like the driver of the pick-up was trying to turn around and backed up off the road.

Not pretty. The tow-truck guys let us scoot around after a few minutes, and we were back on our way.
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Old 10-03-2009, 07:59 AM   #2050
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After a short bit of pavement

on Hwy 32, we cut back into the forest, and descended to cross Panther Creek,



The bridge had some pretty wide gaps between some of the planks,



as a child, I had a phobia about walking over bridges where you could see down through it. I guess I'm over that.



It was beautiful country, and you could tell we were getting into an area of volcanic geology:



The riding wasn't particularly challenging, but we were in a nice groove, enjoying the sights, and laying down the miles.
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Old 10-03-2009, 08:11 AM   #2051
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We climbed back up

to around 4000ft, and found ourselves on another ridge,



We were on the Lassen Trail, and came upon another historical marker at "The Narrows"



There was another plaque as well, more like a shrine of sorts (click on the photo below to access a larger size --X3 or O, if you want to read the text);



It was a cool place, and I can't imagine hauling a wagon train up through there. sheesh.

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Old 10-03-2009, 08:24 AM   #2052
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There was another plaque as well, more like a shrine of sorts;

Any chance you remember what this sign said? Or a clickable pic?
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We dropped into the next valley



and started thinking about stopping for a snack.



I knew that the Black Rock campground was up ahead, and that it looked pretty cool on GoogleEarth, and figured that might be a good place to take a break.




If you can't hear what I was saying, it's basically that as cool as Black Rock looked on GoogleEarth in virtual reality, it was WAY cooler in real life.

from afar,



closer,



even closer



it's sort of like the yin to crystal mountain's yang

[flashback to M-3]

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Old 10-03-2009, 08:27 AM   #2054
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Any chance you remember what this sign said? Or a clickable pic?
fixed; click on it, then select size "O" and it should be readable.
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The trail

crawled right around the base of Black Rock



and as it crossed Mill Creek,





there was some educational and historic info about the valley and the rock: (click on the photos below to access larger images -- select "X3" or "O"riginal size)





This last one in particular is worth reading. It tells the story of the last "wild" Native American. Fascinating and sad.

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