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Old 10-15-2013, 12:19 PM   #1
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Lower Calaveras County, California (Milton, Copperopolis, etc)

This is my very first post to ADV Rider, so I thought I would throw up some pictures of a little ride I did the other day in lower Calaveras County, which is in Central California in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.

Here's a picture of the route I more or less followed:


Basically if you head due east from Stockton, California for about an hour this is what you'll see:


After going into the little quasi-ghost town of Milton, I visited the little cemetery there. The cemetery is over 150 years old, so I found some pretty interesting things:






As I drove up the foothills from Milton, there was a wonderful single-lane curvy roadway heading up into the mountains, at least it was wonderful until I saw the 1500 pound bull that was blocking the roadway! (at first I was much, much closer than this photo looks, but after the bull started staring me down I wisely backed off about 100 feet):


As everyone on this website knows, the best thing about having a dual sport motorcycle is you can pretty much go anywhere you want as long as it's not fenced. Here's a picture of me off the beaten path, no one around for miles and miles:


This area of the Sierra Nevada foothills has lots of interesting rock formations:


It may not look it, but I had one dirty little SuperMoto when I got home:
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Old 10-15-2013, 02:45 PM   #2
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Nice ride, nice pics, nice country.

(Before they passed away, my folks lived in Jenny Lind, just north of Milton, so I'd go that way to Sonora occasionally.)
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Old 10-15-2013, 02:47 PM   #3
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Thanks man, and to think such beautiful country is so close to us losers stuck in the central valley :)
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:35 PM   #4
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Love the patina of the old headstones. Rough country in the 1800's.
Good thing your bike is not red. That bull looked ready to charge.
Thanks for sharing Armweak13.
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:08 PM   #5
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Yeah that graveyard was actually really sad. Lots of kids there :(
Man when i first saw that bull I had come up on him and suprised him, at first it looked so big I thought it was a big black elephant or something. Haha. Then he saw me and turned like he was going to charge me like they do at a bullfight...I thought he was going to kill me!! Lol
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