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Old 10-25-2013, 09:45 PM   #4201
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Clear Creek-Sunday 10/27/13

Anyone got a legal track for CC? Can you still get to New Idria? How much dirt accessible around and through now. Thinking about checking it out Sunday.
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:27 PM   #4202
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Anyone got a legal track for CC? Can you still get to New Idria? How much dirt accessible around and through now. Thinking about checking it out Sunday.
Tempting but my day is already booked

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Old 10-25-2013, 10:58 PM   #4203
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Anyone got a legal track for CC? Can you still get to New Idria? How much dirt accessible around and through now. Thinking about checking it out Sunday.
If you have the trail map this post will do:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...65#post1568865
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Old 11-06-2013, 05:42 PM   #4204
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Ramjet - PM me with your email address and I'll send you a gpx file for Clear Creek. Warning - I have ridden this route, but its not my track. Not sure how accurate it is. Looks pretty good, though.

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Old 11-06-2013, 07:17 PM   #4205
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ramjet - pm me with your email address and i'll send you a gpx file for clear creek. Warning - i have ridden this route, but its not my track. Not sure how accurate it is. Looks pretty good, though.

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Old 11-06-2013, 08:25 PM   #4206
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A short blog about a week on the east side of the sierras (White Mtn and Death Valley)
It's a good follow up to all the talk about road closed signs in CC. There were a ton of those signs in DV...
http://deathvalleydirt.blogspot.com
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:55 PM   #4207
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A short blog about a week on the east side of the sierras (White Mtn and Death Valley)
It's a good follow up to all the talk about road closed signs in CC. There were a ton of those signs in DV...
http://deathvalleydirt.blogspot.com
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cool - thanks for sharing!
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Old 11-07-2013, 09:23 AM   #4208
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A short blog about a week on the east side of the sierras (White Mtn and Death Valley)
It's a good follow up to all the talk about road closed signs in CC. There were a ton of those signs in DV...
http://deathvalleydirt.blogspot.com
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Wow, super epic trip ... were those gates Echo Canyon?
edit: having thought about it for a second, I guess not, since you'd have passed Big Dune
before gas in Beatty ...

Thanks for the link!

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Old 11-07-2013, 10:50 AM   #4209
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A short blog about a week on the east side of the sierras (White Mtn and Death Valley)
It's a good follow up to all the talk about road closed signs in CC. There were a ton of those signs in DV...
http://deathvalleydirt.blogspot.com
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That was a great write up!
Thanks for sharing
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Old 11-07-2013, 03:48 PM   #4210
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Nice. Hoping to head there next weekend if all goes well.
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:22 AM   #4211
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A short blog about a week on the east side of the sierras (White Mtn and Death Valley)
It's a good follow up to all the talk about road closed signs in CC. There were a ton of those signs in DV...
http://deathvalleydirt.blogspot.com
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That. Was. AWESOME! Great pictures too!
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Old 11-09-2013, 08:03 AM   #4212
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I went through Clear Creek yesterday (New Idria to Los Gatos Creek Road - didn't do Spanish Lake or other county roads off it as I was solo and playing hookey from work). The road up from New Idria is unmaintained and quickly becoming a jeep trail - rock staircases forming, plenty of deep ruts, and whoops too - definitely an intermediate route

Without a mayor, New Idria gives me the creeps - I don't want to find out the meth heads have found it so I didn't stop.
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:52 PM   #4213
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I went through Clear Creek yesterday (New Idria to Los Gatos Creek Road - didn't do Spanish Lake or other county roads off it as I was solo and playing hookey from work). The road up from New Idria is unmaintained and quickly becoming a jeep trail - rock staircases forming, plenty of deep ruts, and whoops too - definitely an intermediate route

Without a mayor, New Idria gives me the creeps - I don't want to find out the meth heads have found it so I didn't stop.
San Benito County isn't maintaining the road. SBC is also one of the poorest counties in California.

There is a family that lives next to town that are trouble makers from what I've heard. They don't own the town, but they act like it. They steal from the town and sometimes try to shoo people away. It's best to avoid all contact.

There are two paths up from New Idria to the summit. Lower and Upper. I forget which one is typically less nasty than the other. It's been a a few years since I've been over those roads.
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Old 11-18-2013, 12:34 PM   #4214
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True that there are no *through* dirt roads open to motor vehicles, but the last mile or so of upper China Grade (up to Johansen Road at the Boy Scout camp sign) and White House Canyon/Creek (accessed from Hwy 1) are both dirt and open to the public (at least to the point where they are each posted closed).
I rode up China Grade yesterday and the gate @ Johansen was open. No sign prohibiting entrance so my buddy and I rode down to the intersection with Middle Ridge Rd (the first intersection, not down at Sandy Point). It was fun but I'm not sure it was legal. Saw two mtn bikers ... we kept the speeds down (1st and a little 2nd gear).

Also rode Lodge Road through the park. Paved - but stunning. Zero traffic.

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Old 11-19-2013, 05:27 PM   #4215
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Hey, I'm looking for some adventure riding partners in the Bay Are to ride with! I'm interested in doing day trips and overnight camping trips with some off road component to them. Would be great to find some people looking to explore out here!

I'm new to adventure riding around here and in general, but I have done some awesome riding in the Indian Himalaya before I moved here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/4173476...7637857491694/

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