ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Layin' down tracks > GPS Tracks - West & PNW
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rating: Thread Rating: 4 votes, 5.00 average. Display Modes
Old 03-06-2014, 09:32 AM   #16
wrk2surf
on the gas or brakes
 
wrk2surf's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: THE exact center of California/Bass lake/Yosemite
Oddometer: 6,909
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisMac View Post
Has anyone put together a Sierra Loop Trail? (my searches on the web and this forum couldn't find any).

The basic outline would be:

(I'll throw out the south end of 49 around Oakhurst as an arbitrary starting point)

West: Stay east of highway 49 and get as much (skinny) dirt as possible as close to Wilderness Boundary as possible
North: Cross the Sierra as far north as is still dramatic (obviously subjective). Likely in the Plumas National Forest
East: Come down Eastern Sierra staying West of 395 and getting as close to various Wilderness boundaries as possible
South: Cross in a dramatic place north of 178
West Again: Stay as close to Wilderness Boundary as possible

There could obviously be a million variations, but I would be looking for the one with the most single track as possible (riding a KTM 500 EXC).

The Pacific Quest Crest looks like a good start for the western part. For the Eastern part, Countdown over at GPSXchange has some good looking stuff.

Any suggestions, ideas on how to fill in remaining gaps much appreciated!

Image below is a VERY VERY rough outline based on ambition more than knowledge of where the trail would actually go (that's why I am asking you guys, after all )


PS: in my search for all this info I came across the Friends of Jawbone and the CTUC maps. I'm sure everyone here knows about them, but for future newbies like me who stumble across this thread, they are awesome and surprisingly affordable ($3 a map and $1 shipping). Can't wait to put my Inyo North Map to work this spring - http://www.jawbone.org/foj/index.php...=19&Itemid=160



Seems like we need a "retracing" and updating of the SMTS route ! Im in to mapping it from Pine Flat near the Kings Canyon to Tuolumne, CA. You can ride from Jawbone to Kernville very easily over Jawbone canyon rd ...and there are quite a few ways down the east side including tracing the aqueduct..

and if anyone is doing this route please look me up as I may be able to offer up a place to stay or even ride through with ya !

subscribed
__________________
Thanks for the 2015 support: BELL HELMETS, SCOTT USA, Kriega USA, SEATCONCEPTS.COM , Galfer USA, Carbon-pro.com, GPR stabilzers, Sidi/Motonation, Masters paint and body, Magura , Motolab , Loctite and Dunlop tires .
wrk2surf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 10:15 PM   #17
Countdown
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2003
Location: Carson City/Ridgecrest
Oddometer: 5,796
Quote:
Originally Posted by wrk2surf View Post
Seems like we need a "retracing" and updating of the SMTS route ! Im in to mapping it from Pine Flat near the Kings Canyon to Tuolumne, CA.
Yes that dates way back to the first PCQ ride. I started working it but got stopped by snow & ice. I will work it with a friend from Kernville in a couple weeks then will from Kings river north with friend who lives in North Fork. Dop you want me to let you know when?
__________________
Jerry Counts
Countdown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2014, 08:20 AM   #18
wrk2surf
on the gas or brakes
 
wrk2surf's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: THE exact center of California/Bass lake/Yosemite
Oddometer: 6,909
Sure! If I can make it I live in Oakhurst and may know some other routes than your friend. Damon Powell my buddy from tehachapi have discussed this. Let me know
__________________
Thanks for the 2015 support: BELL HELMETS, SCOTT USA, Kriega USA, SEATCONCEPTS.COM , Galfer USA, Carbon-pro.com, GPR stabilzers, Sidi/Motonation, Masters paint and body, Magura , Motolab , Loctite and Dunlop tires .
wrk2surf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2014, 04:34 PM   #19
jhill.catalyst
Adventurer
 
jhill.catalyst's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (former Phoenix resident)
Oddometer: 35
Heading out Friday from Lake Isabella through Sierras hitting Seqouia and Yosemite national parks on a pair of KLRs. .


Catalyst
__________________
Just looking for my next adventure on the KLR 650 or WR290R

My Youtubes Sequoia Yosemite ADV Sequoia Yosemite Tracks
jhill.catalyst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2014, 11:22 AM   #20
wrk2surf
on the gas or brakes
 
wrk2surf's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: THE exact center of California/Bass lake/Yosemite
Oddometer: 6,909
if you guys went into Oakhurst on Rd 426 on loaded KLRS... I saw you two on Friday just around noon.
__________________
Thanks for the 2015 support: BELL HELMETS, SCOTT USA, Kriega USA, SEATCONCEPTS.COM , Galfer USA, Carbon-pro.com, GPR stabilzers, Sidi/Motonation, Masters paint and body, Magura , Motolab , Loctite and Dunlop tires .
wrk2surf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2014, 10:27 PM   #21
jhill.catalyst
Adventurer
 
jhill.catalyst's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (former Phoenix resident)
Oddometer: 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by wrk2surf View Post
if you guys went into Oakhurst on Rd 426 on loaded KLRS... I saw you two on Friday just around noon.

Just passed through the scenic bypass (10, 7) and into Oakhurst on Sunday. Must have been some other adventure junkies. Made it through Yosemite today. What an epic place!


Catalyst
__________________
Just looking for my next adventure on the KLR 650 or WR290R

My Youtubes Sequoia Yosemite ADV Sequoia Yosemite Tracks
jhill.catalyst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2014, 02:23 PM   #22
ChrisMac OP
Adventurer
 
Joined: Dec 2013
Oddometer: 14
I tried the section from Tahoe to Lee Vining on Saturday. Sadly I found that a couple key sections of the SMTP now have "No Motorized Vehicles" signs. On the attched track, you can se all the sections where I got turned around. The last 1/3 or so to Lee Vining I just went on pavement... will go back to find a dirt way through that. Will also look for a new way to link the Pinenuts into Walker that is more direct.
Attached Files
File Type: gpx Tahoe to tacos attempt 1.gpx (828.4 KB, 56 views)
ChrisMac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2015, 04:10 PM   #23
jhill.catalyst
Adventurer
 
jhill.catalyst's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (former Phoenix resident)
Oddometer: 35
Thumb Dual Sport ADV Sequoia Yosemite 2014 Video

Finally made it through all the pictures and video from our trip. Put together a video on the youtubes.



Sequoia Yosemite
May 23-29th
Day 0 (Thursday)- Drive to Tehachapi LaQuinta Inn
Day 1 (Friday) - TChapi -three rivers. Comfort Inn (207 miles)
Day 2 (Saturday) 198 SNP Kings Canyon parks Seirra Inn (150 miles)
Day 3 (Sunday) - Mckinely Grove Dinkey Creek scenic byway to Nelder grove & OHV fish camp / oakhurst comfort inn (200 miles)
Day 4 (Monday) Yosemite park (100 miles) Yosemite View Lodge
Day 5 (Tuesday) Yosemite to Mono to Tehachapi via 395 - drive home 350 mile

I used my old iPhone 4 with MotionX-GPS app and loaded the Sierra Loop 2014 Complete gpx file on to it for navigation. It was a modified version of Countdown's PCQ / SMTS tracks (not my own). I used http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/ to make the modifications which basically routed us through the National Parks instead of around. We were on loaded KLRs so I tried to stay on paved or dirt roads. The time frame for seeing everything did not allow any trail riding this go around though there are numerous places I want to go back and explore. I don't have my gps tracks for the actual route because I lost signal several times and it became very frustrating trying to track my route. I will go back and look at what I have and upload that later if it looks like anything useful. Attached is the file I referenced and used. Happy exploring, next I'm on to Moab/Utah!
Attached Files
File Type: gpx Sierra Loop 2014 Complete.gpx (254.2 KB, 29 views)
__________________
Just looking for my next adventure on the KLR 650 or WR290R

My Youtubes Sequoia Yosemite ADV Sequoia Yosemite Tracks

jhill.catalyst screwed with this post 01-18-2015 at 06:05 PM Reason: update with GPX Tracks
jhill.catalyst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2015, 05:13 PM   #24
Countdown
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2003
Location: Carson City/Ridgecrest
Oddometer: 5,796
What about GPS tracks, this is GPS thread? Sounds a lot like the PCQ or at least near it.
__________________
Jerry Counts
Countdown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2015, 05:57 PM   #25
jhill.catalyst
Adventurer
 
jhill.catalyst's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (former Phoenix resident)
Oddometer: 35
Central Sierra Extreme Loop Reference

Central Sierra Extreme Loop (not mine)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Countdown View Post
What about GPS tracks, this is GPS thread? Sounds a lot like the PCQ or at least near it.
Attached Files
File Type: gpx CentralSierraExtreme.GPX (1.29 MB, 36 views)
__________________
Just looking for my next adventure on the KLR 650 or WR290R

My Youtubes Sequoia Yosemite ADV Sequoia Yosemite Tracks
jhill.catalyst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2015, 05:59 PM   #26
jhill.catalyst
Adventurer
 
jhill.catalyst's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (former Phoenix resident)
Oddometer: 35
SMTS South File

SMTS South File (I believe yours countdown)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Countdown View Post
What about GPS tracks, this is GPS thread? Sounds a lot like the PCQ or at least near it.
Attached Files
File Type: gpx SMTS South Nov 08.gpx (1.31 MB, 23 views)
__________________
Just looking for my next adventure on the KLR 650 or WR290R

My Youtubes Sequoia Yosemite ADV Sequoia Yosemite Tracks
jhill.catalyst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2015, 06:02 PM   #27
jhill.catalyst
Adventurer
 
jhill.catalyst's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (former Phoenix resident)
Oddometer: 35
PCQ Tracks Edit

PCQ Tracks Edit (I believe yours Countdown)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Countdown View Post
What about GPS tracks, this is GPS thread? Sounds a lot like the PCQ or at least near it.
Attached Files
File Type: gpx PCQ tracks edit.gpx (99.0 KB, 25 views)
__________________
Just looking for my next adventure on the KLR 650 or WR290R

My Youtubes Sequoia Yosemite ADV Sequoia Yosemite Tracks
jhill.catalyst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2015, 06:03 PM   #28
jhill.catalyst
Adventurer
 
jhill.catalyst's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (former Phoenix resident)
Oddometer: 35
Sierra Loop Modified

Sierra Loop Modified (not mine)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Countdown View Post
What about GPS tracks, this is GPS thread? Sounds a lot like the PCQ or at least near it.
Attached Files
File Type: gpx Sierra loop 2014-modified.gpx (806.4 KB, 28 views)
__________________
Just looking for my next adventure on the KLR 650 or WR290R

My Youtubes Sequoia Yosemite ADV Sequoia Yosemite Tracks
jhill.catalyst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2015, 07:43 PM   #29
Shrive91
Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2014
Oddometer: 69
Great info I might be trying one or two of these this spring
Shrive91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2015, 04:53 PM   #30
jhill.catalyst
Adventurer
 
jhill.catalyst's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (former Phoenix resident)
Oddometer: 35
Sequoia Yosemite CA National Park Loop

I was able to extract the GPS tracks from our trip, I had to upload them to www.gpsxchange.com under the CA Thread:

http://www.gpsxchange.com/phpBB2/vie...hp?p=7966#7966


Quote:
Originally Posted by Countdown View Post
What about GPS tracks, this is GPS thread? Sounds a lot like the PCQ or at least near it.
__________________
Just looking for my next adventure on the KLR 650 or WR290R

My Youtubes Sequoia Yosemite ADV Sequoia Yosemite Tracks
jhill.catalyst is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 05:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015