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Old 07-14-2014, 08:43 PM   #16
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Plan is to eat lunch in Quincy and then head up on back roads to Antelope Lake and find a camp spot ,should be there by 2 or 3 in the afternoon. Looking forward to meeting you DeepSea.

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Old 07-15-2014, 11:29 PM   #17
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Ooh, I'm very interested in your newsletter. I could revisit the buckhorn back country byway. It's beautiful country up there.
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Old 07-18-2014, 05:11 AM   #18
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Mike and DeepSea,

Can't wait to hear how your little trip went. Thanks for checking it out for all of us.



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Old 07-18-2014, 05:54 PM   #19
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Just walked in the door.

Grabbing a beer and then going thru my pictures to see if there are any that came out worth a crap
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:19 PM   #20
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Logistics

Here's what I found this morning.

Camping:
$23 to $25 per night. That's 2 vehicles and 6 people max. Having never camped there I don't know how strict they are about it.




Campsites by number


I believe this is campsite #20 in the photo.




Fuel and food.

There is a store at the lake within walking distance of the camp sites. The hours are limited and it was closed so I don't know what kind of selection there is. The building looked like a 20' construction job site office trailer.


Greenville to Antelope lake is aprox 33 miles.
There are two gas stations. A full grocery store and places to eat (the hours have changed quite a bit throughout the years).

Quincy is the county seat and is aprox 44 miles away.
There are much more choices and a cycle shop on the main drag.

Janesville is closer (aprox 21 miles). It 95% dirt all the way to highway 395. I haven't taken that route in a few years. Last time I did, there was lots of cattle and slowed down our progress.

Genesse Valley is aprox 16 miles away.
Lat/Long 40N 02.570' 120W 45.287
They have a sandwich shop (maybe more but it's been a while) that is open on the weekends.


Store phone number
Notice I didn't feel like writing anything down


Taylorsville is aprox 23 miles away. They have a small general store, a post office, a salon (in case you need to get your hair done) and a bar. Yes that is all of downtown. Almost captured in this one pic.

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Old 07-18-2014, 08:59 PM   #21
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Antelope lake

The area around the north side of the lake has seen better days. This is the first time I've been up there since the moonlight fires.

On top of the dam this morning




Launch ramp if your looking to bring up a boat too



North side of the lake



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Old 07-18-2014, 09:21 PM   #22
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Even if the camping is a bust. Any ride just getting to Antelope lake is a good time.

The feather river canyon (Highway 70)





Or if your coming in from the north. This is Highway 89 thru Lassen National park. Be prepared to pay $5 for a motorcycle to ride thru.

North side of Mt Lassen






Not just for the Bears









If that doesn't tempt you. The road to Quincy passed Bucks lake is a good time. Not as scenic, but a little faster paced.
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Old 07-18-2014, 09:34 PM   #23
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Offroad

Just a little bit from our trip into Dark Canyon. This is a bit closer to Greenville. The route we took was over grown, but not impassable.
(This is not the overgrown parts. Camera was stashed that whole time.)





There are lots of places to explore up here. Please be respectful and fire safe. Lots of my friends live up here.

If you are looking for suggestions off road (Routes or destinations). Shoot me a PM.
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Old 07-20-2014, 08:52 AM   #24
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I rode through there a couple weeks back. Antelope looked full and the whole area looked green and healthy. Lots of good back roads to/from Stampede area. Genesee for burgers and beer. Great area.
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Old 07-20-2014, 09:13 AM   #25
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There is a turn off on the road to Antelope lake. Left hand side of the road going up. It's big bike friendly and lots of places to explore.

Lat/Long
N40 06.492' / 120W 38.692'

One more thing I forgot. On the road up to Antelope lake, just past Genessee valley. There is usually an old lab sleeping in the road. Try not to run him over. He's not dead, it just looks like it.
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:41 AM   #26
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Alternative camp site

In case you'd like to have an alternative camp site.

Babcock crossing is down the road from Antelope lake. It's a decent sized group site. Last time I camped there (a few years ago now) we had four families there and room for more. It was also free and near a creek.

Google map directions

I didn't check it out this time. In fact I just remembered it was there.

Same creek, just farther upstream

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Old 07-22-2014, 05:06 PM   #27
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Thanks guys for the reports.

what do you guys think of this location?

Taylorsville Campground

Reasons I like this one:
Food close by for those who do not want to cook
Bar close for obvious reasons
Price is reasonable
Accessable for all styles of bikes
Centerally located from the East and West side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains



ASPER THE WEBSITE...
http://indianvalleychamber.snappages.com/Camping.htm

Taylorsville Campground
The Taylorsville County Park and Campground is located 1/2 mile east of Taylorsville past Indian Creek, right across from the Indian Valley Riding and Roping Club (Rodeo grounds).

60 + campsites
$14 per night for overnight camping
$75 for group kitchen area use
Coin-operated showers at $1 (quarters)
Showers open 24 hrs per day
Flushing toilets
RV dump station
Tennis court
Horseshoe pits
Beach access for swimming and fishing
Group picnic area
Quiet time - 10p.m. to 6 a.m.
Open April 15 through October 15, weather permitting



https://www.google.com/maps/@40.074811,-120.829591,17z

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.0748...8mkaZvukAQ!2e0


THIS IMAGE COMPLIMENTS OF "DEEPSEA"


MY PICTURE... WITH MY PINZGAUER



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Old 07-22-2014, 06:01 PM   #28
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Taylorsville

Taylorsville is great. That's where most of my friends in that area live.

It doesn't say, but those pay showers have hot water.

I'll be back up that way in a couple days. So if you'd like some pictures of the Taylorsville campsites, that can be arranged.

Btw, the red building to the left in my photo is the Taylorsville bar. It's just over 1/2 a mile from the campsite. Not crawling distance but an easy and flat walk.

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Old 07-22-2014, 06:31 PM   #29
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Do you think we need Recon photos? I dont think so unless you happen to be there anyway.

At this point I think we have a winner. Your thoughts?
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Old 07-22-2014, 06:50 PM   #30
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Do you think we need Recon photos? I dont think so unless you happen to be there anyway.

At this point I think we have a winner. Your thoughts?
I don't think it's necessary, but I'll be driving right passed it.
So if anyone wanted to see it before hand. It won't be a problem.

I like the area. It's centrally located and plenty of riding in any direction you leave the campsites.

Plus a bar is in walking distance. What's not to love?
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