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Old 09-07-2008, 10:36 PM   #1
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Arroyo Grande - Pozo - Carrizo Plains

Did a loop on the Central Coast of California, Arroyo Grande over Hi Mountain Road to Pozo through the National Forest to Hwy 58 to Carrizo Plains down to Hwy 166 to New Cuyama and back to Arroyo Grande.
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Old 09-07-2008, 10:39 PM   #2
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First leg Arroyo Grande to Pozo

For the first leg head East from Arroyo Grande to Lopez Lake. When you get to Lopez Lake find Hi Mountain Road and head East. Here is the link for this map, http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/forestvisito...central/06.php
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Old 09-07-2008, 10:47 PM   #3
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The Hi Mountain Road

From Arroyo Grande to Pozo over the Hi Mountain road it is about 45 miles. (Please note no gas in Pozo) There is about 6 or 7 creek crossing, but in this dry weather, only the Salinas River had some water flowing.
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Old 09-07-2008, 10:50 PM   #4
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Hi Mountain

Near the summit you will reach this sign.
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Old 09-07-2008, 10:54 PM   #5
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Pozo - Turkey Ranch - Five Points - Navajo - Hwy 58

From Pozo head East to the "Turkey Ranch" from here head East towards "5 points" and from "5 points" head down towards Navajo Camp Grounds. At the Navajo Camp Grounds, make a left and head towards Hwy 58. See map.
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Old 09-07-2008, 10:56 PM   #6
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East on Hwy 58 to Carrizo Plains

Back on the pavement on Hwy 58 head East towards Carrizo Plains, the Soda Lake Road.
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Soda Lake Road Pavement section

Here is the Soda Lake Road, pavement section.
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Stop at Painted Rock

We stopped at Painted Rock, and took the 1/2 mile hike to the rock.
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Soda Lake Road, Dirt Section

Soda Lake Road, Dirt Section. Once you reach Hwy 166, head West and you will reach New Cuyama. Fuel is available at New Cuyama. It was 133 miles from Arroyo Grande to New Cuyama. From here we proceeded on Hwy 166 back to Hwy 101 to Arroyo Grande.
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i just did hi mountain road in my truck on saturday... the whole time i was thinking how much more fun it would be on a motorcycle.


any drama getting up those few rutted rocky climbs on the GS?


ever been up that jeep trail that cuts off to the right 1.5 miles before hi mountain campground?


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Old 09-08-2008, 12:37 PM   #13
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Hi Mountain Road

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i just did hi mountain road in my truck on saturday... the whole time i was thinking how much more fun it would be on a motorcycle.


any drama getting up those few rutted rocky climbs on the GS?


ever been up that jeep trail that cuts off to the right 1.5 miles before hi mountain campground?


No problem, but with a bike I had a few more choices of lines than the truck. I believe the trail you reference is Garcia Ridge, I haven't been on that trail in years, probably back when I had my 71 Bultaco Pursang.

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Old 09-08-2008, 01:09 PM   #14
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...thanks for the route...I wondered where that POZO road ended up.
I was going to do the Crrizo this year, but not yet to happen.
So Soda Lake road cuts right thru the plan to the monument to 58, correct?

Wow, petroglyphs, I did not know that...
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:45 PM   #15
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Carrizo Plains

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...thanks for the route...I wondered where that POZO road ended up.
I was going to do the Crrizo this year, but not yet to happen.
So Soda Lake road cuts right thru the plan to the monument to 58, correct?

Wow, petroglyphs, I did not know that...
Yes it goes straight through, Hwy 58 at the North end and Hwy 166 at the Southern end, not very much services, make sure you have enough fuel and water.

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