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Old 12-17-2009, 02:53 PM   #106
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It's not closed yet. The rangers that work there are doing all that they can to keep it open and will definitely keep it open this coming weekend.

There have been quite a few different stories put out about Carnegie, but if you actually call there (see: http://ohv.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=1172 ) you can verify if they'll be open when you want to go.
Just called them and although no one answered, the message sounds like it's business as usual.
Anyone want to go dirt ridin on Sunday or Monday?

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Old 12-17-2009, 02:53 PM   #107
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Yeah Hi Santa, sure hope you make it by my house next Thursday.
Skip the cookies and milk and make sure there is good booze out.
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Old 12-17-2009, 02:56 PM   #108
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No more booze. I think I'm gonna dry out for a while and get back in shape.
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Old 12-17-2009, 02:59 PM   #109
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No more booze. I think I'm gonna dry out for a while and get back in shape.
Better sell all my alcohol related stocks then. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 12-17-2009, 03:16 PM   #110
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Too bad they closed Carnegie down.
That was my favorite park.
They got a stay on the closure. For now. They expect to be able to remain open at least through Christmas.

I'd call in advance, though, just to make sure.
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Old 12-18-2009, 08:01 AM   #111
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Hey all

I live in Little River, some of the inmates have stopped by a few times, especially the Sheetiron wackos.

We could use my place as a base camp for attacking the area's dirt, Usal, Mattole, etc. I want to go more east of 101, I've done most all roads west of it.

But hey, everyday is a new day, right?

Little River is just south of Mendocino, 2.73 acres of redwoods and lawn

keep me in mind when planning north coast ADV rides

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Cool man! We'll have to set something up. I've yet to make it up there, other than riding dirtbikes at Middelcreek.

Cheers!
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Old 12-18-2009, 01:41 PM   #112
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Ok, how about a trip down to Big Sur area January 9-10.
Sounds interesting. What route do you plan on taking to get to Kirk Creek CG? I've never been there before. Where does Cone Peak road exit? From google maps it looks like it stops in the middle of the forest.
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Old 12-18-2009, 01:58 PM   #113
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East and West of 101

I, too, will be monitoring this thread. Always interested in a Mendocino NF, Cow Mtn., or any of the dirt roads between 101 & the coast. WR250R is happy from single track to graded fire trails to the highway. I'm just learning this little bike's potential, (and mine).
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Old 12-18-2009, 03:13 PM   #114
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Sounds interesting. What route do you plan on taking to get to Kirk Creek CG? I've never been there before. Where does Cone Peak road exit? From google maps it looks like it stops in the middle of the forest.
Cone Peak road does dead end - at least for motor vehicles. Here's a
pic of the end of the line.



(We actually rode a good ways beyond this point but it turned very
V-Strom unfriendly quickly!)
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Old 12-18-2009, 03:31 PM   #115
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I like your plan for Jan 9-10 but will be out of town

But keep upthe good thinking. Would like to tag along some time.
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Old 12-18-2009, 04:11 PM   #116
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NC Ridge Rd. continues as a singletrack for a few miles and then returns to a good double track/road. However it goes thru the Condor sanctuary and lots of private property and gates till it exits at Ventana Inn in BS.
It is also in the Ventana wilderness from that pic above until Anderson Peak.
A "friend" of mine has done it on MTB and gave me the intel. I have ridden from Venatana to Anderson Peak on my MTB when it was open, some left wing lawyers for the Land owners, who get a free graded road made the closure permanent!
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Old 12-18-2009, 05:51 PM   #117
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I will not be tresspassing on this ride. There's too much potential for further bad press if a group of MCers goes beyond the road closure. I'm not the judging type, so if you want to go it won't bother me.

That being said, I'm away from home right now and don't have the capability to post an accurate route. I will post it sun-mon. The basic route will be meet in Carmel at 9, ride 1 south to Kirk Creek, where we will set up camp. Then we can ride 30+ miles of dirt along the ridge above 1 unencumbered. Then return to Kirk Creek, for dinner and revalry.

The next day we will ride through hunter ligget, then some dirt between the base and 101. We can then take Bitterwater rd to 25 and back up to Hollister. Ther is several options to hit up some dirt along 25.
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Old 12-18-2009, 06:21 PM   #118
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There's a really good possibility that the Cone Peak stretch of road
will be closed and gated for the season at the Nacamiento Fergesun/SCRR
intersection.

The USFS normally locks the gate on that stretch of road every winter.
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Old 12-18-2009, 09:05 PM   #119
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There's a really good possibility that the Cone Peak stretch of road
will be closed and gated for the season at the Nacamiento Fergesun/SCRR
intersection.

The USFS normally locks the gate on that stretch of road every winter.
Bummer. I thought that was just because of the fires. There's still plenty ofriding to be had in any case.
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Old 12-19-2009, 12:30 PM   #120
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Ridgecrest rides

I have sent my money in for both the Dualies Ridgecrest 250 and the Countdown Hi Desert 250. It looks like we have a good group for the dualies ride. Is anybody interested in doing the dual sport route for the Hi Desert 250? Once again the plan is to truck the bikes doewn. If I can swing the ime I'd also like to head over to the Spring Mountains for a day or two of camping and riding.
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