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Old 04-16-2014, 08:24 PM   #886
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Hey Joe

Have not forgotten just not sure I can make it on Friday, I started working and that will be my second week! so asking for a day off early is going to be tough. But I might be able to make it Saturday if you guys ride DS that day.
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Old 04-28-2014, 11:42 AM   #887
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Hey guys the Stewards of the Sierra National Forest are having their Dual Sport ride in July. Here is the info http://eepurl.com/Tt_i1
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Old 05-13-2014, 11:08 AM   #888
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Going back to the Rim Fire closure, with the exception of the road out to Hetch Hetchy, the closure has been extended through most of 2014:

http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_...prd3796679.pdf

I'm going to be road riding 120 westbound next Tuseday, I was hoping to go north and east linking Cherry Lake to Tuolomne, but even the arterial paved roads are closed. No wonder, they're salvage logging at a frantic pace from what I can tell.
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Old 05-13-2014, 12:11 PM   #889
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Going back to the Rim Fire closure, with the exception of the road out to Hetch Hetchy, the closure has been extended through most of 2014:

http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_...prd3796679.pdf

I'm going to be road riding 120 westbound next Tuseday, I was hoping to go north and east linking Cherry Lake to Tuolomne, but even the arterial paved roads are closed. No wonder, they're salvage logging at a frantic pace from what I can tell.
Good, get the wood out before it rots.
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Old 05-13-2014, 12:56 PM   #890
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It's funny, even in the high intensity burn areas it's only the needles that burn, and the thinner branches. The bark gets singed, but the core of the trunk is totally unscathed and doesn't burn at all. I guess because there's so much water in it.
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Old 06-04-2014, 09:36 PM   #891
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Looks like Herwaldt, Formerly Fresno BMW, is putting on an over nighted jun19th and 20th (Sat and Sun) Spoke to Tanner last weekend and seems like they are heading up around Courtright Resv (above Shaver Lake). anyone interested in hooking up and heading down Sat morning, thinking about heading out camping for the weekend......went on one a few years back and Tanner puts on a good ride and if I remember correctly the food and beer was good too
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Old 06-05-2014, 06:57 AM   #892
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Bruce, As much as I would like to ride the overnighter it's scheduled for the same weekend as the Stewards Of the Sierra National Forest Dual Sport fund raising event. http://www.sotsnf.org/ Herwald family and company are good folks but they don't keep the forest trails open, create new trails and cleared of trash like the Stewards.
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Old 07-04-2014, 06:43 PM   #893
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Hey joe where are they camping for the fundraiser?
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Old 07-05-2014, 05:36 PM   #894
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just rode Footman Ridge to Devil Lookout and then tried to connect 10 mile grade to Chowchilla Mt Road, going east. I thought they connected closer to the park, either everything is so overgrown that I missed the turns or they never connected! Anyway nice day in the hills, one flat front, but limped home with only two stops for air...man the woods have changed since last time up there!
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Old 07-06-2014, 06:32 AM   #895
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There is tent camping at the Elks Lodge in with the trailers and motorhomes according to my sources. You might want to call the Elks Lodge for best information. There is a KOA in Coarsegold that looks pretty nice on their web site.
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Old 08-28-2014, 06:03 PM   #896
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It's funny, even in the high intensity burn areas it's only the needles that burn, and the thinner branches. The bark gets singed, but the core of the trunk is totally unscathed and doesn't burn at all. I guess because there's so much water in it.
A friend of mine was talking to FS personal out of the Sierra Nat Forest and was told, to everyone's surprise, that after the French Fire it was discovered that green trees were falling. They discovered that their root systems were so dry that they had no strength. The trees just fell.
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Old 09-01-2014, 08:19 AM   #897
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I was interested in the Yosemite Adventure Ride which starts out of Buck Meadows. One friend has registered, and another asked me to join him. My inlaws have a cabin in a tract of land along the Evergreen Road. So I know many if not all dirt roads in the forest are closed to all public traffic. FS alert even points this out. I wanted to know the general area in which the route is planned out of Buck Meadows. Two emails to the organizers via their web site with zero response. Maybe one of you on this forum know what's going on regarding closure updates.
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Is this thread dead? No ones posted on it in awhile.

Here's some pictures I took yesterday over by Valley Springs. Most of it was pavement but, I hit a good stretch of dirt road and found some jeep/quad trails.













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Old 04-07-2015, 09:44 AM   #899
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I ride around Valley Springs. Where dat? it looks steep.
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Old 04-07-2015, 04:51 PM   #900
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Glad to see you back on the forum. I stalked your profile when the thread was idle and it looked like you were gone for a while.

I do a lot of solo riding down there, going to try to find Bourland Trestle in the first week of may and see if it burned, I'll post a RR here.
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