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Old 07-09-2014, 10:08 AM   #1
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Sierras with a group riding the 1200GS - Route suggestions?

We want to do a 5 day camp with a mix of pavement twisties and easy / intermediate off road sections and are looking for route suggestions as well as campsites. We will be leaving out of Orange County and would like to go as far north as the Mammoth area on a loop and camp in more off the beaten path locations rather than next to a 32ft RV. Any suggestions from inmates that know these areas well would be awesome. Probably 5 bikes total with all of them being the 1200GS variety running Karoo 3's or TKC80's. Been searching but really appreciate some active suggestions.

Here is a quick vid onboard with me from our last camp out so you get the idea of what type of off road we are good with on the big bikes.. actually even a bit more technical off road is ok..



And another one of me riding in the Sierras on my 350EXC.. just because..





Thanks in advance.. really appreciate it..
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:39 AM   #2
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check out the sierra vista scenic byway area near yosemite/bass lake
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Old 07-10-2014, 01:33 PM   #3
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check out the sierra vista scenic byway area near yosemite/bass lake

Sweet! Thanks.. I surf too.. just got back from Nicaragua..
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Old 07-10-2014, 05:00 PM   #4
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I would suggest the west side of sierra. M99 outta kernville..camp nelson area..hume lake area...big tanks take you further east. The granite creek, beasore meadows area just north of mammoth pools res. is very nice.
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Old 07-10-2014, 09:06 PM   #5
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i would suggest up highway 180 to delilah lookout turn off, down to davis flat
(13 miles of easy to very moderate dirt)to balch camp, up blackrock rd( one of this sites cover photos)to sawmill flat(more easy to moderate dirt rd)down mckinley grove rd to shaver lake, down jose basin rd to north fork ,around the sierra scenic highway( lunch at jones store, beasore meadows to bass lake and back to yosemite. ironbasher
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Old 07-11-2014, 01:29 PM   #6
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Thanks guys! Appreciate it.. taking all this down and putting a map / route together!
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Old 07-13-2014, 07:39 PM   #7
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Hi gents , thought of a few additional road portions for your trip. At mckinley grove rd you could go right and go up to courtright resevoiur, 8500 ft and usually cool, several campgrounds. and from shaver lake on hiway 168 you could go up to huntington lake and over kaiser pass to areas such as florence lake and lake thomas edison, very skinny and very scenic 1 lane pavement. Jackass campground is next to a huge granite feature at florence lake that is quite nice to wander out on at night time, lay on the sunwarmed rock and watch the satellites go by with your bare eyes, the sky is so dark and clear.ironbasher
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Hi gents , thought of a few additional road portions for your trip. At mckinley grove rd you could go right and go up to courtright resevoiur, 8500 ft and usually cool, several campgrounds. and from shaver lake on hiway 168 you could go up to huntington lake and over kaiser pass to areas such as florence lake and lake thomas edison, very skinny and very scenic 1 lane pavement. Jackass campground is next to a huge granite feature at florence lake that is quite nice to wander out on at night time, lay on the sunwarmed rock and watch the satellites go by with your bare eyes, the sky is so dark and clear.ironbasher
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Old 07-14-2014, 05:10 PM   #9
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You might want to check out Highway 4. It is a national scenic highway. It goes over the sierras from Highway 49 to highway 89. Very beautiful!!! Lots of out of the way camping along the way.
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