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    Bet you two had fun even if her bike ran a little "blubbery". I thought the contrast between the warm valley floor and end of the roads there and at Witney Portal some 5,000 feet plus higher really added another dimension.
    Suppose you two rode the Whitney Portal Road? Another great run up and down the east slope of the Sierras

    Several of the cabins near the end feature some really nice views but you can't get a decent pizza delivered.
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    I forgot about the temp change it was June and starting to get hot so we had our mesh gear on. I had a liner with me she didn't. We didn't even think about it getting cold and it was pretty cool up there. Mid 80's-90 down low and 50-58? Up top. What was really cool was almost all the way up the grade lilac or lavender was blooming with an amazing smell. The first time there I hadn't figured out the jetting so we couldn't run up the grades. The second time the Portal rd. was closed.
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    Wouldn't Alabama Hills region make a good Group Ride location or base camp for other long rides? Would be nice to get more Southern California TW Riders together.

    Rich and diverse riding include places east of 395. Just north another great ride is to above 10,000 ft up into the White Mountain's Bristlecone Monument to ride amid ancient 4,500 year old trees. The main paved road is a blast with a really nice campground at Grandview half way up at 8,500 ft.. The Silver Canyon dirt road out of Bishop is an awesome off-road alternative that meets up with the White Mtn Road above 10,000 ft. making big looping rides possible with a mix of challenging dirt and easy cruising pavement. One can also cross over and continue to the east after visiting the Bristlecones by descending east via Wyman Canyon heading towards Oasis. These under visited places are also good desert bighorn habitat. Lot of gold still in them thar hills too, just takes a dollar and a half to get a dollar's worth of gold

    And of course all this is on way to north entrance to Death Valley. With extra fuel hundred plus mile loops in the remote north west part of Death Valley would be good for a group. For example Eureka Dunes through Steel Pass to the Saline Valley Hot Springs then north back to Waucoba Road.

    P1010458.JPGP1010482.JPGP1010486.JPGSaline Valley.jpg
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    Yes on our second trip we went up to Big Pine and took the truck up to the Bristle Cone Pine Monument and passed that campground in the White mountains. We have (edit) Charles Wells's book on that area . There's some cool areas near Death Valley I want to ride to. That Saline Valley loop looks interesting too. Have you been to those hot springs? We did some rides from Alabama hills over to the East side of the Owens river up to and into Mazurka canyon across from Independence and then back over to Independence and back down past the Manzanar internment camp. I left that Wells book in my trailer but I am concentrating on the Moab book now.

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    Tweaker, I soaked in some of the Saline Valley Hot Springs after overnighting at Eureka Dunes and a chilly morning tide through Steel Pass(?) and into the Saline valley. These places are the first three pics in post #43. The most uphill springs were primitive and not terribly inviting.The second one here was OK, clean but not too warm. P1010489.JPG The third and forth springs were the main ones and are extremely well made and maintained by volunteers. P1010492-2.JPGP1010494.JPGP1010495.JPG
    Certainly a clothing optional place. While there were numerous dispersed campers there I seemed to have the pools to myself. After warming up I packed half my cold weather gear away and resumed the ride. The ride and navigation were not too difficult. Hardest part was negotiating some sand and rocky terrain between Eureka Dunes and the hot springs; rest of ride was very manageable. It was about 115 miles to get back to camp and I never encountered another vehicle. However did encounter a lady hiking to the first springs wearing only a hat and sandals plus a few other nature lovers at the main springs. I did this in March 2014 and I think possible flooding on southern half of Saline Valley had cut off easy access for most southern California visitors. This might explain why there were very few folks about. The roads to the north were in great shape, sandy down low with just a bit of mud with melting snow in the passes.

    Here is link for the 2014 trip:Alabama Hills and Death Valley Ride
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    Thanks enjoyed that link.
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    Every day should have a ride video to inspire us all to get out and leave some intresting tracks behind you for others to find. So here is a teaser as Adam-in-Nevada shares one of his nice trail discoveries with me. I ended up following some melted out critter tracks with a pretty long stance and a fairly round footprint. Maybe Bigfoot was out jogging.
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    Good friends, good weather and good trails...what could be better?


    Dale ( Boarder255), Mike (evan) and Adam ( Adam-in-Nevada) join me for some spring time romping through a local riding area.
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    This region by Caples Lake on HWY 88 @ Carson Pass has good riding opportunities, seductive scenery and nice primative camping. From here one can take gnarly jeep roads either to the north to HWY4 @ Hermit Valley, or south to HWY50 popping out near Strawberry. Typically a little fatigued by 10 to 20 miles of rough trail riding I usually return via pavement for another 30 to 70 miles of twisty mountain passes via Ebbetts Pass, Echo Pass and Carson Pass with a few minor summits, flowering meadows and stunning vistas thrown in for variety.
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    I like this one because with my Duro ATV tire I can finally wax Adam's fanny on the steep hill at around 1:10. His stock TrailWing rear tire lost traction and he never made it up the slope. My Duro churned on in the even looser, rougher margin without any problems. Proof of value of the Duro IMHO.
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