Piutes/Sequoia Moto-Camp Overnighter

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Piutes/Sequoia Moto-Camp Overnighter

Postby ericbee » Wed May 05, 2010 7:22 am

Hey Guys - Well the heat is going to be on in the desert lowlands here pretty soon. How 'bout an moto-camping overnighter in the Piutes/Southern Sierras? I have Been working on a GPS track (suggestions encouraged!) that includes lots of fun single track/fire roads and some pavement with FS camping along the way. Maybe beginning of June? It'd probably be a 2-night/3-day jaunt that winds through some of the giant sequoias - what more could you ask for? :up:

Here our some pics from our last trip up there:

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Lemme know if you're interested... Mark? Falcon? Fubars? DanB? Regulator? DustyR?

Lets Ride!! :ride:
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Re: Piutes/Sequoia Moto-Camp Overnighter

Postby falcon » Wed May 05, 2010 8:59 am

:up: :banana: :) :ride:
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Re: Piutes/Sequoia Moto-Camp Overnighter

Postby Fubar » Wed May 05, 2010 12:11 pm

In....

Begining of June works for me.
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Re: Piutes/Sequoia Moto-Camp Overnighter

Postby jonnyNITRO » Wed May 05, 2010 12:27 pm

I've been waiting for a ride like this. :banana:
What days would this include? Fri-Sun?
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Re: Piutes/Sequoia Moto-Camp Overnighter

Postby ericbee » Wed May 05, 2010 4:45 pm

Cool - let's get this party started! :banana:

John - Right now the plan is to shoot for Fri, Sat & Sun June 4, 5 & 6.

The rough route is to work our way across Antelope Valley to Tehachapi, up Caliente Creek and over the Piutes via Saddle Springs to Lake isabella. The rest of the route takes us up the west side of the Sierras through Sequoia and north toward Pine Flat Reservoir. We'll then work our way back south toward Kern River Canyon and then down Rancheria trails (awesome!) to Arvin. Then across the valley and back via either the 33 (pavement) or Apache Saddle (dirt). Its been a few years so It'll take awhile to bring our route back together in to a cohesive track - but it's gonna be a lot of fun trails if I recall. Like I said, if anybody has some route ideas/beta or tracks please let me know.

Camping will be in the NF areas - either established camps or spike-out sites. Unlike last time we'll avoid the Kern corridor camps (and the crowds).
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Re: Piutes/Sequoia Moto-Camp Overnighter

Postby mark_hochman » Wed May 05, 2010 8:41 pm

Man I hate to even post anymore.
I want to go too :up:
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Re: Piutes/Sequoia Moto-Camp Overnighter

Postby Fubar » Wed May 05, 2010 9:46 pm

On the way back, maybe we can go through the Greenhorns. If we can get a trail map from the FS, there's some killer singletrack up there.
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Re: Piutes/Sequoia Moto-Camp Overnighter

Postby DustyRock » Thu May 06, 2010 10:18 am

This sounds like a blast !
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Re: Piutes/Sequoia Moto-Camp Overnighter

Postby The Regulator » Thu May 06, 2010 9:14 pm

Excellent!... Just saw your thread Eric. I'm all over this type of ride. Got the green light for early June too. :up:
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Re: Piutes/Sequoia Moto-Camp Overnighter

Postby jonnyNITRO » Fri May 07, 2010 8:00 am

Hey - It looks like you're getting quite a response for this ride, Eric.
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Re: Piutes/Sequoia Moto-Camp Overnighter

Postby ericbee » Fri May 07, 2010 9:19 am

Hey John, Yeah, it'll be nice to see some old friends and maybe a few new riders on this trip! :ride:

Re: Requests to see a route - I'm working on a GPS track right now that includes some of the SMTS routes in the area. I've also put out some requests for other suggestions and I'm waiting for a few alternate routes too. As the trip plan comes together I'll try and put up a route and a rough timeline too. (Thanks for your patience!)

I'll keep posting as things move along....
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Re: Piutes/Sequoia Moto-Camp Overnighter

Postby jonnyNITRO » Fri May 07, 2010 10:20 am

Is this a ride that my little 250 can handle?
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Re: Piutes/Sequoia Moto-Camp Overnighter

Postby ericbee » Sun May 09, 2010 12:19 pm

Hi All - I thought it might be worthwhile to post a list of camping gear that we've posted in the past when prepping for an overnighter - this includes a list I put together and the AMA group list too. If you guys want to, please chime in and add your most important take along items!


All you need now is a trailer to carry it all! :lol:

-Sleeping Bag
-Sleeping Pad
-Tent (or)
-Bivy Sack (or)
-Bug Bivy
-Mosquito Net Hood
-Ground Cloth
-Water Bottle (i.e. Nalgene)
-Water Bladder (w/Camelbak)
-Water Filter
-Stove
-Stove Fuel
-Mug
-Spoon/Fork
-First Aid/Survival Kit
-Headlamp or Flashlight
-Toiletries
-Toilet Paper
-Stuff Sack(s)
-Saddle Bags
-Tail Bag
-Fender Bag
-Tool Kit (Cruz Tool EconoKit M1)
-Leatherman
-Cruz Pocket Tool Kit
-Spare Tube
-Tire Irons
-Patch Kit
-Bottle of Slime
-Extra Rags
-Air Compressor
-Cable Lock
-Ear Plugs
-Plexus Cleaner
-DVD Player/Movies (If I have the room)

AMA's list (now this is detailed!) :professor:

Clothing/Bike gear:
winter gloves
neoprene face warmer
hat
nylon rain suit
spare goggles (clear)
extra goggle lens
goggle wipes
sunglasses
bandanna
signal mirror
individually wrapped handy-wipes
ear plugs

Bike gear:
1 qt. motor oil in water bottle
radiator hose
fuel line hose
shifter
brake and clutch levers
syringe and adapter (for bleeding clutch)
peddly bike shifter cable (for cable clutch)
rear axle nut
master link
spare stator
stock KTM tool kit
allen wrenches
miscellaneous nuts and bolts
sprocket bolts
fuses
spark plug wrench
spark plug
needle circlips
quick steel
mini can of WD-40
tire irons with axle wrench
spare front tube
tire pump
patch kit
CO2 canisters and inflater
tire pressure gauge
tow strap
duct tape
tie wraps
safety wire
tooth brush (for cleaning oil filter and plug)
Leatherman tool
crocus cloth (metal sandpaper)
magnifying glass (bike or first aid)
hemostat tweezers (bike or first aid)
Miscellaneous:
folding pruning saw
mini mag light
LED headlamp
spare batteries
mini box cutter
dental floss
sewing needle
ziploc bags
first aid kit
Advil
sun block
lip balm
toilet paper
instant heat pack
shower cap (ward off hypothermia)
space blanket
emergency poncho
100 ounce Camelbak
spare bite valve for Camelbak
two bottles of water
water purification tablets
water filter pump
magnesium block with flint
solid fuel pellets
windproof/starepfroof matches
lighter
road flare wrapped in duct tape
pen and paper
safety pins
surgical gloves
spare headlight bulb

Food
jerky
trail mix
power bars

Communication
radio
cell phone

BTW - I should have a Google earth pic of the proposed route up in the next few minutes...
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Re: Piutes/Sequoia Moto-Camp Overnighter

Postby ericbee » Sun May 09, 2010 1:23 pm

Here is a preview of the proposed route in Google Earth. :) You can click on the image for a larger view. The green is the proposed route and the blue are alternates based on time constraints, etc. I'll try and post a .kmz file that you can open in Google Earth and see a much more detailed image (for fly over, etc.), but it doesn't look like the site will let me post a file w/that extension - I'll check w/Mark on that one.

The farthest distance between gas stops is about 80-90 miles - so you should have enough range in your gas tank for that distance... or carry extra fuel to make up the difference.

The first night we'll probably plan on camping above Wofford Heights - the second night will probably be at Panorama Camp. Both are higher elevation and should provide some comfortable temps.

Woo-Hoo! :banana:
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Re: Piutes/Sequoia Moto-Camp Overnighter

Postby ericbee » Sun May 09, 2010 5:49 pm

...and here is the .kmz file for looking at a more detailed view in Google Earth. the Yellow is the main route and the green, blue and red are alternates.

Once the file's on your computer... in Google Earth: File > Open > DSR Seqouia.kmz

Thanks again Mark! :-o
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