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Sierra Vista Scenic Byway - CA Sierra NF near North Fork

 
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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 11:07 am    Post subject: Sierra Vista Scenic Byway - CA Sierra NF near North Fork Reply with quote

Motorcycle Used: BMW G650GS & Sertao

Type of roads/trails: Onroad - poor conditions ; Off-road sections as well but these were not completed due to snow levels

Difficulty: Starting @ North Fork going up the East side, easy slab except for downed trees and missing roadway areas.

Ride Description:
2017 provided a ton of snow and rain in SNF. The slab roads aren't in great condition and there are several downed trees. We started on the South end at North Fork going up to Arch Rock where we were stopped by snow.

We then rode from Bass Lake up Sky Ranch Road which is also all slab until Nelder Grove area. Then it's groomed fire roads with variable conditions due to wet/mud but otherwise able to be traveled by an SUV. Weather made our route impassable beyond the slab very far.

A third way in/out is Beasore Road which we took until near the summit - but were stopped at 6700' due to snow a few feet deep and non-cleared roadway.

Looking forward to going back later this summer with dryer and warmer conditions.

NOTE: There are a bunch of GREAT things to see along the way. Most of the waypoints are correctly identified location-wise, but a few are off by a bit making you hunt for them. (not intentionally) - Redinger Overlook is actually up the road a little farther Northeast - maybe a mile farther? And Arch Rock isn't quite where placed either.
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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bobwolff68 wrote:
NOTE: Most of the waypoints are correctly identified location-wise, but a few are off by a bit making you hunt for them. (not intentionally) - Redinger Overlook is actually up the road a little farther Northeast - maybe a mile farther? And Arch Rock isn't quite where placed either.


Do you have any Tracks to post? They show exactly where things are.

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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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bobwolff68 wrote:
NOTE: Most of the waypoints are correctly identified location-wise, but a few are off by a bit making you hunt for them. (not intentionally) - Redinger Overlook is actually up the road a little farther Northeast - maybe a mile farther? And Arch Rock isn't quite where placed either.


Do you have any Tracks to post? They show exactly where things are.


I could download the tracks from the GPS and show them, but they a) wouldn't show the waypoints at all. b) They wouldn't show the planned extended route in the case of lack of snow.
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bobwolff68 wrote:
I could download the tracks from the GPS and show them, but they
a) wouldn't show the waypoints at all.
b) They wouldn't show the planned extended route in the case of lack of snow.


a) If you went to the waypoint and stopped, then the Tracks show exactly where it is and how long you were there. A lot of riders post files with waypoints for gas, etc that they got from some electronic map but then their tracks show that it is in another location. If a rider post actual tracks that show a stop then everyone really knows that something is really there.

b) Again lots of information in your actual track, everyone can see exactly where the snow was on what date. Your planned trip may be interesting but has no information. You could post your actual track then also your planned track from where you got stopped.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All good points. The tracks, unfortunately, are gone from the GPS now. But I'll remember this for the next time and give the tracks regardless so folks like yourself can dig at the data more.

Happy trails.
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bobwolff68 wrote:
I could download the tracks from the GPS and show them, but they
a) wouldn't show the waypoints at all.
b) They wouldn't show the planned extended route in the case of lack of snow.


a) If you went to the waypoint and stopped, then the Tracks show exactly where it is and how long you were there. A lot of riders post files with waypoints for gas, etc that they got from some electronic map but then their tracks show that it is in another location. If a rider post actual tracks that show a stop then everyone really knows that something is really there.

b) Again lots of information in your actual track, everyone can see exactly where the snow was on what date. Your planned trip may be interesting but has no information. You could post your actual track then also your planned track from where you got stopped.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="bobwolff68"]All good points. The tracks, unfortunately, are gone from the GPS now. bob [quote]

Bob, what GPS are you using? If a Garmin, you can set it to automatically record a backup of your Active Log on the data card or in Archives. this is very handy when you accidently clear the log before saving or some other operator error. Jerry

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh - cool - I'll take a look for that but I haven't seen it before. It's a Zumo 660.
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[quote="Countdown"][quote="bobwolff68"]All good points. The tracks, unfortunately, are gone from the GPS now. bob
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Bob, what GPS are you using? If a Garmin, you can set it to automatically record a backup of your Active Log on the data card or in Archives. this is very handy when you accidently clear the log before saving or some other operator error. Jerry
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