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by hemingray
Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Went Riding!
Topic: Little Jaunt
Replies: 2
Views: 3223

Little Jaunt

I thought I would take a little ride in the Tadpole Creek area. It's a small area off Foresthill Road almost to Robinson Flat. It's got a killer view of the North Fork American River Canyon. The bad news is that it was burned over in the 2009 Westville/Government Spring fire, but the good news is th...
by hemingray
Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Trails
Topic: Rides off I-80 and Foresthill
Replies: 10
Views: 6277

Re: Rides off I-80 and Foresthill

Ohhhhhhhhh! #-o Yeah, everyone here knows I only think in day trips... :-)

Maybe Washington would be the ticket. There's a campground there that some folks here use. I think it's something like River Rest?
by hemingray
Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Trails
Topic: Rides off I-80 and Foresthill
Replies: 10
Views: 6277

Re: Rides off I-80 and Foresthill

I've never had an issue, it's a busy road there with people coming and going to Bowman and Lindsey Lake. You could also go up to Lindsey Lake or Carr Lake, there are campgrounds there and it connects from Carr To Lindsey and then to Bowman Road, all on dirt. Is this because you don't have the traile...
by hemingray
Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: Obsessed Talk
Topic: Free Craftsman ATV jack
Replies: 38
Views: 24756

Re: Free Craftsman ATV jack

Go for it Mr. Silvertip!
by hemingray
Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Went Riding!
Topic: 3-Day Plumas/Tahoe Expedition (Day 3)
Replies: 8
Views: 6905

Re: 3-Day Plumas/Tahoe Expedition (Day 3)

I don't know about the rest of his adventure (which all sounds fun), but the Buttes would be fun. About 6 miles on the most direct route, but I bet the stairway will make it like 50. :-)
by hemingray
Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Trails
Topic: Rides off I-80 and Foresthill
Replies: 10
Views: 6277

Re: Rides off I-80 and Foresthill

That's the place I park. There have been days when the place is crawling with trucks and trailers and other days when I am the only one. When you get to the turnoff for Lindsey Lakes, on the left is a big round area (it gets used as a corral sometimes) and that's where I usually park. The day folks ...
by hemingray
Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Yamaha
Topic: Wolverine - old name, new machine!
Replies: 11
Views: 10742

Re: Wolverine - old name, new machine!

Maybe ground clearance. It's very good for a stock machine but the additional wheelbase over the quad shows. Still, it does fine on most all the roads I've been on so far with the occasional drag over a waterbar. One thing to know is that wihile the 708cc motor will get this thing around quite well,...
by hemingray
Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Yamaha
Topic: Wolverine - old name, new machine!
Replies: 11
Views: 10742

Re: Wolverine - old name, new machine!

It's a lot smoother ride than the quad, mostly because it weighs more. I really like the suspension too. You are talking exactly the reason we got one - used to have two quads but we never rode together because of the dust. Now we can. It doesn't replace the quad, it's wider and has a different fun-...
by hemingray
Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Went Riding!
Topic: 3-Day Plumas/Tahoe Expedition (Day 3)
Replies: 8
Views: 6905

Re: 3-Day Plumas/Tahoe Expedition (Day 3)

Ain't that how life seems to be. I have another few journeys that never got completed too. Eric never came over (not like it's real far) to ride the Forest Road 19 area. As he would say, Oyyy.
by hemingray
Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:14 am
Forum: Obsessed Talk
Topic: Free Craftsman ATV jack
Replies: 38
Views: 24756

Re: Free Craftsman ATV jack

This could be the Paynes Creek of jack threads!
by hemingray
Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Went Riding!
Topic: 3-Day Plumas/Tahoe Expedition (Day 3)
Replies: 8
Views: 6905

Re: 3-Day Plumas/Tahoe Expedition (Day 3)

We should do this sometime Mike.
by hemingray
Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Obsessed Talk
Topic: Free Craftsman ATV jack
Replies: 38
Views: 24756

Re: Free Craftsman ATV jack

OK, OK, I'll take it!
by hemingray
Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Went Riding!
Topic: Off to Bowman
Replies: 8
Views: 6131

Re: Off to Bowman

I always thought Bowman Road itself was the toughest terrain! But it's been improved a lot. There's the Fordyce from the upper side (access from Meadow Lake), but you will have to ride to Meadow Lake. Based on the snow I saw last weekend (thick drifts, in broad sunny areas) I'm guessing it will be s...
by hemingray
Mon May 30, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Trails
Topic: Rides off I-80 and Foresthill
Replies: 10
Views: 6277

Rides off I-80 and Foresthill

When I came here back in 2007, I didn't know where the heck to go ride the quad. Here are a few ideas with easy access and miles of riding. Forest Road 19 TNF FR-19 can be accessed from either Yuba Gap, or at Emigrant Gap. At Yuba, turn right at the Kelly Lake intersection onto Lake Valley Rd and go...
by hemingray
Mon May 30, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Obsessed Talk
Topic: New Member...Check in
Replies: 551
Views: 244326

Re: New Member...Check in

Well, the good news is you could take your car to Bowman now - the road is much improved and the amount of cars and SUVs up there was breathtaking. Fortunately they won't be up there all summer! Rather than post here in the welcome section, I'll post in the Trails section with some descriptions of p...