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    High Sierra Singletrackery

    Some of this is familiar from the Friday night singletrackery video. This was our Saturday morning warm up ride before attempting something nastier.
    Really fun multi-user trail climbs and wanders around for a few miles with only two challenging sections.
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    Now, tails like that keep your attention for sure. Very bouldery too! I know you guys loved it.
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    Admiral, might this be too much for Lori's healing knee?
    This was a possible ride destination for your upcoming visit. Very scenic but not too challenging.
    The two technical sections are quite short so we could ride her bike up and over.
    This is not the rather steep one-way boulder fest trail where I sheared off my foot peg bracket and frame tab...that is coming in Part 2
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    Too much for her but you and I could ride it since I’m planning on coming down a couple days earlier than her.
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    OK, last thing I would want is to re-aggravate someone's injury. Thanks for the feedback. Maybe time permitting we could share some of the Sweetwaters...lots of easy/intermediate two tracks. Maybe some of the aspens will be in fall colors.

    Summer shade in Sweetwaters:tunnel.jpg

    Same location with Fall colors, from Group Ride first week of October, 2018 :fall aspens.jpg

    Or maybe we just go ride up Lundy Canyon Lundy.jpg

    Or just bite the bullet of weekend traffic and pound pavement over Tioga and into Yosemite. Was a bit smokey last time I was there. We would camp outside park above Mono Lake.UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_561.jpg
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    Part 2 , the second trail that follows a steeply descending ridge line.
    Video is longer than my usual but I let it roll on to give a feel for the variable terrain.
    Elevations start around 9,000 and video ends around 8,000 ft but day's ride saw us eventually at Strawberry crossing thew American River around 5,700 ft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    OK, last thing I would want is to re-aggravate someone's injury. Thanks for the feedback. Maybe time permitting we could share some of the Sweetwaters...lots of easy/intermediate two tracks. Maybe some of the aspens will be in fall colors.

    Same location with Fall colors, from Group Ride first week of October, 2018 :fall aspens.jpg

    Or maybe we just go ride up Lundy Canyon Lundy.jpg

    Or just bite the bullet of weekend traffic and pound pavement over Tioga and into Yosemite. Was a bit smokey last time I was there. We would camp outside park above Mono Lake.UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_561.jpg
    Either of these options would be great. Boy, those fall colors are fantastic! Sometimes you wish they would be that color all year.
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    I always dig your post's, Fred! Awesome videos and pictures!
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    Why thank you Dave!

    While it is no Colorado the eastern Sierras sure offers lots of interesting eye candy. So any TW ride tends to be scenic whether it be to tour a historic ghost town,UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_1d0.jpg

    an alpine lake, UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_831 2.jpg

    or simply hanging out with some 4,000 year old trees. 2ndo%0clTKyVqVxqSd5rUA_thumb_19a.jpg

    Those were all good ride destinations. Bodi ghost town survived almost a century unmolested until becoming a state park in 1962. Still sort of a time capsule the only thing that changes are the fees. A $5 entrance fee was a surprise when I rode in on a TW 5 years ago but admission is now $10. Still a very neat place. Bodie_old_car.jpg
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