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Quick Video from recent Sierra trip with apologies for distortion caused by tree sap on lens.
My plans for a pleasant if moderately challenging granite slick rock ride were thwarted by mix of high water or pretty well eroded jeep trails. Three ways to possibly get in but no reasonable way to get out by myself.
Either snow or downed timber blocked other alternate destinations.
So instead I played with the 6-speed TTR motor's improved on-road manners and bombed through a couple hundred twisty corners while finding other entertainments.
Enjoy! Sorry about the lens boogers.
 

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Quick Video from recent Sierra trip with apologies for distortion caused by tree sap on lens. My plans for a pleasant if moderately challenging granite slick rock ride were thwarted by mix of high water or pretty well eroded jeep trails. Three ways to possibly get in but no reasonable way to get out by myself. Either snow or downed timber blocked other alternate destinations. So instead I played with the 6-speed TTR motor's improved on-road manners and bombed through a couple hundred twisty corners while finding other entertainments. Enjoy! Sorry about the lens boogers.
"well eroded jeep trails", that's and understatement. Holy Cow, I'd up the "nasty" classification to "gnarly impossible" or "gnarly impassible". You'll have to figger a way to haul the kayak for the high water George Washington crossing the river moments. Get one big enough to float Betty to the other side...of the river that is!:p

Love the mix of music. For some reason I really like the blues or jazz jingle you added.

Thanks for sharing and keep on riding the gnarly!
 

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Erosion has really gotten bad since the Off-Road clubs increased the traffic. Less than twenty years ago the SlickRick Trail was unknown, unsigned, un-named and un-abused so that my stock Toyota pick-up could make it. Now I doubt a side-by-side or ATV could make it between or over the 30 inch boulders. Originally found the place on my motorcycle 35 years ago chasing down a reported gold occurrence. Half-once nugget I was shown was likely an isolated erratic or from another area as the last glaciation tended to flush and scrape out paleo- placer deposits....besides prospectors tend to lie about where exactly the treasures they show off actually came from.

The goal used to be to get deep into the area and play or camp along the creek.
 
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