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Re: Happy 100th Birthday to our National Parks [Re: Joshua2415] #2894481
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Just took the groms riding at whiting a couple of days ago. Was thinking about the cougars snatching one of them up. Gonna rethink taking them there again anytime soon. Lots of families hiking.

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Re: Happy 100th Birthday to our National Parks [Re: silentbutdeadly] #2894483
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Originally Posted By: silentbutdeadly
Death valley Germans was awesome, thanks erbB. I can't remember what thread that originated on.

I'll check out the other stories.


I remember Death Valley Germans from the ADV motorcycle website.

There was a member, "Larryboy", from Sacto. Total DV exploration freak. He would solo down to DV a couple of times a year and explore on his lonesome. Some really good ride reports and photos.

This is a guy who has been struck by lightening, twice, while out riding solo. socrazy

Re: Happy 100th Birthday to our National Parks [Re: Kento] #2894485
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With the Govt shutdown it looks like the National parks are going to be or already are closed for the forseeable future. No maintenance/sanitation/security.

Re: Happy 100th Birthday to our National Parks [Re: Leaverite] #2894488
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Our camping goal this late spring (end of May/early June) is the White Mountains.

East out of Bishop up Silver Canyon road. Bristlecone pine tree country. A lot of really good, off the grid
area to explore. You definitely need a good 4WD to do it though.

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Re: Happy 100th Birthday to our National Parks [Re: Joshua2415] #2895050
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Originally Posted By: Joshua2415
Not an NP, but my family just spent 5 days up in Alabama Hills between Christmas and New Years. Freezing temps due to the winds first couple of days but it warmed up Sat/Sun once the winds died down. There is so much to do/see in that area!



Like a scene from Gunga Din.

Dear old dad is a big fan of those old British Empire movies and I got to watch it whenever it would play during those rainy winters in the Pacific NW as a kid.

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Originally Posted By: Leaverite
Our camping goal this late spring (end of May/early June) is the White Mountains.

East out of Bishop up Silver Canyon road. Bristlecone pine tree country. A lot of really good, off the grid
area to explore. You definitely need a good 4WD to do it though.


I was coming down Silver Canyon in my old Subaru (had three creek crossing to get through, each around 2 ft deep), when tearing up/down were some 4x4 yahoos.

On my way down, I had the window open, so I hear 'em coming up and was able to find some room on a 180 degree hairpin turn (got showered by pebbles as they roared past).

Near the first water feature in the 'flats', I had pulled over so I could see if my car could get through (by wading in the creek in my underwear...have to know how deep it is in the middle), and I saw some big horn mt goats, then I hear the 4x4s again. They were coming down! The mt goats bolted, I stumbled quickly out of the creek/road, a few minutes later, they blast past with a horn blast and a wave.

I super much love the Bristlecone areas, and White Mt itself the easiest 14,000+ footer i ever walked to the top of, but man, that 14 miles hike (round trip) sure feels long when you are on the way back through the uphill part of marmot heaven.

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Originally Posted By: Mr Doof
I super much love the Bristlecone areas, and White Mt itself the easiest 14,000+ footer i ever walked to the top of, but man, that 14 miles hike (round trip) sure feels long when you are on the way back through the uphill part of marmot heaven.


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Originally Posted By: Mr Doof
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Not an NP, but my family just spent 5 days up in Alabama Hills between Christmas and New Years. Freezing temps due to the winds first couple of days but it warmed up Sat/Sun once the winds died down. There is so much to do/see in that area!



Like a scene from Gunga Din.

Dear old dad is a big fan of those old British Empire movies and I got to watch it whenever it would play during those rainy winters in the Pacific NW as a kid.



Exactly, we visited the movie museum and checked out some of the set locations while we were there.

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Originally Posted By: Joshua2415
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Originally Posted By: Joshua2415
Not an NP, but my family just spent 5 days up in Alabama Hills between Christmas and New Years. Freezing temps due to the winds first couple of days but it warmed up Sat/Sun once the winds died down. There is so much to do/see in that area!



Like a scene from Gunga Din.

Dear old dad is a big fan of those old British Empire movies and I got to watch it whenever it would play during those rainy winters in the Pacific NW as a kid.



Exactly, we visited the movie museum and checked out some of the set locations while we were there.


Will be passing through there in a couple of weeks on the way up to MM.
Can you say ALABAMA HILLS CAFE? MMMMM... cookin

Re: Happy 100th Birthday to our National Parks [Re: SBSteve] #2895495
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Not an NP, but my family just spent 5 days up in Alabama Hills between Christmas and New Years. Freezing temps due to the winds first couple of days but it warmed up Sat/Sun once the winds died down. There is so much to do/see in that area!



Like a scene from Gunga Din.

Dear old dad is a big fan of those old British Empire movies and I got to watch it whenever it would play during those rainy winters in the Pacific NW as a kid.



Exactly, we visited the movie museum and checked out some of the set locations while we were there.


Will be passing through there in a couple of weeks on the way up to MM.
Can you say ALABAMA HILLS CAFE? MMMMM... cookin

Their baked goods are cheers

Re: Happy 100th Birthday to our National Parks [Re: Joshua2415] #2895606
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I was able to go to Zion and Bryce over the New Year Weekend. Did the Narrows, Cruised, camped, short walks in Bryce. IT was beautiful. Cold, but beautiful

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How deep was the water in the Narrows?

Get to the junction at Orderville Gulch?

Any photos to share/brag about?

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Originally Posted By: Mr Doof
How deep was the water in the Narrows?

Get to the junction at Orderville Gulch?

Any photos to share/brag about?



Do you ever work?? nana


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Originally Posted By: PPK96754
Originally Posted By: Mr Doof
How deep was the water in the Narrows?

Get to the junction at Orderville Gulch?

Any photos to share/brag about?



Do you ever work?? nana


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