A Snowy Ride Report - LPNF

Well how about harder and 100% legal.

In LPNF the Ortega trail is pretty insane right now and Kerry Canyon was a tought one too before it burned over last year.

Rincon.

A bunch of trails in the Piutes

I've found stuff used in Enduros and H&H's out in the open areas that was completely off the hook. Things that made me go "you have got to be kidding me." Some of it I went down and some I passed on expereinceing the pain.
I just considered averything south of LPNF southern Cal. Where is Ortega in LPNF? I've never heard of it.
 
Great ride report. :thumb: Snowy sure looks tempting, especially since it's so close. :thinking:

We made it to the the top, the wild flowers are blooming up here.
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For anyone unfamiliar with those flowers, it's called "poodle dog bush." Touching it, breathing it, etc, is comparable to poison oak exposure. Like rag weed, it comes up after fires and in cleared areas as it does not like competition from other plants. There is still some around here from the fire in '04.
 
Great ride report. :thumb: Snowy sure looks tempting, especially since it's so close. :thinking:



For anyone unfamiliar with those flowers, it's called "poodle dog bush." Touching it, breathing it, etc, is comparable to poison oak exposure. Like rag weed, it comes up after fires and in cleared areas as it does not like competition from other plants. There is still some around here from the fire in '04.
Looked like Lupine to me.:thinking: We have a ton of it up here. Are they related?

Edit, just looked it up and up close it looks nothing like Lupine, except the color.
 
I just considered averything south of LPNF southern Cal. Where is Ortega in LPNF? I've never heard of it.
It starts on hwy 33 just above Wheeler Springs and rejoins Hyw 33 at Cherry Creek. The problem is that the trail washes out badly. They fix it every once in a blue moon and then it's not so bad until it rains hard again.
 
I've found stuff used in Enduros and H&H's out in the open areas that was completely off the hook. Things that made me go "you have got to be kidding me." Some of it I went down and some I passed on expereinceing the pain.
That's the thing, there aren't signed & numbered "trails" in the open areas but there's plent o' tuff stuff! I haven't done Rincon or Piutes at all, so...:thinking:

100% legal is a totally different topic :devil:
 
Looks like the Snowy that I know and love. That climb out of Piru is one long slog. Stopping and resting the bikes and the rider is important. Some don't and pay the price. It is a little easier in the other direction, but not a lot.

The upper portion of the trail is one of the smoothest un-whooped and beautiful trails around.

Did you just ride Snowy-Miller-Piru?

If I get a foot peg I'm hitting those trails this weekend for sure.
Yea when we got to the bottom of Miller I noticed I had put a small hole in my clutch cover and was leaking some oil, I didnt want to risk it so we headed back to the trucks. Let me know if you get your bike fixed and I'll join you. :ride:
 
Great RR! I have not ridden Snowy since around the early 80's. I need to get up there and check it out! Maybe an early run in to sneak the red sticker in for a loop, or if anybody has a Greenie I can borrow..:thinking:
 
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