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Old 09-29-2003, 10:37 AM   #1
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Sierra/WentworthSpringsRd ride pics

Few pics from yesterday's ride. Another "Team Solo Rider" ride, since the guys who expressed interest earlier bailed out .

I went up Hwy 4 to Lake Tahoe, then went off on 50 to 395 to 88 to Mormon Emigrant trail/Iron Mountain Road. This road is a hoot, and consists of open sweepers! Top speed runs can be had here w/o any problems . Check out Mormon Emigrant Trail. Off to Pollock pines to gas up, then on my way via Ice house Road to to Loon Lake.

I went exploring a bit, and went up on the other side of the road from Loon lake, hitting Dead ends (for street bikes atleast). Came back & took Went worth springs road . It's as it was - great pavement, awesome road! Took 193 fom Georgetown to 50 and back home...skaggs, quincy road, wws road - ahhh! I got to go on a 2-day ride combining these...

couple pics I took (it was foggy in the morning; that & the forest fire made it impossible to take any nice scenary pics ).

663 miles yesterday! That makes it 4k miles this month and a second oil change...

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Old 09-29-2003, 10:39 AM   #3
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2. Loon Lake

I tried my s50 pan/merge feature for a panaroma. Came out to be ok

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Old 09-29-2003, 10:41 AM   #4
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3. Lake on Pilot creek

I forgot the name of the lake, but it was awesome in sunset.

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Old 09-29-2003, 10:47 AM   #5
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Maybe next week? Oversleeping was just too nice...
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Old 09-29-2003, 11:02 AM   #6
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sorry I had to bail on you, and specially bummed since my nieces Bday party was cancelled. DOH!

Next time, if nothing else is planned I would love to ride up their again. Nice pics
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Old 09-29-2003, 12:26 PM   #8
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Maybe next week? Oversleeping was just too nice...
. I am doing the Ride4Kids next sat. So, week after that might work. I will keep you guys informed.

Thanks for the comments on the photos (& the Camera - since I own it even though Canon made it ).
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sorry I had to bail on you, and specially bummed since my nieces Bday party was cancelled. DOH!

Next time, if nothing else is planned I would love to ride up their again. Nice pics
Bill, no sweat. I had a great time!
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Sweet pics! Nothing wrong with solo... More time to take in the scenery than yapping.
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That's a funny picture of Lake Alpine, really doesn't do it justice at all! If you had to pick a favorite road of this ride, which would it be?
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That's a funny picture of Lake Alpine, really doesn't do it justice at all! If you had to pick a favorite road of this ride, which would it be?
Ezekiel,

that's a very nice way of saying "bad photo" . I have other pics of Alpine, this is the view that I hadn't captured before...the lake ofcourse, has shrunk from its magnificence seen below in may.



Which road would I choose? My pick would be the stretch from Mormon-emigrant trail till Georgetown. Icehouse reminds me of Mines road w/o gravel, while Wentworth is just awesome.

All time fav in the sierras is Sonora Pass which I didn't do this time (see my avatar ) - because of the lack of traffic, excellent road, nice mix of twisties & sweepers and the temperature being cool.
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Actually I'm thinking maybe it's a different lake? Neither of your pictures look anything like what I saw. Is this Lake Alpine that you come to as soon as highway 4 turns into one lane (when going west to east)? The Lake Apline I'm referring to is pictured on Pashnit's page at http://www.pashnit.com/roads/cal/Highway4.htm

I'm with you on 108 being a great road, I'm especially fond of the REALLY tight twisties at the very top for some reason. Love that road for all of the same reasons you list. It's just a shame that we have to ride through a few hours of boring roads to get to the good stuff. Well worth it though!
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Actually I'm thinking maybe it's a different lake? Neither of your pictures look anything like what I saw. Is this Lake Alpine that you come to as soon as highway 4 turns into one lane (when going west to east)? The Lake Apline I'm referring to is pictured on Pashnit's page at http://www.pashnit.com/roads/cal/Highway4.htm
Pashnit can confirm on where his was taken, but I think that pic with canoes was taken from the actual ramp site - the big entrance that says Lake Alpine - etc.. I took these from the shore on the far side (it is less crowded there). There's also Mosquito lake that you come across after Alpine... I not sure of the rest

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1st photo does look like the other end of lake alpine.

good stuff,one o my fav loops and fishing haunts
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