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Very cool! brings back memories.  I've only ridden HC once, but had a great time through the technical sections in the first half of the ride, not so much the second half. 

 

Thanks for posting

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good ole h/c   good job pizza!!!   are you plated??  my 07 300xc need one

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Thanks for all the responses! It is fun to share good trails.

If anyone ever wants to ride HC, or other trails in the area, I am almost always game.

 

 

 

good ole h/c   good job pizza!!!   are you plated??  my 07 300xc need one

 

I have an Idaho plate.

 

 

 

sick!!! my kinda rugged! how do i get there?

 

Saw some of your videos. It certainly is your kind of rugged.

Off of highway 88 ~1 mile east of Silver Lake. The trail runs along the backside of Kirkwood ski resort.

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Things change quick!  Here's a photo of Silver Lake today.  I was up fishing Walker River this weekend, camping out, when the weather changed on Saturday.

 

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The fishing access lot

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Hope Valley looking West

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Pizzaforbreakfast and I rode Saturday, Bucks Pasture and area.

It was raining going up - no problem.

By the end or our ride - we were froze and it had

snowed 4 inches.  More storm then I planned for, but was a great ride.

No dust!

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Here is more to hate:

 

Saturday about 1:00 pm.

Rain turned to sleet then snow.

We are about 8500 feet or so - pizzaforbreakfast.

By the time we got to the highway - there was 4" of snow on the ground.

Stopped multiple times to thaw the hands - 

have to love purple hands.

Warm them on the exhaust, it was painful.

Riding in driving snow and 4" on the trail made it much more difficult - but was fun.

Stopped at Kirkwood Inn, hot dinner (about 5:30 by then) and a Bloody Mary.

Loaded the bikes, headed home, shivering the whole way.

What a ride!!!!!!!

 

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The pictures are a little blurry - they get that way when you are shaking like a leaf.

And - had to hold the phone under my are to warm it enough to get the

touch screen to work.  I think the sleet on the screen did not help any.

Good thing it is waterproof.

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Here is what it was like when 

we rode to Kirkwood Inn.

We were out in that all day - 

The bike in the trailer was one of the guys riding with us,

when we got to the first trail head, he said "Screw this - I'm out"

It was cold and wet.

My bike is next to the truck - pizzaforbreakfast was parked next to the building.

 

Fun!

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What are the odds that a late October ride is possible there?

Possible - but low.

It is high elevation.

 

It snows there very quickly.

The snow we were in will be gone in a day or 2.

But storms in October will put snow there to stay.

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hid from the ranger at Kirkwood inn  had the French dip it was awesome,  need a plate

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I don't know why but it is always an adventure when I ride with Eldorado650.

 

Our last three rides together have included a dozen stitches, one night-time extreme enduro, and a snowstorm.

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