The Breakfast Club: 2015 Sequoia Campout

Thursday-Sunday, Sep 17-20 2015

OK, some left on Wednesday and Randy extended the ride beyond Sunday. I’m using the “offical dates” just because.

Randy says…

A bear ran across about 20 feet in front of me in Sequoia NP. I never know whether to think that’s ‘it’ for awhile or eventually it will be more serious.

So kind of a 3 part trip for me-all good but with variations. Left Buckeye to the northwest thru the park but into the foothills and around the fire area. Saw some big plumes of smoke in distance and roads were quiet as they hadn’t been open long and main Kings Canyon highway was still closed. Went thru parched and hot areas…would be great in spring or early summer… like Wonder Valley and Pine Flat Reservoir. Reservoir must have been nearly 300 feet down from full. Area was really quiet with a few small boats waaaaay down there. Headed over to Prather for a much appreciated taco/chile rellano lunch. Then up the big long hill to Shaver Lake. Up that one hill and you go from foothills to alpine. Shaver Lake was a very pleasant small Sierra town-one gas station and one motel and that’s about all I needed. Guy at motel told me all kinds of local info, mostly about how all the lakes around there are Southern California Edison electrical producers, connected by tunnels and were the main early suppliers of power to LA way back in early days.

So next couple days explored quite a few excellent narrow paved and unpaved roads, stopped a neat old Forest Service Ranger Station, saw lakes that would be even more awesome if they had more water, froze butt camping at 8200 feet elevation, had buffalo burrito at Mono Hot Springs Resort, rode (partly) on some knarly 4WD roads that guys were trailering rock crawlers to. Bottomed out once but think it was just the centerstand. Was mostly quiet up there but people there were quad and 4 wheelers and people really trying to get ‘out there’.

Pictures

Here are pictures from Alberto, Carl, Marc, Markus, and Randy. Click on this link to read Alberto’s trip report. I’ll add a video from the campground swimming hole, later.

Bird Street cafe

Bird Street cafe

Bird Street cafe
heading down the Coast

heading down the Coast

heading down the Coast
Big Sur Area

Big Sur Area

Big Sur Area
Not Bixby Brirge

Not Bixby Brirge

Not Bixby Brirge
Bixby Bridge

Bixby Bridge

Bixby Bridge
Hwy 1 south , parking lot

Hwy 1 south , parking lot

Hwy 1 south , parking lot
oh well, nothing but wait

oh well, nothing but wait

oh well, nothing but wait
at the start of Nacimiento Rd

at the start of Nacimiento Rd

at the start of Nacimiento Rd
Mr. Wob.. doing his thing

Mr. Wob.. doing his thing

Mr. Wob.. doing his thing
Handsome

Handsome

Handsome
Looking North on Highway 1

Looking North on Highway 1

Looking North on Highway 1
North on 1

North on 1

North on 1
Can you see Hwy 1

Can you see Hwy 1

Can you see Hwy 1
heading un on Nacimiento Rd

heading un on Nacimiento Rd

heading un on Nacimiento Rd
Mr Wob... distinguished riding

Mr Wob… distinguished riding

Mr Wob… distinguished riding
Nacimiento Rd

Nacimiento Rd

Nacimiento Rd
Ft Hunter Liggett

Ft Hunter Liggett

Ft Hunter Liggett
The good bike is on the left

The good bike is on the left

The good bike is on the left
good shot eh?

good shot eh?

good shot eh?
Holding the tank

Holding the tank

Holding the tank
OUCH! Get my foot out!!

OUCH! Get my foot out!!

OUCH! Get my foot out!!
this is what it was

this is what it was

this is what it was
The boys

The boys

The boys
More boys

More boys

More boys
M551A1 Sheridan Tank

M551A1 Sheridan Tank

M551A1 Sheridan Tank
The three wise men

The three wise men

The three wise men
Oh, if he only knew

Oh, if he only knew

Oh, if he only knew
San Miguel

San Miguel

San Miguel
Cooling off

Cooling off

Cooling off
on the wall

on the wall

on the wall
Artistic

Artistic

Artistic
Bathroom entrance

Bathroom entrance

Bathroom entrance
Mr. Wob... holly and purified

Mr. Wob… holly and purified

Mr. Wob… holly and purified
Warts on a cactus

Warts on a cactus

Warts on a cactus
you know you can eat those, yes?

you know you can eat those, yes?

you know you can eat those, yes?
Well, let me tell you!

Well, let me tell you!

Well, let me tell you!
About ...

About …

About …
Mr Wob holding the crew glued

Mr Wob holding the crew glued

Mr Wob holding the crew glued
must have been a good one!

must have been a good one!

must have been a good one!
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After breakfast

After breakfast

After breakfast
Santa Margarita, you cannot miss it

Santa Margarita, you cannot miss it

Santa Margarita, you cannot miss it
In case you did not read the sign

In case you did not read the sign

In case you did not read the sign
Pilot car

Pilot car

Pilot car
GS Riders

GS Riders

GS Riders
Another road maintenance stop

Another road maintenance stop

Another road maintenance stop
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The boring part of the ride

The boring part of the ride

The boring part of the ride
A day's worth of ice

A day’s worth of ice

A day’s worth of ice
Sequoia Nat Park, Randy checking in

Sequoia Nat Park, Randy checking in

Sequoia Nat Park, Randy checking in
Markus doing his Schuldigenzie thgisn with a German babe

Markus doing his Schuldigenzie thgisn with a German babe

Markus doing his Schuldigenzie thgisn with a German babe
Our site at Sequoia Nat Park

Our site at Sequoia Nat Park

Our site at Sequoia Nat Park
Carl... perfectly mellow

Carl… perfectly mellow

Carl… perfectly mellow
Tom, What was that?

Tom, What was that?

Tom, What was that?
Getting individual dinners ready

Getting individual dinners ready

Getting individual dinners ready
Hummm, Delicious!

Hummm, Delicious!

Hummm, Delicious!
Tom the gournet

Tom the gournet

Tom the gournet
This large!

This large!

This large!
Ehu do campers do this? to a tree

Ehu do campers do this? to a tree

Ehu do campers do this? to a tree
this one could care less about humans

this one could care less about humans

this one could care less about humans
Home sweet home

Home sweet home

Home sweet home
Not shy

Not shy

Not shy
The water hole

The water hole

The water hole
Camping

Camping

Camping
the slide

the slide

the slide
Maybe tomorrow

Maybe tomorrow

Maybe tomorrow
Randy holding a cigar

Randy holding a cigar

Randy holding a cigar
Carl explaining some geology

Carl explaining some geology

Carl explaining some geology
Markus

Markus

Markus
some strange weed - srtistic (?)

some strange weed - srtistic (?)

some strange weed - srtistic (?)
pretty shot

pretty shot

pretty shot
runnning water

runnning water

runnning water
camping

camping

camping
until the wee hours

until the wee hours

until the wee hours
these guys can talk, and talk

these guys can talk, and talk

these guys can talk, and talk
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Good morning!

Good morning!

Good morning!
handsome himself! Carl

handsome himself! Carl

handsome himself! Carl
Fire haze

Fire haze

Fire haze
wethead, airhead, hexhead

wethead, airhead, hexhead

wethead, airhead, hexhead
Need water?

Need water?

Need water?
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Dry

Dry

Dry
My solo ride up Mountain Pass

My solo ride up Mountain Pass

My solo ride up Mountain Pass
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CCC built

CCC built

CCC built
Tom and Randy

Tom and Randy

Tom and Randy
Red

Red

Red
Markus and Tom

Markus and Tom

Markus and Tom
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another abnove view

another abnove view

another abnove view
Tom playing mosquito bait

Tom playing mosquito bait

Tom playing mosquito bait
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Three of six

Three of six

Three of six
Breakfast ... I think

Breakfast … I think

Breakfast … I think
Randy's tent... very little

Randy’s tent… very little

Randy’s tent… very little
all gone to the water hole

all gone to the water hole

all gone to the water hole
What's that?

What’s that?

What’s that?
Alberto

Alberto

Alberto
Markus and Tom

Markus and Tom

Markus and Tom
Honeymoon cabin

Honeymoon cabin

Honeymoon cabin
1939

1939

1939
Mineral King

Mineral King

Mineral King
Honeymoon Cabin in Mineral King

Honeymoon Cabin in Mineral King

Honeymoon Cabin in Mineral King
with some back packers at Mineral King

with some back packers at Mineral King

with some back packers at Mineral King
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at the water hole

at the water hole

at the water hole
Now you Markus

Now you Markus

Now you Markus
Okay if you insist!

Okay if you insist!

Okay if you insist!
Tom - he thinks he can fly

Tom - he thinks he can fly

Tom - he thinks he can fly
yahooo!

yahooo!

yahooo!
... a YETTY in the wilderness?

… a YETTY in the wilderness?

… a YETTY in the wilderness?
frolicking mermaids

frolicking mermaids

frolicking mermaids
Watch out below!!

Watch out below!!

Watch out below!!
SPLASH!!

SPLASH!!

SPLASH!!
Found my hat!

Found my hat!

Found my hat!
Clean, perfectly clean

Clean, perfectly clean

Clean, perfectly clean
tom flying again?

tom flying again?

tom flying again?
Yes, that hat is clean

Yes, that hat is clean

Yes, that hat is clean
Hmmm... let me see

Hmmm… let me see

Hmmm… let me see
will it still fit me?

will it still fit me?

will it still fit me?
Tom, if you can't fly... slide!!

Tom, if you can’t fly… slide!!

Tom, if you can’t fly… slide!!
To.. what was that? Blurb, blug, brub

To.. what was that? Blurb, blug, brub

To.. what was that? Blurb, blug, brub
The Mermaids frolicking

The Mermaids frolicking

The Mermaids frolicking
float as best you can

float as best you can

float as best you can
Markus... Yahooo!!

Markus… Yahooo!!

Markus… Yahooo!!
The slide

The slide

The slide
Manzanita tree near Buckeye Flat

Manzanita tree near Buckeye Flat

Manzanita tree near Buckeye Flat
View of Morro Rock from Buckeye Flat

View of Morro Rock from Buckeye Flat

View of Morro Rock from Buckeye Flat
Stagnant arm of Kaweah River near Buckeye Flat

Stagnant arm of Kaweah River near Buckeye Flat

Stagnant arm of Kaweah River near Buckeye Flat
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The Ride Home

The Ride Home

The Ride Home
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