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#131337 - 02/08/07 05:49 PM 8/18-19 Sherman Pass + Monache Meadows
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Sequoia NF: Sherman Pass - Monache Meadows weekender (just outside Kernville) on 8/18-19

Meet 8/18 at 9:30am; Burger King - 2508 White Ln Bakersfield, CA 93304. Just off SR-99, take the White Ln exit, make a right and look for Burger King on the other side of the street.
http://tinyurl.com/37lb4o

SHERMAN PASS (33E48) -
Located in Sequoia National Forest about 25 miles northeast of Lake Isabella
Starts just north of Bonita Meadow off Road 22S41 and ends at Sherman Pass Road about six miles west of Vista Point. Mostly moderate to easy with some great camping, views, greenery, should be cooler that high up. We will camp for the night near the meadow on the end most likely. The first part of the trail is easy and then a couple of moderate to difficult steeper narrow rocky stretches with some loose dirt before returning to a forest serviced graded dirt type road.
http://joelrasmus.com/gallery/v/videos/4runner/sp06.mov.html

MONACHE ROAD (34E38) -
Begins at Powell Meadow off of Road 21S36 and ends at Snake Creek. This 4X4 road provides access to Monache Meadow and the South Fork of the Kern Wild and Scenic River . Excellent for beginners and all 4-wheel drive users. (2.4 miles each way)

Takes ~ 1.5hrs to get to the Sherman Pass trail from Bakersfield through Kernville ( top off gas) The drive up along the kern river is interesting to the start of Sherman. We will run most of it and and then camp that night near the end, most likely by the meadow. Next day head over to Monache up/back then down through Kennedy Meadows to the 395/14 and back to L.A., about a 4 hour trip up/back + 4 or so on the highway back home

This is great chance to get out of town, something different basically a nice mix of some fine scenery, you can also hike, fish, etc and both of the trails are moderate to easy (Monache). There was a fire near Sherman pass couple yrs back so the trees will be thinner but I heard itsí nice and thick on top, some water crossing, fishing around, and the meadows are nice.

May end up being the club run this month or not but everybody with a 4x4 is welcome eitherway [Wave]

Please post up if youíre interested, have any Qís, etc.

CB Channel 8, FRS 8, subcode 24.

Brian
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#131338 - 02/08/07 07:36 PM Re: 8/18-19 Sherman Pass + Monache Meadows
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I should go... I haven't been in Monache since last year.
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#131339 - 02/08/07 07:37 PM Re: 8/18-19 Sherman Pass + Monache Meadows
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If it's the run we're there! [ThumbsUp]

Paul, Noon, Trixie the Wonder Dog

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#131340 - 02/08/07 09:43 PM Re: 8/18-19 Sherman Pass + Monache Meadows
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I should also be there along with some of my buddies. Maybe we can camp this time since this one is kind of far away.

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#131341 - 03/08/07 08:34 AM Re: 8/18-19 Sherman Pass + Monache Meadows
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Do I need to be an SCCX member to go with you guys?

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#131342 - 03/08/07 08:38 AM Re: 8/18-19 Sherman Pass + Monache Meadows
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Quote:
Originally posted by SpcTroy:
Do I need to be an SCCX member to go with you guys?
Nope its a open run and please invite your friends along with smile Not vehicle specific either, we normally have some other models along with.

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#131343 - 03/08/07 09:32 AM Re: 8/18-19 Sherman Pass + Monache Meadows
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Would love to do this one, but we have our 5-state road trip starting two weeks later. Have fun!

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#131344 - 03/08/07 10:46 AM Re: 8/18-19 Sherman Pass + Monache Meadows
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I'll just be getting back from vacation that weekend so have fun.

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#131345 - 03/08/07 04:38 PM Re: 8/18-19 Sherman Pass + Monache Meadows
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The wife and I plan on being there and we'll bring the sleeping bag this time for extra fun!

Do we need a park pass for this?

Jim & Chris

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#131346 - 03/08/07 05:15 PM Re: 8/18-19 Sherman Pass + Monache Meadows
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I'll be there. Maybe Maria too. Bring the Gas cans, and we'll bring the steaks extras for anyone interested, and extra bacon and eggs for the morning for those interested in a hot breakfast.

This time can the whole group not disappear at 8 AM and go home? Can we relax in the morning we wake up?

Mark

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#131347 - 03/08/07 08:37 PM Re: 8/18-19 Sherman Pass + Monache Meadows
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Quote:
Originally posted by Mark1107:
I'll be there. Maybe Maria too. Bring the Gas cans, and we'll bring the steaks extras for anyone interested, and extra bacon and eggs for the morning for those interested in a hot breakfast.

This time can the whole group not disappear at 8 AM and go home? Can we relax in the morning we wake up?

Mark
No.

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#131348 - 03/08/07 08:45 PM Re: 8/18-19 Sherman Pass + Monache Meadows
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I'm about 1.5 hours Southeast of the meet point so if any of you guys from way down South want to cut your Saturday drive time down you can camp in my yard Friday night.

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#131349 - 11/08/07 11:13 AM Re: 8/18-19 Sherman Pass + Monache Meadows
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Looks like I'm going to take all or at least half of Friday off to get a running start on the ride up north. So far so good to make this trip.

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#131350 - 11/08/07 09:10 PM Re: 8/18-19 Sherman Pass + Monache Meadows
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Are you camping here?

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#131351 - 14/08/07 07:03 PM Re: 8/18-19 Sherman Pass + Monache Meadows
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Wow! This sounds like a great run! I wish I can go... =(

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#131352 - 16/08/07 06:17 PM Re: 8/18-19 Sherman Pass + Monache Meadows
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Quote:
Originally posted by AV Xterra:
Are you camping here?
I'll be camping up at Camp 9 on the north west side of Lake Isabella. I'll try to intercept you guys about 11:30-12:00 as you come up Sierra Way on the way to Sherman Pass trail.

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#131353 - 16/08/07 08:39 PM Re: 8/18-19 Sherman Pass + Monache Meadows
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I might meet you there Paul. Or I'll see you in Kernville while we wait for the group.

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#131354 - 19/08/07 09:35 PM Re: 8/18-19 Sherman Pass + Monache Meadows
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Here's why you get up early! First light at Bonita Meadows in Sequoia National Park.



I'll have dozens of more pictures over at SCCX soon.

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