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 Visiting and looking for SoCAL trail suggestions
We are coming from Michigan to climb Mt. Whitney in Lone Pine, arriving Aug 7, and are looking for some good trail recommendations for upper-intermediate to advanced MTB riding. We've heard good things about Oakhurst and Kernville and rode Wilder Ranch and Black Mountain during our last trip.

We expect temperature to be a bit of an issue so we're looking for non-desert riding.

If you have any specific suggestions, please post. Thanks!
Posted by Sharkfin a 40 year old Racer riding a Cannondale 29er1 from Rochester, MI on 07/22/09


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  •  Re: Visiting and looking for SoCAL trail suggestions
    If only Dr Wellington Y were here to save you?!
    Posted by GhostRider a 31 year old Downhiller on 07/22/09

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  •  Re: Visiting and looking for SoCAL trail suggestio
    Go up Highway 395 a bit to Mammoth Lakes. Awesome riding.
    Posted by Old gringo a 56 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Ellsworth Truth from Chatsworth on 07/22/09

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    •  Re: Visiting and looking for SoCAL trail suggestio
      Thanks Gringo; someone else also mentioned Mammoth offline; that's fits perfectly with the travel. We've also heard good things about Oakhurst.
      Posted by Sharkfin a 40 year old Racer riding a Cannondale 29er1 from Rochester, MI on 07/22/09

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      •  Re: Visiting and looking for SoCAL trail suggestio
        Oakhurst is very cool but it's on the other side of the Sierra from Lone Pine.
        Posted by Old gringo a 56 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Ellsworth Truth from Chatsworth on 07/22/09

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  •  Re: Visiting and looking for SoCAL trail suggestions
    Between Whitney and Mammoth is Bishop. Lower Rock Creek is excellent. Haven't ridden the Upper Rock Creek, but hear it is very sandy if much more beautiful. Buttermilks just outside of Bishop are a maze of double-track at the base of the Sierra. Also, hit the opposite side of the Owens Valley, the Inyo Mountains and White Mountains. More double-track, but much more remote and adventurous.

    Sorry, GR... The doctor has retired and moved back to Caladan. :P


    Posted by Louis Wu on 07/23/09


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    •  Re: Visiting and looking for SoCAL trail suggestions
      Ladies and Gentlemens.....The one and only, TK!

      (a round of applause, please.....or at least golf claps....)
      Posted by GhostRider a 31 year old Downhiller on 07/24/09


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  •  Re: Visiting and looking for SoCAL trail suggestions
    RE: Kernville...it's a bit low-elevation for August. Temps will be in the 100's F. Try these two instead:

    Kern Plateau
    Giant Sequoia NM

    Posted by Louis Wu on 07/23/09


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  •  Re: Visiting and looking for SoCAL trail suggestions
    What area are you staying in? I could get you over to some spots in the foohills and areas around Glendora,San Dimas,Azusa,etc...... You post as a racer,we could do a tour of Bonelli Park,its used for cross country racing.
    Posted by Nervosa a 40 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Cannondale from Azusa on 08/20/09

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  •  Re: Visiting and looking for SoCAL trail suggestions
    Temperature is NEVER an issue in Southern California.

    I've posted some GPS plots here:
    http://www.bitofexperience.com/home/disorganized-events/mountain-biking

    that may help.

    There is some epic riding here, you can't go wrong.
    Posted by Bitofexperience on 11/05/09


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