OFFICIAL TRAIL REPORT ON PAGE 2, POST 14..... Hey all, tomorrow I'm going to head up to Sherman Pass and Monache Meadows for a couple days if the roads are open. weecho27 PMd me requesting a trail report. I will post pics and reports of the areas. I'm going to get a mid morning start to get to the bank and pick up some provisions. I will know the road conditions in the AM. I had a very terrible day and did not get a chance to call the Kernville Ranger Station. Long story short, I was heading up to Balch Park and was turned around in Springville due to family problems, so I can use a couple days in the woods. I will at least have some updated info on locked gates and other info from the Rangers if it's a no go. If I don't make it up to the higher elevation I will give a good report on Black Gulch Trail and Freeway Ridge which, from talking with some of you, isn't a familiar area but a very fun loop of trails. I know it's last minute, but if anyone wants to throw some hotdogs and some blankets in their rig and join me, I'd love the company. Text me at 661-301-9471.....I have the ringer off due to said family issues..... No matter the conditions of Monache and Sherman, I will be wheeling and camping somewhere. I like the spontaneous trips. I have a campfire permit and will find out the regs on campfires. -Mike
Last edited by kabe2611; 05-19-2013 at 09:01 PM.
Spontaneous trips are the best kind. Have a good time hope it helps.
2007 TRD MT
I found this on another site
We, the Gear Grinders 4 Wheel Drive Club of Ridgecrest, went up this past Saturday (May 11th) to open the Sherman Pass Trail. It is ready and waiting whenever you are able to challenge it. Yes, the trail is mostly moderately difficult with a few sections that qualify for "Most Difficult" under the Forest Service rules. Have fun and let us know how it went.
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THOMAS JEFFERSON, letter to Samuel Kerchevel, Jul. 12, 1816
If anyone gets a "wild hair" up their butt and wants to shoot up there give me a text. My number is in the 1st post or cb channel 5. I use the handles "Shark", "Kabe or Kabe2611", and "Mike." lol. Pics and report as soon as I can. Trust me I'll be playing it safe on the trails because I still haven't gusseted my spindles. I have a winch and recovery gear if necessary. I have become quite familiar with my rig and have done well so far on some pretty hairy trails. Not to say I'm a pro or incapable of breakage or getting stuck, but I know the Sharks limits as far as I've taken it so far and will not exceed those limits no matter how much my brain says I can.
Oh man, if I had a little more notice I would have joined you.
Yea, I gotta work all night tonight and have plans for tomorrow night. I'm all preloaded too. I generally have to pack the cooler and get fire wood.