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    5-17 thru 5-19 Sherman Pass, Monache Meadows

    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
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    Re: 5-17 thru 5-19 Sherman Pass, Monache Meadows

    Spontaneous trips are the best kind. Have a good time hope it helps.
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    Anyone interested in Monache, here it is: http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=1637020
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    Re: 5-17 thru 5-19 Sherman Pass, Monache Meadows

    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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    Re: 5-17 thru 5-19 Sherman Pass, Monache Meadows

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanderhawk View Post
    Spontaneous trips are the best kind. Have a good time hope it helps.
    Thank you. I always feel a healthy relationship when I'm in the mountains. I'm taking my Bible and my dog with me for company.
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    Anyone interested in Monache, here it is: Monache Meadows - trip | EveryTrail
    Thanks for the link.
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    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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    Thank you Sparky. This news gives me a head start on where I will be able to report on. Hopefully Monache has the same good news beause that's where I'd ideally like to end up.

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    Re: 5-17 thru 5-19 Sherman Pass, Monache Meadows

    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.

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    Re: 5-17 thru 5-19 Sherman Pass, Monache Meadows

    Oh man, if I had a little more notice I would have joined you.
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    Re: 5-17 thru 5-19 Sherman Pass, Monache Meadows

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanselhoff View Post
    Oh man, if I had a little more notice I would have joined you.
    I'll be up there for 2 days maybe more. Heck, I packed my rig in 20 mins. Although all of my camping stuff is in totes ready to throw in the FJ. I don't even have to make a list anymore. LOL. The longest thing I spent time on was my gas tank cage which is 2 bolts, 4 cans, and a strap.

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    Re: 5-17 thru 5-19 Sherman Pass, Monache Meadows

    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.
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    Re: 5-17 thru 5-19 Sherman Pass, Monache Meadows

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanselhoff View Post
    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.
    Maybe next time. It was definitely a last minute decision for me too. I had waaaay different plans for the next 3-5 days. lol. I think this plan is gonna be better though.

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