Posted by: caryandjohn | July 6, 2013

More Lake Leavitt …

We scooted through Knight’s Ferry and went exploring for a place to eat lunch after gassing up at Pinecrest … Cary also picked up some steak and bacon for later …

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We made a left on the first dirt road after Strawberry, Spring Gap Road or 4N39 and 4N01 … Here’s Cary at the cattle gate …

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Spring Gap Road …

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Beardsley Reservoir Powerhouse …

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On top of the dam …

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Happy Fourth of July! We had a nice lunch in the woods, off Hell’s Half-Acre Road …

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We visited our friend Ben’s memorial on top of Sonora Pass … lots of holiday company today …

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On to Lake Leavitt Road … Cary contemplates the climb …

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One of water crossings …

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We did some bull-doggin’ … Scouting out the road … long, steep, loose and rocky …

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Almost there …

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Success! Leavitt Lake … A tough ride on a loaded KLR …

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We found our friend Ryan … he was saving the best campsite on the lake for us … having ridden over Mt. Patterson to meet us on his loaded KLR … total hero!

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Cary and Ryan …

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Camp Cary …

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Bacon wrapped steak … yum!

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We did some swimming … yes, it was cold!

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The view north from camp …

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We hung out for two nights … so beautiful …

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Ryan took off after the first night to explore for hot springs …

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A couple of KTM riders said hi …

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We rode home today … we only saw seven bikes … our three KLRs and a couple of Hondas besides the KTMs … ours were the only loaded bikes … It’s a tough ride up, and I was proud of Cary for making it up and back … I don’t think I’ve ever ridden a tougher road …


Responses

  1. Beautiful pictures! Looks like an awesome trip. I imagined smelling the clean mountain air and feeling the icy cold lake. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks Maxine. It was a wonderful time away in a great setting… the smells and air were amazing! We really enjoyed ourselves. Thanks for checking out the blog! Cary

  3. Shoot, now I need to buy two KLR’s 😉
    (Kevin)

  4. Hey Kevin! You and Maxine would look great on matching KLRs … they are like potato chips … you can’t just have one, ha!
    see you soon, and thanks for posting,
    — Cary and John


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