Considering CA BDT in Plumas NF and Lassen NF this summer

Curious if anyone here has done these California backcountry discovery trails, and if so what were your thoughts?

 

The National Forest Service literature leads me to believe the vast majority of the trail segments are at worst rough graded gravel roads with the few "alternate" segments being for short wheel base 4x4 only two track.

 

Can anyone comment on the alternate segments and the trails overall? Plan is to primitive camp along the way.

Sounds like fun.  I'm not that familiar with those trails though.

This is the first I have heard of the CBDTs... would love to know where I can learn about all of them and get maps.  There supposedly is one that runs from Wrightwood to Gorman.

 

 

This is the first I have heard of the CBDTs... would love to know where I can learn about all of them and get maps.  There supposedly is one that runs from Wrightwood to Gorman.

 

Here's some pic heavy info from 2006 on advrider  http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=155246

 

Something tells me snow in the passes isn't going to be a problem this year ...

I was born and raised in that area.  Looks like alot of fun.  Brings back memories of driving the logging trails.  

Just got off the phone with Danna Scholz from the National Forest Map Store. She was able to confirm that the CBDT is shown on the following National Forest Maps: Modoc, Lassen, Plumas, Angeles, Six Rivers, Mendocino, & Tahoe. I ordered them and will review them and start creating GPX files for them... should be a fun little project to R&D, and by that I mean get out and ride the trails.

Would love to see those gpx tracks.  I know Butler is working on a CABDR.

Would love to see those gpx tracks.  I know Butler is working on a CABDR.

 

+1 to that!

 

Oh wait, I still need to buy a true GPS :rolleyes:

I had a great secluded camping area on the backside of lassen several years ago.

 

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That could be a really great ride, head up the coast from socal, bounce over to lassen and down

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