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CA ride Sequoia to Yosemite (7/18 - 7/22)

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Hey Fellas, I was hoping to get some back road help. My son leaves for Basic Training on 7/28 and we are doing a father son ride before he ships out. We wanted to stay on two lane roads and/or dirt if possible. We are starting in our home town of Vegas.

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Sounds like a great trip!  If I were you, I'd start around Kernville and just make your way up the western slope on mountain roads up through Sequoia then Kings Canyon on up to Yosemite.  Maybe come back down the other side through Lee Vining, Mammoth Lakes, Bishop and then back over to NV.

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Up from Kernville on Hwy 395 is Kennendy Meadow Road, looks like "Lost for a Reason Area". We liked the look of that hitting Sherman Pass, Kern Hwy, Great Western Divide Hwy??? We thought exactly what you thought back, Vining etc...

We were going to camp most of the way if possible? What do you think?

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Okay, here's how it went...we didn't ride into CA. Due to the weather we opted for a ride into AZ, UT, and CO.

We rode south out of Las Vegas on US93 to I-40 heading east into Flagstaff, AZ. While getting gas we spoke with a few locals who directed us to a small restaurant. We sat outside and enjoyed a layed back atmosphere & good food at Josephine's.

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From Flagstaff we headed north on Hwy 89 into the Sunset Crater National Monument & Wupatki National Monument.

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We continued North on Hwy 89 through the Navajo Reservation where the views are breath taking. The land scape is amazing!

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We ended the day 500 miles away from home near Mexican Hat, UT. Camping at the edge of the GooseNeck State Park.

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Day two had us riding into the Valley of the Gods, then climbing up Moki Dugway Pass into Blanding, UT then north to Monticello, UT. From there we rode east crossing into CO. Just before entering into Doge Creek, CO we turned north into scenic Hwy 141 for several miles.

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We rode east making our way into Telluride, CO. We rode up the mountain on the Imogene Pass rode. We rode to the top with no problems.

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I was towed to Ouray after coasting down most of the hill. Took everything apart, had it welded in Delta, CO by Welfelt welding/fabrication.

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