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Old 10-21-2012, 10:39 PM   #1
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NorCal: Indian Valley Res. Run, Oct 27th.

For those who have been following the "High Lakes Run", we are all aware of recent events that have unfolded with the leader of this run, Gene. Our thoughts and prayers go out to him and his wife during some tough road ahead. I feel that Gene would still want us to get out there and show some NorCal strength and enjoy some offroad adventure! This run I propose is by no means a substitute for the High Lakes Run, but for those who would still like to get some wheel'n in next weekend, I propose this:

I would like to offer this run in lieu of the postponed High Lakes Run. For those who signed up for the High Lakes run, and anyone else who would like to join us, I invite you to join me for a day in the Mendocino National Forest via Indian Valley Resevoir and beyond!
Our day will start out meeting me at Walker Ridge Road off Hwy 20 heading towards Lake County. From there, we will take the dirt road to Indian Valley Resevoir campground. We will air down/disco at this point, use the provided restrooms at the campground, and then head around the resevoirs northeast side towards Bartlett Springs. Once we reach the north end of the resevoir, we stray from the forest service road up the mountain via a fire trail nicknamed "The Rock Garden". Difficulty from this point will be moderate. Stock rigs will be ok. Some minor pinstriping may occur, but most of the trails are clear. We will see some of the devestation of our recent fires from this summer along the way. We head north and work are way towards Elk Mt.
With the short notice, I will not have time for scouting, so some exploration will be the order of the day. A jeep buddy of mine who knows the area will be helping me lead the run. As usual, this is a "enter at your own risk" run, so if you're in for an adventure, this run is it. For those who would like to camp, there are campgrounds in the area where we will end up. I will try to provide info on this over the next few days as I check with the ranger station on restrictions and such.

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I dug out some pics of a portion of the area I ran a couple years ago.

Here we are at the North end of Indian Valley Res boat ramp. As you can see, the water level was low that year.

While we were at the boat ramp, a couple guys came up to us to ask for help.

Of course we offered to help. They obviously got a little too close to the waters edge, thus burying their 4 runner to it's axles!

After our little rescue adventure, the offroading continued up the mountain on the fire trail nicknamed "The Rock Garden".

Some views of Indian Valley Res half way up the trail. you'll notice the trail on the bottem left of the pic.

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Old 10-22-2012, 12:25 PM   #3
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Indian Valley Res Run list: Oct 27, meet up at point "A" 9:30AM
For those who decide to camp Friday night at the dam we will meet at point "B" roughly 10AM

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Walker Ridge Rd to Walker Ridge Rd - Google Maps
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On this next map, with the dam now being point "A", we travel to point "B". From here it get's a bit more interesting. We make an elevation climb up a fire trail, aka: the rock garden.

Unknown road to Bartlett Springs Rd/Co Rd 303 - Google Maps
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Only 4 post come on guys. Lol
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Only 4 post come on guys. Lol
I know! And they're all made by me, lol!
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that's cause everyone is posting on JF.
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What's up with Gene? If you can say. Local Petaluma Guy.
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almost time and so much more to do. going to be a long week...
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What's up with Gene? If you can say. Local Petaluma Guy.
It's been better. Ask Jeff L. At work. It's been a long weekend and going to be a longer week.
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i'm very intrested in this run. i'll have to see if i can get off work for this
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i'm very intrested in this run. i'll have to see if i can get off work for this
Cool! Just let me know by Friday night so I know how many to wait for.
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almost time and so much more to do. going to be a long week...
What do you have to do, overhaul the jeep or something?
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What do you have to do, overhaul the jeep or something?
exactly. not much for the jeep, just little stuff here and there. have to do a little work on my CB. however, I have a lot of stuff at school to do this week. 3 tests, 2 papers, and some school specific stuff.
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Found a couple more pics of one of the fire trails we'll be going on, cept it may be a bit more muddy!

Oh, and BTW, my buddy Rusty, who will be leading, his jeep is pretty much stock with a 1" BL, 30" AT3 tires, and a Antirock, that's it. Let's just say he's not afraid to beat on his rig a bit, lol
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Found a couple more pics of one of the fire trails we'll be going on, cept it may be a bit more muddy!

Oh, and BTW, my buddy Rusty, who will be leading, his jeep is pretty much stock with a 1" BL, 30" AT3 tires, and a Antirock, that's it. Let's just say he's not afraid to beat on his rig a bit, lol
looks fun to me!!
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What's up with Gene? If you can say. Local Petaluma Guy.
Thanks for the PM. Ron if you can go on this one you should these guys are great to go with. We always have a great time.
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Two days to go! May be one of the last good warm weather weekends of the season!
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One more day to go! Weather looks good! FRS radios to channel 4.

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One more day to go! Weather looks good! FRS radios to channel 4.

and CB's to channel 4, for those of us that have CB's I'll also bring an extra FRS if anyone needs one.
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I think you and I are it on this thread Jeremy, lol! It's all good though, got a good turnout on JF. I think 9 rigs are a perfect size!
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i guess so, I'll bring it anyways just in case. looking forward to it, see ya in the AM!!!
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I think you and I are it on this thread Jeremy, lol! It's all good though, got a good turnout on JF. I think 9 rigs are a perfect size!
So I will make 10 which is to much. I see how it is. Lol Still not sure if I'll make, but I do I'll just meet you at point A.
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So I will make 10 which is to much. I see how it is. Lol Still not sure if I'll make, but I do I'll just meet you at point A.
9 is perfect, 10 is amazing. hope to see ya Gene.
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So I will make 10 which is to much. I see how it is. Lol Still not sure if I'll make, but I do I'll just meet you at point A.
Sorry Gene, 9 is the limit, not one more jeep allowed.......LOL!
I guess I can make an exception for you my friend,

Hope you can make it!
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Indian Valley Run

Well how'd if go? Went into Rice Creek area in May with 6 rigs and came out around Snow Mt. Had lots of views, some brushed over trails, but had a good time. Got into the snow yesterday, was real slushy, trashed the TJ in mud, but there was no dust, were above Alleghany area.
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Yep , WF sucks! We had a good time! Lot's of good wheel'in. Learned a lot too. I May take a vacation from organizing future runs.

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