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    Re: The Grand Tour: Inside the Mind of Pashnit California

    The view of Kings Canyon National Park. See the road?

    Bit of factoid trivia is Kings Canyon is the deepest canyon in North America. (and you thought it was the Grand Canyon), measured from the surrounding mountain tops, it's said to be 8200 feet deep carved out by glaciers in the last ice age. Nearby surrounding peaks are over 14,000 feet.

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    Some bonus pics of Kings Canyon NP from previous ride there...

    Inside the canyon...

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    View from the top...

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    Yes, it's as fun as it looks!

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    Riding on into Sequoia National Park to Morro Rock.

    Picture it this way, standing at 6500 feet and being able to look straight down in almost a 360 degree circle?

    Sound intriquing? It was for our Pashnites, especially the Canadians.

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    Michelle

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    Almost there. Huffing and puffing at 6000 ft.

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    Sean & Kim

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    After a day of riding, sun is beginning to set over the Sierra Nevada

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    On Top of the World.

    If you think about this photo, look how level we are with the surrounding mountain tops.

    Now imagine being able to look straight down- note how narrow the bars are.

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    Haroldo. I really like this photo.

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    Check out Paul. Got that on camera. Seems he's a little afraid of heights.

    "The psuedo-guard rail rock only comes up to my knee" he said.

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    Comon Paul, it's only like straight down.

    And with that, we were off to the hotel and some cold ones where we were joined by our other tour group. Was running two tours at same time running in opposite directions. 20 of us for dinner.

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    Next day I took the group out on Yokohl Valley Rd - a ranch road into Springville. Awesome! Goaty but good!

    Sean and Kim couldn't stop smiling. Perma-Grin. We give those out at the start of each tour.

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    Kind of look like twins, don't they!

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    Paul and Michelle

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    Most of it looks like this as you ride up and over the range.

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    The pano of Yokohl Valley Rd...

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    Re: The Grand Tour: Inside the Mind of Pashnit California

    Now remember this thread?

    The Road with No Name.

    Well, it was off to find this mysterious road with no name. Known only a Rd23S16. More pics are here in CA Moto Roads with maps & long-winded description on how to find it.

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    This is the Kern River Canyon we're looking down on.

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    Our Canadians... Sean & Kim. Long time in planning something like this, glad to have them with us from so far away.

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    ...and Paul & Michelle

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    Re: The Grand Tour: Inside the Mind of Pashnit California

    The Pashnit Busa

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    Haroldo, Billie, Paul & Sean

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    Yes, traversable even with Harleys. Goat trail machines.


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    Re: The Grand Tour: Inside the Mind of Pashnit California

    Pashnit Moto Tours... Couples welcome.

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    We laughed pretty hard at this one. The wives set this one up.
    Let's just say that Paul & Sean come across as very manly-men.
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