I’ve wanted to revisit this old road since reading
a couple of ride reports here. The last time I traversed
this road was back in the mid 70’s when my high school
hunting buddy and I would go deer hunting up Black
Mounting saddle near Greenhorn summit and Johnsondale
and points between. I never knew what number or what
the road was called, we just knew how to get from
here to there. From previous reports I though 23S16
was the road from Greenhorn summit to Johnsondale.
With that, I figured I’d head to the top of Greenhorn
summit and begin my ride from there. Wrong.
Wednesday, 9/16 1100, the FJ1200 is ready to roll.
Heading towards the Kern Canyon
Once I got to Greenhorn summit, I discovered this.
Not the same road. The road number was not 23S16 but 24S15,
but I knew this is what we had taken to get to Johnsondale
so long ago
I traveled the road for a couple hundred yards and turned
back as it was nothing but hard washboard dirt and gravel.
Not knowing how long before it turned into asphalt, I turned
back and headed for Johnsondal to take 23S16 from the other direction.
The road to Johnsondale
After a bit of a ride, here we are.
The road here is full of bumps, humps, sand, and a few pine cones,
be careful. After a few miles I come to a fork in the road.
Just off to the right of this pic is a sign 23S16, I'm on the right path.
Another sign post.