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Honda Transalp, Suzuki Bandit 1200S
Join Date: Jan 2006
The official Pashnit Spring Gathering 2009 Thread- May 9th
Tim and Tim,
Any dates set for spring? Hope the winter was not hard on your place. I know I could use some California sun and fun.
2009 Spring PASHNIT GATHERING
Dual-Sport, Off-Road & Street Bikes Welcome!!
When: Weekend of May 9th, 2009
Where: Sopiago Springs Resort, Hwy 88 & North-South Rd, near Pioneer, CA - Amador Co. elevation 4500 ft.
Starts: Arrive Friday or Saturday anytime - stay the weekend
Food: Bring some chips/dip/soda/potato salad/cookies/ice, etc at will (I'll be bringing the bulk of the food for Saturday's BBQ!)
Cost: $10 Donation to cover food- Give when you get there
Camping $10 Donation to the owner of the property, RV or tent, (Can be cold at night, be prepared!!)
T-Shirts & general Pashnit stuff: Get a Pashnit T-Shirt. Lots of STICKERS for free! Plus free Pashnit Screensavers.
RAFFLE: Yes, we will have the raffle again for a FREE spot on any PASHNIT MOTORCYCLE TOUR 3 or 4 Day ride
Dual-Sport Ride: Will take place Saturday Morning, May 10th from Sopiago Springs, returning 12pm
Tents, RV's & Fun-Movers: Yes, plenty of room for all of those!
Etc.: Yes, we'll have a huge bonfire, motorcycle movies, lotsa food, & good times
KIDS!! Yes, kids! Bring the kids!
BBQ when?: Main BBQ all together is May 9th, SATURDAY AFTERNOON, 12-5pm but come up to Sopiago Springs anytime. Some folks come up as early as Thursday!
For the streetbikes, you've probably figured out by now this region is a utopian place of motorcycle bliss. Check out the Pashnit Roads site to check out the area roads, main ones, mtn passes, and surrounding paved goat trails.
Nearby Roads are Hwy 88 - Carson Pass, North-South Rd, Hwy 4 - Ebbetts Pass, Monitor Pass and even Lake Tahoe is not far away.
CAMPERS & TENTERS: Lots of room for tents in a football-field sized grassy area. If you tent, be prepared for cold overnight temps. Spring at 4500 feet in the Sierra Nevada Mountains? You do the math! Warm days, cool nights.
Our host property has room for large RV's, FunMovers, Camping trailers and other assorted large vehicles. There are probably 20-30 camping spaces. If you plan to camp, trailer up your dirtbikes/quads, or use up a camping space, please contribute an extra $10 to the owner for allowing this event on his private property.
Lodging near Pioneer, CA - Booking a room.. Details...
The closest bastion of civilization is Pioneer along Highway 88. Pioneer, CA = 16 miles NE of Jackson
Our Host Lodging: Pioneer Lodge, (24 rooms) 24144 Highway 88, Pioneer, (209) 295-3490
http://www.pioneerresortca.com/ (most people stay here.)
Finding Sopiago Springs...
Word to the wise... Do not come up here unless you have a general idea as to where you are going. Too easy to get lost.
Sopiago Springs Resort is located a few miles north of Hwy 88 (Carson Pass). Take Omo Ranch Rd north several hundred yards. Omo Ranch Rd splits & North-South Rd begins heading due north to connect with Mormon Emigrant Trail. Omo Ranch Rd turns due west towards Hwy E16 & Fairplay.
North-South Rd drops off the ridgeline and descends a twisty goaty path (yes, large campers do fine, this is is traversed by large water tanker semi's) 2 miles to a fork in the road. Tim often refers to a stump on the north side of the road here, but descending northward down the hill, hard to see. There will be a sign here "PASHNIT -->" and arrow at this fork in the road. If you go more than 2 miles, you've gone too far.
See the fork? Go right.
MS&T lists Tim's address (the fork in the road actually) as 1532 North-South Rd, Somerset, CA 95684- but that may or may not work on your GPS.
GPS COORDINATES: Sopiago Springs Entrance: 38° 32.253 / 120° 26.537’
PHOTO Directions: Awhile back, John wrote a terrific thread about how to find Tim's place. Read that here - Clicky!! If you plan to arrive in the middle of the night, be advised there is not a light on for miles.
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