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Old 09-18-2008, 10:26 PM   #11
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Re: Sierra September: A Pashnit Mountain Tour

Young love.

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Finally, the sun drops below the nearby mountains.

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Some of Brain's pics...

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Old 09-18-2008, 10:31 PM   #12
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Next day... The Tioga Lodge along the shores of Mono Lake has become a favorite. Cabins, and restaurant on site.
http://www.tiogalodgeatmonolake.com/ if you want to look it up. No TV, no phones, not even an alarm clock. Perfect!

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Old 09-18-2008, 10:35 PM   #13
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First went to take a look at Virginia Lake, a high alpine lake above 8000 feet. Small, but quite picturesque.

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Road there was half the fun too. Bunch of folks watching the day go by fishing.

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Old 09-18-2008, 10:38 PM   #14
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On over to the top of Sonora Pass

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Patrick normally rides his Honda 954, but this time around rented this ST1300 from http://www.CaliforniaMotorcycleAdventures.com

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David & Brian

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Old 09-18-2008, 10:45 PM   #15
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I really like this photo due to the reflection in the mirrored shield. Gives the photo a whole 2nd dimension to it.

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Old 09-18-2008, 10:48 PM   #16
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A stop on Big Hill Rd overlooking Sonora & Columbia

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Old 09-18-2008, 11:27 PM   #17
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While we were standing there, this fella, John & his wife Chris rolled up. "Where the **** are we?", he asked.

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From Australia, they had shipped over their bikes, and been on the road for 3 months! As you can see, they'd been everywhere.

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So we ceremoniously added a Pashnit sticker to John's hard bag. Seems he was familiar with the Pashnit CA Moto Roads site and had used it to plan portions of their 3 month plus ride. Funny how small the world is sometimes.

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Nice to just kick tires and shoot the breeze for awhile. Recognize this bike? Probably not. You can't get it in the US.

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See that view? That's Sonora in the distance.

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Old 09-18-2008, 11:32 PM   #18
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Later, I took the guys to Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Always an experience to comprehend just how big these things are.

Now watch this...

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Yes, it's that big.

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Old 09-18-2008, 11:35 PM   #19
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Slightly different perspective on just how big...

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See the kids?

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Old 09-18-2008, 11:37 PM   #20
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Perspective.

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And more perspective.

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