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Posted on November 20th, 2011 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Hornitos

An adventure on the personal side of life

By Dave Boyer

Sometimes thereís stuff in your back yard you never knew existed. And sometimes a person that lives 800 miles away might know something about that stuff when its been right under your nose your entire life. In the fall of 2011 not only would I take an enjoyable trip, Iíd learn something about a little town Iíve passed through many times during my lifetime.

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Valley Of Fire SMB Forum group meet October 2011

Posted on October 30th, 2011 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

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In early 2011, Sportsmobile Forum member Mac McIntire went out on a limb and planned to set up a group meet in Nevada. As far as I knew this was a first forum gathering to take place in the Silver State. There had been a few other group meets over the past years at various locations other than Nevada, but most were on the smaller size and limited to around 10 vehicles or so. To tell the truth, most forum rallies start out with great interest but dwindle down towards the end. Itís just difficult to get members from all over the US to find a common date to meet up. Mac posted dates and did a little fishing to see if anyone was interested in attending a late September or early October rendezvous. I had my doubts but in the end would be surprised.

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The Mono Lake Area

Posted on October 29th, 2011 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

 

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During October of 2011, a Sportmobile rally was set up at Nevadaís Valley Of Fire State Park by Mac McGuire of the Sportsmobile Forum group that ended up being one of the largest meetings to date. Iíd say that it was a solid success and you can read about it here:

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To and from the Nevada get-together, I visited some of the area around Mono Lake. Not only did this area supply an overnight camping point between California and Nevada, the region has some nice forest service paths well suited for vehicle exploration. Unlike many of the off road routes I take, these were well graded paths that were highly scenic during the fall season and suitable for novice drivers and 2WD vehicles during dry weather. 

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A short one day adventure

Posted on July 31st, 2011 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

 

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By Dave Boyer

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On July 24th, I decided to meet up with Sportsmobile Forum member Steve (SteveInLA) and his wife Carmen at Yosemite Creek campground. He said they would be up there around mid day and hoped I could camp with them for a night.

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Work had their claws in me so the best I could do was a quick visit to the park.

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Donnell Reservoir Access Road.

Posted on July 30th, 2011 in Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

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The 4,700 Foot Road

Location: Western Sierra Nevada Mountain range east of Sonora Ca.

Season open: Open all year, weather permitting.

Nearby Facilities & Camping: Dispersed camping at the beginning and end of the trail.

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Donnell Reservoir is located on the middle fork of the Stanislaus River just off Ca Highway 108 (Sonora Pass) on the western slope of the Sierra Nevadaís. The dam sits in a very narrow portion of the river canyon and has a single access road (5N09X) sometimes called the 4,700í road.

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