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Old August 1st, 2009, 19:22
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It will be chilly at night (40+/-), and nice during the day (around 75 unless its raining). I have been up there on a July day, when it was 80+ degrees then it got cold enough that night to freeze the edge of Brewer Lake. Best to pack warm clothes and a good sleeping bag, because you never know.
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 15:53
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So is anybody doing runs Friday and Saturday from the base camp at Dinkey Creek?

The reason i ask is, i was going to be coming with my little ones and my mom, who will be out here from Australia at the time. I didnt really want to roll up Thursday night to camp and leave early Friday morning for wheeling and be out untill Saturday night. My Mom would be staying at Dinkey camp with my girls while im out wheeling, so I'd rather be back at Dinkey Friday night.

Im unfamiliar with the area, so im not too sure how far away from camp the trails are for day runs?
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 18:36
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Well, in what you're driving, you could run the trail with the group to the lake, hang out for awhile, then drive back to base camp. Sat play around Dinkey Creek, maybe take the girls swimming in the creek, or go and check out the redwwods, then be there when the gang gets back to base camp.
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 20:34
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Well, in what you're driving, you could run the trail with the group to the lake, hang out for awhile, then drive back to base camp. Sat play around Dinkey Creek, maybe take the girls swimming in the creek, or go and check out the redwwods, then be there when the gang gets back to base camp.
Perfect... sounds like a plan
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BTW, you can drive your rig right out of camp to the trail if they run it from south to north. Come back the same way.

Sunday we'll need to tow to the Bald Mtn trailhead.
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Old August 17th, 2009, 23:08
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Doesnt look like i'll be making it now. Cant get the Friday off work , and its just a little too far to drive for 1 day of wheeling.

You boys have fun!
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Old August 18th, 2009, 09:54
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BTW, you can drive your rig right out of camp to the trail if they run it from south to north. Come back the same way.

Sunday we'll need to tow to the Bald Mtn trailhead.

Are there places to park a truck and trailer? How much hwy. is there between camp/trail head?

Eric
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Old August 18th, 2009, 10:02
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Are there places to park a truck and trailer? How much hwy. is there between camp/trail head?

Eric
Eric - Gald you can make it :-) That's a sick rig, can't wait to see it up close.

To answer your question - there is a ton of room to park your trailer at base camp (Dinkey Creek). As mentioned above the trailhead to Swamp Lake is very close to base camp and it is all dirt road. The Bald Mt. trailhead is with in a couple of miles of base camp and it's a paved road to get there. There is also plenty of room to park your tow rig. Most folks just drive to the trailhead then back to base camp after.
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Right on, Thanks.

It's actually registered and insurred, but lacks some of the street leagalities, like wind shield ect.
A Hwy. Patrol officer could have a hayday if he wanted to...

Not a huge worry though.
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Right on, Thanks.

It's actually registered and insurred, but lacks some of the street leagalities, like wind shield ect.
A Hwy. Patrol officer could have a hayday if he wanted to...

Not a huge worry though.
You'll be fine - Although with no windshield I am going to recomend something to shield your eyes and face for the ride to the Swamp Lake Trailhead. It takes a good 30 minutes to get to the trailhead and it's all dirt and is VERY dusty.
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You'll be fine - Although with no windshield I am going to recomend something to shield your eyes and face for the ride to the Swamp Lake Trailhead. It takes a good 30 minutes to get to the trailhead and it's all dirt and is VERY dusty.
No prob, I'll throw some goggles in there and tuff out the rest.
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No prob, I'll throw some goggles in there and tuff out the rest.
Thanks!
Cool - Look forward to meeting you....
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Doesnt look like i'll be making it now. Cant get the Friday off work , and its just a little too far to drive for 1 day of wheeling.

You boys have fun!

Bummer i was excited to check out your new rig
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Is anybody planning on heading in on friday afternoon? or is is only the slightly more rushed saturday? I'm planning on picking up a friend, and she has class at fresno state on friday morning.
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You'll be fine - Although with no windshield I am going to recomend something to shield your eyes and face for the ride to the Swamp Lake Trailhead. It takes a good 30 minutes to get to the trailhead and it's all dirt and is VERY dusty.
I think Eric is used to the dust.
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