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Post Pics Of Your Tacoma In The Mountains

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by tacomakid96, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. May 29, 2014 at 9:23 AM
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    Looking at the Sierra Nevada Range with the town of Bishop below! :)

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  2. May 29, 2014 at 11:37 AM
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    Nice pictures!

    Did you head up to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest?
     
  3. May 29, 2014 at 11:41 AM
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    Thank you, I sure did, this was the road past the visitor center at the top, it was amazing! Can't wait to go back and hike around a bit more! :cool:
     
  4. May 29, 2014 at 11:42 AM
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    Stunning, what an awesome place!
     
  5. May 29, 2014 at 11:53 AM
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    This one:
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  6. May 29, 2014 at 11:58 AM
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    I did a trail to some old mine was a little crazy, that looks badass! My trucks only 2wd :( so I don't get to crazy on trails.
     
  7. May 29, 2014 at 12:02 PM
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    A few more shots

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    Went through some campground that was below the Bristle cone Pine forest that had nice small trails out to the middle of nowhere that was really cool! Only have video of that.

    This was the only photo I took from that trail, the yellow flowers on the rocks caught my eye so I stopped long enough to take this:

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  8. May 29, 2014 at 12:26 PM
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    That is coming down the trail behind the visitor's center. If you're coming from the north, you basically turn left in Bishop, follow Silver Canyon to the top. There are a couple of spots 4WD helps but you could probably pre-runner it up there-travel with someone else too.

    The ABPF is such a cool place.
     
  9. May 29, 2014 at 12:30 PM
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    I think I saw that like a 15 mile drive down into Bishop? I was solo so stayed on the easy stuff this trip! One said 4x4 recommended, but the other did not, but no sign as to which road was which.
     
  10. May 29, 2014 at 12:35 PM
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  11. May 29, 2014 at 1:20 PM
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    Yes, it goes down through Silver Canyon to a residential area and into Bishop.

    Google would route you this way which is mostly paved. This is the Silver Canyon Route.
     
  12. May 29, 2014 at 2:09 PM
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    I need to give it a try if you think its prerunner safe :cool: Thank you for the links, its an amazing area!
     
  13. May 29, 2014 at 2:16 PM
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    i think as long as the road is in good condition, you should be fine and if you do want to try it, go with someone who has 4wd. There might be a spot or two that benefits with a locker or posi though.
     
  14. May 29, 2014 at 2:28 PM
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    Thank you very much, I will have to give it a try, really would be nice to have a true locked dif, the LSD has come handy, but not the same, so I have kept it simple and still enjoyed some amazing scenery! :cool:
     
  15. May 29, 2014 at 3:56 PM
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    I would not advise you take Silver Canyon Rd if you don't have 4x4. There are some fairly steep rocky narrow sections on that trail which could be a problem. Big sign at the top:

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    and another sign:

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    I explored that area in the summer of 2011. Beautiful area!

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  16. May 29, 2014 at 4:15 PM
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    Nice pics everyone.
     
  17. May 29, 2014 at 4:24 PM
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    I was there in August of that year too. Except for the wet parts, it seemed plenty fine for high clearance vehicles.
     
  18. May 29, 2014 at 7:04 PM
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    Thank you very much for the sings and beautiful photos, it is amazing up there, looking forward to going back!
     
  19. May 29, 2014 at 8:35 PM
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    I went up Silver Canyon last year. I did almost all of it 2wd. However, the few spots I used 4Lo I was glad I have it.
     
  20. Jun 7, 2014 at 4:45 PM
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    Some pics taken by Convict lake and a back trail that takes you up to a ridge that gives you a 360 degree view of Convict Lake and Crowley Lake. The trail is one of many in the eastern sierras, a great book to navigate those trails is the California Trails series books that are broken into different regions.

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