K E N N E D Y    M E A D O W S  II
August 10th, 2005. Greg (KTM Talk Camelguy) and myself, decided to caravan up to Kennedy Meadows in the Sequoia National Forest. I rode with Greg before at Randsburg, and I knew he was a skilled rider and would feel at home exploring for the first time the gnarly Goat Trails at KM. We  stopped for gas and supplies at the Pearsonville Shell off of HWY 395. A few miles up the road, we took the Kennedy Meadows turn, Nine Mile Canyon road. As we gain in elevation, a very dramatic change of scenary awaits us, from the desolate and rugged high desert, to a lush Alpine Forest at 8000 feet.
We had a two day window of opportunity, and decided to ride both days, camping overnight at the Troy Meadows campsite, It was a beautifull day, crystal blue sky, plenty of sunshine and 75 degrees. It rained hard a couple of days ago, so we were anticipating epic trail conditions.
I knew from my previous visit that the trails are well marked, but we still needed an OHV trails map. I decided to swing by the BlackRock Ranger station and visitor center to pickup a color map; unfortunately, they were closed on that day. Thanks to Dave, I knew that the camp host, Clark Mason, who is a member of KTM Talk, has some maps of the trails and is camped nearby at Troy Meadows. Sure enough, Clark saved the day and recommended a 'Long Loop' with an evil grin ;-) for Greg and myself to explore.
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