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Anyone ride around in that area much?

I worked for a mining company back in the 80's & I always wanted to ride 168 out of Big Pine on a sportbike..

Now that I've got a doublesport, I'd love to ride Wyman Creek road..(heads north off 168 just past Deep Springs)

Anyone done either of those??
 

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168 is incredible.

Put it on your bucket list.

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I can't count how many times I've driven that road...

We stayed in Bishop, and drove over 168 and up Wyman Creek daily.

I was typically in a '70 Suburban.. but all I could think was how incredibly fun it would have been on a bike! Beautiful curves, pavement dropping into the drainages instead of bridges over them..I pictured myself wheelieing out of some of 'em.. then, if I remember correctly, it gets real tight towards the top.. some 20 mph corners.. The old 'Burban just didn't do it justice..

Then Wyman Creek road.. damn.. I worked up there in Feb a couple times.. Chain up all four wheels, LOTS of snow.. busting thru Wyman creek some 20+ times.. The summer trips were a lot less stressful :)

I would think that road would be a hoot on the KLR.... I'll make it back down there one of these days....
 

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Another road in the area is Hwy 2 Angeles Crest Hwy. It's got to be one of the best street bike trip. I'm still looking for the best dirt trail
 

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Just joined, 'looked @the date? of post, so I'm not sure if this is too late. I was On Staff out @Deep Springs College '02-05, lived w/my Family in Bishop prior to DS College. So to get to town "I had to round-trip Westgard Pass 4-5days a week"

Hwy 168E. is a Hoot! Had a Supermoto-prepped DR650 & a Desert/Dual Sport XR650, years ago I owned a KLX650 (since the early-70's I Always Liked Kawi Green, from the Original 2-stroke 'GreenStreaks', my first Kawi was a 350-Bighorn.

'Years before - DS Valley, we lived Up Above off Angeles Crest Forest (3miles from Newcomb's Ranch, a Big Bike Gathering for Rider's - like The Rock Store) I prefer Hwy168 'Less Crowded' It's a 40+mile Roller Coaster-of-a-road!

Hwy 168E. redux: 'They Don't plow the road during Winter, The Narrows is A Gas!!!, if Y'all get Off-Road? try Wyman Creek @the North-West end of the Valley up-to Robert's Cow Camp then On Up to Silver Peak down the Trail will drop back into Owens Valley...

ps: If you stop by Deep Springs College @Lunch/Dinner time, You'll be Welcomed to Feed, then Tour the Campus (Lots O' History there: Frank Lloyd Designed/Built the older Bunkhouse/Western style bldgs, Founders O' DS College were-L.Lucius Nunn, Nicola Tesla (Yup 'that=Tesla), & George Westinghouse (Yup! Again)

Aloha! & Good Riding! booter
 

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SR168

Is it true what they say about under the college? Can you really get to Vegas?

I read it on the internet; it must be true.

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"Huh"? I'm Not Sure what "they say is under the College" Driving thru the Valley will bring you to Hwy95South to Vegas '3-1/2 hrs. past Fish Lake Valley.

Other than that... Not Sure? 'Deep Springs Valley 'back-in-the-day' used to be a Prediluvian / Tertiary Large Freshwater Lake that once filled the entire Valley. But beyond that I'm Not Sure what your reference is to...

It Is True, there are many; Weird, Conspiratorial Theories, Misconceptions, etc. surrounding the College. 'Heck! even in Bishop & Big Pine most people have invented Strange stories about Deep Springs, and they are Neighbor communities. If you could Elaborate & send me links to your sources... I'd be Interested. booter
 

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I don't know how you can't be aware of this!

Deep Secrets at Deep Springs California

The truth is out there, you just have to Google for it. I'm gettin' my tin foil hat ready right as we speak.

Oh, and pro-wrestling is real...

Tom
 

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Oh, and pro-wrestling is real..............Tom
No! Pro-wrestling is not real. The mats are made from old mattresses and the winners are picked by drawing straws before the match.

The Easter bunny is not real either. Rabbits can't lay eggs.

Now, speaking of Big Pine and Hwy 168, I stumbled on that area after riding a bit of the Pacific Crest Quest trail and Hwy 120 over Tioga Pass while zig zaging my way from San Francisco back to Houston.

I rode east on 168 from Big Pine on US 395 and north on White Mountain Road to Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. Then I worked my way back to 168 on Wyman Creek Road and slept in Big Pine. There is only one BIG PINE there.

The next day it was back out 168 a short way and into the dirt roads of northern Death Valley and down and out through Bad Water and on to Sin City. I can't tell you what happened there because they have a rule about keeping stories from getting out.
 

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LOL! Thanks for the replies guys!

While I sold my KLR a couple years back, I still lurk here on occasion..

It's good to see that someone has enjoyed that road! I'd love to get back there some time, but it's a LOOONNG ways from where I live.
I can't decide what would be more fun.. rip 168 on my sportbike, or ride Wyman Creek on a dual sport.. either would be a kick in the butt, I'm sure.
 

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Good to see you back here!

I've ridden 168 on my RT and on my KLR. Both were fun!

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No! Pro-wrestling is not real. The mats are made from old mattresses and the winners are picked by drawing straws before the match.

The Easter bunny is not real either. Rabbits can't lay eggs.

Now, speaking of Big Pine and Hwy 168, I stumbled on that area after riding a bit of the Pacific Crest Quest trail and Hwy 120 over Tioga Pass while zig zaging my way from San Francisco back to Houston.

I rode east on 168 from Big Pine on US 395 and north on White Mountain Road to Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. Then I worked my way back to 168 on Wyman Creek Road and slept in Big Pine. There is only one BIG PINE there.

The next day it was back out 168 a short way and into the dirt roads of northern Death Valley and down and out through Bad Water and on to Sin City. I can't tell you what happened there because they have a rule about keeping stories from getting out.
Actually, there are several... The one at the intersection of Hwy 168 / Hwy 395 is called the Roosevelt Tree - it's actually a Giant Sequoia. Then, down at Big Pine Unified School (K - 12), there are another six or seven Giant Sequoias in front of the school.

I grew up in Big Pine - lived there from 1973 to 1987 (ish) and graduated from Big Pine High School in 1986. Absolutely LOVED that area, and if it were in Nevada instead of California, I'd be looking to move back. Lots and lots of dirt roads to explore, in the White Mountains, the Inyo Mountains (the area south of Hwy 168 / Westgard Pass), and in the foothills of the Sierras. My bike back then was a 1975 Suzuki TC185, and I rode that all over around Big Pine. I'd love to go back with the KLR and explore some of the old places I used to go.
 

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"Huh"? I'm Not Sure what "they say is under the College" Driving thru the Valley will bring you to Hwy95South to Vegas '3-1/2 hrs. past Fish Lake Valley.

Other than that... Not Sure? 'Deep Springs Valley 'back-in-the-day' used to be a Prediluvian / Tertiary Large Freshwater Lake that once filled the entire Valley. But beyond that I'm Not Sure what your reference is to...

It Is True, there are many; Weird, Conspiratorial Theories, Misconceptions, etc. surrounding the College. 'Heck! even in Bishop & Big Pine most people have invented Strange stories about Deep Springs, and they are Neighbor communities. If you could Elaborate & send me links to your sources... I'd be Interested. booter
I'll agree with that! When I was in school, I once joked with my Dad that I was going to go to Deep Springs College to which he replied "If you can get it, GO FOR IT!!!" It wasn't until years later that I actually did some research on my own and found out how damn smart a person has to be to actually get accepted to that college... WOW!!!!! Average SAT of 1600??? I'm not that smart!
 

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Deep Springs info: prospective students have to score 100% on SAT to even request an application, we had students at DS from all over the world, avg.# of 40,000 applicants yearly, 12 students enrolled yearly (w/2 alternate as backup).

Hey! I don't know where You guys 'found that stuff on DS'? Seriously! though... I Laughed Soooo Hard!!! "I Peed myself a little" Bwaaah! Hah!Hah! 'Really Guys Thanks for the Entertainment! But if Y'all visit the area You Really NEED to RIDE Hwy168E. into the Valley, @the Top O' Westgard Pass is the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest (the Oldest Living thing 'Bristlecone Pine tree' In-the-World) there's a FS-campground there.

I had several ADV/Desert bikes & DS had ATVs for the students to ride, "and we Rode the S##t! out of them.

"I Wholeheartedly Believe Pro-Wrestlers Are The Greatest Athletes in The Universe" LOL!

FYI: there are some unique animals inhabiting the Valley (not found elsewhere)

ps: our student Cowboys (students have to learn 'Cowboying to tend the Herd & Ranch + Farm) we were 'Totally Off-Grid/Self-Sufficient' w/Cattle & Farm livestock, Hydro & Solar + Wind power. (the Cowboys would have to stay-out some nights to tend the Herd & they would sometimes come back in the morn' Spooked @something they saw 'Out There'. But they Never would Tell me What IT Was. Afterwards several students Refused to Go Out into the Desert after Dark. (so might be there's Truth in some of the Conspiracies)???

Thanks Again! I'll be looking further into DS Lore... Aloha & Mahalos! booter
 
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