Author Topic: Coyote Flats Aug. 7-10  (Read 1954 times)

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Re: Coyote Flats Aug. 7-10
« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2020, 12:51:26 PM »
gotta pull out....didn't know it was Mammoth area, and with a new job I can't take time off yet....so 5pm Fri + drive to mammoth = setting up tent at 11ish for one day of camping = no dice
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Re: Coyote Flats Aug. 7-10
« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2020, 01:19:44 PM »
tenative-ish-sorta

lemme check w/ the better half and see what we can pull w/ a new rescue doggo, etc
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Re: Coyote Flats Aug. 7-10
« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2020, 01:20:35 PM »
Jay - are you bringing Aiden?
I thought I was , but that was shot down yesterday  lol
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Re: Coyote Flats Aug. 7-10
« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2020, 09:09:01 AM »
1st post updated
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Re: Coyote Flats Aug. 7-10
« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2020, 11:39:37 AM »
Keeping tabs on this one as I'd be taking the bike up out there if I pull the trigger.  :D

Never been out there, but are the trails do-able for a relative newb on a midweight moto? Any areas of contention (ie deep sand, rock gardens etc)?
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Re: Coyote Flats Aug. 7-10
« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2020, 11:53:03 AM »
Keeping tabs on this one as I'd be taking the bike up out there if I pull the trigger.  :D

Never been out there, but are the trails do-able for a relative newb on a midweight moto? Any areas of contention (ie deep sand, rock gardens etc)?
I watch a video of a lifted Honda passport and stock Ridge line make the trip (ridgeline not so much)LOL
I think you'd be fine
I found a Dual Sport Video

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Re: Coyote Flats Aug. 7-10
« Reply #21 on: July 28, 2020, 03:10:46 PM »
I really haven't been on this site since Covid.  Steve C brought this up to me and I am a maybe.  I should know more in a couple of days.  I have done Coyote Flats a few times and have covered pretty much every road up there.  I am not a big fan of the two roads to Funnel Lake, it worse than driving through a rock quarry, Steve can confirm.   I have stayed many times at the hunting cabin on Baker Creek and its a great spot as well as down the way on the creek.  I also enjoyed staying on the shores of Coyote Lake.  The spot mapped out for an overnight is not a bad spot as well.  there is room around that little lake for a couple of groups.  Is this an overlander style trip with a different camp each night?

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Re: Coyote Flats Aug. 7-10
« Reply #22 on: July 28, 2020, 03:48:09 PM »
Hay, Sage.  What book is that you used, from 1983?
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Re: Coyote Flats Aug. 7-10
« Reply #23 on: July 29, 2020, 07:24:18 AM »
Jeff - I am taking my trailer, so I don't want to make multiple moves.  I was expecting to go in, find an agreeable spot for base camp, then people can explore the area or sit and enjoy a beverage with friends.  Low stress get-away.

S3 - It is Eastern Sierra Jeep Trails by Roger Mitchell, La Siesta Press, 1983.  I picked it up at a Dick Cepek store in El Cajon in 1985 for $1.50 (list price).  Or a used one is available on Amazon for $17.50 (1971 edition):
https://www.amazon.com/Eastern-Sierra-trail-Roger-Mitchell/dp/B0006WK5YS/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2HVLBNRKNWN76&dchild=1&keywords=eastern+sierra+jeep+trails&qid=1596032211&sprefix=Eastern+Sierra+Jeep+%2Caps%2C220&sr=8-1

I had also picked up several other of his books back then, including Inyo Mono Jeep Trails (1969), $1, which I see is selling new on Amazon for $435!  That may be the most valuable book in my library!
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Re: Coyote Flats Aug. 7-10
« Reply #24 on: July 29, 2020, 08:35:51 AM »
My plan is to get there, and Stake my Claim for the next 3 Daze >:D
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Re: Coyote Flats Aug. 7-10
« Reply #25 on: July 29, 2020, 08:48:04 AM »
I really haven't been on this site since Covid.  Steve C brought this up to me and I am a maybe.  I should know more in a couple of days.  I have done Coyote Flats a few times and have covered pretty much every road up there.  I am not a big fan of the two roads to Funnel Lake, it worse than driving through a rock quarry, Steve can confirm.   I have stayed many times at the hunting cabin on Baker Creek and its a great spot as well as down the way on the creek.  I also enjoyed staying on the shores of Coyote Lake.  The spot mapped out for an overnight is not a bad spot as well.  there is room around that little lake for a couple of groups.  Is this an overlander style trip with a different camp each night?

Can confirm Funnel Lake roads are not awesome.  Definitely could be a fun wheeling day adventure for folks that want to do that kind of thing.
Coyote Lake is awesome.
Hunting cabin on Baker Creek is awesome.

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Re: Coyote Flats Aug. 7-10
« Reply #26 on: July 29, 2020, 11:08:59 AM »
Keeping tabs on this one as I'd be taking the bike up out there if I pull the trigger.  :D

Never been out there, but are the trails do-able for a relative newb on a midweight moto? Any areas of contention (ie deep sand, rock gardens etc)?

Hey Richard,

               What are you riding? Has a follow rider and just coming off that trail on the X. A dual sport is doable with a capable rider. IMHO I would not attempt with an adventure bike. Largest bike for me would be a 450/500 dual sport. No KLR are anything near that kind of weight. There are rock gardens with smaller sized rocks.
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Re: Coyote Flats Aug. 7-10
« Reply #27 on: July 29, 2020, 10:12:51 PM »
Hey Richard,

               What are you riding? Has a follow rider and just coming off that trail on the X. A dual sport is doable with a capable rider. IMHO I would not attempt with an adventure bike. Largest bike for me would be a 450/500 dual sport. No KLR are anything near that kind of weight. There are rock gardens with smaller sized rocks.

Well noted. I'm on a fat Honda CB500X.  I figured in certain sections it could be difficult, but its looking no bueno for me for this trip anyways.

Curious on the post trip report on the trail conditions for future plans though.
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Re: Coyote Flats Aug. 7-10
« Reply #28 on: July 30, 2020, 09:14:55 AM »
You can mark me as "going"
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Re: Coyote Flats Aug. 7-10
« Reply #29 on: July 30, 2020, 11:04:19 AM »
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