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Front Country NOW 5/15
« on: May 04, 2010, 05:30:32 AM »
I've never been through the Front Country, and I hear this is the time of year to go.  The Big Melt going on up high, and not too hot down low.  I was thinking of a loop trip that went in through Cohasset, link in to Pondorosa Way, across the Peligreen Jeep Trail, then the Grapevine Jeep Trail, and out across one of the slabs depending on the depth of Antelope Creek, then back down Hwy 99.  A full day run, but nothing too difficult.  Anyone?  Any guides out there other than my GPS?
« Last Edit: May 07, 2010, 06:04:22 AM by chicomecha »
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Re: Front Country 5/8?
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2010, 08:52:19 AM »
I'm busy this weekend   :(

But take pictures if you can I haven't ever been there either.

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Re: Front Country 5/8?
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2010, 03:28:25 PM »
We just finished this trip just in reverse. We went in on the Hogsback road side and dropped down to the lower slab. Not a problem crossing the slab at all. Depending on Snow melt that may change. We stayed a couple nights then came out throught cohasset. That was a long day in itself. Probably close to 6-7 hours of driving. Beautifull country to be seen and this is the time of the year to go. Most areas still green, just starting to turn.
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Re: Front Country 5/8?
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2010, 05:09:32 PM »
That was a long day in itself. Probably close to 6-7 hours of driving.

Well is there a better way to see those trails without the seat time or staying overnight?  Come in and out from Hogsback?  Come in from Hwy 32?
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Re: Front Country 5/8?
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2010, 05:00:02 AM »
If you kept a good pace and just planned on it being a long day it would definately be a beautiful trip with more scenic views than most areas. Great views of Lassen and Shasta.
We came across a mother bear and her cub, found the largest herd of dear I have ever seen. There must have been 80-100 of them bouncing up the hill through the brush.
I am not familiar enough to guide anyone through there from the cohasset side. A good gps and a map can get you a long way. Most all the roads will lead into the same area eventually, some just take you farther around than others.
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Re: Front Country 5/8?
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2010, 03:49:29 PM »
Nick would like to go, but made other plans already. Next weekend would be better.  Zcracker

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Re: Front Country 5/8?
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2010, 05:38:17 AM »
I checked my trail book which has Ponderosa in it but not Peligreen/Grapevine. I looked at Amazon and found two books that do. Hope it helps.

Backcountry Adventures Northern California by Peter Massey
Guide to N. California Backroads & 4-WD Trails by Charles Wells
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Re: Front Country 5/8?
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2010, 07:01:57 AM »
Mothers day duties have me boxed in, next week would be better for me

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Re: Front Country 5/8?
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2010, 07:09:49 AM »
I'm sensing a theme here...
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Re: Front Country 5/8?
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2010, 11:26:12 AM »
Nick, next week sounds good for me  Dan

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Re: Front Country 5/8?
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2010, 07:57:43 PM »
I'm up for this week, I need something to do with my father-in-law from Colorado this weekend. I can do next weekend instead, if thats the plan . I found some ponderosa, peligreen and hogsback area info in a guidebook, I've never been.
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Front Country - NOW 5/15
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2010, 06:03:40 AM »
Lets move this out a week to May 15th.  Looks like quite a few more can go then.  Maybe it will be less allergy season then too.

So, now who can go?
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Re: Front Country NOW 5/15
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2010, 08:21:45 AM »
I am in for May 15th.  I have been looking to go through the Cohasset area as a day trip for sometime.  The weather should be pretty nice so it could be a good beginning of the summer season type of run.
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Re: Front Country NOW 5/15
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2010, 02:24:59 PM »
Count me in.
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Re: Front Country NOW 5/15
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2010, 04:08:04 PM »
Wish I could join in but I'm booked every weekend between now and July 11th.  :o
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