Mid-Week Rides: Porterville Camp-out
Photos and comments from Chris
A close study may explain why the picture’s blurry…the tripod was drinking perhaps?
Beining was already ‘tucked-in’.
Owned for almost a month, during which it got about 25 miles of use. Monday started a three-day romp and shake-down. Learned that I need a new battery (Tom, you still sitting on one?), head-lamp adjuster and taller windscreen.
When Brother Burns introduced us to this country is was dry (good), but brown. This trip we had cold spit camping at Bass Lake one night, and a pretty steady rain the next at Porterville. We’ve had so much rain we’re still waiting for it to stop…but boy, wildflowers galore - all colors/types.
These are all Sierra Nevada ‘foothills’, East & Southeast of Fresno.
We got through Tulare County foothills and into King’s County too! We even rode into Kings Canyon, but just. It was both high, cold and snowbound.
He could always tell us where we were, but not where to go (generally). At one ‘T’ intersection, three differently named roads converged - confusing even when armed with a decent map. Randy had lots of good maps - from his LAST ride. Hmnnn!
Or was it Yokkim? About 25 miles of this, you can see part of the road high-right. It was here we picked-up another rider, Rich a practicing attorney out of Gardnerville NV who quite by chance caught up with us hours latter at the night’s camp.
just outside Porterville… Beining had this ‘camp follower’ drop-in on him (Literally! From an overhead tree). It’s a little one too!