Met up and went for a ride in Nevada a few weeks ago with a bunch of friends out to Mount Patterson in Nevada/California where we rode 85 miles up, over, and around the entire mountain.
The ride took us thru spectacular aspen and pine forests, lots of creek crossings, Lobdell Lake, a few mines including a rock cabin and way up to the top of the mountain thru the tundra.
Made a video of the entire ride, 8+ hours shown in 20 minutes of footage. Twords the end there was a spectacular side by side accident and recovery. Nobody was injured, driver and passenger were ok. The recovery was amazing to see! Check out the video below.
A bit of info about the mountain – Mount Patterson is the tallest mountain in the Sweetwater Range California at 11,673 feet. The Sweetwater Mountain Range lies between Highway 395 in California and Highway 338 (aka Sweetwater Road) in Nevada in the Toiyabe National Forest.
Located in the Sweetwater Mountains within the Toiyabe National Forest, the scenic road to the summit (with outstanding views) is unpaved. It’s pretty rough and requires using a 4wd vehicle. The peak is accessible from July to October due the snow.
The 360 degrees views from the top are incredible. The road to the summit is an old mining road to Montague Mine Cabin. The area is dotted with many mines, that were active in the 1880s.
“ I boarded the plane. Touched down in the land of the Delta Blues. In the middle of the pouring rain (true story). Then I’m walking in Memphis. Walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale.” – Marc Cohn
Memphis is one of my top 10 favorite towns to visit. Always enjoy going to famous Beale Street and checking out the local music scene there.
Beale Street is the home of the blues and the birthplace of rock n roll.
About a month ago I sold my Ural side car motorcycle and bought a used Polaris Rzr that I’m keeping at a friend’s house in Nevada to use when I visit my place and my good friends there.
This past Memorial Day weekend I was invited to attend “Weekend on the Walker” (WoW), an event held at a private ranch, where we camped and rode many nearby off-road trails exploring the area in our UTV’s or Side by Sides aka dune buggies, rock crawlers, off-road rigs.
I flew out with the misses to Reno and drove to Topaz Ranch to meet up with my friends and get ready to go to the event. Check out the movie I made about it all…