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hippylong
Nov 26th, 2014, 01:04 PM
going up to jose basin thurs. morn .
been a decade since ive been there
i wonder if anyone has a good map?
also, I usually park at mathews mill.
what i was wondering is
a: can we park and ride from up by auberry road close to pine ridge?
B: can we park and ride from redinger lake?
or where is the quickest place to park and ride up there?
"It would be great to have a guide or some company..".
We are taking up a quad and a mx bike. (raptor350 and yz250f)
I went a week ago and it was empty and fun...

thanks all...
Hippylong

hippylong
Nov 27th, 2014, 09:07 PM
Was great today up at the basin...
not a sole to be found.
miles and miles of open trails.
heres a few pics.

Jetstream01
Nov 27th, 2014, 10:37 PM
Looks like a perfect thanksgiving to me!

SOUN1
Dec 1st, 2014, 11:19 AM
Looking good, never been up there.. If I didn't do track, I would of joined you..

hippylong
Dec 5th, 2014, 09:17 PM
going to be a small window tomorrow to ride
so....
back to the basin tomm (sat) at 8 am.
going to park up at pine ridge entrance.
take 168 up the 4 lanes
cut back upper Auberry road .. for about 3/4 mile
to musick farm road. on right..under power lines...

peace...

hippylong
Dec 6th, 2014, 10:16 PM
Another excellent day of riding.
did pine ridge to big creek.
and power lines
no dust ..lots of grip.. some slime
temps were good 8 am to 3:00 pm.
saw a forestry officer.
he stopped us ,checked but was a cool dude..
told us to have fun...
Snow has finally come to the sierras..

CRASH972
Dec 7th, 2014, 06:47 PM
Wish I saw this earlier. My loss.

SOUN1
Dec 10th, 2014, 12:08 PM
Rick, is should be healed enough for a ride after the new year.. If you're going back let me know a head of time.. Is it rough like 007 and Miami Trails?

hippylong
Dec 10th, 2014, 12:51 PM
jose basin is good training/tune up ground ..
lots of logging trails Good vista views...with a few power line trails.
stuff the 4x4's do..
some serious rocky sections..enough to keep you tuned up.
but not high level (depends on riders mind) except a few spots.
we did a 50 mile log road swoop in 2.5 hrs avg. 25 mph
also did tight stuff 3 to 10 mph
add water "makes its own sauce"...
feel free to join us anytime...




Rick, is should be healed enough for a ride after the new year.. If you're going back let me know a head of time.. Is it rough like 007 and Miami Trails?

SOUN1
Dec 10th, 2014, 01:09 PM
Awesome... I can join in after January, if you have a date in mind... let me know a head of time..

hippylong
Dec 18th, 2014, 06:54 PM
Barney and I did the basin again today.. Thursday.
1 hour from fresno ..exactly... (hauling a enclosed trailer behind a 4cyl toyota)
we rode 10 am till 2:30pm
It was perfect..NO DUST..some puddles...sticky hills..
kinda sunny ...
55 maybe in the sun
38 in the shady nooks
parked at pine ridge again ( need sun when doing break)
We had it all to ourselves.
come on folks ... now is the time to ride...

hippylong
Dec 18th, 2014, 11:36 PM
pics are not so good.
snow getting lower
week by week
barney at the vista point ..

SOUN1
Dec 22nd, 2014, 08:39 AM
Let me know if you're heading up there this weekend..

hippylong
Jan 3rd, 2015, 11:43 AM
weather is good temps good..
trying to get up there on sunday.. the 4th
we will see..
both my buddys at the moment ,
are a little dinged up from small crashes .
and i use their 2nd bike/quad
If we go
we will park at pine ridge again (top of 4 lanes)
because it's a sunny spot for breaks....
9am or 10 am..

hippylong
Jan 11th, 2015, 12:11 PM
well.. got a surprise and went to the basin on the 10th
it was excellent.
spent the day on a yz250
(my Hiney sure took a whoopin)
these new style 4 strokes are amazing..
i cant say enough for gearing up.
(knee pads,elbow pads, Chest/shoulder armor)
I went down 2 times at speed and had not a scratch.
here is some fun shots on the quad..

hippylong
Jan 11th, 2015, 02:18 PM
psp fun

hippylong
Jan 16th, 2015, 03:21 PM
Sat and sunday, 17th 18th
trail riding at jose basin..
break out that ole dirt bike/quad
come join us..
temps in the 50's 60's.
launch time 9:00 am from pine ridge..
(easy access there)

SOUN1
Jan 16th, 2015, 05:32 PM
Call me so I have your # to meet up with you...

hippylong
Jan 19th, 2015, 01:25 PM
attention all,
sat and Sunday 9:00 am
dirt and potatoes up at Jose basin..
miles and miles of trails
(leave fresno at 8am unload at 9:00am)
If you have never been there
come along and get a tour.
Ill take time to show routes etc.
quads or dirt bikes
this weekend we will be up at pine ridge entrance.
take 168 up the 4 lanes
cut back upper Auberry road .. for about 3/4 mile
to musick farm road. on right..under power lines..

CRASH972
Jan 20th, 2015, 07:22 AM
Been so long since I've been up there I'd forgotten how to get there.

hippylong
Jan 21st, 2015, 01:59 AM
got a used quad for the basin
meet
WALL-E
2001 honda trx400ex

CRASH972
Jan 21st, 2015, 06:44 AM
Going to have to miss this ride. Seths truck is still in body shop.

SOUN1
Jan 21st, 2015, 10:12 AM
I can swing by and pick you up for Saturday's ride..

hippylong
Jan 24th, 2015, 09:41 PM
killer day up in the hills.
here's the view from 6800 feet
motoceles and I went
pineridge to shaver to musick point.

were going tommorrow ,also.
come on out one and all
leave herndon and 168 starbuks at 8:10 ish
going to be 3 of us so far..

meet us there soun

hippylong
Jan 25th, 2015, 06:29 PM
you all missed out on 60+degree weather .
clear as a bell..

CRASH972
Jan 28th, 2015, 06:34 AM
I can swing by and pick you up for Saturday's ride..

Wish I checked back sooner. Been wanting to ride dirt. Just no one to go with.

SOUN1
Jan 28th, 2015, 10:09 AM
I'll call you next time ;) I didn't make it out there but the bike is ready now..

CRASH972
Jan 28th, 2015, 01:25 PM
I'll call you next time ;) I didn't make it out there but the bike is ready now..

Sounds good

SOUN1
Jan 30th, 2015, 10:54 AM
Rick, you guys heading up there tomorrow?

hippylong
Jan 30th, 2015, 12:37 PM
: (
ironically i have to work all weekend...
Ill ask motoceles or barney if their going..

montibank
Sep 8th, 2015, 07:33 PM
Methinks I have been overlooking this area for the kiddos and I. Ya got lat and long for this clearing?

This is green sticker legit correct?

hippylong
Dec 9th, 2015, 03:28 PM
Went to the basin last weekend.
my buddy had gopro.
he has the whole run on youtube.
they just graded but you can see where the fire was..

pt1 www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPs_3Z_ioEI[/video]
pt2 www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQzHWuqL8AI[/video]
pt3 www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qj3HHxZLAHA[/video]
pt4
more to come...

hippylong
Dec 11th, 2015, 12:37 AM
this starts with about a 1000 foot hill.
part 4 www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrKNDk_gXFo

SOUN1
Feb 21st, 2018, 03:15 PM
Rick.. You going to do Jose Basin anytime soon?