Kirkwood Day Overland Trip

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Wolfy

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Greetings!

We are going to camp out near Kirkwood, Silver Lake to be exact, next weekend. Was wondering if anyone had and trail recommendations in that area?

We are going to do a relaxing day at camp and The Tubs (a pretty epic rock slide rock jump rock pool area on the creek there) with the kids. But could do a day ride one day as well.

Did Deer Valley last week, it was kinda brutal for an overlander...

-M
 

Wolfy

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Your did Deer valley? From blue lakes to Ebbet's pass? I thought it was closed. May have to make a run up that way.
It is technically closed now. and signed as such. There was some wrong info posted, and we went up and started in. A ranger came and put a sign up behind us and we continued on. I believe if you go out and back from Ebbetts that is OK. It's only closed through the meadow on the Blue Lakes side. Though it took us 9 hours to get that far...
 

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It is technically closed now. and signed as such. There was some wrong info posted, and we went up and started in. A ranger came and put a sign up behind us and we continued on. I believe if you go out and back from Ebbetts that is OK. It's only closed through the meadow on the Blue Lakes side. Though it took us 9 hours to get that far...
Thanks for the update. I ran it many years ago and it took about 3-4 hours I think. Mind you it was in a jeep rubicon and most of the trail was pretty easy. I guess it has gotten much harder.
Sorry to say I don't know many trails up near kirkwood. Baltic ridge runs parallel to Mormon Emigrant and is a good explore. There is also a fun little trail that runs from Red lake up over the ridge to Blue lakes. Not sure of the road numbers I could find them if you need. Great views from up on top!
Hope that is some help. Have a great time
 

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That Red Lake Blue Lake might be fun. I have seen that on the map.

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Did you get a chance to try the red lake blue lakes road? I ended up in hope valley this weekend and got to run it. Took the daily driver but it was pretty fun. Hope you found somewhere to explore
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Wolfy

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Did you get a chance to try the red lake blue lakes road? I ended up in hope valley this weekend and got to run it. Took the daily driver but it was pretty fun. Hope you found somewhere to explore
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We didn't do any driving that weekend, but we did do the Thunder Mountain trail on bicycles. That was hell of a climb!

I will check out the red lake trail for sure some time. Carson Pass area is our new favorite. So close to home and so much to do!

-M
 
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