Sierra Way to The Mighty 190! + ADD NEW ROUTE
23 in California California89 Miles Miles
on April 1, 2008
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North from Lake Isabella head to Kernville. Take the road north on "Sierra Way"/Mountain Rd. 99. 7 miles past Johnsondale take the turn north to Western Divide Highway/CR-107 which is the Mighty 190. Follow this road all the way around to Springville and down the Porterville.
From Lake Isabella it's rolling hills and beautiful. Once into Sequoia N.M. it gets extremely busy and tight in the trees. This is quite easily the most entertaining road I have ever been on. Huge, old trees, a few look-off on the descent.
Extremely twisty, huge elevation drop 7000' to the valley floor. Constant switchbacks, and twisties. I was actually looking for a break on the descent as it was so challenging on my big, loaded bike. Big drop offs, and big blind curves in the N.M. - gotta be on your toes.
This is a must ride if you're within 200 miles of this area!!!
Porterville and Lake Isabella are your only points to fill up. It's fairly remote.
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