RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Truck Campers: Trip report: Fordyce Lake Foray

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Truck Campers

Open Roads Forum  >  Truck Campers

 > Trip report: Fordyce Lake Foray

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Prev
Sponsored By:
coby65

Prunetucky CA

New Member

Joined: 08/30/2010

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 08/18/13 10:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great report Jefe! We were at Meadow Lake a few weeks ago before Trek. Did not know there was a road down to Fordyce lake


2001 F250 Diesel CC
2000 NL 8.5

jefe 4x4

West Slope, Northern Sierra Nevada

Senior Member

Joined: 01/21/2004

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 08/18/13 09:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Coby,
Yes, the Fordyce Lake road starts at Cisco Grove C.G. and winds over the hill and down to the lake. At the lake it makes an abrupt left turn onto a much more hard core trail down to the "committee crossing", a spot where officials sometime jump off the trail about 2/3's of the way thru. There is no direct road connection between it and Meadow Lake.
I've never done the Fordyce when the water was low. We had water coming across the gunnels on one side and out the other. You must have your air cleaner up high and your axle breathers as high as possible and don't stall. A couple guys crossed in way-lifted jeeps and all you could see was the windshield and the top of the steering wheel and upper 1/4 of the driver. Too scary for me, although we did that a few time in the past.
regards, as always, jefe

* This post was edited 08/18/13 09:56pm by jefe 4x4 *


'01.5 Dodge 2500 4x4, CTD, Qcab, SB, NV5600, 241HD, 4.10's, Dana 70/TruTrac; Dana 80/ TruTrac, Spintec hub conversion, H.D. susp, 315/75R16's on 7.5" and 10" wide steel wheels, Vulcan big line, Warn M15K winch '98 Lance Lite 165s, 8' 6" X-cab, 200w Solar

jefe 4x4

West Slope, Northern Sierra Nevada

Senior Member

Joined: 01/21/2004

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 08/18/13 09:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

duplicate

coby65

Prunetucky CA

New Member

Joined: 08/30/2010

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 08/18/13 10:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just a 05 Rubicon unlimited on 35's. We did the whole trail last year from Cisco to meadow, wow what a tough trail and yes the creek crossings almost came in the cab with me.
This year we just fished, hiked, and explored the area.
A group of us get together every year before Trek and spend a week at meadow. Let you know the dates for next year and come by for a visit.

Nemo667

Louisiana

Senior Member

Joined: 10/28/2004

View Profile



Posted: 08/19/13 02:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bad road, beautiful scenery shared with loved ones. ...Doesn't get any better than that jefe. Thanks for the report and pictures.


2007 F-350 SRW 6.0L CC SB 4X4
2006 Outfitter Apex 8, 220W Solar and 3 AGM's
2013 Jeep Rubicon


GpnAZ

Phoenix

Senior Member

Joined: 03/05/2012

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 08/20/13 07:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looks like the whole family had fun. Nice trip report and pictures and you definitely got the maximum use out of your TC. Thanks for sharing and Happy Trails to you and Jean!


2018' RAM 3500 Laramie CC, DRW, 4X4, Cummins w/ Aisin transmission
2019' Host Mammoth, 480 watts of solar
2017' Jeep JKU Rubicon
2011' Airstream Avenue
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gpnusa
www.flickr.com/photos/gpnaz
www.flickr.com/photos/his_cross


c.traveler2

Moreno Valley,Ca.

Senior Member

Joined: 09/04/2004

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 08/20/13 06:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice little trip with the grandkids, you guys go to some of the nicest places.


2007 F-250 4x4 /6.0 PSD/ext cab/ 2020 Bunduvry

Lance 815/ 85 watts solar panel (sold)
2020 Bunduvry by BundutecUSA

Travelingman2 Photo Website
Truck Camper Trip Reports 3.0
travelingman21000 YouTube Videos
Alex and Julie's Travels Blog


Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Prev

Open Roads Forum  >  Truck Campers

 > Trip report: Fordyce Lake Foray
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Truck Campers


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2021 CWI, Inc. © 2021 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.