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Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2014, 03:02 PM
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Posted By gotdurt
Thanks, yea, the idea was to hit as many of my...

Thanks, yea, the idea was to hit as many of my favorite spots as possible within a reasonable loop, plus some new (to me) stuff... problem is, there is sooo much more...
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,182
Posted By gotdurt
We didn't explore much off of FR300, other than a...

We didn't explore much off of FR300, other than a run down to Promontory Butte. Definitely lots to explore north of the rim though.




Yep, that's the key :nod
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By gotdurt
For the vast majority of the trip, it would be...

For the vast majority of the trip, it would be perfect, but I would not recommend any of the day 1 trails or the TR8 descent from day 5, unless you are really good at handling the bike, and are...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By gotdurt
I added some maps to each day to give a little...

I added some maps to each day to give a little better idea of where we went.

For some reason, I can't edit the first day, so here are the maps for day 1:

<a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By gotdurt
Oh I see... sorry, as I pointed out at the...

Oh I see... sorry, as I pointed out at the beginning, I didn't use a GPS, so no tracks; I prefer to just 'follow my nose' and a few maps. One of the guys that was with me did have his though and used...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,182
Posted By gotdurt
Day 6 Continued...

Okay, time to wrap this up...

Day 6 continued...

Back at the camp, we rested a bit before packing up and getting on our way on FR132. FR132 was a fun, scenic road, twisting, turning, rising,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,182
Posted By gotdurt
I'll assume this is tongue-in-cheek... :wink: ...

I'll assume this is tongue-in-cheek... :wink:



Yea, my initial thought was to show the route using Google maps, but too many of the trails aren't on it, making it impossible to route through...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-30-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 21
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Posted By gotdurt
For those interested, I finally got around to...

For those interested, I finally got around to starting the ride report:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1004651
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-30-2014, 11:45 AM
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Posted By gotdurt
For those interested in seeing how it went, I...

For those interested in seeing how it went, I finally started the ride report:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1004651
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,182
Posted By gotdurt
Day 6: Jerome to the Bradshaw Mountains ...was...

Day 6: Jerome to the Bradshaw Mountains
...was the plan...


Day broke, and my mattress was deflated. We rose to a cloudy, chilly morning, and it felt good to suit-up and not have to be concerned...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By gotdurt
Waiting, Sliding and Compromise

Day 5: Sedona to Jerome

Waiting, Sliding and Compromise.
(and lots of video!)

Sun rising on Sedona...
http://prints.clfryphoto.com/img/s8/v80/p662372571-5.jpg

It was a cold morning, if not...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,182
Posted By gotdurt
Day 4: Camp Verde to Sedona Wingin' it ...

Day 4: Camp Verde to Sedona
Wingin' it

Easter morning we rose, early enough, but slow to move. My mattress was no longer holding air through the night, so I didn't sleep much once I was touching...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,182
Posted By gotdurt
Doing it twice, and good luck... sort of

Day 3: Mogollon Rim to Camp Verde

Doing it twice, and good luck... sort of

The ride on FR300 was scenic, as was expected, and uneventful. At one point, while riding behind to video, I reached...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 27
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Posted By gotdurt
Thanks, more to come...

Thanks, more to come...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2014, 06:49 AM
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Posted By gotdurt
Day 2: Globe to the Mogollon Rim, via Young

Day 2: Globe to the Mogollon Rim, via Young

Hail, Rain and pain


The next morning we got off to a somewhat late start and made haste to 288. Throughout the winding paved ride I was debating in...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,182
Posted By gotdurt
East Texans Go West: The Great Arizona Redo

We actually took this trip back in April, but I have been super busy since we got back, writing this report little by little. I quit working on it for a month or so, but discovered that I was quickly...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-12-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,138
Posted By gotdurt
I can do it, I'll just carry you and the KLR over...

I can do it, I'll just carry you and the KLR over the tough stuff.

.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-10-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,055
Posted By gotdurt
Awesome, thanks, that actually answers a few...

Awesome, thanks, that actually answers a few questions I had for our new route.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-30-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,073
Posted By gotdurt
Supposed to be... it's on the 2013 MVUM: ...

Supposed to be... it's on the 2013 MVUM:
http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5364171.pdf
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-30-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,073
Posted By gotdurt
It's basically a powerline road that drops SW...

It's basically a powerline road that drops SW from 260 and meets 708 west of the creek and just east of 502/Childs Power rd.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-30-2014, 11:25 AM
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Views: 3,073
Posted By gotdurt
You just made it more appealing :D Pics? I've...

You just made it more appealing :D Pics?
I've followed the 9D track closely via Google earth, and it doesn't appear any tougher than, for instance, the coke ovens trail (we've done it loaded). I've...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-27-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,073
Posted By gotdurt
Already thought about that, but according to...

Already thought about that, but according to this, the water is up:
http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/showthread.php?81499-Dugas-Road-hike-to-Fossil-Creek-Saturday-March-29th
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-27-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,572
Posted By gotdurt
I think I kind of went the back way, by...

I think I kind of went the back way, by searching, but yes, I found your GWT post and was able to download the gdb. Thanks for you help!


So no new locked gates? Still trying to find where I read...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-27-2014, 08:26 AM
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Posted By gotdurt
Ah, okay, in a couple of places I read mention of...

Ah, okay, in a couple of places I read mention of a Google map index, but couldn't find any. I don't see any libraries anywhere, private or otherwise. I do have Viking and Mapsource Topo (used to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-27-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,572
Posted By gotdurt
Went and looked at GPS exchange and found your...

Went and looked at GPS exchange and found your posts, but can't find any tracks or GPX files... I know you have to upload a file and be approved before you can download, but I just want to see the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-26-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,572
Posted By gotdurt
Ha, my old riding buddy Dan was on that ride...

Ha, my old riding buddy Dan was on that ride :thumb
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-26-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,073
Posted By gotdurt
Have you ever gone down the 9D road/trail on the...

Have you ever gone down the 9D road/trail on the other side of the Creek? It's not from the rim, but it's something. Thinking about doing that and exiting Childs/68G, if the Verde river isn't too...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-26-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,572
Posted By gotdurt
Anyone care to make the ride and report?

Anyone care to make the ride and report?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-26-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,073
Posted By gotdurt
After looking at the "EIS_ProposedActionMap...

After looking at the "EIS_ProposedActionMap (http://a123.g.akamai.net/7/123/11558/abc123/forestservic.download.akamai.com/11558/www/nepa/59232_FSPLT2_370936.pdf)" on the Tonto page you provided, even...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-26-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 42
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Posted By gotdurt
I was going to prove you wrong and show you this:...

I was going to prove you wrong and show you this:
http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/tonto/passes-permits/?cid=stelprdb5144787
But after looking at the maps I downloaded for those links and not...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-26-2014, 12:28 PM
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Posted By gotdurt
I was looking at 9D, and it might sufice as a...

I was looking at 9D, and it might sufice as a compromise, but I suspect we'll lose the drama of the 708 descent (9D is a powerline road, isn't it?).

Are there similar MVUM pdf maps available for...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-26-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,572
Posted By gotdurt
Hmm... and where are "Jerry's tracks"? I'd like...

Hmm... and where are "Jerry's tracks"? I'd like to take a look and see if we are talking about the same area.

I remember the access from the Jerome end was obscure and hard to find... I located it...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-26-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 42
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Posted By gotdurt
Ah, missed the 2015, since most of what I'm...

Ah, missed the 2015, since most of what I'm reading right now is in context of April of this year.


We are doing approximately a 1000 mile loop; at this point in the route, we'll be exiting the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-26-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 42
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Posted By gotdurt
Okay, well, according to this: link...

Okay, well, according to this:
link...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-26-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,073
Posted By gotdurt
Arizona: Fossil Creek Rd (FR708) out of Strawberry - CLOSED "indefinitely"?

Getting ready to take some friends up to AZ for some riding in April, and while checking the status of some of the roads on our loop, I discovered that Fossil Creek Rd (FR708) out of Strawberry is...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-25-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,572
Posted By gotdurt
Cool, thanks. I remember one somewhere in...

Cool, thanks.


I remember one somewhere in the Bradshaws that said "Your map is wrong"... probably over 10 years ago that I saw it, so maybe they modernized it with "GPS" :D
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-25-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By gotdurt
Arizona: FR413 out of Jerome

Has anyone done FR413 into/out of Jerome somewhat recently? I know years ago 413 used to be accessible from Jerome (looked kind of like a private drive or something, but was open), but I think I read...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-24-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,055
Posted By gotdurt
LOL, well, small world, Jo, I heard we may be...

LOL, well, small world, Jo, I heard we may be parking our truck at your house :wave
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-06-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,055
Posted By gotdurt
Thanks, yea, I was trying to figure out a way to...

Thanks, yea, I was trying to figure out a way to work in 54; doesn't really work, unless I skip 202 and go north on 203 instead... which we might do (203 is a must).


Yea, I know 203/Cherry Creek...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-04-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,055
Posted By gotdurt
A bullet for trivial "offenses"? 3rd world or...

A bullet for trivial "offenses"? 3rd world or not, I doubt they're that stupid.

Regardless, we probably will run up 202, is it worth the ride? From Google Earth it looks like it could be kind of...
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