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Old 03-07-2010, 05:54 PM   #3
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Joined: May 2006
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
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In the Beginning...

I rolled out of the driveway at 5:30 Saturday morning. After nearly an hour on the slab the sun starts to rise.

East of Phoenix I turn off the US60 onto Queen Valley Road.

3 miles later I turn onto the graded dirt Hewitt Station Road.

After turning onto Hewitt Canyon Road (FR172) I'm immediately greeted by a water crossing at Queen Creek.

This looks ominous.

This is my largest water crossing yet. The sand was very soft and I should've carried a little more speed. I dug a trench with the rear tire up to the axle while inching across... just barely.

I'm greeted on the other side by increasingly better scenery.

I found a spot to stop for breakfast and pull out the DSLR.

I was hoping to get out here early for a beautiful sunrise. Not only was I a little late, but it was rather cloudy.

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