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Old 07-12-2011, 09:58 PM   #4
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Now, this wouldn't be a proper ride report without some FOOD! and I believe this was the only place in the little town of Fort Rock that served food.


the 690 showing her dainty delicate side


We were definitely having a good time though!


The further we rode the shorter the trees got until there really weren't any left at all. The scenery turned into sagebrush and rocks. Sometimes it felt like riding on the moon. I've never spent any length of time in a desert. Sagebrush smells good! Meant to snag a piece for my tank bag, but I forgot.

The next stop was another location with a totally obvious name: Crack in the Ground. Laugh at the name all you want, but this was one of my favorite places on the whole trip!


yup, that's a giant crack in the rocks!


Then a little path goes down through it and the temperature starts to drop


interesting volcanic shenanigans (again, need to brush up on that science-y stuff)


looking up


lava bubbles?




Blinkerfluid


Sasquatch was here


other side of crack in the ground


Back out into the desert


Crack in the ground was awesome! I really want to come back and hike it properly!
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