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Old 02-13-2012, 09:35 AM   #542
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Location: Alta Loma, CA
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Morning dawns at the OMS (Occupy Mobile Station) Rally

Blake holding court

Think I was originally slated for group 4, but got conscripted into group 5 (HoW)

Group leader CA Stu was in a hurry to roll

SoCalPhil and spafxr

Thru the orchards and aiming for Nate Harrison

Regrouping at the S7 pavement

Made our way past Mother's and down East Grade before the fog packed in

Fun stuff

A little more blue sky and sunshine approaching Lake Henshaw

Rolled into The Hideout fairly early and waited for other groups to arrive before heading inside for lunch

One of these 'skewters' is not like the other ones

Lunch was followed by a little piece of Mesa Grande for desert

Thought I took more pics of Black Canyon, but the only one that showed was the very end approaching Ramona

A few dozen miles of pavement (Hwy78>Hwy79>S2>S3) took us to the top of Grapevine Canyon

Caught up with another group on the descent into the canyon

Their smooth sweep rider waved me by and I tried to pass as clean as possible

Nearing San Felipe creek, more blue sky ahead

Stopped at Hwy78 to regroup the group

Riders trickling in

Stopped at Stagecoach for supplies then made the Blair Valley loop on the way to camp

Setting up at Butterfield

Managed to find a spot with what turned out to be very good wind protection

Sure it was a little cold, but standing IN the fire seemed a bit extreme

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