Grand Canyon Loop: Ulterior Motives
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06-07-2012, 09:57 PM
Joined: Feb 2006
Location: Kamloops, BC
Bob was towing Kevin....over dozens of miles of varied roads....they were doing a great job and their spirits were better than mine would have been in such circumstances
. These guys can roll with the punches
We decided on a spot north of the picturesque canyon....it was backed by some slickrock cliffs, flat sandy areas for the tent, and it seemed like another primo find for the tents and a fire...folks had camped there before and it seemed to not too far off the beaten track...
I found a spot for my tent in front of the handy alcove shelves:
While the others weren't so picky:
Most of the guys were scrambling on the sandstone slickrock behind the campsite...
"I'll jump if you want me to!!!", said Dr. Dave:
Bob was doing a plant study (in a previous life he was a conservation officer...)...
What I thought was Indian Paint Brush:
Some kind of grass:
The "grass" looks more like some kind of Yucca now that I see the flower:
Cacti....with a blush of pink:
The material used for stock KTM 690 seat:
I was off gathering firewood...scrounging dead branches...
I used my belt to bundle my collection:
...and missed the surprises on the slickrock:
The guys were stoked....walking in the footprints of dinosaurs....
Dr. Dave being a dinosaur:
And as the guys returned to camp from their time traveling with big lizards, they found some firewood....
And then found a tree trunk that four of them could barely lift to drop over the edge near the firepit (I think that's Bobby waving "Hello"....a nice guy always wanting to acknowledge others
This thing easily weighed a couple of hundred pounds as it was incredibly dense wood. We did NOT burn it, as Bobby recognized it as a functional piece of natural art.
I finally had THE camp chair SUPREME....
Random pics of that place....
Dr. Dave finally having his 15 seconds of fame:
The evening was settling in. We had firewood, Everclear, herbal remedies (for sore muscles, eh!), and Power Bars.
What else could some cowboys on the range want?
Especially a Great Chair...
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