View Single Post
Old 06-07-2012, 08:57 PM   #199
motoged OP
Studly Adventurer
 
motoged's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2006
Location: Kamloops, BC
Oddometer: 879
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...)...

Lupine:


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:




Shrubs ( ):


Cacti....with a blush of pink:


I dunno:


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:



http://bobzilla.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/giantloopgrandcanyon2012/22765589_355C9X#!i=1853333479&k=2DhFCDB&lb=1&s=A





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:
http://bobzilla.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/giantloopgrandcanyon2012/22765589_355C9X#!i=1853338978&k=3s5rvP9&lb=1&s=A

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...









__________________
Ged Schwartz
Kamloops , BC


Baja '05 , Baja 06/07 , Baja 08/09 , BC Alpine Single Track




motoged is offline   Reply With Quote