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Old 01-10-2013, 02:41 PM   #8356
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Brown Crossing / Alamo Lake

A few days ago someone asked about Browns Crossing... Had not been there for several years so I had a couple extra days so off I go.
Day one trailered to Alamo Lake Road where it meets Hwy 93. Made the 35mi run mostly graded road. Headed for what I recall was Browns Crossing... Well that was not practical for me to attempt as I was alone.



This was the second choice... still not for me! Notice the ice ! ! !


Took a few more pix and by then was running out of daylight.








Day 2



Went back 4 days later but this time I trailered to The Wayside Inn, via Wenden.
Did some more searching and found this route to the North Side of the lake "Brown Crossing"...



This shows the cut looking back at 100 yards of soft sand then up from sand level about 15' to the get to here.

Then a few up's - down's - up's -downs... Rocky quad trails full of silt and did I mentions lot's of head size loose rocks. Did not take many pix of this as I was travelin'...




Lots of red rocks, some slick like Moab but mostly easy going. Looked over several old Mine remains.






and the lake in the distance



Perhaps my next trip to ?



Whew.... I felt like I was back in civilization once I found the Bus Stop !





Hope you enjoy...
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:52 PM   #8357
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Very cool Mef.
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:17 PM   #8358
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Hi all...

I'll be in Phoenix for a few days for work but more importantly I'd like to rent a bike and go trail riding. My schedule is open in the afternoon Monday, January 21st. So far, my plan is to rent a WR450F from Extreme Arizona in Cave Creek, go 9 miles east of there and ride from 1:00 until 5:00.

Would anyone like to show a Minnesotan where to go around there? Or I'm open to suggestions on rentals, attractions, routes, etc.

Looks like it might be nice weather then...I'm probably looking at single digit highs here in Bemidji.

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Old 01-10-2013, 07:23 PM   #8359
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Thanks to MEFADV

mefadv, Thanks very much for the info and the photos, looks doable to us, we are always up for an adventure.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:46 AM   #8360
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Great stuff Mefa, would for sure like to meet up On you next exploration in that area. Really like riding that area.
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:34 AM   #8361
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Great stuff Mefa, would for sure like to meet up On you next exploration in that area. Really like riding that area.
I'm kind of a loaner when exploring... But we'll get together sometime...

I'm roughly working on a casual two day ride to Parker via 90% dirt from my door. Combining several of my short trips for one fun adventure, will likely invite some of the ADV group to join, once it comes together.

There was a time where I would not have hesitated crossing the wood-bridge. Hell, I would not even have stopped to look it over, just plowed-on. But as I get older my "Sr. Senses" take over and... well you know the rest of the story... My wife really appreciates it when my Sr. Brain takes over my twenty-something thoughts!

Glad you enjoyed the report,
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:20 PM   #8362
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In other news Kirt Caselli (riding Marc Coma's bike) scores a win in satge7. Go USA. That should pump me up for Sunday's ride
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:21 PM   #8363
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USA @ Dakar

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In other news Kirt Caselli (riding Marc Coma's bike) scores a win in satge7. Go USA. That should pump me up for Sunday's ride
VERY COOL!!!! I am surprised Campell isn't doing better. I guess there's quite of difference from the Baja vs. Dakar. Did you see what happened to Kevin Muggleton? Check it out: http://dakar.redverz.com/
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:29 PM   #8364
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RIP Thomas Bourgin (Stage 7)

DAKAR Special Report - Stage 7

Death of the rider Thomas Bourgin

Motorcycle rider no. 106 Thomas Bourgin (FRA) was the victim of a fatal traffic accident on the link route as he made his way to the start of the day's special stage..................(read more)

http://www.dakar.com/dakar/2013/us/s...l-release.html

Our hearts go out to his family.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:48 PM   #8365
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DAKAR Special Report - Stage 7

Death of the rider Thomas Bourgin

Motorcycle rider no. 106 Thomas Bourgin (FRA) was the victim of a fatal traffic accident on the link route as he made his way to the start of the day's special stage..................(read more)

http://www.dakar.com/dakar/2013/us/s...l-release.html

Our hearts go out to his family.
He died on the way to the stage (liason section) image that, make u feel ur little safer during the race. Too young to die, R.I..P, T. Bourgin ,
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:53 PM   #8366
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I am going for a ride this Sunday (January 13th). BuckHorn Wash rd To Constellation. Food/gas in Winckenburg and back on N. mine rd (B loop section from Constellation) to Castle Hot Spring. From C.Hot Spring rd u can either take the easy section all the way to Lake Pleasant (Scenic ride) or follow me for exploring trails South east of C.Hot spring rd that connect u to N. Picacho wash rd/Quitero Country Club and exit back on hwy74.
Place & time to meet: Wild Horse Coffee, on N. Lake Pleasant Pkwy at 8:30am. Engine start at 9am.
Plenty of space for truck/trailers etc...
Any takers ? ...
I'm in. Who else?
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:09 PM   #8367
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I'm in. Who else?
Me, 2Spot, MikeCaz and whoever decided to show up the last minute.
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Me, 2Spot, MikeCaz and whoever decided to show up the last minute.
Only the strongest, toughest, riders will do this ride, unfortunately I am not one of them. Even too cold for this wimpy old guy Have a great day
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:28 AM   #8369
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unfortunately I am not one of them.
Yes u are u just don't know it . We will get enough of hot days to ride...

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Thanks T. i hope to catch u on the next one soon.
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:42 PM   #8370
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They are probably still out there froze solid in some canyon
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