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Old 03-27-2011, 08:30 PM   #766
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The Little Rincons......

Ten days since I've been able to twist it, so I headed for the North East part of the county two smoke on Sunday!

Prepped Saturday evening.


Prepped Sunday morning.


I like to greet the first big boy.


The Eastern edge of the Sonoran.


Good decomposing Granite holds a good tread.




Looking East left to right, the Jhonny Lyon hills, the Little Dragoons, and the Dragoons!




Out of the Granite and into the Limestone.


The route in the distance.



These switchbacks are steep and loose.






The route drops into Red rock canyon, here is a shot of the grade in the background.


A short distance up the wash, then it exits here.


The switchbacks with the Mae West Peaks in the top right corner!


The hill is composed of tilted Limestones and Marbles.




These mine tailings are old enough to support mature Ocotillo.






The shafts.




On top, I get rid of two of these, now I have a full tank again!




A salute to all you FF's!!!!!!!!!!


After a short section of the Easy route through here, I hit the Double track I have been wanting to explore since late December when I was here with CMORE.


Then we found this by pass of a stone masonry dam,. We did not try it for fuel concerns at the time.


Its doable!


This route is headed to Paige canyon!


Awesome wash!


Spectacular Limestone.


OOOHHH S__t!!


I found the horse trail and an old road bed that go around it, but not today by myself!


Back up this great wash to the bypass for a few poser shots of my Two Hunny, then backtrack to Red rock canyon.






I have not pushed up this canyon, so today was the day!


Deep in the cleft, I think the Limestone turned to Marble?


I turned back down stream and found this boulder with evidence of a 180 degree fold!!




I really enjoy dropping Red rock canyon!






This guy was not here in Late December.


The first Penstemons in bloom this year!


CHEERS!
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:41 PM   #767
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mntdawg,

Your posts are always wonderful, and make me wish I spent more time touring my own back yard, thanks for sharing, hope to get out with you some day.
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Old 03-28-2011, 01:23 AM   #768
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Prepped Saturday evening.

Prepped Sunday morning.
Better check that front sprocket again - looks like the c-clip is missing.
































Made you look



Slip that folded boulder into your pack and bring it back for me, if you don't mind.

Oh, and f_ck you on the kewl ride; we did Divide 717 on Friday, and there were trees! Big green ones. And water crossings. Well, ice crossings, anyway.


Are you workin' out or sumthin'. You look pretty manly in that last pic.
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Old 03-28-2011, 03:47 AM   #769
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Are you workin' out or sumthin'. You look pretty manly in that last pic.
It's the safety third shirt, I am sure of it!


MntDawg, any gripes yet about that giant loop set up?
Just 7 more months and I might have use for one...
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:02 AM   #770
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mntdawg,

Your posts are always wonderful, and make me wish I spent more time touring my own back yard, thanks for sharing, hope to get out with you some day.
Thanks, I'll be in the region 4-5 more weeks. As the furnace gets turned on I'll be looking at mid elevations for ADVenture, lets ride.
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:14 AM   #771
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Slip that folded boulder into your pack and bring it back for me, if you don't mind.

Oh, and f_ck you on the kewl ride; we did Divide 717 on Friday, and there were trees! Big green ones. And water crossings. Well, ice crossings, anyway.


Are you workin' out or sumthin'. You look pretty manly in that last pic.
The next time I am in that canyon I will look for a smaller version of that rock for you.

When I get back in May, I'll be looking forward to helping remove those pesky big green trees laying on the trails. Whats up with those riders on 717 that can not get off of the bike to move the small trees that do not need a saw?

You know what I do for a workout, I get up and go to work See you in May.
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:22 AM   #772
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It's the safety third shirt, I am sure of it!


MntDawg, any gripes yet about that giant loop set up?
Just 7 more months and I might have use for one...
7 months from now will be a great time to ride Colorado, and a month after that its time to be back in this region, hope to ride with you here or there.

The Giant loop is a great piece of gear. 3 weeks ago I had a fuel container rupture and the GL contained the fuel

It is the shirt, without it I am just skin and bones
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:16 AM   #773
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Looks like that was a good one. I was doing the family tour guide thing this week, so no riding. I need to put the dirt wheels back on for one more ride with you before you head back up north.
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:42 PM   #774
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Not the last ride...

.....for me in Cochise county!

After meeting with Flashman at 7 am, we headed south in order to go north. Several miles and a few gates later we passed by the ZR ranch house. Then into the TA wash, but not for long.


These are not mountains, they are just hills! (the Jhonny Lyon hills that is) The Rincon mountains are in the back.




These hills have no tracks.


A fun tool.








If you ride Cochise, sand becomes a dance!


A rare piece of ground with very few visitors.
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Old 05-08-2011, 09:20 AM   #775
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Chirichauas Tuesday 5/10

Planning my last ride in the county to be in the trees. I'll be trucking my trail bike to Pinery. Then ride several different loops in the high country before I head back to the Rockies for the summer.
With perfect temps. and no Monsoon, it should be a great day. PM or post if interested.
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:40 PM   #776
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Rural roads...

A few pics from tuesday, my last ride of the season in Cochise county.


















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Old 06-20-2011, 12:30 AM   #777
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FYI: Dragoons Closed

Most of you probably know already but it took me by surprise last weekend that Middlemarch Road is closed due to "extreme wildfire danger". From Tombstone, it ends right at the turn off to the Dragoons Forest/Park, now also closed.

I had hoped to ride across to Pearce, visit the top trail, but missed the opportunity by 3 days. The road probably won't open again until the monsoons wet everything down.
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Old 06-20-2011, 07:35 PM   #778
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Fires...

Any Cochise county riders have any pictures of the fire in the Huachucas?

Or an idea of what canyons are now black?

Our forests in Colorado are in fire restrictions but open, this fire is 30 miles from the house.




A few miles down this trail the forest is black.




On a more positive note, 5 weeks of clearing trails has us pushing just above 11,000 feet in elevation.




The little Sthil used a third of a tank of fuel to remove this trail obstruction!


I am off to a good start this Spring with a 100+ miles of mountain singletrack already! Summer is here and the snow is melting.
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Old 06-20-2011, 11:36 PM   #779
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Any Cochise county riders have any pictures of the fire in the Huachucas?

Or an idea of what canyons are now black?

I took a couple videos yesterday trying to get close to the fire.

here are some links that you might be interested.

http://www.sierravistaaz.gov/

http://www.svherald.com/







my videos, just a ride from my house over towards the mountains.









Hope this helps, have fun in CO, hope to ride with you next winter.
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