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Old 09-19-2010, 02:08 PM   #31
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Fossil Creek Road

Fossil Creek Road was a fun shelf road. It was hot and dusty. There was quite a bit of traffic as it's a popular weekend destination.











It was 95 degrees when I found a parking space at this place on the bottom of the canyon. From the road and parking lot the place didn't look all that great...


...Until I looked over the edge. Oh Yeah! It's Break time...
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Old 09-19-2010, 06:17 PM   #32
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I found a shady spot along Fossil Creek where I could be alone. Further upstream is a waterfall and swimming hole.


Hot Lunch


I thought I was alone until the leaf next to me started moving.


MMMMmmmmm......


After lunch I hike up to the waterfall.


It's getting crowded. People are jumping from the cliffs and using the rope swing. I decided it's time for a bath. I strip to my shorts and wade in. Ouch, Ouch, Ouch, Ouch..... Pointy rocks! Cool and deep water... Ahhhhhh...
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Old 09-19-2010, 10:04 PM   #33
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Beatiful perspective.
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Old 09-20-2010, 10:16 AM   #34
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Wow! really good RR and great pics.I wish we had places like that over here in the UK.
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Old 09-20-2010, 10:26 AM   #35
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Wow! really good RR and great pics.I wish we had places like that over here in the UK.


Seriously: You chaps are lucky to have access to those roads.

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Old 09-20-2010, 02:50 PM   #36
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Seriously: You chaps are lucky to have access to those roads.

YES WE ARE!!!

And thankful too.



Nicely done report,
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Old 09-20-2010, 08:27 PM   #37
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Yay! Can't get enough of these AZ reports! Go, go, go!
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:04 PM   #38
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Me too Garrett. Nice avatar. I guess you know Opeth's new concert DVD will be released in the US this Tuesday.
pre-ordered last month haha!
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:36 PM   #39
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Hey Dave,
Looks like you found some great roads...
Nice bike, too! Couldn't have made a better choice

Thanks for the beautiful report. I LOVE that photo of the leaf insect!
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Old 09-21-2010, 08:58 PM   #40
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I climb back onto the bike after almost two hours chillin' at the creek.




The big KTM thunders out of the canyon...




and makes short work of...




Fossil Creek Road!



The road spits you out into the Verde Valley. I jump on I-17 and run north to get to the next special stage.

The controlled forest fire is visible to my right.




I-17 climbs back up the Mogollon Rim and I'm soon back into the cool pines.



My Exit



I've been wanting to ride Schnebly Hill Road for some time. It starts out easy.


Schnebly Hill Road runs down the rim again and spits you out into downtown Sedona, a touristy, hippy, new age mecca.



The forest fire has created hazy conditions.





The road is easy enough, although there are some sandy and rocky conditions. The closer you get to Sedona the heavier the traffic. The majority of the traffic is Guided Jeep Tours from operations in Sedona such as the Pink Jeeps. Most of the drivers were going quite slow, but pulled over and waved me past.




Camoflaged KTM



Look Closely! My bike is just to the right of center.




I refill with water and fuel in Sedona, then head north.
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Old 09-21-2010, 09:11 PM   #41
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Thanks for the comments StroupDog, badcherrys, Chris K, pfdskipper, my favorite violist, and LittleWan.

UK boys, I guess the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence/pond?

LittleWan, You know I LOVE your RR, The Summer of Stupid!
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Old 09-21-2010, 09:23 PM   #42
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Playing in the creek has put me behind schedule. I was worried about getting out of Oak Creek Canyon quickly with all of the weekend traffic, but surprisingly traffic was pretty light.








After climbing the rim again I turned off on the forest roads. I stopped to check the map. I really want to make it to Sycamore Point by sunset, but I'm not sure if I can connect any of these roads to get there. The maps are unclear, and I'm getting low on daylight. I decided to take the highway instead.


I wake up from the asphalt nightmare in Williams. The town is hopping on Saturday Night. Live music comes out of several places and the sidewalks are full of people. I only have time to top off the fuel tanks.





Perkinsville Road



White Horse Lake Road







Will I make it in time for sunset? One thing is for sure. I'll have fun trying!
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:09 PM   #43
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First of all, what GPS mapping software are you using? The maps look really sharp. Secondly, what camera are you using? The auto focus is awesome and the colors really pop. Are you using photo shop on those. It's almost like an HDR effect.
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:11 PM   #44
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Great RR and excellent pics. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:35 PM   #45
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Excellent RR! You're inspiring some future weekend rides.

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