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Old 09-30-2010, 07:44 PM   #16
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After a great lunch at Bruno's, we topped off the tanks and headed for High Rock Canyon.









These wild horses were pretty tame for a few seconds.













Look at that BLUE sky.






Hey Bob whatcha doin?



Bob had the only mechanical on the ride. His disc guard was hanging on by one mount. POS Suzukis anyway.



Getting close to camp at sunset.



There's that full moon again.



230 miles for the day. There is some fabulous riding out there.
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Old 10-01-2010, 06:22 PM   #17
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Ran into you guys just north of Soldier Meadows, I was on the Husky 610. It was great to see some adv riders out there and was bummed I forgot to take a pic. Looks like you guys had a great ride, ride on.
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Old 10-01-2010, 06:32 PM   #18
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Day 3 we come across this ranch just a few miles from camp. This is one of the neatest old ranches I've seen.





The barn













All the doors and windows are framed in this cool red rock. Some great stonework here.



















Box canyon out back where they kept the livestock.





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Old 10-01-2010, 08:15 PM   #19
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Pretty cool Ed. That last ranch looks like a new challenge site for 2011. Your reports are always great. Sorry I missed this one
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Old 10-01-2010, 08:22 PM   #20
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Yippee!

Hoping to see the geyser before it's to developed.
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Old 10-01-2010, 09:02 PM   #21
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Ran into you guys just north of Soldier Meadows, I was on the Husky 610. It was great to see some adv riders out there and was bummed I forgot to take a pic. Looks like you guys had a great ride, ride on.
Same here. Just after we left I remembered I should have taken a picture of you.
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Old 10-01-2010, 09:06 PM   #22
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Pretty cool Ed. That last ranch looks like a new challenge site for 2011. Your reports are always great. Sorry I missed this one
You would have loved this trip. FAST smooth corner carving with water bars and ruts. You know, all the good stuff.
And a whole bunch of rocks.

You ready for another overnighter before the snow flies?
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Old 10-02-2010, 06:27 AM   #23
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I'm probably booked untill November, but I do have a warm bag, some good cold weather gear and a fresh bottle of So-Co We'll have to figure something out.
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Now we cross over into Oregon to head for the next ranch.







Most of the buildings at this ranch were built around 1910. It was just listed on the National Register Of Historical Places November 4th 2009.





Here is Bob checking out the Mother-in-law's accomodations.





Mark checking things out. Look at those nice curtains. They look pretty good for hanging around that long.







The swallows have done a number on this banister.









I held the camera out over the opening of the well and snapped this photo.



This is actually a three holer outhouse. This is the first one I've seen that had a spot for the babies.









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Old 10-03-2010, 11:27 AM   #25
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Wonderful report, thanks. I am including the National Park Service website cataloging the ranch.

http://www.nps.gov/nr/publications/s...ShirkRanch.pdf
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Old 10-03-2010, 12:59 PM   #26
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Nice report, I was just there, blew a head gasket on my 990 A around Knott Reservoir, long walk until I got picked up by a great guy. Larry drove me and my bike to Winnemuca where I got a u-haul and headed home. I will be back though, as you say, the pictures do not do this place justice, it is a need to see area.
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Old 10-05-2010, 09:13 AM   #27
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Nice Report. I really liked the embedded videos of the land speed record....it gives a nice historic frame of reference for where you were. I'd like to get out there and photography Thousand Creek Gorge sometime....very inspiring. The pics of the historic ranches were very cool also.
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Old 10-05-2010, 10:10 PM   #28
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More of day 3. We headed west to get gas at Adel.









There were hundreds of antelope in this valley. If I would have had a helmet cam I could have had some great video of them racing me.















We came across this marker at the bottom of the canyon. We had been following the Oregon Central Military Wagon Road.







Some petroglyphs









Smooth sailing on this playa









Look, horns. These deer were pretty tame. I guess living on a wildlife refuge has it's advantages.

















I was zipping down this high speed gravel road when I saw a big bird sitting in the middle of the road. I expected it to fly away as I got near like they normally do. This one didn't fly away. I got about 20 feet away from it and it hobbled off into the sagebrush. It was a vulture of some sort. Find the vulture in the next four pictures.











Made it back to camp a whole hour before sunset tonight. About 200 miles for the day.







Still have day 4 to come. Mark said I saved the best for last.
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Old 10-06-2010, 04:25 AM   #29
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:13 AM   #30
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You guys found some great stuff. I couldn't even find the crash site, might need a return trip. I was going to loop over to Plush and than down to Adel, we may have crossed paths again if I hadn't changed my plans.
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