|03-31-2011, 11:17 PM||#181|
Joined: Feb 2005
Location: Alta Loma, CA
Day 2: ~40 miles
Didn't have any epic plans for saturday. Just wanted to poke around near Lookout City area because i'd never been there before. Wasn't expecting a long ride so no need for an early start. Only four in our little group... myself, rfmorris, windrat, and trailtrick. Apparently windrat had done most of the same stuff the previous day, but was up for seeing it all again. I've never actually ridden with windrat before, though we've crossed paths several times before... somehow always with a bottle of tequila involved.
Gettin ready to roll.
Climbing the gravel-sand wash up into the Argus Range.
Osborne Cabin, our first stop of the day.
Very clean and tidy inside and out.
Make yourself at home.
We were being watched the whole time we were there.
A truck pulled up with a cooler full of Mickeys. They must've known I would be there
Back down the canyon and heading south.
Planning the next move. It was about here that trailtrick split off and set his sights on Pleasant and South Park.
Starting up towards Lookout City.
Check out that folded rock
Rockin' good time.
I took the side canyon up to Defense Mine. Oooof! Super tough climb. One of the very rare times when I could've used a lower first gear.
Some jeepers told me you could go in one tunnel, follow the signs thru, and come out at another spot. Hmmmm... Maybe next time.
Didn't figure rfmorris or windrat would try comming all the way up on their heavier 690s, so I tiptoed back down.
Saw morris about halfway up, gettin turned around...
... and windrat waiting patiently at the bottom.
The switchback over there will take us up to Lookout City.
The road is surprisingly nice up on the ridgeline. View is even better!
Lookout City, or whats left of it. Living up here must've been... different.
windrat and morris hung out a bit checking cell phone reception (I think there was none), but I had different plans
There is supposedly another way down the mountain. If successful, we would meet at Minnietta Cabin down below.
Ah... there it is.
No turnin back now
... but what a view!
A nameless cabin sits at the end of the two-track in Thompson Canyon.
Emergency shelter if you need it, but I wouldn't really trust the roof.
That must've been one uncomfortable ride... no wheels, no chain, no seat
this outcrop just above Minietta was tunneled like swiss cheese.
Rode right in and took a look around. The cool breeze blowing thru felt like air conditioning.
On down to Minnietta Cabin to regroup with morris and windrat.
The guys we met over at Osborne were staying for several days. Totally set up!
Super nice guys. We must've hung out for at least a couple hours, drinking brews and staring at the view.
I think we each also earned a degree in geology
Time to move on...
The cabin boys suggested we might get cell reception partway down Minnietta Road, so we went to check it out. No luck, but we did find a tight sand wash that took us back up to Nadeau Road.
This was a blast
One of the funnest sections of the weekend.
Heading north, back to PSR.
Thanks for the 'do-over' windrat
Back at camp and the FF's are eagerly thumbing their raffle tickets...
... while h8chains was glowing with all the attention.
Spent the end of the day digesting a fantastic dinner around DSM8's dryer fire.
(Was that a few too many pics?)
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rider914 screwed with this post 04-03-2011 at 04:41 PM
|04-01-2011, 06:13 AM||#182|
Joined: Mar 2011
|04-01-2011, 07:00 AM||#183|
Joined: May 2005
Location: San Jose
Thanks for posting M1Jeep, looks like I just needed a little more cow bell, and to keep my damn feet on the pegs!!! Cheers.
WeAre138 screwed with this post 04-01-2011 at 07:09 AM
|04-01-2011, 07:04 AM||#184|
Joined: May 2005
Location: San Jose
|04-01-2011, 10:58 AM||#185|
single track rider
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: lost in space
THIS WILL GO DOWN IN MY HISTORY BOOK!
this must have been saturday nightafter that GOOOOD tequila and alot of
love ya kevin
I am in not associated with happy-trails.com
I am the original happytrails
|04-01-2011, 11:19 AM||#186|
PIN IT & BANG GEARS
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Orange County, CA
Defense Mine is what I was trying to remember a hundred pages back on the planning thread. Was there by jeep during Panamint Valley Days back in '05. Way cool place. I was wondering if anyone would ride up there, I couldn't remember the name nor where it was.
That's a good climb in a jeep, we ran 35's and lockers, no trouble. Did go thru the mine, came out the other side. Climbed some ladders in there, found unexploded tnt in boxes, almost fell off one of the ladders. Great place to visit.
Was that back off Nadeau Road?
|04-01-2011, 12:49 PM||#187|
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: SoCal - Inland Empire
Hey I took this first pic
Woot woot! Riding with these guys was a hoot. I was pretty amazed that those guys never dropped their Ducatis the entire ride - I almost dropped the DR200 once or twice lol!
***SOLD***2007 Kawasaki Ninja 500, 2007 Yamaha TW200, 2007 Honda Ruckus
***CURRENT***1997 Suzuki DR 200, 2009 Kawasaki KLX 331S
|04-01-2011, 02:17 PM||#188|
KOTW is a myth!
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: I'm in jail Dad, and I like it here.............
|04-01-2011, 03:38 PM||#189|
N00b with B00b
Joined: May 2008
Location: alrededor de la bahía
my first video
Some great photos posted already. Thanks for sharing your rides. You saw the previous Vimeo of the Mengal wader? That wasn't me. Nooo.
Member of the Oakland Motorcycle Club. In town? Come visit us on a Weds night. We love show and tells! Want to speak about your trip or motorcycle topics in the Bay Area of Northern California? We have a club hall. IM me. If you give us enough notice and if we like your topic, you can come and speak. We have room for others to come and listen too.
Super Suz screwed with this post 04-01-2011 at 03:50 PM
|04-01-2011, 03:40 PM||#190|
Joined: Jun 2009
This was my fist ever DV trip therefore everything I see, everywhere I go was a big WOW for me. This is my first RR so please read accordingly...
Here we go:
I left work at 5:30pm Friday and I knew that it is gonna be dark when I get to the camp.
And it was just pitch black...
There is nothing much about Friday night, it was a 4 hour ride in dark but beautiful night. No rain, no cold, almost perfect for riding. And when I got to the camp bunch of friendly AdrRiders welcomed me, most of them were already waisted by the way...
I was excited to be there and got ready for the Saturday ride early in the morning.
Joel was counting his money that he made from all of us PPs... I heard that he is in the market for a new 950SM...
I have always wanted to take this shot.
M1Jeep and h8chain was kust too happy to be there...
I just LOVE my bike
Waiting for the rest of the gang to hit Chloride Cliff.
Big Guns of AdvRider
Tom (el zorillo) had a small problem with his cables but got it fixed in seconds
KLRRob having deep thoughts...
Chloride Cliff welcomes me...
I like the colors on this one
After lunch we headed to Titus Canyon. By the time we got there it was only me, KLRRob and M1Jeep left.
We had a short break in the middle of the canyon and talked about how wonderfully painfull it would be if there was a water rush as we stand there...
I have couple other pics but I promised Rich that I am not gonna post them here...
This is not one of them.
Then we headed back to the camp for the dinner. But we missed it again...
Sunday RR is next...
|04-01-2011, 07:48 PM||#192|
dirt track maniac
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: calif delta,,,
i thought i had seen a lot of death valley, by the pic's i can tell there was way more to see....
retired desert racer
|04-01-2011, 08:36 PM||#193|
Joined: May 2004
Location: Moss Beach , CA
Nice !!! Great pics Glen , looks like a nice ride !!.
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|04-01-2011, 09:12 PM||#195|
I dont want a pickle
Joined: Oct 2005
Location: Cotati Ca. USA
06 KTM 950 ADV
2006 KTM 450 EXC
DMC FRAMED XR125
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