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Old 06-13-2013, 02:02 PM   #466
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Looks like a great trip. I got here via the link NSFW put in our Grand Canyon trip report.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=892221


I noticed a comment about Lime Kiln canyon being easier than Elbow Canyon. I had heard just the opposite. Did you do Pakoon Basin and the Nutter Twists? There was a pretty hard section in the western half of the Nutter Twists. At least we thought so.

I took a raft trip down the Grand Canyon back in 1979. Some guys brought horses down a trail at Whitmore Wash to take us out. We then rode in pickups to what I now realize must have been the Bar 10 landing strip. We took small planes back to Flagstaff.
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:31 PM   #467
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Always great seeing your pictures Joel. Thanks for taking the time to put them up!

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you're welcome andy. i see you too like jeep and fire roads.....

thanks for keeping me company.



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Looks like a great trip. I got here via the link NSFW put in our Grand Canyon trip report.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=892221


I noticed a comment about Lime Kiln canyon being easier than Elbow Canyon. I had heard just the opposite. Did you do Pakoon Basin and the Nutter Twists? There was a pretty hard section in the western half of the Nutter Twists. At least we thought so.

I took a raft trip down the Grand Canyon back in 1979. Some guys brought horses down a trail at Whitmore Wash to take us out. We then rode in pickups to what I now realize must have been the Bar 10 landing strip. We took small planes back to Flagstaff.
it varies and depends on the storm that took place or if they did reconstruction. i don't have the latest info for elbow, but one rider from canada told us to take lime kiln if we want the easier route since he just did elbow canyon.

going up elbow canyon from mesquite is a lot tougher. the hill is steeper and lots of loose rocks and boulders. that was last year. this time - lime kiln is super easy.

2012 elbow canyon


lime kiln in 2010
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:35 PM   #468
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day 3 @ indian hollow and exlore kaibab plateu.


light breakfast. juice complement of todd.


the plan is to spend a day exploring the areas around indian hollow; something we didn't get the chance to do last year. this time we have the time but not enough gas. we cut short our ride once we hit the 100 mile mark.

it starts with a hill climb






we were constantly gaining altitude



the place is new to us and we constantly check our gps tracks



bill's gs without the dreaded panniers



heading towards kaibab creek



only 4 of us made it to our destination. john rav have to go back to camp and secure a valuable item. bill rode back with john.




no pano but paste together and visualize the following pics. believe it or not, it is only a creek (kanab).









from another vantage point









NSFW porn






that vertical rock is humongous






resting in cool shade
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Old 06-14-2013, 05:49 PM   #469
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on our way to crazy jugs, jnyrav caught up with us....wohoo, we were back to 6 riders again




johnny and bill already been to the point in the morning, still they volunteered to take us up there




i see these places sitting on a plane, now i'm on it....fantastic (of course pics don't do justice)


















mixing with other tourists








the crew




came across this rider on a water cooled gs, street tires and notorious vario cases.



more later....
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:17 PM   #470
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Very nice Joel..

I am following along on my comfy couch
I am patiently waiting
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:30 AM   #471
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it varies and depends on the storm that took place or if they did reconstruction. i don't have the latest info for elbow, but one rider from canada told us to take lime kiln if we want the easier route since he just did elbow canyon.

going up elbow canyon from mesquite is a lot tougher. the hill is steeper and lots of loose rocks and boulders. that was last year. this time - lime kiln is super easy.

2012 elbow canyon


lime kiln in 2010

Thanks for the info and the pic. I'm glad Limekiln didn't look like that when we did it. I am a little confused about your route. I gather you turned north after LimeKiln since you came into Mt Trumbull SH on CR 5. We stayed south.

We left the school heading due west. I think we were following CORE/Crawdaddy's tracks. That's where we got into Hidden Valley and the Nutter Twists. There were a few hard spots, but nothing like your picture up there.

I loved your ride around Indian Hollow. I found the area on the map and it is on my list to check out some time. We wanted to do the Great Western Trail on this trip, so we headed north thru the forest out of Jacob Lake.

Are your tracks posted anywhere I could get to them?
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:21 AM   #472
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"Goodbye God I'm going to Bodie"

Rensho and I spent last Sunday exploring around Bridgeport and Bodie on the East side of the Sierra Nevada with our Husaberg's FE570 and FS570.

All the double track that we rode on this afternoon I could ride on my BMW F800GS also.

We wanted to see the old Chemung Mine off of Masonic Rd on the way to Bodie and ride as much of the double track that weaves and parallels around Masonic, Bodie Masonic and Aurora Canyon dirt roads in the area.

Garmin GPS track of this ride http://connect.garmin.com/activity/326147482

Rensho and I getting ready to leave our hotel in Bridgeport after credit card camping for the night
[IMG] IMG_1261 by main jet, on Flickr[/IMG]

Rensho riding some double track that parallels Masonic rd.
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The Chemung Mine
[IMG] IMG_2645 by main jet, on Flickr[/IMG]


Inside the Chemung Mine and the Bergs at the Chemung Mine

[IMG] IMG_1075 by main jet, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG] IMG_2737 by main jet, on Flickr[/IMG]

Back on Masonic Rd

[IMG] IMG_2745 by main jet, on Flickr[/IMG]
We stopped to look for upper Masonic Mine
[IMG] 20130609_095604 by main jet, on Flickr[/IMG]
Masonic Mine history
[IMG] IMG_3234 by main jet, on Flickr[/IMG]
Back on the road to Bodie
[IMG] 20130609_113842-001 by main jet, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG] IMG_2766 by main jet, on Flickr[/IMG]

The views are incredible

[IMG] IMG_2759-001 by main jet, on Flickr[/IMG]

This guy didn't make it...

[IMG] IMG_2761 by main jet, on Flickr[/IMG]

Better check the way
[IMG] IMG_2756 by main jet, on Flickr[/IMG]

From the top of Potato mountain at 9,978 ft looking down on the town of Bridgeport and Bridgeport reservour
[IMG] IMG_2779-001 by main jet, on Flickr[/IMG]

Mono lake from the top of Potato Mountain.
[IMG] IMG_2773 by main jet, on Flickr[/IMG]

I'm back on the trail to Bodie
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Rensho on his way

[IMG] IMG_2790 by main jet, on Flickr[/IMG]

Bodie in the distance
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Made it!
[IMG] IMG_3290 by main jet, on Flickr[/IMG]

Bodie
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[IMG] IMG_1358 by main jet, on Flickr[/IMG]

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Old 06-15-2013, 12:00 PM   #473
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The Chemung Mine
[IMG] IMG_2645 by main jet, on Flickr[/IMG]


Inside the Chemung Mine and the Bergs at the Chemung Mine

[IMG] IMG_1075 by main jet, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG] IMG_2737 by main jet, on Flickr[/IMG]

Back on Masonic Rd

[IMG] IMG_2745 by main jet, on Flickr[/IMG]
We stopped to look for upper Masonic Mine
[IMG] 20130609_095604 by main jet, on Flickr[/IMG]
Masonic Mine history
[IMG] IMG_3234 by main jet, on Flickr[/IMG]


wow, lots of awesome pics. thanks for sharing them here..

i've been to bodie several times, coming from mono and bridgeport but never had the chance to see those mines. next time i'm out there, will surely check them out.

see you guys on the trail.
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sorry, taking me a long time to complete this rr. after this, another weekend ride above lake isabela, then tomorrow to big bear.

north rim day 4: riding to north rim from point sublime




last year....we made it



the sandwash if you don't know will get you by surprise. you come out to the meadow to a right curve, then next thing you know....it's right in front of you.


this time, i got my revenge




the rest of the gang






john e.




bill




john r.




chris




vanishing again in the forest




finally the dirty PPs arrived




yes...we were there as dirty tourists
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:45 PM   #475
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at the lodge



chris at the right wing balcony









the center viewing room






at the left balcony, we met some nice women



lunch was good




once gas becomes instinct, this we'll do




after north rim, we set camp at the c.g. then chris and i rode to angel point




the view












cape royal




good luck spotting chris



can you see him now!



we still managed to get back to camp with plenty of daylight to spare. able to get gas, shower and eat dinner. a little tired, and so i went to bed early.


note: regular octane only!
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final installment

tuesday, day 5: north rim to mesquite. bill, todd and john e. left early and took the pavement back to mesquite. meanwhile the 3 of us were sticking to the plan.

morning start on hw 67 north bound going towards fredonia.






before de motte c.g., we made a left turn on a dirt road which took us to a nice high speed dirt road that parallel the 67 which eventually led us to fredonia. a quick breakfast there at nedras (again!), we jumped on the 389 and about 10 miles of pavement.


the way to mesquite.




















this went on for at least 80 miles















we were in need for a break but could not find a shade

























instead of coming to elbow canyon, we all decided to ride to red rock. this led us to the highway @ 20 miles north of mesquite.




in retrospect, we should have done elbow canyon. the traffic sucks








tax money at work




my camera battery went dead finally. if it didn't, the pics will bore you anyhow.

i hope you all enjoy following our RR. we took the time to do a detailed rr to inspire you PPs to get on your bikes and ride.

thank you bill, todd, john e., chris and john r. for your company and support. we are grateful the weather was perfect, no major bike breakdown, no flats and no one got hurt.


this one is similar to last year. both are good rides; the nicer thing i like about this one, we did over 550 miles of dirt and got to see a lot of of kaibab plateue.

precious total miles:
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Hey Joel -- Looks like you got stuck in a bit of traffic in the Virgin River Gorge. Bad luck. Usually this is some fast fun pavement without any slow downs. The dirt routes are always better, but as far as interstate pavement goes I-15 through the Gorge isn't bad. Nice curves and nice scenery. Great RR. Good job to you and the guys! --- RRR
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Old 06-16-2013, 05:43 PM   #478
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Thanks for the report Joel!! Love to read an dream of the times I can get out to these beautiful spots.
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:05 PM   #479
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Hey nsfw
nice ride report
got me mouthwatering
5 of us are coming over from australia in a few weeks
landing in LA going north
was wondering if you could give us the heads up on some secret roads that can be dirt but needed to be road bike useable
thanks
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Hey Joel -- Looks like you got stuck in a bit of traffic in the Virgin River Gorge. Bad luck. Usually this is some fast fun pavement without any slow downs. The dirt routes are always better, but as far as interstate pavement goes I-15 through the Gorge isn't bad. Nice curves and nice scenery. Great RR. Good job to you and the guys! --- RRR

funny in a way. we were lane splitting and the traffic didn't bother us. then we realize we are not in california, and the sight of a highway patrol police on the shoulder made us law abiding.

from a few years ago - that is really one nice stretch



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Thanks for the report Joel!! Love to read an dream of the times I can get out to these beautiful spots.
chris, you already have the gs800 and the perfect bike for trips like this.

you need to save those vacation days and do a trip with us.
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