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Old 02-16-2015, 06:08 PM   #1
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Cave Creek, Wickenburg,Yarnell,Prescott and Crown King (almost)

Decided to take a ride Saturday that would be mixed pavement and fire roads. started just outside of Cave Creek and headed up to Wickenburg. From Wickenburg I headed up to Yarnell and then on to Prescott. From Prescott I planned on taking the Senator Hwy to Crown King.



Frog on the way to Prescott



Nice view


Downtown Prescott, AZ


Lynx lake




On to Walker Rd than Senator Hwy





They really mean this.


One of the many little water crossings.

Palace Station Cabin.



Had to get another bike pic in


Really nice scenery up here





very step drop offs just off the edge of the road



Then I get 10 miles from Crown King and I run into this. I had seen pictures and reports but that was over a month ago. I was hoping it was repaired. This is the easy part.



It gets worse farther up. I decided the risk was not worth the reward. I think this stretch was about 100 to 150 yards long. I met a guy on a KLR and he volunteered to help me get through. It was already about 3 pm and I wasn't sure what was past this spot. so we turned around and headed down through Mayer, AZ

I know some of you guys will say this looks easy. but the camera does not do it justice. I know it was very doable on a smaller bike and even on my KLR, but I don't consider this my type of fun.



Cool house in Mayer


almost Home

All in all I think it was around 275 mile loop. Had a great time and met another KLR guy. Tim D lead me to the shortcut to Mayer. Cut about an hour off my return trip.


Started at 9:30 am and got home around 4 pm
fun day
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Old 02-16-2015, 06:35 PM   #2
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Looks like a fun day Kevin. Yes that stretch just south west of the Wagoner Rd cut off on Senator looks the same as the day I went up it a couple months ago. Once you are past this spot it's smooth sailing the rest of the way to Crown King. If I do it again I will go east to west & down that stretch. Probably a good decision to turn back & have a good day.
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Old 02-16-2015, 06:42 PM   #3
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Nothing better than wandering on two wheels. Looks like a fun day.

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Old 02-16-2015, 07:02 PM   #4
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Looks like a fun day Kevin. Yes that stretch just south west of the Wagoner Rd cut off on Senator looks the same as the day I went up it a couple months ago. Once you are past this spot it's smooth sailing the rest of the way to Crown King. If I do it again I will go east to west & down that stretch. Probably a good decision to turn back & have a good day.
Tom when I came to this I instantly remembered the picture you posted
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Old 02-16-2015, 08:11 PM   #5
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Tom when I came to this I instantly remembered the picture you posted
I think if we give 10 years or so it will be worn down
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Old 02-16-2015, 09:46 PM   #6
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Old 02-16-2015, 10:19 PM   #7
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I think if we give 10 years or so it will be worn down
I am not waiting 10 years, I am gonna ride that rocky section soon , I am taking the Z up there for a shake down run preparatory for the RR ride. Cool ride there Kevin + Kool KLR...
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Old 02-17-2015, 04:41 AM   #8
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Nice ride Kevin. I know that loop well. Looked like nice weather too. We got 6" of snow yesterday and everything is closed today. Temperature is 3.
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:05 AM   #9
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Nice ride Kevin. I know that loop well. Looked like nice weather too. We got 6" of snow yesterday and everything is closed today. Temperature is 3.

Eddy go west towards Prescott & should not be a problem
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Old 02-17-2015, 08:18 AM   #10
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Nice RR Kevin - looked like a great day to be out and about.
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Old 02-17-2015, 09:54 AM   #11
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Nice pics!

Looks like the perfect day for a ride. That one section is tricky even on a little bike.
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Old 02-18-2015, 10:46 AM   #12
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Nice report Kevin... Thanks for sharing
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