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Old 01-17-2014, 03:42 PM   #106
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Very nice. Brings back memories from a trip to your area last Jan.
keep on taking pics and posting. I'm in....
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Old 01-18-2014, 10:17 AM   #107
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Old 01-24-2014, 03:55 PM   #108
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YeeeeHawww, 10,000 + visitors to my backyard...
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Old 01-24-2014, 04:47 PM   #109
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:37 PM   #110
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Old 01-27-2014, 01:17 PM   #111
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Another time....

Took a little ride to the south again a couple of weeks ago.
For some time now an inmate "sawzaller" has wanted to assist with research in the Belmont Mtn area. However I had other plans for the day. So he hauled up to Wickenburg and met me. A shinny new-like wr250x, with new off-road rubber was on the bumper. For a late morning start of the day.

We rode through town and dropped on into a wash just at the southern city limits heading towards Wickenburg Peak. Most of the route was well worn old jeep trails now overused by quads and side-by-sides. We all know they really keep the rocks loose so you must be on your toe's most of the time.


Sawzaller coming into the lunch stop. Wickenburg Peak behind him.


We wandered through a lot of this kind of terrain...


... and some of this


A couple of these gates...


More of this...



toward the top of this long winding hill with sharp red rocks that really play havoc with my nice new tire.


Some narrow rock & sand sections...


We take a li'l break in this strange rock out-cropping.


A bit more of this...


bringing us to here just on the East side of Vulture Peak. We had snaked around between the Hassayampa River & here. A short 37 mile loop for the day.
At this point I was playing tour guide as from here you can see to Yarnell, Congress and on a clear day all the way to Phoenix & South Mountain.


At this point John feels sorry for the O'l Man and gets the last gate of the day.
As we were loading the wr250 I did notice a few new "desert bites" on the plastic and assorted metal parts. All a "learning experience" right sawzaller?
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Old 01-27-2014, 01:28 PM   #112
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Now this calls out to me. Read Yardsticks Line Shack trail & no part of it called out to me At 73 & riding now only a XR650L it's probably my age & bike choice
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Old 01-30-2014, 03:57 PM   #113
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Great reads to follow, with good descriptions and directions, I wanna find a trail from me to you around alamo.
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:19 AM   #114
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Snuck away for a little ride yesterday...
Left at 10:30 & returned about 4:30. 108 miles 4.7 hours or ride time, 90% dirt.

SE of Vulture Peak



Seeing a bit of color in the desert...


Very Dry this year... the entire hillside should be in color!


A few Lupine with the California Poppies...


Road to somewhere?


Found these Valentine balloon's in an out of the way place...
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Tumbleweed color...


Nice ride today... thanks for joining me!
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:15 AM   #115
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Old 03-10-2014, 04:25 PM   #116
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Another time... Broke away for a mid-day, 6 hour ride. Took off to the North and made a loop around to the West. Meeter say's 82 miles (6 paved) average speed 17mph, 4.43 ride time. Scouting around to some new places along some old trails. Mostly two track & some cow-trails. One thing that seemed to "Woop-my-ass" this trip was the 17 gates that I had to pass through. The routine... stop, hit the kill button, open the gate, push the bike through, close gate (mostly wire gaps), kick the XR4 back to life. Yes 17 times .
Anyway enjoy... Some of the images are from the GpPro fixed mounting on the windshield/number-plate. Set on 10 second intervals, 7mp, medium. I find this best for still images, not a much distortion as wide settings.


Heading North from the Hassayampa


Some of the trail is hard to follow...

There it is!


A stop along the way revealed some old mine building remains and a shaft.





Heading West of Congress at this point


Several miles of washout's...1 to 5 feet deep



Ohh yeah there was also some sand between the washouts


Enough with the Sand... back to the washouts



Finally found the Ranch House road I was looking for... Just crossed hwy 93 an experience in itself. So heading home via one of my regular routes.

A nice shade tree about 12 miles from home


A new cattle feed-bunk near the RR tracks. Can't imagine feeding desert cows. But... here is about 100' of concrete bunk that was not here a month ago!


Kinda like riding a rail only reversed... that's a long ways. Reminded me of some of my O'l trials training obstacle's


This tough little desert plant was somewhere along the way...


Hope you enjoyed another li'l adventure in my backyard !
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:29 PM   #117
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Cool stuff. I wish I could get out as often as you seem to.
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Old 03-10-2014, 09:05 PM   #118
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Old 03-11-2014, 06:30 AM   #119
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I know this is a long shot, but could you give any details on how to get to the "Road to Somewhere" pictured above? It looks a bit familiar, like something I've seen right when you take highway 89 off of 90 just northwest of Wickenburg...
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Old 03-11-2014, 08:34 AM   #120
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I know this is a long shot, but could you give any details on how to get to the "Road to Somewhere" pictured above? It looks a bit familiar, like something I've seen right when you take highway 89 off of 90 just northwest of Wickenburg...




Is this the one your asking about? If so... the tallest mountain is the Harquahala Peak. The two darker lower peaks to the right are Eagle Eye mountains.
This is kind'a North of the Hummingbird Springs Wilderness Area.
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