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Old 03-11-2014, 08:47 AM   #121
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Cool stuff. I wish I could get out as often as you seem to.
DK... I have been very fortunate to be able to live with this actually in my backyard.
Many of my best adventures are unplanned rides. Just a few hours before or after getting some work done.
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Old 03-11-2014, 09:58 AM   #122
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Great pics, Mefadv!

Thx for taking us along.
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:47 AM   #123
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Another time... Broke away for a few hours on Friday...
South of Wickenburg, had intended to venture all the way to the CAP canal but... found a few long-forgotten trails that caught my interest.

Started as a wonderful blue sky day...


A few clouds start appearing... There is a large lichen covered rock a the curve of this wash.


Came upon this li'l step in this canyon... now what would AZTom do? Keep in mind I did not have a trials-tire mounted.


More clouds and a few sprinkles at the lunch stop!



Lost of signs such as these around the "Wilds of Arizona", Gold...Gold in them thar hills.


Always nice to see the vibrant colors created by these thorny Hedgehog cactus...



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Old 03-17-2014, 11:03 AM   #124
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Great pics. as always. Never I repeat never follow my lead going anywhere. Doing & over & back to Laughlin Wed. & Thurs. with the fellow I sold my WRR to. Come on along!
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Old 03-17-2014, 11:20 PM   #125
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Yes! That was the picture I was talking about. I'll see if I can find it now. Thank you!
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Old 04-01-2014, 09:28 AM   #126
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Another time... West of town. Some roaming today... What's over yonder? Where does that go? Etc... 68 miles 8 on pavement.

This trip started with a few "Galleta Grass" patches to pass through. This is rather difficult to ride through/over as it is a series of large bunches. These can be level with the ground or raised up to 12" and in places the dirt has washed from the roots so it's not uncommon to have clumps of grass up to 24" above ground level. As I said difficult to transverse .


Where does that li'l cut in the pass go?


Up, up,




From GoPro mounted on front of bike... Down, bike down!


Bike up again... Really did not want to go up to the top of that ridge anyway


Came across this little rockpile



A break in the shade


Ranchers call this "Hidden Tank", nearly dry as most desert tanks this spring.


Looks like the mud does take prisoners


A bit of desert color...


One of my traveling companions for the day... Yep that is a real Jack Rabbit. Notice he's in the shade and I'm in the sun.


Lot's of blossoms from one li'l plant...



Just another day out-back or West as was this instance.
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Old 04-22-2014, 04:24 PM   #127
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Another time...
I have a few hobbies that quickly use my free time. I get to use three of them this trip... RV, Bass Boats and the XR4. Usually this time of year we reserve a month at the Alamo Lake State Park. Woefully we are not able to be there everyday but get there 4 or 5 nights a week. Returning to Wickenburg only to take care of businessss.

The wheeled Casa... XR4 waiting patiently by the door



Took a little 80+ mile run North of the lake. The lake is extremely low and Brown's Crossing is about a 1/4 mile above this crossing. Two images the first was taken back in January of 2013 the second a few days ago.




Nice rolling roads on the North side


Interesting stops along the way... Loves camp. Not much remaining except for foundations and concrete floors... The pix tell the story.






A great view from this O'l Shack...


Modern Conveniences ?


This little road took me on the hill above the shack... Lots of big holes in the ground... obviously some interesting or valuable stone in them thar hills





This interesting road sign took me to this rather large piece of mining equipment. No... I could not read it either.



Will get a South Side report up soon... Hope you enjoyed this little excursion
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Old 04-22-2014, 05:46 PM   #128
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Great stuff Mark. Hope to get down there soon.
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Old 04-22-2014, 07:47 PM   #129
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So since Arizona is not a two trailer state, how did you get the 5th wheel and the boat out to the lake? Two trips? Two tow vehicles?

Neat country! I like the shots where you put yourself into them.
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Old 04-22-2014, 07:52 PM   #130
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Great pics Mefadv!

Fun stuff out that way. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 04-23-2014, 09:11 AM   #131
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So since Arizona is not a two trailer state, how did you get the 5th wheel and the boat out to the lake? Two trips? Two tow vehicles?

Neat country! I like the shots where you put yourself into them.


I beg to differ...



Upon vast amounts of research It is my understanding of the laws of the Great State Of Arizona you are allowed to tow two trailers. If you meet required criteria.
Maximum combined length of not more than 65', only one ball hitch trailer (5th wheel not considered a ball hitch), seems like there were a couple of other things but these are the most important. It is hard to meet the 65' as the length's add up quickly. Most people are over length with boats in tow. However it is my understand that most DPS cars are equipped with only 50' tapes. Likely should not have said that... sorry Mike & Donnie.
Yes I do often tow double but not cross country. I don't even tow the "train" to Lake Powell. Often there is another tow vehicle within our party.

As for Pic's with me in the shots... That is kinda difficult as I'm alone 95% of the time. However when the GoPro is mounted on the bike as the one here. It sometimes works.... Mostly just get a pic of me Pee'n

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Old 04-23-2014, 09:17 AM   #132
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Pretty much legal everywhere but not widely known.
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Old 04-24-2014, 05:03 PM   #133
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Pretty much legal everywhere but not widely known.
Mainly because 99.9% of drivers, myself included, would be too scared they'd end up somewhere they had to back that rig up!

Been looking to do a route out there to the lake from Buckeye area with a buddy from work on his KLR and my DRZ. Just scouting out, I've made it into Aguila without too much road, and only a few miles of pavement. Looks like some decent washes, or jeep roads the rest of the way, but it's a long trek. Maybe 10 minutes in the work vehicle, but a looooooong day on the DRZ.
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:25 PM   #134
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[QUOTE=Psycho18th;24014245]Mainly because 99.9% of drivers, myself included, would be too scared they'd end up somewhere they had to back that rig up!

Just like backing up a set of doubles. Easy does it
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Mainly because 99.9% of drivers, myself included, would be too scared they'd end up somewhere they had to back that rig up!

Been looking to do a route out there to the lake from Buckeye area with a buddy from work on his KLR and my DRZ. Just scouting out, I've made it into Aguila without too much road, and only a few miles of pavement. Looks like some decent washes, or jeep roads the rest of the way, but it's a long trek. Maybe 10 minutes in the work vehicle, but a looooooong day on the DRZ.
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Just keep on going North through Aguila. The road becomes graded and then you will find a gate to open. Follow the mostly sand two track over the pass. There you will have three choices. Straight, I suggest not as it is nearly all deep sand all the way to Alamo Road. East will take you back to hwy 71. West will eventually take you to Alamo. ...as I said eventually
The worst part is the sand two-track before getting to the pass.
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