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Old 02-06-2014, 01:42 PM   #1
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2 Day Ride Suggestions near Mesa, AZ

I am planning to go on a 2 day ride on February 22/23 on my DR650. I plan to strap my backpacking pack on my rack (I don't have panniers yet) and head out into the rough.

I have never camped off my motorcycle before, but I am an experienced backpacker. I should be able to keep my packweight under 25 lbs.

I have ridden Sheep's Crossing, 4 peaks to Apache Trail, and a little bit in the ironwood national forest.

Do any of you have suggestions for a good out and back campout? I will leave Friday early morning and would like to be back Late Saturday Night, or Early Sunday Day.

Any suggestions are appreciated.
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Old 02-06-2014, 03:51 PM   #2
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Read the post by the guy wanting info on FR202 and FR203...that is a good area to camp. As you get up to Young it will be cool...bring a good sleeping bag.
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Old 02-06-2014, 04:02 PM   #3
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Lot's of riding to be had if you go HERE. The riding is all south of the 60 and west of the 79.

I've also heard that Pinal Peak is a good place to go. But I've never explored it myself. There should be plenty of riding all around there though. Pinal Peak

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Old 02-06-2014, 04:04 PM   #4
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Read the post by the guy wanting info on FR202 and FR203...that is a good area to camp. As you get up to Young it will be cool...bring a good sleeping bag.
This was my first thought. You'd been wanting to check that out for a while now, no?

I'd try something like this.
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Old 02-06-2014, 04:46 PM   #5
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thats a real nice route cyber,, but unless he does some homework first its just a day ride really. homework will include things like old ranch cabins that are still doable for a nights stay, abandoned apple orchard that still produces apples, 100ft waterfall, couple caves to explore. one of the several cliff dwellings has been discussed lately. shall i go on? i aint givin it away though.
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Old 02-07-2014, 09:43 AM   #6
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I think you guys are right. I have wanted to go to young for a long time now, but have always ran out of sunlight. This might be my golden opportunity to travel up cherry creek.

I just need to reference Julio's GPS writeup to transfer his track to my Garmin 76CSX.

Thanks for all your suggestions.

I will have to do Pinal Peak on the next one.
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:28 AM   #7
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Thank you for your info. I completed my trip and made a ride report here:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=956873

Camping off the bike might be my new addiction.
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Old 02-24-2014, 11:47 AM   #8
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Nice RR.

Camping off of the bike is the best.

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Old 02-24-2014, 02:23 PM   #9
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I'd try something like this.
Good stuff! Madly plotting GPS tracks! 4 peaks, A-Cross road, the road to Young, Cherry Crk, Chamberlain Trl. Now if I can just find the time to get out there and explore!
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Thats a real nice route cyber,, but unless he does some homework first, it's just a day ride...
I'm down with sightseeing every once in a while but most of the time, I just want to riiiiide my motorcy...






cle.

Stopping to smell the flowers just wastes time!
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