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Forum: Day Trippin' 01-23-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,014
Posted By Yardstick
There are quite a few routes to Crown King...

There are quite a few routes to Crown King besides the way in from Bumble Bee off of I-17, which is considered "The Front Way" by most. The one most people call "The Back Way" does start near Lake...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-12-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,497
Posted By Yardstick
The rocks do a pretty good job slicing our tires...

The rocks do a pretty good job slicing our tires as it is! :lol3 We'll work you up to that trail. :deal




I'm sure we rode them more than we walked. Pretty sure... 51% riding, at least! ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-11-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,497
Posted By Yardstick
Come on out! We ride all year here. The...

Come on out! We ride all year here.

The answer to the trail maintenance question is... complicated. Good or bad it was a free-for-all for a long time. Rain ruts formed or poor technique dug...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-11-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,497
Posted By Yardstick
Civilization isn't too far away from here as the...

Civilization isn't too far away from here as the crow flies, but it still amazes me that anybody came out to this rugged area. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-11-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,497
Posted By Yardstick
There was a group on two-strokes riding the same...

There was a group on two-strokes riding the same trail.
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/150110_Sycamore_LostHills/LostHills42.jpg


They chased me up the big climb....
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-11-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,497
Posted By Yardstick
This is the spot Slowred just bulldogged through....

This is the spot Slowred just bulldogged through. Yeah... I did the same thing! It's just steep enough that if you got caught up on a rock or packed up the forks too much at the bottom, you could...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-11-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,497
Posted By Yardstick
Did I say "top"? :rofl Actually, that last...

Did I say "top"? :rofl Actually, that last series is just the beginning. From the last shot of Slowred it looks like this the rest of the way up....
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-11-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,497
Posted By Yardstick
Parts of the trail were so washed out that we...

Parts of the trail were so washed out that we didn't recognize them.
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/150110_Sycamore_LostHills/LostHills22.jpg


It's hard to forget this...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-11-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,497
Posted By Yardstick
This deer is wondering what we're doing on its...

This deer is wondering what we're doing on its turf.
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/150110_Sycamore_LostHills/LostHills16.jpg


He is much better equipped for climbing...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-11-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,497
Posted By Yardstick
We took some fast(er) two-track to a nice, mild...

We took some fast(er) two-track to a nice, mild singletrack called Squirrel Chaser.
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/150110_Sycamore_LostHills/LostHills8.jpg


And made...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-11-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,497
Posted By Yardstick
AZ - Lost Hills Hike-a-Bike

I'm still fuzzy on who came up with the idea to ride Lost Hills this weekend. Was it Slowred? Was it me?? :huh Arizona got some massive rain storms last year and all the trails suffered (or...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-11-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,643
Posted By Yardstick
I'm not sure Slowred has the same memories! It...

I'm not sure Slowred has the same memories! It was a good trip up to the crash.

I think we need to work in some Monticello riding. :evil
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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-10-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5,543
Views: 314,963
Posted By Yardstick
Excellent! :clap

Excellent! :clap
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-10-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 5,543
Views: 314,963
Posted By Yardstick
If you're headed to that GPS location, you'll...

If you're headed to that GPS location, you'll want to take Dugas Rd. That is mostly drivable in a pickup from I-17. I think you would be okay up to their location (at least on quick examination). ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-10-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5,543
Views: 314,963
Posted By Yardstick
Do you have GPS coordinates? It might be quicker...

Do you have GPS coordinates? It might be quicker and safer to take 7-Springs (If I found the right 68E). Depending on how much rain came down, Bloody Basin could be a soupy mess and there is the big...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8,181
Views: 1,710,935
Posted By Yardstick
That one does lock you into only one rearward bar...

That one does lock you into only one rearward bar position.
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-08-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,427
Posted By Yardstick
Looks like it was a good ride! I'd like to go...

Looks like it was a good ride! I'd like to go sometime when that fluffy white stuff isn't threatening to come down.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-08-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By Yardstick
What trail were you on when you got stuck?

What trail were you on when you got stuck?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-05-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By Yardstick
I need to get out on my SE and see if I made any...

I need to get out on my SE and see if I made any improvement in the forks. Unfortunately I have a few other things I need to take care of tomorrow.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-05-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By Yardstick
Really tempting!

Really tempting!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-04-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,236
Posted By Yardstick
These are really cool! I have been meaning to do...

These are really cool! I have been meaning to do this with pictures taken in series. Does your camera do it automatically or are you using software?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-03-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,236
Posted By Yardstick
I was just about to ask how it went! :rofl

I was just about to ask how it went! :rofl
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-31-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,108
Posted By Yardstick
We hit the regular Back Way to Ck at one of the...

We hit the regular Back Way to Ck at one of the switchbacks in the 711 road.
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/141228_CherryCK_BI/CherryCk_BI101.jpg


Slowred at the end of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-31-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,108
Posted By Yardstick
Slowred closes the last gate on Blind Indian...

Slowred closes the last gate on Blind Indian Trail.
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/141228_CherryCK_BI/CherryCk_BI94.jpg


A few quick turns......
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-31-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,108
Posted By Yardstick
Here's our first sign of running water again! ...

Here's our first sign of running water again!
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/141228_CherryCK_BI/CherryCk_BI88.jpg


Slowred heads up to investigate....
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-31-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,108
Posted By Yardstick
This downhill is as relentless as some of the...

This downhill is as relentless as some of the uphills. It's full of loose rocks and tight corners.
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/141228_CherryCK_BI/CherryCk_BI83.jpg

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Forum: Day Trippin' 12-31-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,108
Posted By Yardstick
Slowred found a lucky charm on the trail. ...

Slowred found a lucky charm on the trail.
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/141228_CherryCK_BI/CherryCk_BI77.jpg


And then he got knocked sideways by a loose rock here. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-31-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,108
Posted By Yardstick
After a few miles in and out of the wash, this...

After a few miles in and out of the wash, this hill signals our escape up onto the mountain for a while.
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/141228_CherryCK_BI/CherryCk_BI71.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-31-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,108
Posted By Yardstick
Did I mention it was cold? We kept seeing...

Did I mention it was cold? We kept seeing sections of ice in the bottom of the wash, with less and less running water. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-31-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,108
Posted By Yardstick
Blind Indian Trail starts at this little corral...

Blind Indian Trail starts at this little corral area.
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/141228_CherryCK_BI/CherryCk_BI55.jpg


It goes through a lot of old range fences....
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-31-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,108
Posted By Yardstick
We were back on 2-track riding toward Blind...

We were back on 2-track riding toward Blind Indian Trail and I saw movement in the trees nearby...
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/141228_CherryCK_BI/CherryCk_BI52.jpg

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Forum: Day Trippin' 12-31-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,108
Posted By Yardstick
There are some neat rock formations along this...

There are some neat rock formations along this trail.
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/141228_CherryCK_BI/CherryCk_BI46.jpg


After the final push uphill we head down...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-31-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,108
Posted By Yardstick
Speaking of the trail working you... ...

Speaking of the trail working you...
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/141228_CherryCK_BI/CherryCk_BI40.jpg


I think we both went up this line cleanly once. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-31-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,108
Posted By Yardstick
Slowred demonstrates what happens when you don't...

Slowred demonstrates what happens when you don't gain enough momentum in that dip!
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/141228_CherryCK_BI/CherryCk_BI34.jpg


The worst parts...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-31-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,108
Posted By Yardstick
The rocky drop into the wash is part of an old...

The rocky drop into the wash is part of an old bypass around a section of trail that has been pummeled by loose boulders over the years. This is where we re-join the trail....
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-31-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,108
Posted By Yardstick
This is where Cherry Creek trail gets...

This is where Cherry Creek trail gets interesting. This bypass has been improved, but it still requires some fancy footwork at the top. I almost took myself out just before the boulder gap Slowred...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-31-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,108
Posted By Yardstick
This partially frozen tank is still at fairly low...

This partially frozen tank is still at fairly low elevation along the Ryland Creek section.
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/141228_CherryCK_BI/CherryCk_BI16.jpg


But...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-31-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,108
Posted By Yardstick
Our favorite washed out section of Walker Gulch...

Our favorite washed out section of Walker Gulch (it had some good boulder hopping) got bulldozed into a regular road!...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-31-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,108
Posted By Yardstick
AZ - A Cold Day Staring into the Sun- Riding Cherry Creek and Blind Indian Trails

It seems fitting that my last ride report for 2014 is from the last ride of 2014! Slowred and I decided on a 90-something mile ride to make it up the Blind Indian Trail in the Prescott National...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-31-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,814
Posted By Yardstick
The map you can see in a couple of shots on the...

The map you can see in a couple of shots on the Garmin are maps from Prescott National Forest PDFs geo-referenced using Google Earth.
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