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Old 09-24-2012, 08:44 PM   #17
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Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Dove Creek, Co.
Oddometer: 156
Originally Posted by RedRockRider View Post
Checking this area out on Benchmark Maps. Remote. That mud pit looked challenging. Wouldn't want to ride into that solo.

Nice ride report! Thanks.
Thanks RedRockRider!

It is wonderfully remote - especially the Woodenshoe portion to Hite. The roads in that area are built in that transition from red shale to sandy dirt. This makes a great road but once you get out of the track it is like marbles! Almost missed a few corners - then there were the washes - the bottom of every draw had a 6 inch or so cut in it from the last rain. Lots of picking up the front wheel to reduce hitting the bottom of each washout - good workout!

The muddy place saved us 150' of walking - wasn't worth it. Of course we didn't know that going in. I'm just glad Terence is as strong as he is - I would have had to take the damn thing apart to have gotten it out! We were a muddy/cowpie mess when we finally got out of there.

Our route:

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