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Old 05-30-2013, 08:08 PM   #10
westcoasttrekker OP
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Location: Stanwood, Wa.
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Open country and open pit mines.

Up to this point we were so excited to have ridden around on dirt roads and not encounter one gate with the dreaded Road Closed sign. We would have been happy with what we rode before we stopped for lunch, but the riding just got better.

It was cool to see these open pit mines all over the place.

We took the long way back to our camp at Lahontan Reservoir.

Somewhere along the Dayton Toll Road.

After the Dayton Toll Road we worked our way back up along the Old Emigrant towards camp. Along the way we found another side road to explore which led to another open pit mine.

Near the mine.

Moonrise in the desert.

Darren on the ridge far away.

Zoomed at 200mm.

The Ducati joining us.

After riding around the area for a bit Dave on the Ducati was battling an injury and went back to camp. Darren and I figured it would be awhile until we would get a chance to ride Nevada again, so we took the really long way back to camp. We rode for a few hours around the entire Lahontan Reservoir in the moonlight. Full moon, dirt roads and the smell of desert sage, awesome!

We got back to camp around 10:30pm, had dinner and a few beers then crashed out for the night.

Tracks for the day.
150 miles.

Next up Lake Owyhee Oregon.

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