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Old 06-07-2012, 10:40 PM   #61
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Ha. As I understand it there were about 1500 pictures snapped. You're seeing the best of the bunch.
We were like a bunch of Japanese tourists.

Seriously, everybody has been doing this for awhile, and the cameras are so good these days.

And it is amazingly beautiful in this part of the country. The pix from last year were very motivating.
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:06 AM   #62
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i'm determined to do this again next year, but for those who can't wait - check out the linky

jesse aka geomoto is a good guy and knows the area very well.


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Old 06-08-2012, 11:11 AM   #63
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Nice report and pics. Thanks for posting, need to add this to my bucket list. More please
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:47 AM   #64
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Nice report and pics. Thanks for posting, need to add this to my bucket list. More please
Hey Dan, we should give some thought to adding this to our route out to Colorado.
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:57 AM   #65
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For everyone that is sitting behind a keyboard wishing to do this trip: it is not that difficult to do most of this in a 3 day weekend. Get out and go. Email Joel for the tracks. The riding is relatively easy, packing all of your food and water is the most challenging part of this trip.
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:21 PM   #66
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Indian Hollow Trailhead

After setting up camp Sunday afternoon we all rode to the end of the road past Indian Hollow Campground to see what the trailhead was about. Thunder River Trail I think they called it. We hiked in about a half mile to the ridge on the edge of Grand Canyon Park. Lot's of pics there as you've seen. None of us had any idea where the trail went. We just wanted to see what it was about, out there in the middle of the forest.

Like a dumbass I forgot to bring my camera, not knowing we were going to be treated to more stunning views. In fact, as I started out on the wilderness trail I thought to myself, "I'll walk out on this for a bit and if there's nothing much to look at I'm just going to go back to camp and relax.". Well, low and behold...

Trailhead



A half mile in is the park entrance with all kinds of data. What I found most interesting is the elevation changes and mileages going down into the park. From here to the river is just over 15 miles and 4000' of elevation change. Apparently each year a bunch of people have to get rescued out of the canyon that thought it was no big deal to walk down there and back. They get down there, get dehydrated and realize they're not going to make it back and have to be rescued.



So, the next morning while everybody was getting up and around I grabbed a breakfast bar, my cup of coffee, AND MY CAMERA! And walked to the end of the road and back out the trail. Nice early-dawn views of the park here.





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Old 06-08-2012, 04:03 PM   #67
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Come on guys. Don't be shy. Rich, Aram, Jon, John... Where are your pictures. This is only day 2 yet. We still have 3 more to go.
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:49 PM   #68
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Hey laggers, less talking, more ride reporting. Don't leave us hanging.
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:51 PM   #69
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Come on guys. Don't be shy. Rich, Aram, Jon, John... Where are your pictures. This is only day 2 yet. We still have 3 more to go.
maybe we will see them on our day 4 RR...


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Hey laggers, less talking, more ride reporting. Don't leave us hanging.
hahaha.....exactly.

i for instance, working on the bike for the next ride. will get some decent reading materials out tonight.
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Old 06-09-2012, 08:33 PM   #70
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A few pics from the trip..........



Probably many of the same pics, thou the light may be a bit different



Strange rocks, looks like the indians had their way with it



Wonder how many times this shot has been taken ?


I have no idea where this pic was taken, I do know the guy in the background is well hydrated


Camping at Indian Hollow. Tim sleeps lite.



Jon' set up.


My set up


Really bummed my helmet cam didn't work on this trip, probably operator error..........speak'n of which



we've all been there!
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we've all been there!
Wow. Nice shot. You really catch that moment. :lol
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Haha. You got a ol' browneye in there too. Great pix!
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Old 06-09-2012, 10:24 PM   #73
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Aram - Pics To Mesquite

HEY- my ears are burning.

Our friendly neighbor hulk, BigTodd, dropped by to help me load the bike in the truck and I was on my way the next morning.


Stopped in Baker for fuel and found some of the 'burban boys eating and preparing.


75mph? Right on.


Some of the boys settling in at the hotel in Mesquite.


I think some people's insides are made of Mexican food and Lemonade.


Locked and loaded. Ready for DAY 1.


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Old 06-09-2012, 11:44 PM   #74
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Aram - Day 1 Pics

Fuel the bike and the gut.


The morning starts out clear and clean.


Tenacious Frank and his awesomemobile.


Regrouping after some crash testing.


Beautiful day for a hike. I think the story has been told. This view looks back where we came from.


Joel letting the bike get some rest. This was a fun hill. I'm glad Chris didn't bring the Versys.


It's a long way to the top if you wanna rock'n roll. Paul, Ersin and Tim joining the band.


The Ersin and the pea. Look out for gremlins.


Progress.


Ersin and Rich at the top.


TBarstow. Sup dude.


Ersin picks up a nail.


My guard is always up when people approach in the middle of nowhere. Not quite crackheads in Victorville, but actually...


Friendly dudes with kind words and cold beers. I gotta admit, they really did lighten the mood during the tire change. Hot water, baby. I have to find the video for this. We were all just cracking up... wtf is going on?! Where are we? Where the hell are Joel and Paul???


School house. Excuse me, replica school house. Reminded me of the hanging tree in Holcomb Valley... a tree just like this one...


Bar 10... finally


Rich - Tim's machine in the foreground.


Chris, John (hidden), Jon, Ersin. Cool bikes everywhere.... I'd love to ride that SE if I could touch the ground.


$7/gal 89octane? We'll take it. What's Tim doing on a quad?


Photos fail to capture the majesty of the landscape.


Bar 10 is a neat place.


Well well well, look who's here...


Ride. Rest. Repeat.


Group B makes it to Toroweap in time to setup camp before dark.


Tim showed me some tricks on my point-and-click.


Good day. I'll get some video of the climb together... eventually. Have a good weekend guys.
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Old 06-10-2012, 01:08 AM   #75
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Awesome!!
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