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Old 01-02-2011, 03:15 PM   #91
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Great RR and Pics DP!!
I rode much of the same area as you did this summer, but you did it at the perfect time of the year with the fall colors!

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Did I mention the Aspens were full of pomp and fanfare for us ? We frickin nailed it with them throughout the trip.



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Old 01-02-2011, 03:43 PM   #92
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Great RR. Really enjoy this country just outside my door. Too bad it can't be more often than a few summer and fall months. Was -10 this morning here in IF.
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Old 01-02-2011, 04:39 PM   #93
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Aspens / Timing

I am the reason we made this trip so late. Due to some business engagements I was not able to start the trip before 18 September. We agonized almost a year over the dates. I was really worried we would miss the prime Aspen colors and we ran the risk of really cold weather and the possibility of snow.

Well the Adventure Gods smiled on us as they always seem to. The weather was absolutely perfect and the Aspens were at their color peak. As you can see from the photos the colors were exploding!!!

It's one of the amazing things about our trips and the group we have - the weather always cooperates and there are lots of small things that occur during our trips that have no explanation other than good luck.
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Old 01-02-2011, 05:17 PM   #94
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Old 01-02-2011, 06:54 PM   #95
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Day 4 continued

Thanks for all the comments fellas and thanks for dropping in on the RR. Appreciate the intrest. These things are time consuming !

Anyway, moving along, we popped out in Pinedale Wyoming. A regular fuel and grub stop on the CDR route. Now normally CDR riders are going to fuel up here and unless they can get fuel in Atlantic City from the local blowcal guy, there going to go all the way to Rawlins across the Big Empty. About 260 miles I believe. No biggie really. But our plan is veer off the CDR and take the Oregon Trail westerly and ride it to the "true" "authentic" Parting of the Ways
Then not take the Sublette Cutoff but stay on the Oregon Trail (left) like the pioneers did that were headed for the relative saftey of Fort Brigder.
Our saftey in the form of fuel and grun replenshishment would come in the micro town of Farson, where the trail would pop us out.

Getting close to Pinedale




Mike enjoying the day on the GSA






Outside of Pinedale on the CDR route and back on dirt again. The landscape changes dramaticly. Goes from sub Alpine to badlands in a blink of an eye.


Mulees


Pronghorn




Bruce and his beloved Super Enduro


This particular turn, put us in awe. We suddenly were in a different place. Very different.


Another great, old homestead. You have to ask yourself, what were they doing living out here?






We just ride for a good ways. It was fantastic. Perect riding temps. Hell, we didn't even know what day of the week it was by know, nor did we care. We had loads of days and miles left to enjoy.


No one out here either.


The we saw the marker ! I had it plotted on the GPS units, but of course when wandering in these parts, your never quite certain.
The Oregon Trail.






The Oregon Trail has some awesome American history to it. I really studied up on it before we left NJ. The wagon trains were huge. Saftey in numbers right ? By 1854, when the Oregon trail was really gaining popularity, indians in the plains, today's Nebraska, Iowa, were already downtrodden by the white man. Reduced almost to beggers. In fact they did approach the wagons in those early days of the trek and did just that. Beg. But here in Wyoming near the "Great Divide" the indians were far from down trodden. They were still a very proud people. Remember Battle of the Little Big Horn was still years away. Indian attacks here were numerous and deadly. If they didnt get you, Cholorea would.

We are enjoying our ride, while settlers of all ages were dying every day, searching for water and food back in the early-mid 1800's. Estimates suggest 400,000 settlers passed on this trail.


Heading west on the Oregon Trail. That decal is now official.


When I come back we reach the Parting of the Ways. The real one.
And the camp and the trout! Yep, we find water out here!
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Old 01-02-2011, 07:04 PM   #96
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And I think I figured out how to properly embed the video clips now.
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Old 01-02-2011, 07:08 PM   #97
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And I think I figured out how to properly embed the video clips now.
yes, you did. That last clips did not autostart. Wait....crap..as typing this, I hear it running.
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Old 01-02-2011, 07:36 PM   #101
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Vids aren't auto starting anymore for me.. Thx for the RR and the great pics. It looks like the old homesteads are out in the open.... Lots of hauling to get those trees there for building.,,unlessthey are closer to the forest that it looks.
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Old 01-02-2011, 07:48 PM   #102
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Vids aren't auto starting anymore for me.. Thx for the RR and the great pics. It looks like the old homesteads are out in the open.... Lots of hauling to get those trees there for building.,,unlessthey are closer to the forest that it looks.
not to mention that big ol iron range,tho i guess that could have come a lot later
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:02 PM   #103
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I was just going to PM you to find out when you were going to get this RR started.

Looks great so far.

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Old 01-02-2011, 08:22 PM   #104
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Thanks Frank, and gang, for the effort in putting together another fantastic ride report, and all the great photos. I guess you and John will be on new bikes next year!

Such beautiful country out west.....I miss it.
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:29 PM   #105
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That's what I'm talking bout. Keep it up. I look forword to the time I can just hop on and ride... and ride...and ride. Thanks for taking us along.
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