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Old 09-06-2011, 10:46 PM   #31
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Did you stop to climb this H-Squared?
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:06 AM   #32
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The way the coyote bag was designed, with stuff sacks and cinch straps, everything was held in place, even though I ripped the whole bottom out on a rock or log. I never even felt the hit. Using the leather punch on my swiss army knife, and a few cable ties, I am back in business in just a few minutes. I am sure that Scott Weber is looking down at me nodding his head with approval.

Master Marine arrives after a while, we talk for a spell and set up camp, but I am to tired to be a good host and fall asleep in the taco stand. The next morning I roust K7MDL, who arrived late last night and we form a plan for the days ride. Both MM and K7MDL have plenty of food and water, but not enough fuel to loan me. The store in Carlton is out of business, so I have to make a 40 mile round trip to Twisp for supplies. Shrub is not going to make it until later in the day, so we start without him.

As we head out Foggy Dew trail, the weather is once again perfect. We meet a lot of hikers and bikers along the way, stopping breifly to exchage pleasantries, everyone is freindly. Back tracking my route from the day before, we ascend Horse head Pass.
MM making short work of cliff side trail.

MM wiping his brow on the summit.

K7MDL soaking up the view from the top.

The trail down Horse Head has this makeshift gate to keep grazing horses from returning back the way they came.

Next stop is Deadman Pass, and switchback negotiations.

Almost there bro.

Uno Peak trailhead.

We make it to S. Navarre camp late in the afternoon, and then ride the 30 mile dirt road trek back to Foggy Dew campground. All in all it is about a 6hr ride with breif stops for pics and food.
All of us are stoked, Shrub arrives and we sit around the campfire talking about our trip and "boats and ho's".

The next morning I bid fairwell and take the back road out of camp to Black Pine Lake, and then into Twisp.

Three hours and 600 miles later I pull into the yard with a sore ass, and my best friend to great me.

Thanks for following along.

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Old 09-07-2011, 09:34 AM   #33
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I am sure that Scott Webber is looking down at me knodding his head with approval.




That was an awesome ride report, H2. I'm too much of a wuss to take on a long-haul journey alone. Please give Marty a pat on the head for me.
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:45 PM   #34
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Thanks for the great report and pics Double H. Looks like that DRZ is getting a good workout.
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:10 PM   #35
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Great ride report and pictures.
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Old 09-07-2011, 03:07 PM   #36
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Weber and I rode Foggy Dew in October 09 for the last time. It was cold and clear and the water in our Camelbacks froze. That didn't cool our enthusiasm any and we had a great day. The following weekend snow closed the trails for the winter. I'll always remember Scott on that day. It's a fine place to ride.
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:07 PM   #37
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Thanks for taking us along. What a great ride, and super pictures.
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:12 PM   #38
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I'm glad you didn't become a bear taco.
Thanks for the pics and report.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:02 PM   #39
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Thanks to everyone for the encouragement. I was not sure how this would turn out, but I would do it again in a minute. If any of you have the desire to do an adventure ride, my advice would be to go for it, life is too short to not give it a try. Still stoked from this ride.
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:51 PM   #40
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I have some pictures to add too.

Here we go. I drove over Highway 20 on my way to the Dew from Everett on Friday. It was a beautiful drive.
Winthrop’s finest had a speed trap set up. Good thing I was paying attention!





I arrived in the vicinity of Foggy Dew camp on Friday evening. I was almost to the campground when I saw a yellow bike in the brush and then realized someone was waving at me. It was Double H. I turned around and parked the van. I decided to camp out there for the night. I popped the top on the van, had some food and went to sleep.

The next morning, I found K7MDL had arrived in the campground so moved over there. We had something to eat and waited for Double H to return from his gas run to Twisp. He soon arrived and we headed out for some fun.
Double H signed the log at the trailhead.





We headed for Horsehead Pass. Nice view!





K7MDL coming up!








Sweet trail with Deadman’s Pass in the background. It goes up over the saddle in the ridge.



The flowers were out!





This is the start of the grade. Can you spot Double H?





K7MDL ready to start the hill!





Oops! I did that a few times too.





An attempt to show some of the switchbacks.





A look back at where we had come from. You can see the switch backs at the top of the peak that are part of the Angel’s Staircase trail.





We were at the start of the Summer Blossom trail. No motors on it.





Wow!





To the north





To the south





The machines on top.





More flowers and sweet trail.





As Double H mentioned, we rode up to the horse camp and then gravel roads back to camp. It was about 65 miles for me this fine Saturday! I was wondering just how far I could go on the stock tank of fuel.

Shrubitup finally arrived that evening.

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Old 09-08-2011, 09:23 AM   #41
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Nice pics, MM.
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:40 AM   #42
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Good riding with you guys Sunday!

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Old 09-08-2011, 01:36 PM   #43
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Great Report and pick's H2

Brings back good memories about this time last year when Masterchief, Kwisn, Guns, and I did the Dew!
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:52 PM   #44
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Brings back good memories about this time last year when Masterchief, Kwisn, Guns, and I did the Dew!
It's about time to dew it again.
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:32 PM   #45
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your ride report has convinced me to stick around on adv...

if you want to go again I am all in
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