2-up FL to AK, looking for tent space, local advice...

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by Philip Kuntz, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Mugwest

    Mugwest .

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    Looking good, KP/PK :thumb

    Didya return that oil pan for a refund when you were done?
    PK: "I need a refund on this oil pan i just bought. It didn't hold enough." :lol3

    Safe travels, pals
  2. Philip Kuntz

    Philip Kuntz Fleasy Rider

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    Camping at Brantley Lake St. Park. Very nice place.
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    Marty, a local, gave us some directions to Carlsbad Caverns which bypassed Carlsbad. Cool place, other than the signs warning of poisonous gas. :huh
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    I am not sure where this pic was taken. :1drink
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    Carlsbad Caverns, highly recommended. You can spend all day there looking at rocks and holes in a cave. :clap
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    Incredible place!
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    This is a really big boobie. :wink:
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    We took lots of crappy pics. :eek1
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    [​IMG]These are of the road in and out of the Caverns.
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    Then we rode across to Cloud Croft. More great scenery and MC roads. :evil
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    Note the deer carcass in this one. :1drink
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    We found a cool little stream with some small waterfalls.
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  3. sanpau

    sanpau Love to Ride

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    wonderful place...looks like you are both having fun...stop at captain if you have time the smokey bear museum '
  4. Philip Kuntz

    Philip Kuntz Fleasy Rider

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    Smokey the Bear, huh? Is that some 80's Burt Reynolds stuff? :huhI will have to google it. :lol3

    Leaving Cloud Croft, this was a pretty place. Way too touristy though, and the Western Bar's burgers sucked, eat someplace else. The fried okra was very good though. :deal
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    The roads and the tunnel were cool, and fortunately we got stuck behind this truck. We could have passed, but he was speeding a bit, and this is a speed trap.
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    From there we headed into NM, where we are still at Oliver Lee St. Park.
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    South of Alamogordo by 14 miles or so, this is on the road out of town to the park.
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    Here is the side road that goes in, we are right at the base of the Sacramento Mountains, and we have been hiking up there and learning about the history of this area for the past 3 days.
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    Here is the sunrise from out campsite.
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    This was taken in front of the visitors center when we arrived. This place is well worth $10 a night.
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    We have some great pics of our hiking expedition that I have not pulled from the cameras yet. These are of the trip to Roswell that same day at the UFO Museum. Whats that cone for?:huh
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  5. Just Paul

    Just Paul Pro Cat Herder

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    Loving the report ! Keep it rolling
  6. Tinks

    Tinks Imp of Satan

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  7. Asatrur

    Asatrur Newbie KLR adv rider

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    If you come up through Colorado along the front range, look me up. I would be happy to give some place to pitch a tent and some suds and grub.
    Asa
  8. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    The cone is either a bong or a anal probe.:eek1 In Wisconsin it would be used as a bong. Ride safe.:ricky
  9. Chicken Helmet

    Chicken Helmet I'm A Stumperâ„¢

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    In California one cone serves both purposes.:lol3
  10. Dr.Z

    Dr.Z 6Sigma Knuckle Shflr

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    WTG PK & KP! Enjoying the report. Keep it coming d00d. :clap

    Damn, they have cones in Roswell too! Be careful if it's in front of a small puddle. :evil
  11. Stan Dalone

    Stan Dalone Gotta get me somma dat

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    Kali for nya,
    land of fruits and nuts :lol3
  12. flyrodder

    flyrodder Donny, please.

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    If you end up in eastern NE or western IA, look us up -- tent space, grill and fifthcircle's homebrew will be available!
  13. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    Woohoo!! Looks like you two are having a great time. Really enjoying following along.




    If you want to save a little $ ,the next time you change oil try to bum a garbage bag and a small box. Works great in a pinch. :freaky
  14. Philip Kuntz

    Philip Kuntz Fleasy Rider

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    We are in Santa Cruz Lake campground, East of Espanola. The weather has been ok, and Kim found us some wood to burn. :evil
  15. Butcho

    Butcho Been here awhile

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    Following along. If ya end up in SE Wisconsin we have space and well used wee strom in the garage :lol3
  16. ineptizoid

    ineptizoid I'm scared hold me

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    Enjoying this immensely! Keep on keepin' on and ride safe:ricky
  17. newcastleadam

    newcastleadam Artful Tagger

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    Go PK and Kim, go!
  18. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    I stopped and got this pic in '09 on my way west. I guess the Suburban was full of "talent".
    Enjoying the ride !
  19. Carl Stark

    Carl Stark Adventurer

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    If you are near Sheridan, Wyoming plan on staying here. We have plenty of room for a tent or a spare bed if you would prefer! Also, shop and tools available for preventive maintainence or repair.
    Carl and Jonnie
  20. Gale B.T.

    Gale B.T. Long timer

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    Great RR, hope to follow you two all the way up and back:D


    Keep smiling, ride safe, know we are here should you need anything.

    gale ,pagosa springs