It started as an easy cruise to Crown King, the back way on the big bikes. The conversation went something like; Hey Yardstick, are you up for a ride Sun? Sure. How about a BB ride since I've got the 530 apart trying to find the source of a vague rear floating issue. Ok. BB's the back way to CK? Let me think about it. The next day, Hey Slowred, is your 3fiddy ready to ride? Sure, but it needs a shakedown cruise after some work. Great, I've got the 530 back together and it needs a shakedown as well. I've also, got a couple of trails I found on Google Earth to explore. (when Yardstick has a trail that needs exploring, one must always be prepared) :eek1 Staging at Lake Pleasant, it was a beautiful 65* of AZ Polar Vortex! Yardstick with an evil grin. What does he know, that I don't? The first part of the back way to CK is smooth and fast. Gorgeous views! CK Rock turnoff. Yardstick, still not happy with the way his 530 is handling tries kicking the tire. Yardstick passing a 4x4 on the first rough uphill. We took this road to the first trail we were going to explore. Minni Trail. Minni Trail. Although, it isn't on the trail marker, it was clearly marked as a 50 inch motorized trail on the NF Map, which takes precedence. Plus, the trail had quad tracks leading in. Yardstick making clicker adjustments to try to fix the vague floating sensation. Once underway, the trail quickly deteriorates. It's heavily overgrown and challenging in spots. Yardstick powering through a tough, loose climb. We kept finding trail and yellow ribbons to guide us. Until here. The end! We searched for a long while, but couldn't find where the trail continued. Frustrated, we turned around.