AZ: I Found Snow In The Desert

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Vitamin_D, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. Vitamin_D

    Vitamin_D Mixing The Kool-Aid

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    La Nina has given The Arizona desert two crappy winters in a row. Sunday we got our first rain in over three months. Conditions were too good to pass up so I burned up my last vacation day yesterday and went for a solo ride.
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    Here you can see the snowy mountains looming in the background.
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    The trail goes through the water in this one.
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    I found the snow line! Brr! My grip heaters were on high.
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    About two hours the other direction & I’m now looping back. The snow line is where I was…
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    Another rocky spot.
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  2. defib

    defib Portly Paranurse

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    where is that? It looks so familiar but I'm not sure. I've lived and worked all over Az my entire life.
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  3. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    very cool.

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  4. Vitamin_D

    Vitamin_D Mixing The Kool-Aid

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    The area is Sycamore Creek. The Snowy mountains are the Four Peaks. The loop I rode consisted of trails named, Mud Springs, Dagger, Rattlesnake Pass, Two Gate, West Indi, Itty-Bitty, Skyline, Heavy Metal, Scaryokee, Sycamore Springs to Paintball.
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  5. Slowred

    Slowred Been here awhile

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    Beautiful pics and ride!
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  6. DurtKlod

    DurtKlod Long timer

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    I want to do the Four Peaks ride. I live on the west side and don't get over that way much though. Cool stuff.
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  7. RedRockRider

    RedRockRider Long timer

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    Nice pics. Always cool to ride up to snow -- just watch for mud! Thanks. :thumb
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