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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by FYYFF, Jun 4, 2012.
O.K. Thanks Joel
frank no rush if you don't have enough time. have fun in montana. send me your spot share page if you get to figure out how to use that thing.
pano of cedar breaks
after cedar breaks, we rode to duck creek for dinner
missing are chris and tim
the food was good except for jon who has a sensitive gastro system....... strange, we all had the same burger
Wow...awewsome pics! Nice RR!
Day four entailed leaving Lee's Ferry and heading to the Navajo Bridge for some pics and then to our final camping destination - Mojave Lake.
Leaving Lee's Ferry camp - Aram:
The visitor's center was also beautiful:
From the Navajo Bridge we slabbed it a short while to the trail head (Johnson Canyon) that leads through the Vermilion Cliffs:
The road was fast and fun. FYYFF:
Dropping into Glendale, UT:
Glendale, UT did not have any restaurants that we noticed so we continued down Hwy 89 to Orderville, UT and found this neat little ice cream shoppe/deli:
After lunch we hit the pavement to our final stop - Navajo Lake:
The ride to camp was ultra scenic!
We finally made it to camp and picked our spots. My camp neighbors:
Joel, Chris, Paul, and Frank went to check out Cedar Breaks NM while the rest of us were pooped and wanted to change into our regular clothes and check out the lake. The plan is to meet them at the restaurant in town afterwards.
There are some really nice camp spots along the lake. Park your car in the lot and hike your gear 100' or so into your camp spot. Niiiice!
Jon, Aram, and Ersin:
Camp the next morning. It was so F-ing cold that that night. It was around 1:30am when I heard Joel, "Guys! Guys! I'm freezing my ass off...can I sleep in your tent?!" (...ZZZzzzIIIP!) Thank God Ersin had the larger 3-person tent!
This was one of the best camp spots of the trip for me with the exception of the camp host cleaning the latrine at 6am! But that's another story! Second to Toroweap. Just as beautiful, but in its own different way. Each camp we stayed at was drastically different from the next, which was exciting because each day was a surprise.
Day 5 to follow...
Dudeeeee.... That was out little secret...
Yeah, that's what happened. It was really cold that night. In the middle of the night I heard a scream "Guys! It is f'ing freezing out here, I'm f'ing freezing. Ersin, let me in"
It wasn't like I was in a house with a locked door. I said OK but he was already in the tent setting up his sleeping bag.
Once Joel was in the tent it took him 30 minuted to get comfy and fall a sleep. And then I had a Dolby THX sound of snoring. Rich on one side, Joel on the other...
hahaha and thanks. now get used to it ersin....that won't be the last one....
back in camp
thanks to all who gathered firewood
as darkness falls, all stood closer to the fire
Does REI carry tent locks?? :)
It got bloody cold that night. Poor Joel.
Here I have capilene top and bottoms, pants, and a down seater. RRuugger is in his shorts.
I washed out a riding shirt that afternoon and hung it out to dry, hoping it would be by the next day. When I got up at 4:30 it was frozen.
Now I know why everyone else set up their tents all the way into the woods, at least 100 yards away from Joel.
I had my 20 deg dawn sleeping bag but it wasn't enough to keep me warm at Lake Navajo with rainfly on and at Indian Hallow without rainfly. I was absolutely freezing my ass off at Indian Hallow. It's time for a zero deg bag.
TBarstow snores too. 10' away at Lee's Ferry was too close.
Odd, I guess the comfort ratings for sleeping bags don't apply to everyone. I have a 30deg rated down bag and wear polypropeline longjohns and long sleeve shirt - never cold. A knit cap helps a lot. My sleeping pad has foam in it, self inflating. I wonder if that extra insulation helps as well.
And when the lights went out...
What a great ride you guys had. Every day seems like it was paradise...
It doesn't bother me and keeps the scorpions away. :)
Ersin - now you know why I use the emergency bag instead of a tent, it keeps the old FF from joining you in the middle of the night.
I'll get rid of my 3 person tent and get a -20 deg sleeping bag and some XL trash bags for rain. Maybe I'll be safe then...
This camp spot was absolutly beautiful .......Jon unaware he wont be getting any sleep but in the morning
Sorry for the delay on posts and whatnot gents, but so far, great job by all. I'm actually riding a lot lately (go figure ) but you'll have an epic video from me.... by winter.
+1 Apparently the degree rating keeps you alive to that temp. The 20* bag wasn't enough for me that night, but I was also unaware of the fact that you should NOT wear every single article of clothing you have in order for the sleeping bag to effectively radiate heat from your body. :huh
"WHO THE FUCK CLANKS FUCKING BUCKETS AT SIX IN THE FUCKING MORNING?!!! FUCK!!!!" I was already awake and well aware of the carnage left in the restroom since I had visited myself before the ranger was able to clean up. DAMN. No pics though. You wouldn't want any anyway.
Yep, truer words have never been typed!