Looking for Uncle Phil

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  1. RedMenace

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    We hadn't been there too long when Arno and the rest of the gang showed up...

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    The plan was to find Gorge Rider's Uncle Phil at Lower Falls Recreational Area up on FS90. We jetted up Wind River Highway, stopping briefly at Old Man Pass...

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    When we got to Lower Falls Uncle Phil was no where to be found. We did come across a gaggle of geese and a duck a little further up the road...

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    We headed south on FS88 towards Trout Lake and Gorge Rider's "Fishing Shack"

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    ...where at last we found Uncle Phil

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    Gorge Rider had provided a wonderful repast and Uncle Phil flipped the burgers.

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    We crowded into the cramped and dingy shack to wolf down our food in the stifling heat. Gorge Rider really knows how to rough it! Thanx Tim! :Hap1:

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    after lunch we took over the pumps at the troutlake gas station
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    The ride up Eckhart Point was scenic, to say the least, but I had a little trouble just below the summit...

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    Eventually we all made it to the top, one way....

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    ...or another

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    Mt Adams

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    Mt.St.Helens

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    The sun was in the wrong place for me to get a good shot of MtHood, lacking a filter on my camera...

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    more views from the top of Eckhart Point

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    what is this shit?
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    there were a few cameras up there. I bet some of you guys got better pix than I did-let's see 'em!
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    The ride down was relatively uneventful

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    hero shot

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    Good report,

    Everyone made it home in one piece too. How's Drrags arm doing, by the way he was hugging that tree I'd swear he must'a hurt something:lol2 Let's do it again but with some mud..... and maybe even take my KLR next time too.
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    Hey, thanks again for the hospitality and especially for the scenic ride after lunch. I'd never been up there though I'd been by there many times.

    I think(at least I hope) this is why my bike crapped out:

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    The fire that blew up yesterday must be just East of the point and a little NE of your cabin

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    very cool video:lurk the timing was perfict for the cough and sputter at the end. We,ll catch that canyon I mentioned in september after my bones heal.
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