Moose and Mini Travels

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by Moose_DK, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. Super Suz

    Super Suz N00b with B00b

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  2. DRZmaui

    DRZmaui Been here awhile

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    Had the pleasure of hosting Esben(Moose) and Mini for a couple of days last week. Just thought I post an update.

    I figured they needed some down time from there travel’s, so we spent day in the car cursing the sights of Reno/Virginia city and lake Tahoe, Next day up to High Sierra’s trails around Jackson Meadows.

    Then on the final day, up to Pevine Mountain for some target shooting and sight seeing.
    Sorry for the limited report, and pictures. I’m sure Esben will give a more detailed report soon.

    The team

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    Fix'it on the trial
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  3. Moose_DK

    Moose_DK No stress

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    Hey Joe Thanks for the update and pictures. I am in the process of uploading a LOT of pictures so I hope I can find time to get the thread up to date really soon!
  4. Moose_DK

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    Finally I have time to update our thread.. Im really sorry that I have not been able to keep the threat up to date, but traveling was just more important..

    Now what did we do!!??? Well after the gran Canyon we stayed at that fancy resort!! REALLY COOL and for just 20 buck a night.. including pool and all!

    And since it was a real tourist place thay even had a fake rodeo every saturday night! Pretty fun.
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    The resort was really close to Zion National Park and we was told that it was a really pretty place..
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    Also quite a few people was talking about some hike in something called "the Narrows".
    We found out it was a hike in a river inside the Zion NP.

    So we desided to do that.
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    it was really cool. I dont think we walked more than about 4-5 miles.. but it took us 5 hours!
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    In some places the river was pretty deep! So we had to be a little creative. Most people only walked in a mile or two so they never got this far.
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    as said.. most people only walked in a mile or so.. so in the beginning there was SO SO meny people.
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    but all in all it was the best hike we have ever done.. and very different.
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    another hike I would love to do another time in Zion is the hike to "angels landing" where you on the last part of the hike walk up in the edge of the canyon.. from down below we could see people walking up there!
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    Animal picture... as usual :-)
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    Riding back from a long but great day.
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  5. Moose_DK

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    For the first time we had bad weather so we decided to just get all of our gear on and get moving... hoping for better weather somewhere else.
    So we drove east.. and on the way we checked out Bryce Canyon National Park..
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    Bryce Canyon felt more like a tourist trap than most other national parks. But on the other hand since there was a lot of people we could could get supplies and gas.
    and get inside where it was dry!
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    Funny thing... in Denmark gas in about three times the price... but we also get higher octane gas. the lowest in octane in Denmark is 91 and then 95 or 98..
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    later that day we found a nice little camp ground
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    and got some food...
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    at the little campground there was a funny guy from texas I think. He really really needed a new rear tire...
    well Its amazing he even made it this far! 17.000 miles he said..... on a sport tire and a race bike......
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    when it got dark we started hearing a noise.. almost sounded like a plane!! but i wasnt.
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    it was this guy! or girl.... or whatever!
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    and then we went to bed!!!
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    Next day we headed out in great weather again.. through Capitol reef, but on the back roads!
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    Looking over the Colorado River!
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    And then we made it to Natural Bridges National Monument.
    I was almost out of gas.... since the last gas station was closed.. and had been for a while.
    But lucky me.. At the Ranger station we could buy a little gas. 4.50 a gallon, but when you really need it and there is 50 miles to the next town.. Who cares!

    we got gas and set up camp.. then drove around the little loop to see the natural bridges!
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    Ekko at Natural bridges
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    ANIMAL PICTURE!
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    Old indian ruins!
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    another natural bridges..... only up still be course Mini was helping!
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    we found out that one of the rangers was doing a astronomy class that night... so we drove up to the ranger station to check it out..
    It was really amazing.. they had a big telescope.. so when it got dark we had a chance to see saturn.. and the rings around saturn! we saw a dying star, another galaxy and star clusters! that was SO cool!
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  6. Moose_DK

    Moose_DK No stress

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    yes Utah can be really hot but HELL is more than hot..
    this was the road to hell!

    Even though we got up pretty early it was already hot
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    I have been planing to go to some indian ruins in Calorado but we could see that we was not going to make it that far. So we made a small detour to check out some smaller local ruins.
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    after getting gas and food.. more maybe even more important WATER we got back on the back roads.

    First it was just really pretty and nice roads..
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    and really pretty too!
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    But a day before there had been a lot of rain! and well rain affects the road a bit..
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    Water flushing some of the road away.. OK
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    Water making big rocks fall on the road.. OK
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    Water fucking up the road... OK fine.. we just go around!
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    Road going across the river.. OK
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    Road going INTO the river.. FUCK
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    Here is few videos from todays watercrossings......
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    watercrossing...and almost crash
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    Cheating
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    LAST ONE!!!
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    So turned around.. backtracked a little and then found another way!
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    Finally after a VERY long day we made it to Canyonland National Park (south part of it) and camped for the night..
    there we met another rider.. a guy from alaska.. He had been on the road for a year now.. Thats life!
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    Mini was as usual full of energy.. So she did a little run up on the funny rocks in the sunset!
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    Even doing a little exercise!! Its AMAZING after a full day of rding offroad...
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    Goodnight everyone
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  7. Moose_DK

    Moose_DK No stress

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    Yesterday we did the road to hell.. today we was going to do the road IN hell.. We just didnt know that yet!
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    We had even asked at the ranger station how the road was and if it was open.. and she said NO PROBLEM.
    and the first few hours it was just fine.. Good road and the view was cool!
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    but then the road changed... its wasnt to far until we knew we would get to a better road.. so we pushed on.. One obstacle at a time.. always making sure that we would be able to go back!
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    We dont really have many pictures!! and why????.. well we was really working hard!

    But to describe it a little... THIS IS THE ROAD...!! WTF
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    Yes THE ROAD IN HELL
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    I cant tell you how happy we was when we finally made it out to a better road!
    and even better we found a place that had cold water!! but more about this later!
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    Here is a few videos from todays ride.
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    Base Camp is a little place with a campground and few room.. Run by a really nice guys named Tim.
    He gave us water and offered that we could camp for free..
    So we went into Moab.. only 10 miles away... to get food
    BEST BURGER EVER BY THE WAY!
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    clean the bikes.
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    and have the panniers fixed... all the hitting rocks had finally done a number on the aluboxes.
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    Just before sunset we drove back to "base camp"
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    What a view!
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  8. Moose_DK

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    So if you ever get to Moab then you are going to want to camp at base camp..
    Yes its about 45 minutes outside town but its totally worth the trip.. even if you dont want to camp there then just ride the road anyway!
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    Ok so what is Base camp.. Base camp is a campground/resort run by Tom. Tom got the place 5 years ago and live there with his pet... and not just any pet... a 100 pound tortois named Ko Kae (Kobay)
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    Tom is cleaning
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    This is base camp..
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    and its cheap... 5 dollars for camping, 10 dollars for staying in these!
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    getting the room is more expensive but then you also get to play with the toys in the garage!
    3 trials bikes, 3 ATVs and much more!

    we stayed for a few day and spend a lot of time just relaxing.
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    Ever heard the story about the turtle and the rabbit!
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    Every afternoon Ko Bae come out and eat
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    then he goes for a hike.. just check out the videos on this website.
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    or maybe he just walkes back home!
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    Also Tom had a lizzard living on the porch! it was so tame that I could hand feed it.
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    If you open this link you and go down a little Tom has actually posted a little video of me feeding the lizzard.
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    Ok enough about base camp!
    We also did other stuff in Moab..

    We went out river rafting on the Colorado River.. on a part of it called West Water.. pretty wild!
    We got in a small raft with a nice family from California.. I think it was San jose...
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    Since we was busy surviving I didnt really get a lot of pictures.. but I did get a few when we was going for a swim.
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    ANIMAL PICTURE!
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    I did get a few pictures of some of the other rafts..
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  9. Moose_DK

    Moose_DK No stress

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    We also went out mountain biking. We was told they should have a really cool mountain bike trail called "slickrock"
    so we went into town to rent mountain bikes. The first place wouldnt rent us the bikes.. WTF they said it was too late in the day and it was too hot! We really felt like some stupid tourists..

    So we went down the street to Poisen spider cycles and rented two bikes there instead..

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    Even had to puch/pull/cary the bike a lot of times
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    Hard trail!!! really hard trail!
    Its 10.5 miles... and it took us 3.5 hours to do!
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    WE DID IT!!!!
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    And then back to base camp
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  10. Moose_DK

    Moose_DK No stress

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    The weather in Utah can really change.. One minute we sit in the sun and enjoy the heat and a minute later its sand storm!!
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    or thunder and rain!
    Good thing we needed a shower!!
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    and then suddenly the weather is great again!
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    and thats when it gets really pretty
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    So we went out to play Disc Golf for the first time ever! It was really fun... and the two other guys that was staying there was really big into disc golf!
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    Mini was REALLY good at it!! I mean REALLY REALLY GOOD.. So I think we have to try thing again.
    The disc golf course was featured in a magazine article on extreme disc golf courses, along side Antarctica and Iraq.
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    I would really like to come back to base Camp..
    Meet my friend the lizzard again!
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    Hike out to see some more petroglyphs.
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    and enjoy the sunset.
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  11. Moose_DK

    Moose_DK No stress

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    So I have heard a lot about the White Rim trail in Canyonlands National Park.
    And since we was so close it was something we wanted to do. the only thing that sucked is that the trail wasnt all the way around. So we would have to ride a little more than half, then camp and then ride back the same way the next day.

    Well back to the beginning.. We left Base Camp...
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    Drove on the cool road into Moab.
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    another place I wanted to see was the Horse shoe bend on colorado river.. Normally you have to pay to get into Dead Horse State Park. But if you look at the map there is a better way.. and even closer to the river..
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    and then we got to Shafer Trail.. Pretty cool road.
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    Its amazing..
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    How do you like this lunch spot??
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    Look at all these weird rocks
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    This is the White rim trail.. and in some places it really is the rim of the canyon.
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    What a view!
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    in the afternoon we was thinking.. a CRAP it going to rain!
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    But NO it was a sand storm! FUCK what do we do.. There is just NO cover here!
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    well that wasnt really true!! there was a toilet out in the middle of nowhere!! really there was nothing else!
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    When it all cleared up we found a nice campsite!
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    Really nice campsite.. except for the mosquitoes!!! and there was a lot!
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  12. Moose_DK

    Moose_DK No stress

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    In the morning we went out to check out Arches National Park.. two reason.. I really wanted to see the funny rock that looks like is almost falling.. and we have the National park pass... itw worth 80 dollers so we might as well use it!
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    That just looks so Funny
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    Delicate arch... be course we was lazy and warm so we didnt want to walk up there.
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    So after checking out Arches we found a really cool backroad out of the park.
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    even if it was in a pretty bad shape!
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    and for a little while it was so bad that we had to drive on the side of the road instead!
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    and after a good nights sleep we drove back into Nevada.. Nevada road can be REALLY boring.
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    and REALLY LONG
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    We did more than 400 miles that day!!! Our backs hurt so bad.. and when I say back I mean ASS

    HUGE high tech Nevada gas station!
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    Good thing there is some good entertainment on the roadside!!
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    I mean.... WTF
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    I like this!
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    And after a long of riding we finally made it to our destination! Spencer hot springs!
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    Not to bad!
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    We was camping with a guy from CANADA EH..! He was retired so he spend most of his time traveling to different hot springs! and I had to tell you!! I have NEVER seen anyone SOOOOO tanned...! EVERYWHERE..............
  13. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    Great to see you saw some of the best from America!
  14. XC Rider

    XC Rider Motorcycle Vagabond

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    Damn Esben, your pictures are looking amazing these days! :eek1 What camera are you using now? I assume you're shooting in RAW format? The clarity is amazing, and the colors are just intense! Loving all the pictures and the new updates. Too bad the timing didn't work out to meet up again in Nevada, but unless something crazy comes up (like a job! :lol3) I should be heading outa Virginia around the 2nd week of September.

    Happy trails you two!
  15. Moose_DK

    Moose_DK No stress

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    So our naked camping buddy told us there was wild donkeys that could be really noise.. and we was thinking.. How bad can it be.. but really.. When they start fighting right outside you tent in the middle of the night!!! let me tell you...!! its LOUD..

    Next morning they where still there.. and seemed pissed be course where camping in their spot!
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    and I guess swimming in their drinking water!

    But there was others using the hot springs.. a few dragon flies.
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    and a lot of birds who also was using the spring as a watersource!
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    By the way.. we saw this guys.. does anyone know what it is?
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  16. Moose_DK

    Moose_DK No stress

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    when I was FINALLY done taking pictures of the birds we packed up and got on the road to Reno. And ADVrider called Joe and his wife christine..
    when we got there he drove us around town for a little while to check out to sights and then we went out for food!
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    also we did a short walk around the casinos in Reno.. they are not as flashy as Las vegas.. but still fun!
    one of them have a circus act every hour... Could you do this?
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    Just look at all the bullet holes!
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    The next day we did the tourist thing.. drove to Virginia city to check that out!
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    Joe and Mini at the suicide table
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    now thats how a bar should look
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    Then a quick trip to Lake Tahoe
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    Animals.. what is it with me and taking animal pictures??
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    when we got back dinner was ready.. homemade sushi... REALLY REALLY good sushi!
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    and instead of dessert.. we went to Cabelas.. We LOVE Cabelas..
    Its so cool they have all that stuff displayed
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    they even had a gun museum!!! COOL
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    and then the big fish!! Love that
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    Moose_DK No stress

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    The next two day we did a little riding with Joe.
    Very relaxing and really fun.
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    when we got up in elevation a little there was actually a lot of snow left..
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    that weekend there was going to be a big 4x4 jeep rally.. So poeple was hauling all kinds of stuff up there... just look at this guys!
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    more great food from Christines kitchen!
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    Next day was a short ride and shooting guns... How can your day get any better.
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    I love how Joe never got his helmet of.
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    That week it was "hot August nights". Thats a big car rally in Reno.. So we drove into town to see the cars.
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    Now THATS a pickup truck!
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    Big block shotting cart!
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  18. Moose_DK

    Moose_DK No stress

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    The last week that Mini could be here we pretty much just did a LOT of riding. A little drinking and a LOT of fun.

    So this post is pretty much just going to be a lot of pictures, Fun pictures, bad pictures, weird pictures and cool pictures.

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    Emily learning how hard to pull the front brake
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    Mini on the 700cc
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    Mini going through the creek...
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    well almost all the way through the creek....
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    Hey... there is something wrong there!
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    Just my size!
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    Emilys birthsday party!!
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    Mini back on the 700cc
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    Even the steak has the right color!!
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  19. Moose_DK

    Moose_DK No stress

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    So Mini just left today and got on a plane to Denmark! I am SOO going to miss her...

    the last two day we have just be relaxing and spending time together...

    monday we went to Joes cable cars that should have some really good burgers.. and they did... Really lean meat and very well cooked. and what was really cool is that inside the place you can not only see the cooks working but also the butcher cutting the steaks and grinding the meat.. thats why they dont call it burger patties.. but ground steak....

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    Next day we went to Ikes Place.. Mini has been talking about this place since last time we was there.. so it was really last chance.
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    for good buy dinner we went out for Sushi..
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    and just before we went to bed we all made a blanket that Mini could bring on the plane.
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    This morning Mini and I went to the airport and after checking in. We kissed good buy and she went through the security.... Right this moment she is on a plane.. properly sleeping with her new blanket on her way back to Denmark.
  20. Moose_DK

    Moose_DK No stress

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    I have two cameras.
    A Canon D10 for riding shots. Its pretty good and almost bulletproof.
    even though I did have to buy a new one.
    The last one I had hanging outside my jacket both our first trip and the trip to alaska last year.. so think about how many hours it has been out in the rain and dust.
    The only thing that didnt work anymore was the flash.
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    also I have a Canon 7D with a 18-200 lens.
    Mostly I just shoot in JPEG. Mostly be course my little netbook is too slow to handle RAW.
    So I only take a few of my pictures in RAW.

    Lets see if we can meet up when you get back on the road.