Noob on the Dirt - last day in Borrego with pics!

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Little Bike, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. Little Bike

    Little Bike Air/Clutz Sue

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    Last day - boooo. Got a late start (especially after a loooong conversation with a guy headed over to the Las Vegas for a classic bike auction - he had a really nice classic BMW, don't know the model, just thought it was a neat bike)

    Headed over to Split Mountain - my absolute favorite road in the park. You ride through a mountain that was "split" by a river that was there before the mountains rose and then continued to cut downward - faulting also helped. On the other side there is a network of roads where you can spend a lot of time and do some camping. Lots of neat side canyons to explore, fossil oyster beds, the Colorado River once went through this area - you can see the evidence in the sedimentary layers, fossilized ripple marks from water, lots of very cool geology!

    LOOK AT NEXT POST FOR PICS - I DIDN'T FORMAT THEM RIGHT....GRRRR

    Entrance to Split Mountain

    http://sbalch1.smugmug.com/Other/Borrego-Christmas-Break-2012/i-LFCTgzK/0/L/DSC00752-L.jpg

    Nice Anticline - imagine the forces to bend rock. I've been through this canyon a number of times, but never taken a picture with me for scale. Lots bigger than I thought.

    http://sbalch1.smugmug.com/Other/Borrego-Christmas-Break-2012/i-3PttPN4/0/L/DSC00756-L.jpg

    Out the other side

    http://sbalch1.smugmug.com/Other/Borrego-Christmas-Break-2012/i-PtGtJxr/0/L/DSC00764-L.jpg

    http://sbalch1.smugmug.com/Other/Borrego-Christmas-Break-2012/i-mv75G4f/0/L/DSC00770-L.jpg

    Looking back towards Split Mountain - yep, I was there!

    http://sbalch1.smugmug.com/Other/Borrego-Christmas-Break-2012/i-tPs9wqT/0/L/DSC00767-L.jpg

    Heading back

    http://sbalch1.smugmug.com/Other/Borrego-Christmas-Break-2012/i-RWsRMLL/0/L/DSC00778-L.jpg

    Just one sign of how water moves through this canyon - watch out if it's raining!

    http://sbalch1.smugmug.com/Other/Borrego-Christmas-Break-2012/i-XXjvgcs/0/L/DSC00779-L.jpg

    And here I am, hate this pic, I look like a bald fat guy (instead of a gray haired fat chick) :lol3

    http://sbalch1.smugmug.com/Other/Borrego-Christmas-Break-2012/i-2B8tmKr/0/L/DSC00775-L.jpg

    Guess it's time to head home

    http://sbalch1.smugmug.com/Other/Borrego-Christmas-Break-2012/i-NDDsvcS/0/L/DSC00776-L.jpg

    :lol3

    Look at pics in the next post - I forgot to format these for the forum, grrrrr
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  2. Little Bike

    Little Bike Air/Clutz Sue

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    Entrance to Split Mountain

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    Anticline

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    Out the other side

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    Going back

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    Me - yuck picture, look like fat, bald guy instead of gray haired fat mid aged chick

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    Time to head home

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  3. benwiggin2

    benwiggin2 Long timer

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    Nice pics. Great report. Don't be so hard on yourself. I think you're handsome.
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  4. Little Bike

    Little Bike Air/Clutz Sue

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    Handsome! Ewwww..... at least pretty...... That's why I hate that pic - I look like a fat guy instead of a fat chick : )
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  5. Little Bike

    Little Bike Air/Clutz Sue

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  6. UpST8

    UpST8 turnin gas to noise

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    Thanks for the report and pics!! Good on ya for getting out there!! :thumb

    See you in DV right? :deal
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  7. SportsGuy

    SportsGuy icanhazdirt?

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    Actually, you look exactly like someone who was having a great time dual sporting. ;)
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  8. Little Bike

    Little Bike Air/Clutz Sue

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    Thanks all!
    I've been having a great time! Really looking forward to the Death Valley Rally - Woot!!!

    I want to go for a road ride today - waiting for after lunch, it's coooold (at least for Southern California) :lol3
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