nOObs Rally End of March Madness 2012 Ride Report

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by airborndad, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    after the fix, everything came back to life.

    vern's miraculous return...over a ear ago, be broke his neck. notice his neck brace, yeah i wear one too....:clap
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    paul was iffy on the fuel, we saw this rider with kolpin, and flagged him down
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    turned out to be rob (rjnutt) and he has plenty to share
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    as we were pouring gas into paul's bike, here comes the rest of boys
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    moving along towards the springs
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    saw this ural coming
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    cory and marcia assured us there are more fuel at the springs....look for pablo.....:clap
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  2. DSM8

    DSM8 Where fun goes to die....

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    Its a bike not a submarine.

    Texan's.......:huh
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  3. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    we pass more PPs coming from the springs
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    this gotta be mikey
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    browneye
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    jnyrav or john the dentist
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    we chat a little bit
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    off they go
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    i have no clue what these tires are doing here
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    follow the sign and soon you'll see nekkid people...:D
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    we made it to pablo's camp
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    clothing is optional here but vern's too modest to show it all.....:evil
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    sorry pablo we were not able to spend a lot of time there, still a long way to camp, however big thanks for bringing the gas..:thumb


    our ride leader waiting for the rest of the riders
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    biggie doing the honor of sweeping
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    regrouping and waiting for the last rider
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    taking a break and a little male bonding....:D
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    from saline valley over to panamint valley
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    stopped to get gas before heading to camp; obligatory gas price pic
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    back in camp....many of the guys have already settled in and enjoying the rest of the afternoon
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    next RR, the friday ride....:wave
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  4. Speed Racer

    Speed Racer Falling is bad

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    Joel,

    Thanks for putting this together and for putting up with us. It was, as always, a blast.

    Bill

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    Eggroll likes my DR (figured out the starting problem - it was the switch):

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    Kawtipper trying to be Burrostipper:

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    In Darwin:

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    Confirming the route to Cerro Gordo:

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    The guy from Canada leading JoefromSF down Olancha Dune:

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    View from the top:

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    JoefromSF :twitch starting to see double:

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    Mootsuno showing how it's done (except the landing thing):

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    Pleasant Canyon near the top:

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    And it's called Pleasant Canyon why now?

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    Chicken Rock:

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    Towards the end of South Park Canyon:

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  5. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    not at all bill...you norcal is the other pillar keeping this event a blast....:clap

    now you rubbing in the ride to the dunes....:tb
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  6. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    the rescued bike - thanks to jnyrav, lonestar and dsm8 for getting macadamia out of saline valley. i heard they rolled into camp at 2:30am...:eek1
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    ooops!
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    isaac, tim and michael
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    lotsa oak firewood......:clap
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    sito bearing a gift to the event...the dunlop 606 that i forgot to raffle...sorry....:baldy
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    the inseparable toast and impecabble nowwhat (another founding father of this event)
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    clarence getting ready for a big ride....nice van....:D
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    john, always the dirty adventurer, he had an early start in the week and leaving for home
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    another founding father of the noobs rally....senor andy muy peligroso...:bow
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    loading today's track
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    :roflscary sticker
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    oh yeah...the sierras
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    stinky boots stay outside the rv
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    cindy - the noob conqueror of lippencott, tim and bob
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    isaac riding 2wheels good former bike
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    robG was instrumental for this organized group rides....:clap
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    finn and nancy also like early starts
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  7. Redbull Addict

    Redbull Addict I need another one...

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    You bastards! I'm the guy in the Mercedes that ran into you at Goler Wash, the cabins and then Furnance Creek. :D

    I must admit I was a little jealous seeing you riding through the valley. I wish I had a smaller bike now.

    Cheers!
    Tom
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  8. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    i have to be back in camp early to set up the friday night dinner. didn't go with a bigger group, just want a short ride.

    luckily i found john, also was looking for a short loop since he was tired from the last night's adventure...:lol3

    long straightway and never boring
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    jnyrav, my riding partner
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    towards wildrose and the beautiful sky
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    we passed these guys on their small but cool bikes
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    nice road to the charcoal kilns
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    up to the mahogany flats
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    the gate was locked and hiking 7 miles at high altitude will kill me...:puke1
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    we stopped at the kilns on the way down
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    poked our heads inside
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    this building is big even from the inside
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    fellow advriders bill and tim
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    soon leo aka libratrades join us; that berg has only 80 miles
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    on our way to aguereberry point
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    next stop was eureka mines
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    john and leo
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    a little history
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    lots of things to see above
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    from another angle
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    leo hiked up to the top
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  9. NSFW

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    hey tom (the father of the noobs rally), i was on that trail saturday afternoon heading east to west. another group headed by randall ran on to you guys, he told me they saw you on the gwagen and said hi to them. i don't know how we could missed you; must be in one of the canyons or the cabins.

    i hope you enjoyed the satellite radio and a/c while going up goler.......:ddog


    yeah, i kinda missed the 4wheeling days...my 73 bronco still in pieces...:puke1




    did that thing ever touched the ground....bwahaha
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  10. NSFW

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    riding up to aguereberry
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    badwater on the far right
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    the best enduro on the far right
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    it was the first time for of all of us...so pics on order

    john
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    joel
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    the dirt roads were in great shape...big bike/noob friendly
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    next is skidoo
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    after skidoo, we hit the pavement towards hw190; got up to the pass
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    beautiful sight on our way to PSR
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  11. stuntcrazy

    stuntcrazy Adventurer

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    Hey Tom!
    here is a pic for you!
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  12. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    for many months, i have been in contact with jimmy (lewis) to come to the event. really want him to teach us noobs and intermediate riders by doing a short basic riding class. yeah, finally he committed to show up...:clap

    no classroom needed
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    would love to try this one on my front lawn
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    good job jimmy (1224r) and eventually made it...:clap
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    i hope many of us learned something from that one; and to learn more, sign up to one of jimmy's classes.....:thumb

    http://jimmylewisoffroad.com/


    be a better and safer rider....it's the best investment you'll ever make.
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  13. GalacticGS

    GalacticGS 1200 GS Rider

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    Yep - well worth it !!!

    :ricky
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  14. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    first of all, thanks to all the volunteers who helped in the friday and saturday night dinners

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    rich cooked 180 burgers that night...:clap
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    the chili was good
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    hari and mrs. hari
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    jed, kev and roger
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    tom (boney), lars, stephen and tony (sandplow).....and rob
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    peter, sherrie and nancy
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    michael and isaac
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    stephen, tony, rob and cory
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    dean and dave (another co-founder)
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    matt
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    i think these are the cosmo boys
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    mike (another co-founder), baybueller and friend
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    sorry folks, can're remember, but paul in gray shirt is another co-founder
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    clarence and the adobe boys
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    darrel, joe and bill - every year always present, sorry for the bad pic

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    orangeandevil and cowgirl - red heads unite...:clap
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    ron, dain and azsimpson. hey ron thanks for the burrito breakfast friday and saturday; and you don't have to bring it to the van....:thumb
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    tim, paul and........
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    jo, pete, eric, dave and matt
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    josh, jimmy, mark, paul and luke
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    the frenchman and gf made it on time for dinner.....:clap
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    more tomorrow....:evil
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  15. jnyrav

    jnyrav Been here awhile

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    Thanks for taking so many great pics, Joel....I was bummed my camera stopped working..
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  16. Redbull Addict

    Redbull Addict I need another one...

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    Hey Joel!

    I was looking for ya! It's great to see the noob tradition continue.

    And yes my truck does touch dirt every so often. :D

    What happen to Jeff? Is he no longer qualified to ride in a noob rally?

    Take care,
    Tom
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  17. Redbull Addict

    Redbull Addict I need another one...

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    Thanks dude! I barely took any pics this trip so this will come in handy.:lol3
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  18. Vermon

    Vermon not gnarly

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    Ok, sense there are so many good and thorough RR’s and pics, I'll try not to be too redundant.

    We got there Thursday, set up Camp Riddler and then went for a little ride to the Warm Springs.
    Now, Saline rd. was a very interesting road at fast speed on a 530 exc, trying to keep up with the big boys ... as most know now it was like dodging a mine field at those speeds, and my tender little chicken neck wasn't all that keen on it when hitting them pot/chuck holes…enough said.

    The crew; Riddler990, El Zorrilo,Roy, DannG, Biggie, Vernon, Pointman, MCJimmy, somebody else??



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    another guy coming in hot... Jimmy aka MCJimmy
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    ooops! what's this...after waiting at the turn , I came back and found Tom and Jon hadn't got enough tire change'n from the night before:eek1
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    frustration mounts after El Zorrilo pinches tubeo


    this guys got it...he's a pro...he's got a secret weapon, hours of Youtube, watching Sito, and 5+hours practice the night before changing Tom's tires ...

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    saw this guy and his gf on this "Ready to go KLR on Salinerd, the rocky section with both feet out going 5+ slidding all over and thought :eek1 as I flew bye, then I had a chance to talk to him and his girl about their sitch traveling from S.F. on this packed out beast...seriously this made my trip! I was so amazed by his spirit and the knarly rigging he had going...ADV baby!

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    I mean really...how much space do 2 people need?!?:lol3

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    she's smile'n now, but I bet she wasn't back when I saw them gett'n tossed and slidde'n on Saline rd.
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    ...actually she was a trooper...this was her first trip on a bike<wow> ...uhhh ok... that's impressive!



    Nowwhat....how's those tennis shoes look'n!?!

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    diggin the red tape,... I'm tell'n ya that back tire was done!


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    landing gear up...and they're off Houston! ...even Joel had to get in on this epic site! it was a beautiful thing!!
    "Most Keep'n it Real" award!


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    Joel found some gas...Biggie is think'n dang save some for me :freaky


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    DannG gett'n nakeid already...Pablo had a good buz on and a nice forward lean...a whole lot of
    luv (Zeppland) and good spirits...thanks again Pablo the human fly trap":lol3

    Amazing day!... again, thanks Joel


    day2-- Nowwhat and Sito Noobs Ride...coming soon!
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  19. GalacticGS

    GalacticGS 1200 GS Rider

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    On Saturday, Joel, Ersin and I set off to ride the South Loop east to west. We left around 9 heading towards Furnace Creek to fill up the tanks and get breakfast - great meal at the Furnace Creek Restaurant. The wind was already horrendous.

    After breakfast, we headed on West Side Road South - fighting the wind the whole time. It would blow straight at us, then from the left, then from the right. It's extremely tiring. Eventually, we made the turn on Warm Springs Road to start heading west to the Geologist Cabin, Mengal and Goler.

    Here's a vid of West Side Road and a bit of Warm Spings Road.


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    Will post some pics and another vid later...
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  20. Eggroll

    Eggroll Been here awhile

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    :clap:clap:clap:clap
    Great Tip, Dave!