PHX - Bloody Basin Trail Talk

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Nightstalker, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    12 riders came out to enjoy an easy dual sport ride and have an opportunity to find out how our Arizona OHV sticker money gets spent.

    Here's my best recollection of those present:

    JayHawk DR 650
    Michhub KTM 990
    Kevinsterner Honda 250L
    AzTinBender Yamaha XT350
    AZstateParksOHV Kawasaki KLR650
    IBRiding
    nwemerys
    PoDawg
    azgary Suzuki DR 350
    Viper05 Triumph Trophy Trail
    Todd BMW 1200 GS

    We met at McDonalds and headed to our first trail stop, Sears Kay ruins near Carefree.

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    Jeff during the Trail Talk.

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  2. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Crossing the slippery ford at Seven Springs Campground.

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  3. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    More on the water.

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  4. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    And yet more!

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  5. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Stop at the historic 51 Ranch to recollect all the riders.

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    The Wild West in the background.

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    I think there's a UFO in this shot.

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  6. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Next stop Bloody Basin!

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    Only 27 miles to the interstate.

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  7. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    The climb up Hutch Mesa.

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    Looking back into the Bloody Basin valley.

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    Michhub on his KTM 990.

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    I do occasionally stop to enjoy the scenery.

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  8. charles353

    charles353 Pretentious Asshat

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    Awesome area to ride, can't wait for more pics
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  9. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Last turn to the top.

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    Mr. and Mrs. AzTinBender

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    Jeff @ AZStateParks on a switchback below.

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    And at the top.

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  10. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    We met up with Todd on his 1200 GS about 6 miles from the interstate. I'm hoping he'll find his way into the ADVRider community at our urging.

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    Last pictures of the day.

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    Our group split at Cordes Junction. About half the group returned to Phoenix and the other half headed to Mayer for tasty treats.
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  11. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Ride map

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    Elevation profile

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  12. seabee1

    seabee1 we build, we fight

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    Nice looking ride. I've always wondered about that 51 ranch. Any info you can share about it?

    Did you know that the ranch on bloody basin at the agua fria river was recently purchased by game and fish?
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  13. dave6253

    dave6253 GCBAR Explorer

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    Nice one, Nightstalker.
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  14. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    Nice RR Terry, as usual!

    Me and BHO came across Scot on the BMW also, he was ready to ride with everyone.
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  15. Kevinsterner

    Kevinsterner Been here awhile

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    Great ride repot as usual. Nice to finally meet you.
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  16. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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    Good stuff! It's amazing all the things we pass by without a second look out there. We'll have to start bringing hiking shoes along on these rides!

    I'm surprised you didn't take the detour to Humboldt Mountain to overlook Horseshoe Dam and Reservoir. Then again, that's a BIG group to turn around up there. :D
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