PHX - Sheeps Bridge/Horseshoe Dam - Wed 12/19 or Thurs. 12/20

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by utefan, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. utefan

    utefan Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    463
    Location:
    Scottsdale - Arizona
    No one could make it yesterday so I decided to go Solo, which made me a little uncomfortable since the last time I went out solo ended with me getting hit by a dune buggy and in the hospital having my fifth knee surgery. But I'm glad I did it. It was a fantastic day. Just don't tell my wife :huh Great dirt after all the moisture and an overall great ride.
    [​IMG]
    This water crossing is always fun - especially with a little ice added to it.:eek1
    [​IMG]
    Notice the nice damp ground - mmmmmm it was Nummy!
    [​IMG]
    LOT'S of water crossings today.
    [​IMG]
    Enjoying the views on the way to Sheep's Bridge
    [​IMG]
    As DOD would say - "any more water than to fill a canteen is dangerous" :rofl
    [​IMG]
    As you can see there was quit a bit of water and some mud. I took this shot in a milder section of mud. There were some spots where vehicles had made deep grooves - but fortunately the grove was dry enough you could stay in it and blast through - it was sketchy getting out of the grove however. I wish I could have gotten picture of it but I didn't dare stop. Good times.
    [​IMG]
    The obligatory picture of Sheep's Bridge
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    As I said lots of water - Yeah - I got off and checked the depth :lol3 There was a second crossing just beyond the picture here that was even deeper but narrower.
    [​IMG]
    Horseshoe Dam
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    The crossing :freaky
    [​IMG]
    The fun little uphill after coming across the dam. [​IMG]
    Notice the tracks the dirt was NUMMY :evil
    [​IMG]
    Beauty shot - you guys tired of seeing my bike yet :lol3
    [​IMG]
    Nice colors along the Verde River
    [​IMG]
    I got done early enough - I decided to stop by the best Motorcycle shop in AZ. :wink:
    [​IMG]
    The best Motorcycle mechanic in AZ was hard at work. :clap
    #21
  2. BIG-E

    BIG-E AKA; Mongo-E

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,194
    Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Nice Pictures Ute!!

    Man I wish I would have known, I would have rode with you.

    Have a safe and wonderful Christmas in Utah!
    #22
  3. utefan

    utefan Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    463
    Location:
    Scottsdale - Arizona
    I saw that you had just gotten back into town from TX - so I figured you couldn't get away. I would have loved having you go with!
    #23
  4. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2008
    Oddometer:
    4,652
    Location:
    Prescott AZ
    [​IMG]
    Beauty shot - you guys tired of seeing my bike yet :lol3

    How could we ever get tired of seeing probably the best dirt bike ever made:clap
    #24
  5. utefan

    utefan Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    463
    Location:
    Scottsdale - Arizona
    If only it had a happy button - fortunately mine is very easy to start
    #25
  6. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2004
    Oddometer:
    2,811
    Location:
    Calgary, AB, Can
    Would you mind telling me where to start this journey?
    #26
  7. refokus

    refokus Just Learning

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,736
    Location:
    North Phoenix
    Great shots of the ride, wish I was feeling better to make the loop with you.
    #27
  8. utefan

    utefan Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    463
    Location:
    Scottsdale - Arizona
    Take Pima Road to Cave Creek Road, take a right on Cave Creek Road and follow it until it turns to dirt - this goes to 7 Springs and the dirt road eventually turns into the Bloody Basin junction at the T you go right to head to Sheep's bridge. I don't have GPS coordinates on my GPS or I would send them to you. I have ridden the ride before and didn't need the GPS.
    #28
  9. utefan

    utefan Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    463
    Location:
    Scottsdale - Arizona
    Did you get antibiotics? Are you feeling any better?
    #29
  10. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2008
    Oddometer:
    4,652
    Location:
    Prescott AZ
    If it had the button, one would be in my garage:D Would be the only one in my garage:wink:
    #30
  11. DurtKlod

    DurtKlod Long timer

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2011
    Oddometer:
    1,525
    Location:
    Solsberry, IN
    It's that last little uphill after the dam that I'm not too fond of.
    #31
  12. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2008
    Oddometer:
    4,652
    Location:
    Prescott AZ
    I've got very good at falling their:eek1
    #32
  13. DurtKlod

    DurtKlod Long timer

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2011
    Oddometer:
    1,525
    Location:
    Solsberry, IN
    Actually, it's not the uphill that bothers me... it's the fall off the cliff on the left side of the uphill.
    [​IMG]
    #33
  14. ewilly

    ewilly Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 9, 2008
    Oddometer:
    136
    Location:
    Chandler, Az
    Nice looking XR - that is what I was riding 6 years ago. This would have been a great ride for the KLR. I did finish building the rear rack. I am ready to ride again.
    #34
  15. utefan

    utefan Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    463
    Location:
    Scottsdale - Arizona
    #35
  16. utefan

    utefan Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    463
    Location:
    Scottsdale - Arizona
    Thank you! It definitely would have been great for the KLR. We will have to do it soon. Heading to UT tomorrow for Christmas with the family. Merry Christmas
    #36
  17. refokus

    refokus Just Learning

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,736
    Location:
    North Phoenix
    The Dr gave me antibiotics, and cough medicine. Last night was the first nights sleep in like a week. Still feel like shit :puke1 but hoping to get better for Xmas.
    #37
  18. refokus

    refokus Just Learning

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,736
    Location:
    North Phoenix
    Have a safe trip Utefan and Merry Xmas.
    #38
  19. rattlecan

    rattlecan Caffeine Driven

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,601
    Location:
    left of center AZ.
    +1 for Utefan and you too Brad. Get well!
    #39
  20. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2008
    Oddometer:
    4,652
    Location:
    Prescott AZ
    Watch out for any pnewmonia signs:eek1 Get well!!
    #40