A group of us formed because we always met up at the posted alternate (harder) routes and soon just always rode together. Other than occasional arguements about who's gps was correct, we got along famously. I'm posting the best of my photos and hope the others will do the same here. Putts, master cat herder Big sky on the first day Sven decides this view will do for the first nights camp Turned out to be a pretty darn nice campsite for night KTM orange on two campers in the morning Viola-tor on an alternate that didn't go (but we didn't care - it was still worth it. The gang rides down an alternate The alternates had mud And sometimes more mud Some alternates were a bit tougher than others The start of a tunnel alternate The tunnel ride begins Near the middle of the tunnel you can barely see the light at the end of the tunnel My favorite tunnel pic that I took There's some big mountains lurking in the background Had to eat some dust enroute to the big ones Some weather moved in one night Resulting in more of this Which slowed us down because of this Since the skies threatened, I added a little shelter to my bivy But the next morning turned out like this We were all excited about riding the Gravelys but had to wait for these The wait was worth it The Gravelys - if you missed them this year, come back. This ride is a must do Sadly, we had to ride down out of the Gravelys but canyons like this helped Sometimes it's a long way between gas stops and alternative fueling must be arranged Somewhere either just before or after the above shot, I biffed and broke my camera. So that's it for me. I'll try to embed some video in the next post. Hopefully other alternate riders will post some photos here. If not, mine will have to do.