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Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by midengineracer, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. mntdawg

    mntdawg NOT FRAGILE OR GREEN

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    Pushing the season here! I headed up a local trail today and found
    Good Positive Snow Tracks


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    First Turkey tracks...


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    Then Bear tracks...........Riding the snow was not a problem, but this critter could be a little grouchy so I turned around. The desert is calling the Dawg!:1drink
  2. midengineracer

    midengineracer Lost, with a GPS

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    For anyone subscribing to this thread and interested, the K1200GT is up for sale. Link is in the sig line.
    Looking to not make a payment, full-coverage insurance, and leave it parked for a year.
  3. midengineracer

    midengineracer Lost, with a GPS

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  4. mntdawg

    mntdawg NOT FRAGILE OR GREEN

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    Hey Thomas,
    I was riding on the Rainbow trail yesterday, east of where the first video was shot......
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    A little icy in the shade to start....
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    Fantastic in the sunshine...(the KTM that is!)
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    Late season trail litter..
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    First try at the camera timer.
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    See some of ya'll soon!
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  5. midengineracer

    midengineracer Lost, with a GPS

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    Saw your post in FP photos, good choice, I think.

    I don't like the current software I have for video editing (lots of cool features but not enough formats for the final product) but I want to give it a couple more shots. I am not really happy with the quality of the final product either and I don't think that will improve.
  6. mntdawg

    mntdawg NOT FRAGILE OR GREEN

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    looking at the prisoners while the sun has been shining.
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    A lot of fun and exploratory tools packed in a small space, all that is left is to hook up the house on wheels and head south!:clap
  7. mntdawg

    mntdawg NOT FRAGILE OR GREEN

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    I ran down the river road today with a late start.

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    The west central Galiuros...

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    The gas line towards Muleshoe.

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    I was so close I had to take a look, and YES it is that steep.

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    And long. By my self again I shut it down!!


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    I have seen this place before.

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    As an accomplished Mason, I connect with a structure like this.

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    Who knows when these adobes were made and laid?

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    This one will be on the ground when I visit in the future.

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    The route gets a little harder as you continue north.

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    Looking right at Basset Peak and the serious part of Redfield canyon.

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    A closer shot of Redfield!

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    Down stream.

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    The hardest section.

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    Sombrero Butte on the right with the Pinals in the distance.

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    The mighty Santa Catalinas.

    From the Gomez rd. and the river road back to that point was 34 miles out of a 122 mile afternoon. Lots of looking around to do this season, Who wants to explore?
  8. midengineracer

    midengineracer Lost, with a GPS

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    If I was there, I'd be there!

    That looks about as steep, but longer than the gas line Drizzt and I turned around at. I still wish I had given it a shot, but I know I wouldn't have made it back down...
  9. mntdawg

    mntdawg NOT FRAGILE OR GREEN

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    This is one you go up,and then right down the other side. I know the gate is locked at Muleshoe rd. so I would have to do both accents and drops way out there by my self. Plus I am trying to keep the rubber on the ground with this bike. Good hearing from you Thomas.
  10. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    Dave,

    Do you know where the B-24 is crashed in the mountains East of where you are staying? The area was pointed out to me from where Redington Road splits to go to San Man or Redington and it was North East from there. I heard you can ride to 2-3 miles and then have to hike to get there.
  11. emerson.biguns

    emerson.biguns All idiot, no savant

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    Here's the details. I'll see if I can find the location.


    I found it. Got to head in from the east side of the Galiuros.


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  12. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    Yes, I found it. It is near Bassett Peak. You have to hike in from FS 660. Sounds like a really nice hike. Might go on Saturday.
  13. mntdawg

    mntdawg NOT FRAGILE OR GREEN

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    I was last up the Ash creek trail 3 years ago and it was in good shape compared to most of the tread in this range. The East divide trail goes close to Bassett peak (highest in the range), that is where I've heard the crash site was.
    Here are a few shots of the range. The history is a draw in its own, much less it being one of the least visited wilderness areas in the state.

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    This range has a lot of secrets from one end to the other!

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    This mntdawg has hiked hundreds of miles in the Galiuros.
  14. mntdawg

    mntdawg NOT FRAGILE OR GREEN

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    The week end before last, in Redfield canyon...
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    mntdawg knows how much cactus suck!
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    This time of year if he had his druthers......(looking south)
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    He knows where we are heading, but
    would rather be back in SE AZ!
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    I should be back by Thurs. to start another barrage of miles! :1drink:1drink
  15. airgord

    airgord What am I doing out here!

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    Nice pics again dawg!! Thanks for sharing!
  16. mntdawg

    mntdawg NOT FRAGILE OR GREEN

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    It has not been above 29 degrees here in Salida today, so I had a little time to :1drink and :jose AAAAAAHHH.....put this together
    I should be back in the SE AZ region by the weekend to resume exploration:eek1
  17. airgord

    airgord What am I doing out here!

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    Great pics again MD!
  18. midengineracer

    midengineracer Lost, with a GPS

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    So, back to more bantering...

    I broke down and bought a motorcycle here (too much to get the Scrambler sent over).

    I started with a Hyosung GT650 (for one evening) and took it back. Right price wrong bike.

    Ended up with an H-D XR1200 (thanks Skip, I think you were the one that mentioned that bike when I bought my Scramber). Right bike, wrong price.

    Hopefully this weekend I can go farther than the local area with the thing. :clap Then I have to figure out if there are any rides worth attaching the GoPro to the bike for filming.

    And I still don't have any good software to edit video in its original MP4 format, everything wants to recode it to other stuff. Even just something that will let me separate one movie into a bunch of clips would suffice. Anyone still following this that knows of some software, please tell me about it.
  19. SpeedySteve

    SpeedySteve Been here awhile

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    Howdy Folks -

    I have the next 2 weeks off of work.:D I just picked up a brand new BMW GSA.:evil Put on the basic farkles and been riding everyday, like a man would in his right mind with a new bike and no work. If anyone is interested in day rides, hit me up please! Bike is still in 'break-in' period, which basically means "hang at redline as much as you can until it stops burning oil" - sure thing! Been blasting some roads down south getting familiar with the sidewalls.

    I'm more interested in getting of pavement and exploring how the bike behaves and handles in some tricky stuff. I've riden Ruby road, Arivaca lake, Box canyon etc etc, but these are all mighty tame. Beautiful, awesome, and amazing undoubtedly! I am looking for a parter for safety and some 'peer encouragement' for the more challenging and maybe to help pick the bike up if my arms are weak due to riding.

    Anyways, I am thinking about Middlemarch road (by Tombstone), from Nogales to Parker Canyon lake, Coronado National Monument, rambling the Chiricahuas, from Pima/Thatcher around the other side of Mount Graham down to Wilcox, of course the backside of Lemmon/San Manual/Cascabel road, rambling the Tortolitas, etc etc. Just a few options, I know most of these roads are tame with more challenging spurs heading off in either direction.

    If anyone is interested, I would love to have a riding partner for safety, encouragement and camaraderie! Hit me up with a PM or an email (I think you can access that through my profile!). I've been living the dream, basically waking up in the morning, looking at a map, and heading out until sunset or so. I'd love to plan a ride with someone else and open to route suggestions!

    Oh yeah, also getting a set of Jesse Luggage by the weekend (I hope). Anyone interested in beer, banter, and a jesse luggage install?

    Cheers!

    Steve
  20. emerson.biguns

    emerson.biguns All idiot, no savant

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    Steve,

    Come on over here, this thread has kind of withered.

    You'll find a few big bike guys.




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