Admirals Voyages (w/photo's & Video's)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by TheAdmiral, May 5, 2012.

  1. TheAdmiral

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    Ride to Wilson Peak Summer 2020
    Ride on some 2-track exploring some of the trails north of Idaho City.


    The old Jeep trail was pretty steep getting up to and leaving Wilson Peak but I did'er.
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    Further on down the hill, I found the old 1880's miner's grave.
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    Secondary reason to stop here at the miner's grave was a nearby geocache.
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    On the way back home some threatening storm clouds started moving in. But before I made the mad dash out of the area I found the old RC-4 National Guard Crash site from 1990.
    Impact site.
    (On May 17th, 1990 at about 5:47 PM an RF4C Phantom Jet flown by the Idaho Air National Guard slammed into the mountainside at this spot.
    The pilot reported his flight controls were jammed and he was flying inverted with no control. He made the life-saving decision to call for an immediate ejection. The aircraft holds two crewmembers, both individuals ejected safely moments before it hit the ground. They were picked up a short time later, cold and shaken up but otherwise unhurt.
    There is a large impact crater where the aircraft hit. All the big and important parts were recovered for the accident investigation but you can still find many small bits and pieces of the aircraft at the crater and below it on the mountain. If you are familiar with this type of aircraft you will be able to identify a lot of them.)

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    Some small debris which one can find all over the surrounding area. (If you visit the area, please leave the debris).
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    And there is a nearby geocache that I found for good measure before heading home.
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  2. TheAdmiral

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    Ride to Packer John LO B 47 Crash Site
    Rode a couple of ATV trails on the way to Packer John Lookout. Nearby we also visited the 1962 USAF B-47 crash site. The bomber was losing altitude due to an engine fire but just barely didn't make this ridge. Not sure if they would have cleared other nearby mountain ridges either.

    Old Packer John Lookout
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    At the nearby crash site, Memorial Info posted at the site by the family since the last time I was up there.
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  3. TheAdmiral

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    TW200 Mid Winter Trail Ride Parody

    A true adventure :)


    Started snowing again but we're doing great!
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    Epic tour...and mid winter....glad you made it.
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  5. TheAdmiral

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    Good thing I didn't wait any longer to get that ride in. We've gotten over a foot of new since then. I'll run out of trail at this rate by the end of the week. :lol3
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    TW200 Halloween in the Desert
    The wife and I got tricked and treated on a fun (mostly) Halloween Day ride. Got to experience some talcum powder dirt, sand, and a little swamp riding.
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    End of February Mid Winter Adventure Ride Parody
    Can't go riding until the work is done...and the driveway is clear...and it's warmer out...and not snowing as much...and...:)
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    Toroweap Overlook Mount Trumbull School
    My wife and I rode with a friend out to Toroweap Overlook above the Grand Canyon. Instead of bee-lining it straight back to camp we detoured and headed west to visit the historic Mt. Trumbull Schoolhouse before heading back to camp. All toll it was a long ride day totalling over 200 miles...but we had fun!:)
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    :lol3 I was "expectin' a motorcicle" ride in there somewhere...
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  10. mkitchen

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    Enjoyed the video. We have camped out there a few times and it has become one of my favorite campgrounds in AZ. The new permit system is a pain and I have never seen it so busy that added control was needed but who knows. Mo and I have been talking about going out to the North Rim for a week or so then going out to Tuweep, Kelly and Twin point. Lot's of country to see, that's for sure.
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    Our Shakedown and Breakdown spring run. The 21 Riding season has begun.

    I wonder how this turned out.
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    I wonder how this WILL turn out!
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    Had some good riding too!
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    That first pic is pretty cool and I bet the water was cold.
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    Gonna keep us waitin' forever?...:dirtdog
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    I'm working on it lol. The tow bill for the TWhauler was near $1,000 I can tell you that. Physical damage is on each side of the rear spring shackle connection point sheared (broke) from the frame allowing the rear tires to jam into the front axle tires. I'm glad this happened at slow speed, 15-20 mph on a gravel road versus 70 mph on the highway...I think.
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    Grandpa's Ferry Service ferried Mrs. Admiral over/through the water crossing. I rode mine and her TW's across. One went without incident...the other was near catastrophe. However, I did get wet feet out of the deal haha.
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    Ouch on the tow bill plus repairs. There goes this year's gas money. Might as well put on the battery tenders and open a good bottle of whisky....:wave
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    Saving gas money is why I retired. I don't think Mrs. Admiral agrees with this analogy though. I am glad to be retired so I/we can ride more (a lot more). I wouldn't have been able to retire without approval from the finance minister. She musta been having a good day when my request came across her desk. :D
    We got the USS TWhauler repaired. Kind of the ouch here is, it cost less to repair than it did to tow! :doh
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    Yeah, Fred the guy we rode with tried to explain the Toroweep campground reservation process to me. I think they (gum'nt) made it complicated on purpose. And it's working because we didn't see anyone in the campground. Completly empty! We only saw one family walking back to their van they left at the parking area before the rougher road and a single Jeep Tour of some sort.
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    This is how the water crossing turned out.


    ...and the camper was repaired for less than the tow job!
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