PHX - Oasis Trail

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Nightstalker, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Phoenix temps had finally broken below the 100 mark and some rain on Thursday promised the best riding conditions since April!
    The 6 riders below joined me in a single track tour of the Hieroglyphic Mountains/Boulders OHV area.

    RidingSolo - Yamaha WR450
    YBRacing - KTM 450
    Javalina - Honda 450R
    Mat W - KTM 300
    Brent M - Yamaha WR290
    Eric E - Honda XR250
    Nightstalker - Honda 450X

    The Boulders staging area has pit toilets and a fenced in tot lot for the kids!

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    RidingSolo was very excited to be riding today!

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    We started with some whoops and a rocky, sandy wash.

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  2. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    We climbed out on some single track.

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    Some of the trails have significant elevation change...and we were on them.

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    Taking a break and enjoying the view.

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  3. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Pandemonium

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    Last time I came through here it was inpassible. RidingSolo.

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    YBRacing

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  4. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Mat after cresting a rather difficult climb.

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    Eric makes everything look easy on his XR250.

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    RidingSolo fast on the approach.

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    Perhaps a little too fast?

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    Javalina up next.

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    Almost made it.

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    Brent finishes off the group.

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    And he's up!

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  5. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    We were in a lot of V grooves today.

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    It felt like we were the only ones riding single track. Lake Pleasant in the background.

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    YBRacing climbs "The Hill" on trail 11.

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    Assembled on the top.

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  6. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    I had seen the "Tower" in the past, but had never rode out to it.

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    And there it is!

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  7. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Sweet ass sweet single track!! It was the highlight of the day.

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    Brent having a good time.

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    It finished with a crazy down hill, V groove, cactus laden, BANG!

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    Mat just behind me.

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  8. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    We stopped for a break and some horseplay...

    The Knights Who Say Ni have a new leader...

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    Then I was crowned Pan, the Goat [trail] God. I declined...

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    They guys found a scorpion running around.

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  9. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    We dropped into the middle of the Oasis trail. Little did the guys know what lies in store for them.... Muahahahahhaha.

    Eric in the Buttcrack.

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    YBRacing.

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    Javalina

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    RidingSolo

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    Brent

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  10. Slowred

    Slowred Been here awhile

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    Awesome RR NS! Love the pics going through the "Buttcrack" :rofl

    Looks like I missed another epic ride.
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  11. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    Nice! As always, great photos and RR. :clap
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  12. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    But wait, there's more!!

    Not far from Buttcrack lies the Small Falls...Here you can see Mat coming down and Eric on the approach.

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    To make things more interesting, there was a nest of angry bees just below Eric's front tire in this picture.

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    RidingSolo.

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    Javalina

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    Brent

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  13. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    I had originally planned on taking the group through Large Falls, but bypassed the trail. We did hike in to see what it looked like...

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    Didn't look like this trail gets ridden much.

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  14. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    We took the fast way back to the trucks. Burgers and beers were waiting for us at the White Horse Saloon.

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    So good!

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  15. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    About 33 miles total. Great fun!

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  16. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Oh yeah! The video is READY!!

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  17. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    Excellent! :clap
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  18. ybracing

    ybracing Been here awhile

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    Nice report Terry. Great ride!
    Thanks for everything.
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  19. yzfcathy

    yzfcathy Weeble

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    It sounds a bit funny, but nice buttcrack! Sweet pix too Terry, and looks like a great ride.
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  20. LuvMan5

    LuvMan5 Team Blue

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    Wow! Nice ride. Great pics and video. Thanks for sharing!
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