PHX - Stoneman Lake Report

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  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Goner put together an excellent loop up around Stoneman, Mormon, and Ashurst lakes.

    Ready for the challenge:

    Goner - Yamaha WR450
    Jaybiker - KTM 525
    nomorebills - Kawasaki KLR 650
    ned37 - Suzuki DR650
    Garrett - KTM 497
    Nightstalker - Honda 450x

    Ned and his funky gloves was ready!

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    nomorebills brought his bandana, smart man, it would be a dusty ride today.

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    Garrett had his racing numbers on.

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    This one's for you Wolfster.

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  2. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Dusty roads around Stoneman lake.

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    Some embedded rocky trails.

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    Jaybiker - log jumping action

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  3. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Goner

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    Jaybiker makes a splash

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    Goner looking at his muddy bike.

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  4. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    nomorebills was really giving that KLR a workout!

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    Ned37 was doing the same on his DR650.

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    Jaybiker goes large.

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    Ned37 goes LARGER!

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  5. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Jaybiker landing some big air.

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    We had to reroute around this!

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    Goner pulls a recliner.

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    And the gang follows.

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  6. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    We swung by Ashurst Lake.

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    We tried to sneak out a back way and got a little lost.

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    It was a little rocky.

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    Wildflower meadows.

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    Ned37 goes down in the rocks.

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    Nomorebills chilling out.

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  7. Nightstalker

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    Once the trail completely petered out, we turned back to the last junction.

    Ned37 climbing out.

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    Garrett's next.

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    Nomorebills on the approach.

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    Oops on the hill.

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    Back on the run.

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  8. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    On the right trail now, this went on for MILES!!

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    Entering the protecting area.

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    Amazing!

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    Exiting the protection area.

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    Enroute to lunch.

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    Lunch at Mormon Lake Lodge.

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    The AZOHV ambassadors were there...Sully.

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    Scott

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    We hit the woods after lunch.

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    Nomorebills was wearing down.

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  11. Nightstalker

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    Took a spin up to the Hutch Mountain Lookout.

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  12. Nightstalker

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    Ned37 and nomorebills took the short way back to the trucks, the rest of the crew continued on the scenic route.

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    Not too many pictures on the return, we were MOTORING!

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  13. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Almost 120 miles for the ride. AWESOME fun!!

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  14. ned37

    ned37 Been here awhile

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    terry buddypal, you outdo yourself with the rr everytime. you didn't miss a thing. thanks to goner for putting this together. garrett and i had a great time!
    looks like dr650eddy and his bunch went thru the same anderson mesa track the other way.
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  15. goner

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    Nice pics Nightstalker, thanks for joining everyone :clap GOOD TIMES!!!

    some more pics

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  16. goner

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    the diversion arround ashurst lake
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    Open Range... AND legal :clap.
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    Wagon traks for miles. This path wasnt on my origianl route , but worked out great.
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    Few pics after lunch. After the split at hutch mountain lookout we did the last 40 miles down toward happy jack and over to apache maid pretty much non stop.
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  20. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    Looks like an aweswome ride. I want on the next one. Great pictures from goner and Nightstalker. :clap
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