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The Geezer Factor

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Metalcarver, Apr 2, 2019.

  1. pshell

    pshell n00b

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    I would love to visit Nevada after what you have said, but it is a long way to come. But I have been up what I think is named Mount Chapparel outside of Las Vegas in a vehicle and down toward a military weapons testing grounds. I really enjoyed that vehicle ride. Maybe I will make it out that way someday.
  2. Metalcarver

    Metalcarver Geezer Berserker Supporter

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    Got up before breakfast and nobody around, bright beautiful sun, so I rode thirty miles to the only place around that was raining.

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    Not many long distance views in the forest. Oh, a cloud.

    Redberry Elder

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    And looking back the other way.

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    You get to the other side of the mountain and all the vegetation changes. I had a pretty good idea what the view would be from the observation platform so went on down the south side.

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    With my brother in 2016

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    Down.

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    Some of that rain foresty stuff. A couple of miles above the Snider Work Camp.

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    GOOGLE MAP OF THIS TRIP
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  3. Shady Pass David

    Shady Pass David Long timer Supporter

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    Stairway?.....But what can I remember?......
  4. Shady Pass David

    Shady Pass David Long timer Supporter

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    Come on up or over to our Western States.....Pretty swell we think....
    I've traveled all over our country and The West is the best, but you should check it out for yourself.....No tornadoes-hurricanes-humidity and a bunch of trees and mountains and rivers so clear you could drink out of them, if it wasn't for those darn Beavers....:photog.........
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  5. Metalcarver

    Metalcarver Geezer Berserker Supporter

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    Ladybug rides both Harley AND Beemer. She don't need no stairway!:kumbaya
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  6. Ladybug

    Ladybug Bug Sister Supporter

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    :lol3
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  7. Metalcarver

    Metalcarver Geezer Berserker Supporter

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    Ruminating about the cosmos this morning I wondered if I tipped over and croaked right now is there anything I would be doing differently. An hour later I was turning off FR 29 onto FR 2922.

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    FR 29, 2922, and 2923 all cross the top of Hunger Mountain, east of Forks, WA. It was explained to me that the Vampires in Forks only feed on deer. It's the Canadian vampires who are evil. Hell, I knew that!

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    An just when it looked like I was getting up to some view points, a pile of crap in the road.

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    So back down the mountain

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    To where the gentle creatures of the forest left a present.

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    Asshole black bears. You could hear them giggling, and snorting, and poking each other in the ribs. This was not there on the way up the mountain maybe 20 minutes before.

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    Bottom part of 2922

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    When you turn off 29 onto 2922 it is a heavily traveled road, truck traffic. This road continues on after 2922 heads up the mountain and I was kind of curious.

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    Which leads to an active logging area. Looks like they were bringing in big machines so probably not going to be pretty for a while.

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    Back down to the Cooper Ranch Road and over to 2923 which was a very pleasant ride. Saw a couple of two wheelers but they were gone in a flash.

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    2923 makes a long winding descent into the Callawah River canyon.
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    FR 29 follows the river east.

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    Near the top of FR29 I ran across a flush of Avalanche Lillies!

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    The last of the snow.

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    Then FR29 has a pretty rough paved stretch.

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    Down to 101 and back home.

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  8. waylongway

    waylongway madmax Supporter

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    That was a long way round 28 Miles...:clap

    Did a loop of my own last Monday for some contrast for you and more flowers....:choppa

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  9. Metalcarver

    Metalcarver Geezer Berserker Supporter

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    Outstanding! Life returns to the mountains!
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  10. Ladybug

    Ladybug Bug Sister Supporter

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    Taking time to enjoy the flowers along the way - Priceless. :thumb
  11. Steve_h

    Steve_h Long timer

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    Beautiful area to ride and just my number of cars and other people.
    Always take the time for the little things. Sometimes they can really make a trip.
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  12. Metalcarver

    Metalcarver Geezer Berserker Supporter

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    There was a section on google maps that did not show 2923 as connecting so I did a route dead end to dead end and it did not include 2922 another 20 poking around where I wasn't supposed to be. The bike showed 157. But I spent 8 hours in the saddle. :gerg

    Damn. If I can do that regularly I might tip over and find myself on an expedition.
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  13. Metalcarver

    Metalcarver Geezer Berserker Supporter

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    Looks like quite an elevation change for one trip. Any sense of what fire season is going to look like?
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  14. waylongway

    waylongway madmax Supporter

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    Back in March I would have said we are going to be BURNT marshmallows .....:annie

    The last few storms have been Dumpers and more snow in the Sierras , More good rain today so I think we are going to be ok....?
    Or normal whatever that is now....:scratch
  15. Metalcarver

    Metalcarver Geezer Berserker Supporter

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    Same as last year only different. Wetter here this spring here but more flowers. One thing about wetter country is that the roads don't seem to get anywhere near as bad as rain on poof dust. I guess they get washed regularly.
  16. Shady Pass David

    Shady Pass David Long timer Supporter

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    Thumping-flashing-and dumping rain and 52*..This past week 90's+...I have no idea waht is normal up here anymore...
    They are opening some Wa. State Parks to camping Monday...I can't wait much longer to get out...
    The same with Idaho-Montana.....Yippie!:D................:clap.............
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  17. Metalcarver

    Metalcarver Geezer Berserker Supporter

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    I know what you mean. Maybe a little too much local color. I still figure I'm going to be dispersed camping this year, being in the target demographic I will be even handed and avoid everyone. So it's going to be a cabin tent and full size cot. Don't want the outfit to look like a WWII refugee wagon but the ground is clear the hell down off the end of my feet and as comfortable as I can make it, I still have to crawl back up. I want to do a multi-day jaunt up north by Chelan and south. And for south central WA Google says I can make it to Packwood in 3-1/2 hours to frolic in the Gifford Pinchot. Thinking, thinking.
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  18. waylongway

    waylongway madmax Supporter

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    Funning that I was watching this last night...
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  19. TheAdmiral

    TheAdmiral Long timer

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    One of these is truly a pile of crap.:lol3

    An just when it looked like I was getting up to some view points, a pile of crap in the road.
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  20. Metalcarver

    Metalcarver Geezer Berserker Supporter

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    Saw another one, must of been a 2" bore down the road a ways. Didn't linger. Seems like the middle of the road is one preferable place in the universe for a bear to take a dump. I was with my brother in Alaska in his 4wd and we came up on a heap big enough for the differential to drag through it. :topes well, it seemed like it at the time.