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    So it was supposed to be a nice easy ride in the woods......

    EPIC!!! FTMFW

    ... we got lost... we made it out.. I am dead.... more later ..uuughhh

    Dirt naps suuuckkk!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by asp125 View Post
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    better than hugging tree's. Sounds like fun day.
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    Well gather 'round the campfire. Lemme tell you about a trip through the woods.

    It all started innocently enough... we were supposed to take this route.

    Ok, so my route finding is a little off. But dang! The easy dirt ride turned into survival after we got lost trying to get to Mammoth Gulch. Note to self, bring a map.

    The day started innocently enough, a quick run up to Idaho Springs, and then it was OMG road (aka Virginia Canyon). Expansive views of Squaw Pass across the valley, nice graded gravel road.



    Matty sees a little side trail, and goes down it.

    .. and then comes back up.
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    Somehow finding Mammoth Gulch and over to Tolland / Rollinsville. But we got turned around back in the woods, at Apex. (Point C on the map). We zigged, when we should have zagged. Somehow we headed east, through a latched gate and past someone's mining operation. The "road" became a jeep trail, which then headed downhill, steep, rocky, loose boulders....


    The picture doesn't really show how rocky and steep the descent was. But.. we all made it through.

    Then the trail got narrower...


    .. and rockier


    ... after dropping the GS a couple of times we thought the worst was over. But there was mud... not just wet dirt, but deep, black, slippery, tire sucking mud.
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    ... after the mud.. well.. hmm.. what are we looking at?


    This was the SHORT way around. The left side was twice as long.


    Matty...


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    Hahahahahhhhh

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    Quote Originally Posted by asp_125 View Post
    This is a perfect ride for the big trail-lies like my GS, the DRZ, and the KLRs, unlike the technical singletrack this is easy peasy. Not that the SuMos and WRs won't have fun either....
    We find our way though some easier sections, and then it was more rocks, more trees. Front brake, no.. REAR brake, sliding.. ahhh shit! Pick up bike... crash bang crunch on the skid plates! Quads pass us, I give em the finger. More rocks and gullys. Eventually we find our way back to 119 somewhere south of Rollinsville.

    Was it worth it? Hellz yeah! The GS's proved to be tanks, literally as in "heavy as a tank" - after having to wrestle them and pick them up half dozen times.

    But... calendar material


    ... even if I had to do some field fixings to get it.
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    Here is the slideshow
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    The riders on the two dual sports seem to be smiling more than the two on "adventure tourers".....


    Great report Jeff and I think I would prefer my DRZ on that particular trail...
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    That trail kicked my butt! I am sacked out on the living room floor watching MotoGP (go Spies!!) I think I'll just sleep here till morning.

    Seriously, no adventure tourer should come within miles of that trail. But sometimes, getting lost is part of the adventure.
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