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    Photo Friday 10/18: Partial Penumbral Eclipse Edition

    A celestial event for your viewing pleasure this afternoon/evening.

    Ok, now for some pics.

    Taken on our pre-ride of the lower Picketpost Pulverizer route.

    Climbing up FR4, enjoying the views.


    Down near Ajax mine.


    Ruins along Box Canyon rd.


    First of 5 crests down by the Gila.


    Plenty of OHV's out enjoying the beautiful day, we kept leadfrogging this group.


    It's not an AES ride without some HAB.


    Picketpost spire beginning to dominate the landscape.


    Gila River canopy rd??


    River of Yoohoo!


    Love this spot, just after the 2nd steep jeep rd. HAB.


    Golden hour at the 10 mile overlook, needed lights once again.
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    Beautiful out there. Nice shots
    Is the start just north of the Picketpost trailhead and is it an all fire road climb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by il2mb View Post
    Beautiful out there. Nice shots
    Is the start just north of the Picketpost trailhead and is it an all fire road climb?
    We started at the Picketpost TH, rode the AZT south to FR4 (Telegraph Canyon rd), then followed a series of jeep 4x4 roads down to the Gila river & returned via AZT.

    Here's the track on Garmin:
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    But yes you are correct, the official timed start of the AES race is 1.8 miles or so north of the PicketPost TH and the next 15 miles is a forest road climb to the top of Montana Mtn.
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    Damn, that one HAB that Nancy is doing all those babyheads looks brutal.
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    Great mix of good AZ stuff there.

    Just past the start of Hangover Trail.
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    One of a few sane sections along Hangover Trail.
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    Looking across Oak Creek from the east side.
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    Haven't been able to get out on the bike this week so this is what I've got instead.

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    Hunters Moon rising above Cathedral Rock in Sedona, Arizona.



    Red maples in Oak Creek Canyon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn-Rider View Post

    Just past the start of Hangover Trail...

    One of a few sane sections along Hangover Trail...

    Looking across Oak Creek from the east side...
    Great shots of Hangover!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Douger-1 View Post
    But yes you are correct, the official timed start of the AES race is 1.8 miles or so north of the PicketPost TH and the next 15 miles is a forest road climb to the top of Montana Mtn.
    Sorry for the confusion, the ride we did was the backend of the Pulverizer (81 mile) route, not the Punisher (50 mile) route. So, yes on race day Doug's info is spot on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbflg View Post
    Haven't been able to get out on the bike this week so this is what I've got instead.

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    Love the moon shot! I have my gear loaded up and am hoping to sneak out of work early this evening to capture tonight's full moon.

    I finally got out with the camera and bike this past weekend for a roll around Pass Mtn. The trail is pretty rough from summer rains, but then again... Pass Mtn is always a welcome challenge.



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    If you like chunk Bill William's Trail delivers delivers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockman View Post
    If you like chunk Bill William's Trail delivers delivers.
    I like chunk, but not snow!

    Been a long time, like maybe 1996 or 1997, since I rode Bill William's Trail. Do you still take the forest road to get to the top or is there now more singletrack to connect up a loop for the fun DH?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DurtGurl View Post
    I like chunk, but not snow!

    Been a long time, like maybe 1996 or 1997, since I rode Bill William's Trail. Do you still take the forest road to get to the top or is there now more singletrack to connect up a loop for the fun DH?
    There's singletrack that connects you from the ranger station to Williams but you still have to cut through town to Perkinsville Rd. I don't know for sure but I believe private property prohibits a more direct connector. I climbed Benham trail and then the last part of the road to the towers. Benham is a stiff climb. At least for me.
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    Have not been riding much but did manage to go do the short loop of the Kentucky Camp race. 8 Kentucky Camp | Arizona Endurance Series
    Its awesome out there right now.

    Feel like I need to ride out there as much as I can before its all gone because of that f-ing copper mine.











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    Tjhats a nice shot on that corner; captures the flow.
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    My Contribution for the week.

    Taken from last Saturday's ride up to the top of Daisy mtn in Anthem. Great view from the top.

    Looking to the south west you can see west anthem and lake pleasant
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    Northwest to the Bradshaws.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigworm520 View Post
    Have not been riding much but did manage to go do the short loop of the Kentucky Camp race.
    Its awesome out there right now.


    I just love these shots with wide open spaces and deep blue sky. Autumn in Arizona is amazing!

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    Deems Hills

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    Tempting. Maybe next time when it's 110.

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    Not a long trail but you can really get some elevation in a short distance.

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    Should I move?

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    Down....

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    Quote Originally Posted by freeskier46 View Post
    A celestial event for your viewing pleasure this afternoon/evening.
    I did not catch the penumbral eclipse (not sure that it was even going to be viewable from PHX area), but here is the Hunters Moon from tonight!


    Canon 5D Mark III with Canon 400mm f/5.6L lens and 2x extender.... after renting several lenses over the last year to grab that big orb, this is the combo that I finally purchased for moon and wildlife shooting and tonight was my first night of shooting the moon with the new setup. I am not disappointed!

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    Photos taken off of senator hwy.

    Never thought the Bradshaws had fall color.

    Saw some javelina at 6000 feet in elevation along Senator Hwy also... Sorry no photos on that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DurtGurl View Post
    I did not catch the penumbral eclipse (not sure that it was even going to be viewable from PHX area), but here is the Hunters Moon from tonight!
    Canon 5D Mark III with Canon 400mm f/5.6L lens and 2x extender....
    Nice photo!

    Does the extender cost the lens one f-stop making this the equivalent of an 800mm f/8? Does it still autofocus at that aperture?

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    Without the extender the lens is f/5.6 - f/32 with autofocus available all thru out. With the 2x extender, the combo is f/11 - f/64 and no autofocus. I always use manual focus for moon shots anyway, but it will make it more difficult for nature shots. Here is an autofocus shot of a Cooper's hawk having a dove dinner last night in my front yard - taken with just the 400mm @ f/5.6.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DurtGurl;10757986
    Without the extender the lens is f/5.6 - f/32 with autofocus available all thru out. With the 2x extender, the combo is f/11 - f/64 and no autofocus. I always use manual focus for moon shots anyway, but it will make it more difficult for nature shots. Here is an autofocus shot of a Cooper's hawk having a dove dinner last night in my front yard - taken with just the 400mm @ f/5.6.
    Another great photo!

    Thanks for the lens info.

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    Saturday afternoon I went up Snowbowl Road to watch and photograph the runners in the Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Stagecoach Line 100 Mile Ultra. I was just below Aspen Corner on the Arizona Trail. After that race was done, there was an informal downhill mountain bike race on the same section of the AZT. I tried a few panning shots and liked this one the best.

    Details: ISO800, f/11, 1/30s, 24-120mm@50mm, with flash fill. The flash lit up the grass stalks creating an interesting streaky effect.


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    Getting High in Payson

    Here are a few shots from my ride on Friday. I rode up the Lion Springs trail straight up to the top near the Diamond Point lookout. I had to HAB the very last pitch, but it wasn't too bad. Well worth the effort to score these pictures.

    I broke my chain while exploring on top of the rim (not THE Rim). I was able to convert the Firebird to a SS and continue home. Luckily it was all down hill.

    Shot on an iPhone 5s.
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