OK in honor of Dean (dstepper) and Mike(Geronimo) (from SoCal's-STR site)who visited over thanksgiving but had to go home today I thought I would post up a ride report for you guys.... and hopefully entice some of my slacker friends out to Prescott from SoCal.
So here goes...We started out from the 307 trail head (Spruce Mt) and headed south on Senator highway we stopped by an old mine for some pics (some cool graffiti art)
and climbed on to Poland Rd and headed east up to Mt Union for a PB&J sandwich and some hot chocolate on the sun deck Mmmm good after our snack we headed over to the Yankee Doodle trail head - I was a bit weary about this trail I had not ridden it in a very long time and had heard it was in terrible condition and for the most part it was , but we do well on the school bus (it's hard to OTB a tandem)
but we had to keep stopping for man made obstacles not sure what was up with that..."rock fairies" I guess...we must have them up here in Prescott as well.
So we turned off on to trail 285 and headed down to potato patch this trail was way fun in a very scary way lots of loose sharp baby heads and every time I stopped to walk a section my stoker Christi would call me a "sissy-baby" so back on we would ride me with my eyes closed. Well we got to potato patch safe and sound but running short of time so we cut out Isabella Tr and and 307 and headed west on Walker Rd past Hassayampa lake to Senator highway and back to the van.
we started at about 6200 ft and Mt Union is 7979 ft
and we logged about 14 miles
here's the pics:
the mine just off Senator highway
some graffiti art
more graffiti art
Mt Union tower
"The Sun Deck"
Yankee Doodle Tr 284 "rock fairies" (no not Christi)
more Yankee Doodle Tr 284 "rock fairies"
potato patch Trail 285 the good part
potato patch Trail 285 what the rest of the Trail looked like
and good old Hassayampa Lake
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