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    Summer Road Trips - Pic Heavy

    Following Chogobobs and Rockman's post on summer roadtrips, here are a few pics from three roads trip so far this summer to Fruita/Grand Junction, North Rim and Idaho/Montana/Wyoming.

    Fruita/Grand Junction over Memorial Day week

    Dropping down onto Horsethief Bench


    Horsethief Bench trail overlooking the Colorado River


    Exposure on the Ribbon Trail above the Lunch Loops outside Grand Junction


    Climbing up from the Ribbon trail to Gunny Loop


    Climbing up Joe's Ridge


    Going down on Zippety Do da


    Dropping down one of the steeper pitches on Zippety Do da


    Going down on Zippety Do da - Best trail n the !8 Road area


    North Rim over July 4th Weekend
    Rainbow Rim Trail




    AZ Trail





    2 week road trip to Sun Valley/Stanley/Big Sky & Jackson Hole in July

    Descending Williams Creek south of Stanley


    Williams Creek


    Riding along Germania Creek



    Trail along Chamberlain Creek on our way to Chamberlain Basin in the White Cloud Mtns


    Riding along several lakes in the Chamberlain Basin



    Climbing out of Chamberlain Basin with 11,815 foot Castle Peak looming behind


    Smith Creek trail with views of the Sawtooth Mtns


    Little Wapiti Trail south of Big Ski Montana with an out and back to Pica Point





    Camping and riding up on Phillips Ridge above Jackson WY





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    Some beautiful shots there Dale. A good summer, indeed. Looks like next years calendar will be made up of all your pixs.
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    Those are some great pics! Looks like a trip that won't soon be forgotten.

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    Great shots, looks like you've been everywhere!

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    holy crap, you would not catch me anywhere near that edge...


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    Spectacular shots! I'd be interested in the rides you did in Idaho, Big Sky, and Wyoming. I think I recognize Fisher Creek (or going up Williams?) and Potato Mtn (L. Basin Creek) in the Stanley area. The only ride I did near Big Sky was Portal to Porcupine which I thought was a bit overrated.

    Next summer's trip for us might be Wyoming (Jackson Hole), Medicine Bow mtns, and northern Colorado. I've only ridden stuff south of I70.

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    Great stuff Dale.
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    Man, I'd love to rip on some Fruita. Thanks D$.

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    Incredible pics ! Thanks for sharing.

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    Holy spokes. Just wow. I'm now going to quit my job, quit paying school loans, and buy a sportsmobile (or stealing, since I won't have a job) and heading north. Those snaps make me giddy like a school girl. When I die, I want those images to flash before my eyes, then I'll know I did good things with my life. Stupendous!
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    That is some HIGH high country. Wow!
    Don't be that guy! Read the forum guidelines.

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    You clearly have *way* too much vacation time

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    Quote Originally Posted by DurtGurl
    You clearly have *way* too much vacation time
    my friend teaches 5th grade and has summers off too. every time i start to feel jealous i just picture what a teacher's paycheck looks like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longhairmike
    my friend teaches 5th grade and has summers off too. every time i start to feel jealous i just picture what a teacher's paycheck looks like.
    Epicrider is not a teacher. He's a civil engineer and manages big road building jobs... and he has been in the same job long enough to have earning a healthy vacation allowance (and a healthy paycheck). Jealous!!

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    the 'too' was for the summers off, not being teacher specific. perhaps a comma after grade was in order...
    Being self employed, it's hard to squeeze in a little free time whenever you can. this summer is shot to hell though, I think i'm coming to AZ again sept 9-11th, so ill probably try to solicit another paid guide-ride (thanks to h20junkie for last time)

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    spectacular photography dale! this one took my breath away!
    [it's now my wall paper!]
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    Some beautiful shots there Dale - yet more additions to the to do list! Superb trip.
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    Great shots Dale!

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    Old and Try'n

    Dang Dale you just keep on.....

    Please keep on.....

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    Nice shots!

    We want to ride Stanley the next time we're in that area. looks amazing!

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    How about some ride descriptions so I can add these to the to-do-list
    Looks like the White Clouds but also could be near Big Sky?
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    WOW!!! Fantastic. I'm surprised that it seems so isolated. Was it pretty much like that the whole time you guys were riding? With riding like that I would expect a ton of other riders....

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    now that's a road trip! great photo, make for even better stories

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    Dale - those pictures are stunning! You need to submit some of them to Bike magazine.

    Wow that looks like some great riding.

    Thx...Doug

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    I added some brief ride description to my original post

    You are correct, this is up in the White Clouds. It's a loop that we put together after riding the Fisher/Williams Creek loop. Fisher/Williams was fun, but we were disappointed riding through all the burn area. We were going to ride the Big and Little Casino trails but after talking to the rangers, they said that area also got burned in the same fire four years ago. So after scanning the map and looking for another loop, we came up with the Castle Peak Loop. We drove up Pole Creek road and Camped near the Three Cabins Creek TH and started our ride. We rode down Germania Creek Trail, up Chamberlain Creek trail to Chamberlain Basin. We came down Trail 047 to the Washington Lake trail. It took us 7.5 hours to cover the 20 miles and 4000' feet of climbing. It was a big ride for us two old farts that were not in the best of shape for this trip, but we had a great time even during our two mile HAB up Chamberlain Creek. I would recommend riding this loop in the opposite direction than we did. The climb up Tr 047 is not as steep and is most likely 100% ridable. Going down Chamberlain creek will be steep and technical.

    There are a lot more pics of my trip on my website

    Quote Originally Posted by rockman
    How about some ride descriptions so I can add these to the to-do-list
    Looks like the White Clouds but also could be near Big Sky?

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