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    Gratuitous beaver shot.

    For years I have been trying to get a good picture of a beaver. Always too far away, not fast enough, or no camera. Finally got one.



    Don't want to leave out Beaver's distant relatives.












    Don't touch!









    I highly recommend it.

    Last edited by Moustache rider; 07-10-2012 at 09:26 AM.

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    Beavers are usually hard to find, and even harder to get reasonably close to.

    Back when I lived in Latvia, the local beaver couple had a prize on their heads.
    I made many futile attempts at that prize, spending an afternoon watching the lake leaning against a shotgun.


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    You said "Beaver" is hard to find. I'd call BS on that.

    Love the route! I need to do that this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IndecentExposure View Post
    You said "Beaver" is hard to find. I'd call BS on that.

    Love the route! I need to do that this year.
    Well, the beaver photos I have managed to make so far, will get me banned both here and at home, if I post them

    The hairy kind that eats trees, sure seems hard to find though.


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    I saw a porcupine from a distance with grayish color in the fur/quills/whatever and mistook it for a beaver once. Until I got closer and he decided to let me know that was not a good idea.

    *Also, I had no idea porcupines could be up to 30 lbs until I checked The Internet.
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    "The hairy kind that eats trees, sure seems hard to find though"

    I guess a lot choose waxing now days

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    So, is this loop done clockwise or counter clockwise? I'd guess counter clockwise.

    Also, here is my beaver shot contribution from a couple weeks ago on my bike commute to work on the Platte River trail. Thanks!
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    9 hours?

    nothin left for the beaver when you get home, I suspect

    the drugs made me realize it's not about the drugs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Magura View Post
    Beavers are usually hard to find, and even harder to get reasonably close to.

    Back when I lived in Latvia, the local beaver couple had a prize on their heads.
    I made many futile attempts at that prize, spending an afternoon watching the lake leaning against a shotgun.


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    cool story, bro

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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR View Post
    9 hours?
    I saw that too- must've taken lots of safety breaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR View Post
    9 hours?

    nothin left for the beaver when you get home, I suspect
    Moving time 5:50

    Lots of breaks for pictures, lunch, flat tire, filtering water, beaver stalking, banging yer mom. Standard stuff.


    Quote Originally Posted by Simonns
    So, is this loop done clockwise or counter clockwise?
    I did it clockwise.
    Last edited by Moustache rider; 07-10-2012 at 03:13 PM.

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    congrats - nice shot. nothing like a wet beaver
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moustache rider View Post
    nice marmot.
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    God I hate Resolution Road. Hate hate hate.

    I think maybe next time I'll try it counter-clockwise...

    Although the thought of missing out on the Kokomo -> Camp Hale descent makes me sad.

    Maybe I'll just do Copper -> Camp Hale out and back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cocavaak View Post
    congrats - nice shot. nothing like a wet beaver
    Meh, big deal. Just google "wet beaver", there's over 82.5 million images.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles View Post
    God I hate Resolution Road. Hate hate hate.

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    Which is why we now hit the highway at Pando and take that down to Red Cliff and ride up Shrine Pass. But then again we hang a left and hit the cut off and two-elks, but still, Resolution is evil.

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    Great pics, thanks

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    You can get photos of most any wildlife if you sit still and quiet for long enough.

    Resolution Rd is a seemingly endless grind, but Camp Hale to Kokomo is just as bad with a bunch of pushing. I'd much rather go down the CT from Kokomo and climb Resolution than go down Resolution and climb to Kokomo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zrm View Post

    Resolution Rd is a seemingly endless grind, but Camp Hale to Kokomo is just as bad with a bunch of pushing.
    Yeah - but they payoff is presumably quite a bit better? Wilder Gulch and then the bike path is kind of a "meh" way to end that ride... and the Camp Hale -> Kokomo *couldn't* be worse than Reso Rd, right?

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