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    Guaje Canyon, Finally

    After a month out of the XC saddle due to a minor operation and Ben's broken collar bone myself, my son Ben, Chris, and Matt hit up Guaje Canyon via: Pajarito ski hill - Canada Bonita - Guaje Point - Guaje Canyon - Old Reservoir- Guaje Road - Cabra (all Los Alamos area). It was a picture perfect day so I took ton's of pictures. They are all in chronological order for anyone considering doing this ride.

    Quick Ride Report: The Guaje Canyon portion of this ride which I've never been on started right after Guaje Point. It begins with a bunch of killer switch backs that were a blast to ride. It then turns into nice single track down to the reservoir. Even though the trees had been cleared fairly recently there were several new ones but they didn't slow us down much. After the reservoir we continued down the canyon on an old rode that has a lot of stream crossings and places that are washed out. When we V'd into Guaje road we opted to climb up to Cabra for a final descent into Rendija canyon. The climb wasn't long but we had to push up a lot of the first half because the boulders were really loose.

    Pictures:

    Pajarito Parking Lot:
    GC01_ParkingLot.jpg

    Pajarito Ski Hill:
    GC02_Pajarito.jpg

    Valles Caldera Overlook:
    GC03_ValleCaldera.jpg

    Chris Descending into Guaje Point:
    GC04_ChrisPointDescent.jpg

    View from the point:
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    Ben, Neal (me), Chris, Matt
    GC06_PointBenNealChrisMatt.jpg

    Matt on a switchback:
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    Ben on a switchback:
    GC08_BenSwitchback.jpg

    Me:
    GC09_Neal.jpg

    Me on a switchback:
    GC10_NealSwitchback.jpg

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    More Pictures

    Matt through logs that had been cleared by someone really cool
    GC11_MattLogs.jpg

    Chris, Ben, Matt:
    GC12_RockChrisBenMatt.jpg

    Chris on a small drop in the trail:
    GC13_ChrisSmallDrop.jpg

    Chris on a rock roller:
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    Reservoir fall:
    GC15_ResevoirFall.jpg

    Fishies in the middle of a low flowing stream:
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    Chris & Matt riding the stream:
    GC17_ChrisMattStream.jpg

    Ben, Matt, Chris:
    GC18_BenMattChrisAspens.jpg

    Chris with the Sangres in the background:
    GC19_ChrisSangres.jpg

    Matt on Guaje Road:
    GC20_MattChrisGuajeRoad.jpg
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    And a few more

    Matt & Chris on Guaje Road:
    GC21_MattChrisGuajeRoad.jpg

    Ben, Matt & Chris on Guaje Road:
    GC22_BenMattChrisGuajeRoad.jpg

    Matt & Ben on Cabra:
    GC23_MattBenCabra.jpg

    Chris, Ben, & Matt on Cabra:
    GC24_ChrisBenMattCabra.jpg

    Chris & Ben on Cabra:
    GC25_ChrisBenCabra.jpg

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    I love the Cabra descent. Glad to see Ben is back on his two-wheeler.

    Drop a line this winter and we will be glad to give a tour of the s. foothills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn. Biker123
    Drop a line this winter and we will be glad to give a tour of the s. foothills.
    For sure, hopefully White Mesa sometime this winter too.

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    Awesome stuff Neal look forward to a few sessions at the well with you this winter.

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    Nice photos Neal. It was a great weekend to be out on the trails.
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    great photos Neal

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    looks like you had a great time ... wish I could go!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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    Nice ride!

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    good thread and cool pics Neal! thanks for sharing
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