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    Guaje Ridge Stroll with the Wife

    I took my wife down Guaje Ridge today for her first time ever. We rode our SX Trails so the techy stuff would be a lot easier and she loved the ride! I put SPD pedals on my bike and forgot I had Crank Bro.s clips on my shoes but the clips held in OK on the descents and only made for difficult climbing. It was a casual cruise on a beautiful day so I took a lot of pictures. The trail was in excellent condition with only four down trees in one small area near the end of the trail. I heard there were locust thorn bushes so we took armor but we ended up only needing the knee armor because they weren't very high yet. Hope you enjoy the pics:

    Son Ben took us up to the ski hill in his (tecnically my) new truck. I just noticed his Silverton shirt he was wearing matches the stickers we just put on the back windows:
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    Canada Bonita:
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    Kristin on first descent:
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    Kristin on Pipeline climb (neither one of us made it on the pig bikes):
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    View of Pajarito Ski Area:
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    Kristin on Pipeline (lots of Aspens!):
    Guaje6_KristinPipeline.jpg

    View of Guaje Canyon:
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    Kristin in the trees:
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    Me on a small climb:
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    Los Alamos Townsite View:
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    More Pictures

    This Hawk hung out with us all the way down:
    Guaje11_Hawk.jpg

    Kristin:
    Guaje12_Kristin.jpg

    My SX Trail at Mitchel Trail Head:
    Guaje13_MitchelTrailHead.jpg

    Kristin:
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    First of the four down trees in one small area:
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    Kristin between old cut tree:
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    Cactus on Cabra Trail:
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    Kristin on Upper Cabra:
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    Kristin on Mid Cabra:
    Guaje19_KristinCabra.jpg

    Kristin on Lower Cabra Rock Garden:
    Guaje20_KristinCabra.jpg

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    Nice shots, Neal. Looks like Guaje is in good shape.

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    Thanks for the report Neal! I haven't been down GR yet this year - hope to fix that soon.

    I always take three bears out, adding cabra down to rendija and having to climb out is a bit much. You guys are animals!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardinLA
    I always take three bears out, adding cabra down to rendija and having to climb out is a bit much. You guys are animals!
    When you get to the end of Guaje and Cabra's right there, it's hard to pass it up ! That and you probably climb Quemazon/Pipeline to start it off instead of cheating from the ski hill like we did

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn. Biker123
    Nice shots, Neal. Looks like Guaje is in good shape.
    Thanks, you'll have to hit it on your next Pajarito weekend before the Locusts get too high. Hopefully you don't need directions to the trailhead though

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    Neal, you are the bestest husband!

    Great seeing you over the weekend, and we'll be back to NM in a few weeks!

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