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    Cowhorn Challenge

    Well it was supposed to be the annual Sawtooth Struggle, but Ma Nature had other ideas. Saturday's journey to Suzanne Lake was spectacular. We hung around there a long time diving off the rock cliff, eating and just relaxing in the bright warm sunshine. By the time we started to head back to camp we could see the thunderheads building and sure enough, sporadic sprinkles followed the thunder and lightning. Sunday morning dawned mostly cloudy, seemed to clear for a bit, then came back with earlier, more persistent and much nearer T/L. Most of our gaggle made it to the top of Cowhorn, but only Canada Don timed it right to get on top of Sawtooth between thunderheads.

    I did a poor job of picture taking as usual, but here are some decent shots.

    Suzanne Lake. One of the prettiest places on earth. The rock cliff is about 10' or so above the crystal clear and very deep water. Awesome swimming.
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    Sunshine, lunch, relaxing
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    Caz is serious about his tanning
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    Our youngest explorer with Mt Thielson in the background
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    Young Tyler climbs Cowhorn
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    SeenYourCrash and his far better half on top of Cowhorn and Tyler too! Diamond Peak 'peaking' behind SYC
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    What a Motley Crue!
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    Indigo Lake at the base of Sawtooth mountain.
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    MaxSteel and Tyler
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    Indigo Lake. I like this spot too.
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    Nice! Thanks for posting, and for riding. Always a good time with the DOD.

    Cheers,
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    If I would have known all the Bend folks were gonna be there, and Chris as well, I would have found the motivation to join yall. I figured it was just going to be another weekend of making fun of the same old folks again.
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    I hate to say it, but, we had fun!! Don't miss the struggle next year. The Bend folk pretty much made it a pact to do that weekend again and again......FUN!

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    Solo Struggler

    Canada Don atop Sawtooth... the only one in our group to claim both peaks on this trip... he da man...

    That's Cowhorn Mtn in the background...
    Even though the rest of us wimped out, we all had mighty fun, didn't we.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch
    If I would have known all the Bend folks were gonna be there, and Chris as well, I would have found the motivation to join yall. I figured it was just going to be another weekend of making fun of the same old folks again.
    It's always a fun weekend...it would be foolish to miss it.

    Brock...

    PS: here is my only photo from my weekend of fun...
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    I feel like such a quiter for not bagging Sawtooth but I don't feel one-brazillionth as lame as Sasquatch for not even showing.

    Bring it down. Bring it down. Go like this. Go like this. Ahhhhh.

    Caz
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    Nice work Canada Don!! If Bad Brad had not been sitting at the intersection for Timp/Indigo lakes trail I might have joined Don on accident.

    I feel you on the Caz, but we will bag that peak next time. It was no Bob Ross day up there.....they were angry clouds and dripping trees. Lets see you paint that Bob.

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    I don't consider getting off the high peaks wimping out when lightning is right on top of them. I was perfectly happy to only do the Cowhorn Challenge, it's a lot better than what I did last year.

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    Sawtooth/Cowhorn

    Looks like an awesome place.... Where did you start the ride at and how are the trails? Looking at a map it looks like forest roads 215 or 630 are your options to get back in there? Any info would be appreciated. I'd like to go check that out.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Guapo
    Looks like an awesome place.... Where did you start the ride at and how are the trails? Looking at a map it looks like forest roads 215 or 630 are your options to get back in there? Any info would be appreciated. I'd like to go check that out.

    Thanks.

    Mike
    Here's the tread from 2007:
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    2008: http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/6766654 with Susan Lake.

    The wetsiders take 21 in from oakridge to 2154 to Timpy lake. The Benders take 60 and 398 (4X4) from Crescent Lake.

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    Wishing I could been there for the weekend shindig, but the window Dan and I had was for Wednesday, 9/9/9 and we bagged em both. The lightning show would've been cool too, but I would have been off that mountain faster than anyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cazloco
    Here's the tread from 2007:
    http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/3988298

    2008: http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/6766654 with Susan Lake.

    The wetsiders take 21 in from oakridge to 2154 to Timpy lake. The Benders take 60 and 398 (4X4) from Crescent Lake.

    Caz

    Very cool. Thanks. I would also like to thank you who posted pics of chicks in bikinis on this thread. I would like to encourage more of you to kindly do so. I think this will improve the overall exerpience for those of us who frequent the MTBR site.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Guapo
    Very cool. Thanks. I would also like to thank you who posted pics of chicks in bikinis on this thread. I would like to encourage more of you to kindly do so. I think this will improve the overall exerpience for those of us who frequent the MTBR site.

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandon
    There's only one.

    That's all it takes Brand1, especially when it's Katie!
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    I know how Sas likes my action shots:

    Here's breakfast cooking.


    Here's Sparty and SeenYourCrash waiting for their morning constitution.


    Here's Bob finding new ways to wear his hippy hat and Matt's just sitting there. Alvin is just glad he's not being attacked by pitbulls.


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    Here is my contribution

    I don't know how to put in captions on MTBR, but here are some of my favorite shots of the weekend. Cheers!

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    Rhino Rock!
    That's Rhino Rock on the left... Mt. Thielsen in the distance.


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    More pictures

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    A few more....

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    BFE! Nice shots. But where is my handstand? Perhaps that one is better sent to my email.
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    Late but....

    Here are a few from the sweep group.

    Morning over Lake Timpanogas




    Paul looks up at Cowhorn


    Jim on the ridge


    Will V. on the ridge


    Paul on final pitch


    and on top


    Weather chasing us out




    And some from Saturday when Bob & I went in to June Lake





    and hiding out from the weather after the storm started, ...the same storm that started all the forest fires

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