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    The wilderness that remains.

    Not going to kill a small pile of bandwidth by x-posting it here, but thought many fatbike riders would be intrigued or inspired by this.

    Enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post

    Enjoy.
    wow. that is awesome. I want to ride up the walls skatepark style and huck out of them. it looks siiick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney View Post
    wow. that is awesome. I want to ride up the walls skatepark style and huck out of them.

    I can see why you'd feel that way.

    That said, once loaded down with boat/paddle/pfd, tent, sleeping bag, food, etc... your eyes (or at least mine) tend to see things differently. More contemplative and appreciative, less rad.

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    As usual, beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    That said, once loaded down with boat/paddle/pfd, tent, sleeping bag, food, etc... your eyes (or at least mine) tend to see things differently. More contemplative and appreciative, less rad.
    yeah, coming from a guy that dragged camping gear on his motorcycle all the way to Alaska and back (11,600 miles) and didn't use it at all, you can see where my priorities lie...

    still, awesome descriptive post and pics, as usual.
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    I tend to try to avoid the "canned" experiences, but sometimes it's unavoidable. That looked great!

    How much of that trip was really rideable? It looks like there might've been a lot of short dismounts and short ride sections.

    And lastly, how FAT is that frame bag...between your feet/legs? Looks well-stocked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleas View Post
    I tend to try to avoid the "canned" experiences, but sometimes it's unavoidable. That looked great!

    How much of that trip was really rideable? It looks like there might've been a lot of short dismounts and short ride sections.

    And lastly, how FAT is that frame bag...between your feet/legs? Looks well-stocked.
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    99% rideable. Just short bits to walk down/through boulder piles or pinches.

    Framebag has a fat tube, 6L dromedary fulla water, and a buncha snacks in it. Pretty wide. Never rubbed knees on it tho.

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    Agree with everything that was said in the link. Give something a designation like "monument" etc, then people come. Crowds of people ruin everything. It's already happening in Bear's Ears. People are coming now that otherwise wouldn't know much about it.

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    Great Stuff Again Mike!! Thanks for sharing!
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    Top notch, as always. I just returned from almost a month in the SW but did not get up your way. I would like to put some of this type of desert exploration on my agenda for a future trip, though. This year we were filling in gaps of places we had never been, and it was all universally great.

    Your loads look relatively light considering the addition of pack rafts & water gear!

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    Great photos and nice story. I miss the desert. How many miles was the route?

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    Quote Originally Posted by radair View Post
    This year we were filling in gaps of places we had never been, and it was all universally great.

    That more or less describes my focus these days. Way less interested in duplicating stuff, largely because the good stuff is known and crowded. Way more enjoyable and satisfying to sniff out new stuff.

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    Tu!

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    Beautiful, thanks for sharing.

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