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DeRoux Boulder Trail to Esmerelda Peaks-a few pix

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  1. Skookum

    Skookum bikey's is cool

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    i went for an interesting group ride. The mountains around here usually spread across in huge ridges that make access spread out. In this case the group was driving an additional 30 miles give or take to access a loop.

    Studying my maps i was interested in finding out if i accessed the loop from the other side of the ridge if it would be fun and save time. Well 3 miles of hike a bike is not that fun, but the 4 miles of killer gnarl descent sure was worth it.

    It's kind of fun trying to hook up with a group of riders in the middle of nowhere. Also it's even more adventurous when you're a spacehead like me and forget your map at home....

    Anyways after climbing up a dead end thousand foot forest road climb, i managed to find the right trailhead. Ran into all kinds of cool people that i've known or just got acquainted with from the group and got to say hi, as most of them were confused at how i wound up showing up from nowhere or riding the opposite direction as i turned around to head back....

    Yah enough babble from me... here's the goods.

    Gallagher Head Lake with Esmerelda Peaks looming above


    Chunky fun at DeRoux. i love a smooth fast run, but please give me some chunk gnarl with high exposure and i'm good.


    Naps and daydreams. Up by the lake i was waiting for a half hour for the group, spacing off at the trippy way clouds move over the mountains, then i got this shot of an osprey riding a thermal, a jet airliner, and the place i want to ride my mt. bike someday.


    Hawkins Mt.
     

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  2. MtnbikeMike

    MtnbikeMike Turbo Monkey

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    You go riding in the coolest places, in jealous to say the least.
     
  3. Snacks

    Snacks Turbo Monkey

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    Word...not to mention Skooks is one of the coolest cats around :D

    Yo, Skook. I have been meaning to ask you which Cult cd were we listening to in your car on the way up the shuttle road at Ranger Creek?
     
  4. Skookum

    Skookum bikey's is cool

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    Don't worry man.... it's all photo shop trickery. i really ride on roads and back alleys thru bum piss and garbage. just keep it on the dl. :dancing: ;)
     
  5. Skookum

    Skookum bikey's is cool

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    uhm it was either the self titled or it's a compilation of b-sides and unreleased stuff. i'll burn you a copy of that one for ya. :cool:
    And oh yah i'm gonna buy your fork, mines leaking.
     
  6. Snacks

    Snacks Turbo Monkey

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    Dude, if you made me a copy I'd love ya forever :heart:

    btw, I just sold my fork today to Five :eek:
     
  7. Skookum

    Skookum bikey's is cool

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    NO COPY FOR YOU THEN!!!!

    haha jokes i snooze and i lose. :monkey:
     
  8. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    wow .. that looks like an awesomeplace to ride... i am so jealous of all of you people that have these awesome places to ride so accesable.. damn i need to move
     
  9. Heidi

    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    Sweet - Skook we have to meet up and ride sometime!
     
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    Skookum bikey's is cool

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  11. Heidi

    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    Crap, I need a little more notice. We've already made plans for Labor Day Weekend.
     
  12. Skookum

    Skookum bikey's is cool

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    Serial Midget has got me hijacked to guide one ride on the weekend of Sept 24/25. That'd be rad if you could make it to that one! Only one small prob, still no real tangible area of where we're gonna go haha!
     
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    splat Nam I am

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    Nice Pics as Always Skooks !
     
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    ridetoofast scarred, broken and drunk

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    GREAT pics...where is the :jealous: face?
     
  15. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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  16. Heidi

    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    I could totally be up for that - if I had some information :thumb: ;)