Archive for July, 2007

Slickrock Rd 07/29/07

Sunday 29 July 2007 @ 8:23 pm

I tried to meet up with the guys from TTORA at Sourgrass. I found the trail and went up for a ways before I decided that it wasn't a good idea to try it by myself. I couldn't raise them on the cb so I turned around and went to Slickrock because they said they would coming through on Friday.

It has been peaceful so far and I have only seen one jeep come through and they stopped and took some pictures of the river. I went out hiking and have been enjoying the peace and quiet.

I have been soaking in one of the pools. It is quite nice. Saw 4 jeeps running the trail backwards and one was from Reno4x4 but I didn't recognize him. Still no signs of the yotas yet. Hope the pictures of the moon come out good. One guy came rolling through about 1:30am and another around 2:30am.

Woke up this morning (Saturday) and started to go hiking. Two guys from the yota club come rolling through. Usedtaco and Alstoy. Not sure how the video turned out as the sun was in my eyes. I chatted for awhile and gave them the chair and kitchen tote I have been hauling around for months for Miquel and Ukmeyer.

A few other folks have driven by today. I would have thought that more people would have come through. Another hour or so and I will be soaking in the pools. I shot a couple of videos in the water.

I headed out this morning and drove about 100 miles before stopping to fill up with gas. When I was getting ready to go to the bathroom this lady was pointing at my rear tire to her friend. I was like "Oh no". She said there was a rat in my wheel. It was a field mouse and I don't know how that thing was still alive. It got out and tried to run and fell over. It ran back up to the wheel and then took off again.

I had a great time. I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Thanks again for stopping by and looking at my weekend adventures.

Moore Creek Campground 07/22/07

Sunday 22 July 2007 @ 8:06 pm

Well I started off trying to find the trail where Reno 4x4 is going to run this weekend. Well until I start finding out more about the trails I am going to have to meet them when and where they start the run. Bear River Res looks pretty nice though. I ended up coming down to Salt Springs again.

I had Bastard brats for dinner last night and they were pretty tasty. I went walking around this morning and saw some interesting signs. A redneck who thinks straight is spelled like George Strait's last name. Note the use of duct tape to hold up the sign. It also looks like Snoop Dogs posse is up here. Maybe they will be filming a girl's gone wild video.

The people before me left a mess and as I was cleaning it up I saw this list. Most of the same items are on my list except the dog food and cigs. I am going to guess that the area code is either 209 or 925. I will be sending these pictures to the Ranger office and maybe these folks will get a ticket for littering.

I made one of those skillet things on Friday morning and kicked it up a notch or two with my namesake sauce.

I did a lot of hiking and met numerous people. Hopefully I will remember all of their names. Larry and his group pretty much took up all of White Azalea campground. Someone left a sofa there. I didn't get a picture of it. I met a couple from Martinez who asked me about the different spots I go. I didn't get their names. I met a couple of boys and their dads and they wanted their picture on my blog. So here it is.

Early on Saturday morning a minivan pulled in to my campsite which was very secluded and they ended up going into a neighboring site. They must have passed me umpteen times while I was out hiking and said they wanted their picture on the internet. There is more to this story.

I saw a grey fox but it was too quick for me to shoot a picture.

Later in the morning I went walking by a campsite and saw a truck that had Texas plates. I started talking to Will and found out he had just moved back from Arlington.

Later in the day I saw this burb pull up and start looking through a tent and the food. I asked him what he was doing because I hadn't seen him with the group earlier. He explained that he was meeting the group there and thanked me for looking out for their stuff. His name was Oscar.

I stuffed myself with chicken fajitas later and decided to take a hike. When I almost got to the place where everyone was using it as a swimming hole the minivan came by. They wanted their picture on the internet so here it is. I hopped in for a ride back to camp and found out that they knew Oscar and Will and their group. When we came driving by they said they were looking for me because they wanted to show me some thanks by feeding me.

My belly was stuffed but they are from El Salvador and their dish is like a stuffed taco. I can't remember the name of it right now but it was tasty.

We started playing 21 with a twist. Keeping score. I am still trying to figure that one out.

Another great weekend even though I didn't meet up with my original group. I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Thanks again for stopping by.

Slickrock Rd 07/15/07 The videos

Monday 16 July 2007 @ 2:45 pm
Here are some videos that I shot while we were wheeling this weekend. I need to get more memory cards. Hope you enjoy.

Slickrock 1
Slickrock 2
Slickrock 3
Slickrock 4
Slickrock 5
Slickrock 6

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Slickrock Rd 07/15/07

Sunday 15 July 2007 @ 7:29 pm

Well I am at Slickrock Rd OHV this weekend. The place is pretty quiet right now. I am meeting some folks from on Friday sometime. There is also a Poker Run event planned on Saturday. I am going to walk the trail in the morning and try to find the best spot to take pictures.

This place is right up the road from where I camped last week. I hiked up to the store so I could use the phone and I met the camp host from last weekend. It is a lot cooler than last weekend. Last week the sign said 108 in Murphys and today it said 84.

The scenery was fantastic and there was literally hundreds of butterflies. The group showed up on Friday night and I moved my camp spot. We got up early on Saturday and had a great meal and then took off to the end of the trail so we could see the rigs climb the last part of the trail. The sponsors of the event stacked rocks at the end to make it a little easier for people to get by. I have to send kudos out to Air Sierra (Chris) for letting me ride along in his jeep.

About 30 rigs were on this run and it was very interesting to watch the last climb. There was three rigs that really stood out to me and it wasn't because of their equipment. The first was a Vietnam Vet who had lost a leg in the conflict driving a Nissan Frontier. He had already lost his running boards and they were in the back of his pickup with his walker. Coming up that last climb he lost some of the running board brackets and he said to just throw them in the parts bin. Great attitude! The second one was driving her boyfriends Black Toyota pickup. He was sitting next to her and she basically floored up through the boulders. She hit one boulder head on and the tools in the back went flying. The last one was another lady driving a Wrangler. She basically floored it up also but didn't hit the boulders like the first woman.

Good food, great times, and wonderful weather. I hope you enjoy the pictures. I will probably post videos tomorrow.

Thanks again for stopping by.

Lake Alpine 07/08/07

Sunday 8 July 2007 @ 1:45 pm

It was hot when I took off on Thursday. It was 108 in Murphys when I passed through. I went out hiking on Friday and found a watermelon on the trail. Yep, a whole unbroken watermelon.

One of the camp hosts caught a 9 lb trout on Thursday and a 5 lb one on Friday. I was tempted to take my pole over there but it was just too hot. While I was out hiking a deer jumped across the trail. I caught a picture of it further down the trail.

There was a ton of downed wood around so we had a great campfire and the wagon got put to use again.

I saw lots of flowers and butterflies along the way. On Saturday night a bear went around the side of our campsite. I tried to get a picture of it but it took off the opposite way that I went.

I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Thanks again for stopping by.

Boulder Flat 07/01/07

Sunday 1 July 2007 @ 8:11 pm
Well another great weekend. I didn't start on my blog at the campsite so it may be sort of short this week. This place is off of Hwy 108 and is only open in the summer.
I went hiking along the river and walking around camp. I met this large group camping across from us. they brought us some carne asada tacos and then told me to help myself to some posole. Good stuff. One of their daughters is quite the camera ham. If she would have had her way I would have used up the whole memory card on her.

There is a picture of a pine tree that just looked real weird. It was growing at a 90 degree angle. Of course there was plenty of boulders. I thought the 4th was on Thursday so that may throw some kinks into next weekends plans but I am sure I will find somewhere.

Hope you enjoy the pictures.

Thanks again for stopping by.