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Trail Riding with Yagi in the Pike National Forest

Saturday, July 11Boy the place is filling up with campers!  I counted 25 sites, some with multiple vehicles and tents just in the northern half of the dispersed camping area I'm boondocking in!Sunny and warm, but not too hot.  Just about right I would say for morning riding, and relaxing in the shade during the afternoon.I decided to ride the trails to the south of Rock Creek Hills Road, the main road traversing the dispersed camping area.  Just wanted to see what I could see, find where I could...
Tags: South Park, Motorcycles, Sunset, Pike National Forest, Yagi, RV Trips, Yagi Rides, Rock Creek Hills Road, Rocky Creek Hills Road


Uraling to Boreas Pass

Friday, July 10While eating breakfast, I spotted what I think is a prairie dog though much smaller than the ones you can spot on empty grounds on the Front Range.  It was sniffing one of the wire connectors belonging to my solar panels.  Luckily, it didn't find it appetizing. Today's destination is the pass which crosses near the leftmost mountain in the picture below, Boreas Mountain: Telephoto view from the campsite Rode out mid-morning towards the US 285 highway, intending to go south on...
Tags: Google, US, Motorcycles, Sunset, Miles, Breckenridge, Fiona, Blue River, Fairplay, Fiona Rides, RV Trips, Boreas Pass Road, Rock Creek Hills Road, Boreas Pass, Boreas Mountain


Camera troubles and Displacing to a nearby site

Thursday, Jul 9Went riding on Yagi, my '06 TW200 to further explore a  set of trails located near the southern end of the dispersed camping area within the Pike National Forest within which I'm boondocking.Nice set of trails, with further stuff to explore at the end of the main trail within but I ran into technical problems with my camera.I had been taking pictures of possible future campsites when I go t the " camera error turn off power" message on the LED screen.  Dammit.  I tried removing th...
Tags: Motorcycles, Nice, Sunset, Golden Hour, Martha, Yagi, RV Trips, Yagi Rides, Camera Issues, Rock Creek Hills Road, Mount Boreas


Boondocking in the Pike National Forest

Near Jefferson, Colorado.In an effort to escape the stifling heat on the Colorado Front Range, I drove out of the cesspool that is the Metro Denver area and escaped into higher elevations.Didn't go too far, just shy of the small town of Jefferson, CO and then took Lost Park Road aka County Road 56 to County Road 39 and into the Pike National Forest.  Note: Next time, I'll take the paved road south of Jefferson to get to CR 39, CR56 is heavily washboarded!I'd stayed in this area before while camp...
Tags: Motorcycles, Sunset, Continental, Jefferson, Martha, Uma, Colorado Front Range, Jefferson Co, Fairplay, Pike National Forest, Metro Denver, Yagi, Fiona Rides, RV Trips, Boreas Pass Road, Jefferson Colorado


Sunday Sunset on the Front Range

Been back home since Thursday, getting chores done, helping #1 son practice for his Network+ Certification Test, and just doing minor fix work on the URRV and associated gear.It's been really warm here on the Front Range, to the point any riding I do is either early morning or late evening.Such as tonight's short ride to the usual sunset viewing spot.  It's become quite popular, this spot, I counted about 13 cagers in the immediate area.  Cagers that I would end up having to edit out of sunset p...
Tags: Motorcycles, Sunset, Scarlett Rides, Metro Denver Cesspool


Sahara dust cloud coming to the US

You wouldn’t think that a dust storm in the Sahara Desert could have much impact on the US, but that’s exactly what’s happening this week. While it’s not uncommon for dust plumes to travel across the Atlantic Ocean, one particularly large dust cloud from the Sahara is passing through the Caribbean right now and heading for the southeastern US. Dan Kottlowski, AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist and lead hurricane expert, said, “According to scientists that I have gotten some information from, th...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Africa, US, New York Times, Noaa, Sunrise, Gulf Coast, Cape Verde Islands, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, Sunset, Sahara Desert, All, Atlantic Ocean, Sahara


Boondocking again in the Hugo State Wildlife Area, CO

Three day's worth of pics:June 15, Monday.No major chores on my plate at home, in fact I managed to introduce a crack in Martha's car's windshield finishing the last chore.  Dammit.So, before I damaged something else, I went camping.It was forecast to be a hot week in the Front Range of Colorado so Martha elected to stay home in the air-conditioned house.  Go figure right?I went back to tried and true Hugo SWA for some solitary time, just me and the cows out in the eastern plains. The only an...
Tags: Motorcycles, Sunset, Martha, Fiona, Swa, Turquoise Lake, Front Range of Colorado, Fiona Rides, RV Trips, URRV, Yagi Rides, Kinney Lake SWA


Back to Boondocking near Turquoise Lake, near Leadville, CO

June 8, MondayAh, springtime in the Rockies.....I displaced from the Lake San Cristobal Recreation Area this morning and by Noon I was in the Leadville area looking and finding a nice spot to camp near Turquoise Lake. Rest of the day was spent dealing with stuff at home via phone and setting up camp.  Nice and almost warm afternoon.  I went to bed with a forecasted two inches of snow overnight.June 9, Tuesday.I woke to this and a balmy temperature of 35°F (1.6°C): Springtime camping in...
Tags: Motorcycles, Nice, Sunset, Rockies, Fiona, Leadville, URAL Patrol, Turquoise Lake, Fiona Rides, RV Trips, Lake San Cristobal Recreation Area, Turquoise Lake Rest, Turquoise Lake Dam Next, Mt Massive Main trail, Mount Massive Colorado


Day 6 Photos: George Floyd protests continue in Southern California

Protesters take over the intersection of Victory and Van Nuys Boulevards on Monday, June 1, 2020 to demand justice for George Floyd in Van Nuys. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Protesters take over the intersection of Victory and Van Nuys Boulevards on Monday, June 1, 2020 to demand justice for George Floyd in Van Nuys. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds A looter leaves a Boost store on Van...
Tags: Nordstrom, Hollywood, News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Broadway, Long Beach, Vine, Riverside County, Sunset, Southern California, Walnut, Santa Monica


Protests, looting continue in Southern California as new week begins

Protests for racial equality, woven between bouts of looting and vandalism by opportunists, continued Monday as Southern California residents started to pick up the pieces from a destructive weekend. Monday marked the sixth day of nationwide unrest over the death of 46-year-old George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. Floyd, who was accused of passing a counterfeit $20 bill at a corner convenience store, was killed when fired Officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes. Ea...
Tags: Hollywood, Crime, News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Vine, Associated Press, Jack, Orange County, Donald Trump, Lapd, Cvs


Uraling with Martha to Freemont Pass and the Clinton Gulch Reservoir

Saturday, May 30Another good day of camping and Uraling.Martha and I rode out on Fiona, my '99 Ural Patrol with the Beemer engine soon after a sumptuous breakfast.  We headed towards nearby Leadville with temperatures in the low 50s but bearable with our riding gear and layers underneath.Gassing up in town, then we headed north on Colorado Highway 91 towards Fremont Pass and the Climax Mine located near there. We spotted and checked out an exhibit by the Climax Mine Company, showing a series of...
Tags: Colorado, Motorcycles, Sunset, Clinton, Martha, Fiona, Beemer, Leadville, Fiona Rides, RV Trips, Leadville Train Station, Freemont Pass, Gulch Reservoir, Uraling Martha, Fremont Pass, Climax Mine Company


Thousands of protest marchers fill Hollywood’s streets

A large group of protestors took over streets in Hollywood to protest the death of George Floyd Monday, June 1, 2020. The group started at Sunset and Vine and marched through Hollywood streets blocking traffic at times. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) A large group of protestors took over streets in Hollywood to protest the death of George Floyd Monday, June 1, 2020. The group started at Sunset and Vine and marched through Hollywood streets blocking traffic at times. ...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Minneapolis, Sport, Walgreens, Soccer, Vine, Starbucks, Lapd, Sunset, Trump, Santa Monica, Southland, National Guard, Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood CA


Boondocking in the Oil Well Flats BLM area and T-Dubing to Red Rock Canyon Park

Monday, April 27After a good visit by the boy's maternal Grandfather: Richard, I drove Uma, the URRV, trailering Scarlett, the 2014 Patrol and mounting Yagi, the '06 Yamaha TW200 on the front bumper rack towards Cañon City.I transited through this medium sized town and drove north towards the Oil Well Flats BLM area.Though a bit sketchy in parts, I managed to drive Uma on BLM trail 6941 to the junction of 6941A and thence to Campsite 16.  I'd been in the area before so the recce had already been...
Tags: Motorcycles, Richard, BLM, Sunset, Yamaha, Scarlett, Sangre de Cristo, Canon City, Yagi, RV Trips, Yagi Rides, Oil Well Flats BLM, Red Rock Canyon Park, Seep Springs


Homeward-bound, via New Mexico...

After a restless night, woke early and after breakfast headed out for some more dune pictures while the sun wasn't too high in the sky and things were cool.Different section of dunes, still close to the camping/staging area. After the above shot, I elected to back Fiona up instead of losing all the height advantage I'd gained for this spot.  This turned out to be quite the ordeal and I ended up smoking the clutch quite a bit to get her into the below spot. I waited ten minutes for ...
Tags: Motorcycles, New Mexico, BLM, Sunset, Martha, Fiona, Elephant Butte Lake, Yagi, Fiona Rides, RV Trips, Yagi Rides, Truth or Consequences New Mexico, Monticello Road, Elephant Butte Lake State Park


More birds, more Uraling and a Sunset at the Hot Well Dunes Recreation Area

Another gloriously warm and sunny day.All the noisy dirt biker and ATVs left last night, leaving the place very quiet.  The camp host said it was unusual for the weekend to be so quiet.  I'll take it!Did some Uraling after breakfast but first, these birds presented themselves in the vicinity of the URRV and I got some decent pics that I then enlarged.  I wonder if this is a female Cardinal?  I believe this is the same Cardinal I saw yesterday Ok, so then I went Uraling in the nearby...
Tags: Motorcycles, Arizona, Sunset, Fiona, Fiona Rides, RV Trips, Fiona Even, Haekel Road


Going Home

I put this post together back in February. What a long time that seems to be now. We are still hunkered down in our apartment where the bright spot of our day is at 8 PM when we join others at our window and cheer for the helpers still at the front lines doing their job. When this first started it was still dark but now with the time change and the move towards Summer, it is still light out. Seen at the end of my day. The covered arcades of the Palais Royal. The tulip trees in the...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Sunset, Palais Royal, Tulip Tree Blooms


Uraling the Sandy Dunes of Hot Well Dunes Recreation Area

Pretty good day today, sunny and warm, almost too hot!I put the new Heidenau K37 Knobby tire that I'd had on Fiona as a spare, to use as the pusher tire as there was sand to be ridden today!No issues doing the tire swap, though the sand in the campsite proved a bit unstable for the bottle jack until I made sure the rig wouldn't "rock" as the pusher wheel was lifted off the sand.  The BLM Site Host lent me the required flag for riding in the dunes. I rode the main trail about 4 miles to get ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Arizona, BLM, Sunset, Bowie, Fiona, Yagi, Fiona Rides, RV Trips, Sandy Dunes, Hot Well Dunes Recreation Area, Heidenau K37 Knobby, Mount Heliograph Another, Hackle Road, Safford Going


Now boondocking at the Hot Well Dunes BLM Campground

Thursday, April 2Did mostly nothing all day but hang out by and in the URRV, reading books, cooking meals, puttering around and just trying out the "do nothing" concept.  No riding!  Spent way too much coming to grips with a "Hate Message" I received from a nut job in Oregon, he didn't like my April Fool's Day posting involving Baboquivari Peak.  Anyways, moving on.Friday, April 3Displaced from the campsite in the Santa Margarita Ranch and drove through Tucson via the I-10 Super Slab, taking the...
Tags: Oregon, Motorcycles, Arizona, Sunset, Santa Margarita Ranch, Tucson, Benson AZ, Yagi, California More, RV Trips, Imperial Sand Dunes, Bowie AZ, Yagi Rides, Javelina Peak, Doh Yagi


Back in Buenos Aires

The Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge that is!I've boondocked here before and this time the spot with the best view of Baboquivari Peak was open for my use.Turns out, only one other camper in the immediate area, and he turned out to be one of the folks who've commented on my pictures on Facebook!  Small world.I arrived around noon on Friday, March 27, but strong winds and a cool front kept me "sheltering in place" inside the URRV after I set up camp.Saturday, March 28:It would prove to be mu...
Tags: Motorcycles, Arizona, Border Patrol, Buenos Aires, Sunset, Fiona, Arivaca, Baboquivari Peak, Yagi, URAL Patrol, Fiona Rides, RV Trips, Cerro Colorado, Yagi Rides, Baboquivari, Baboquivari Peak Once


Back to Boondocking, Uraling to Ajo, AZ and a Killer Sunset

Tuesday, March 24I left my father-in-law's place in Sun City, AZ soon after breakfast and after gassing up, I headed south on AZ 85 towards the Barry Goldwater Air Force Range's Area B where I've boondocked before.It was a warm sunny day and getting there proved to be pretty easy except for a couple of idiot truckers.Regardless, soon I was back on the same spot I had used before: Rest of the day was spent resting, relaxing and reading.  I did pootle around on Yagi, the Yamaha TW200 for a little...
Tags: Arizona, Fiona Rides, RV Trips, Sunrise, Sunset, Yagi Rides


Back in Phoenix for an overnight stay.

Sunday, March 22Didn't do any riding, just relaxed and enjoyed the warm weather.I did go for an hour long hike into the sand dunes, 30 minutes out and 30 back to the URRV.Figured you all are saturated with pictures of sand dunes, so none taken.Sunset pics on the other hand, will continue to be inflicted: Monday, March 23Left the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area and by 10 AM had dumped the gray and black tanks at the same gas station where I got the Dune Permit in the first place.Then it ...
Tags: Amazon, Motorcycles, Arizona, Sun City, Garmin, Buenos Aires, Sunset, Phoenix, Fiona, Yagi, PLB, Phoenix Metro, RV Trips, Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, Barry Goldwater Range


More T-Dubing in the Sand Dunes, Uraling to Indian Pass and even more dunes!

This morning's sunrise was pretty good: I rode my TW200 (T-Dub) out to the dunes this morning shortly after breakfast in order to hopefully catch some nice shadows on the dunes.I used the trail closest to the road and was able to access a couple of nice spots for posing Yagi:   After a late morning snack, I geared up and rode Fiona, my '99 Ural Patrol north on Ogilby Road to Indian Pass Road.Not a bad dirt road, it had its washboards, it's rocky spots and ruts here and t...
Tags: California, Motorcycles, Sunrise, Sunset, Fiona, Yagi, URAL Patrol, Fiona Repairs, Fiona Rides, RV Trips, Indian Pass, Yagi Rides, Ogilby Road, Tumco


T-Dubing in the Dunes again and a nice sunset

Better weather today, a better day overall, much better than the last couple of days of rain and overcast weather anyways!Rode out to the dunes soon after breakfast in order to catch the shadows caused by the rising sun.  The dunes continue to dry out, its supposed to be warmer still tomorrow and Sunday so here's hoping! The rest of the morning was spent doing regular maintenance on both motorcycles under the warm sun and gentle breeze.The afternoon was spent reading books, ...
Tags: California, Motorcycles, Sunset, RV Trips, URRV, Yagi Rides


Boondocking at Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area

I left Arizona this morning and crossed over into California looking to camp at a BLM site near the Imperial Sand Dunes, located to the west of Yuma, AZ.I tried the Ogilby site first but found the 3 miles of very sandy "road" a bit loose in terms of traction and didn't want to take a chance with rain possible later this week.I then returned to the junction of CA 159 and the I-8 Super Slab and the Dune Vista site for the Imperial Sand Dunes area proved right.  There is a $35/week charge to camp/u...
Tags: California, Motorcycles, Arizona, Sunset, Yuma, Yuma AZ, Yagi, RV Trips, Imperial Sand Dunes, Ogilby, Yagi Rides, Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area


T-Dubing east of Quartzsite on my last day for this area

Planning on heading towards Yuma, AZ tomorrow I think.The sunrise wasn't too bad: This morning, spent it doing some mostly mild T-Dubing in the BLM trails to the east of the town of Quartzsite, basically using the campsite as the center point for travels.On the first trail I came up short on a steep rocky trail, and decided I'd used up all my luck yesterday so instead I hiked up for a look.So glad I didn't try it, it was more of those large rocks the BLM is using to fill in these trails as they...
Tags: Motorcycles, Arizona, BLM, Sunset, Quartzsite, Yuma AZ, Yagi, RV Trips, Yagi Rides


Black Mesa, Check....probably never again!

Woke to clear skies, with some low clouds which made for a nice sunrise: Soon after breakfast, with the temperatures above the mid-50s, it was time to gear up and start riding Yagi, my 2006 Yamaha TW200 (T-Dub) onto Gold Nugget Road and from there to Trail 59.This is the trail that one takes to get to the top of Black Mesa.  You may recall I'd ridden Scarlett, my 2014 Ural Patrol on this same quest last year but didn't make it to the top?  Link to that post.Here's a couple of pictures from th...
Tags: Motorcycles, Arizona, Sunrise, BLM, Sunset, Yamaha, Scarlett, Mesa, Quartzsite, Yagi, Black Mesa, RV Trips, Yagi Rides, Black Mesa Check, Scarlett From DEC, Mesa Doesn


Uraling to the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge

I rode Fiona, my '99 Ural Patrol Sidecar Rig to the nearby town of Quartzsite for a grocery run.Not wanting to get on the I-10 Super Slab to traverse the seven miles to town, I instead rode on a BLM trail that paralled the highway, on its north side.  Much bumpier as its pretty rock strewn but I could run at no more than 30 MPH instead of running 55 on a highway where every cager and semi-trailer truck thinks the posted speed limit of 75 is the minimum!Got to town in about 25 minutes with no iss...
Tags: Motorcycles, Arizona, Sunset, Yuma, Fiona, Palm Canyon, Quartzsite, Fiona Rides, RV Trips, Kofa, NWR, Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, Kofa NWR


Rainy Days bring Flood Warnings.....but nice sunsets

Wednesday, March 11Didn't get much riding done, the day was rainy and with overcast skies.  A painted rock found at the campsite, left by previous campers I did take Yagi out for a brief outing to check out the traction on the roads, it wasn't too bad. I also verified the route to take to Black Mesa, hopefully I'll be able to ride it in dry conditions this weekend. While wandering the trails near the campsite, posed Yagi by this abandoned "house". As you can see in the pictures, the h...
Tags: California, Motorcycles, Arizona, Sunset, Fiona, Quartzsite, Yagi, Black Mesa, Fiona Rides, RV Trips, La Paz County, Yagi Rides


A little T-Dub'ing, a resupply ride to Ajo, more A-10s and a sunset

I woke in time to capture what turned out to be a pretty colorful sunrise: Around 9AM I rode Yagi, my Yamaha TW200 dualsport over to Gate 14 of the Barry Goldwater AF Range to check it for suitable campsite candidates.  Nice area, but not much in terms of good campsites.  A couple were "OK" but cellular internet was not good. I then rode Yagi over to the area behind Gate 15 and confirmed two good spots for camping in the future.  Of course, I also posed Yagi among the rock formatio...
Tags: Motorcycles, Arizona, Sunrise, Sunset, Yamaha, Barry Goldwater, Fiona, Ajo, Yagi, URAL Patrol, Fiona Rides, RV Trips, Yagi Rides


Uraling to Ajo and Area B's southern rock formations.

Another gloriously warm day today in the Barry Goldwater AF Range.By mid-morning, I was driving Fiona, my '99 Ural Patrol the 11 miles or so to the town of Ajo.  Errands were run, gas obtained for Fiona and groceries for yours truly.Before I got to Ajo though, AZ 85 goes through a gap in a series of interesting looking rock formations, I just had to stop and get some shots:The next three shots are rock formations visible from the highway: The town of Ajo itself seemed neat and tidy for the ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Arizona, Nice, Sunset, Barry Goldwater, Fiona, Ajo, Fiona Rides, RV Trips, Ajo Errands