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Bull Run Basin

Well it was an awesome day of riding, could not have asked for better conditions. Was a little worried due to the previous day weather. I rode some of this area about 5 years ago and just hadn't been back. Why, i dont know. If i had finished what i started back then, i would have been hitting this area alot more. Needless to say, but i will be back up there soon. PT, Dan, and JD always great riding with you guys. Thanks for the welcome back ride. :thumbsup: Well i took a bunch of pics and some vids too. I guess the sound does not work on my vids so this camera will be going back to Best Buy to warranty it.

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The drop in to Bull was a little intimidating

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And this is a small rut

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Yep thats the trail.

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Downed tree.

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Just after that creek

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PT

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Dan Showing off his skills

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JD

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Lunch in the Meadow

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Another Creek, with a kinda tight tricky left turn coming out of it.

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Looking down stream

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This is the drop off on for the last 2 pics

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A couple hikers heading our way.

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This is the end of Bull Run, Cow Creek

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Mine shaft at the end.

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I remember Kyle ( thumperX ) saying it was unlocked so i made sure to pack a small LED flashlight. We walked all the way in to the end.

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If you ever walk in there with out a light, watch out for the lil pond inside.

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Heres your sign.

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Heading to the other side of the mountains over by Evan Flat.

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Memorial pics

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We stopped here for a broken Toe.

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I got a Vid of the above pics, will be posted below later.

This crossing was pretty deep, thanks for the warning PT. :shock: :thumbsup:

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What a beautiful tree

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Dan

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JD

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PT

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I love this pic

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Here are some vids. Sorry i did not get any of you Dan. Dan was on my ass, and by the time i got back to vid he was already up or through.

There is no run for this and a small creek at the bottom.

Here comes PT and sorry for no sound

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JD making it look easy.

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PT Creek Crossing

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PT finishing up.

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Here comes JD

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JD finishing up

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PT another Creek

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JD same Creek

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This was a mile or so out of Evan's. We went up and down this. I got the very last section on Vid. It was very loose, rutted out, steep, twisted and rocky.

JD first

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PT's turn

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Thats the end, thanks again to PT,Dan and JD.

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WOW, AWESOME!!! That looks fun and I want to go next time, especially over the next couple of months since its starting to get HOT out here in the DEZ.

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Nice pics skoot, i really like the videos too bad they dont have sound

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WOW, AWESOME!!! That looks fun and I want to go next time, especially over the next couple of months since its starting to get HOT out here in the DEZ.

DM... you down for some cool riding?? Baja style?!

... get that X ready for coastal breezes, and great comraderie... I'll shoot you an email with details. :thumbsup:

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My son and I were up at the Eastern Sierr's recently. Rode McMurray Meadow out of Big Pine and then out of and all around Big Spring Campground which is about 15 minutes north of Mammoth Lakes and to the east.

Epic riding areas.

I'm gonna attempt my first Photobucket link so bear w/ me for the pix. I hope they come through.

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii219/johndenhart/BigPineCA2008023Small.jpg

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http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii219/johndenhart/BigPineCA2008004Small.jpg

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My son and I were up at the Eastern Sierr's recently. Rode McMurray Meadow out of Big Pine and then out of and all around Big Spring Campground which is about 15 minutes north of Mammoth Lakes and to the east.

Epic riding areas.

I'm gonna attempt my first Photobucket link so bear w/ me for the pix. I hope they come through.

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii219/johndenhart/BigPineCA2008023Small.jpg

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii219/johndenhart/BigPineCA2008007Small.jpg

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii219/johndenhart/BigPineCA2008004Small.jpg

Looks like beautiful country, nice pics thanks for sharing.

BTW, use the bottom link with the IMG tag in photobucket to post the pics and not the link if thats what you desire.

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Thanks skoot22 for the advice. I need to take more pix when my son and I or just I ride. Will post more as more come along with dialog detail. When and if I am ever "finished" with my X, I'll post some pix of it too. I'm going for the U.S.of A "theme" and am numbered 343 in honor of the 343 FDNY ( my cousins are all on the department but somehow survied that day ) who were killed on 9/11. I am commited to honoring their loss of life as I get to go play.

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Here is some pictures from Durhamtown in Georgia. This place is KOOL!! I live in central Texas and was there with my family. I also purchased a 2006 CRF450X while there. This is a great place to ride and my new toy is FUN!! The last time I was on a dirt bike was about 2 years ago and it was a CR125. The THUMPER is the way to go. Love it...

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I thought I'd share my new additions to my garage.... (just new pics, no new bikes as of yet)

Always updating something, so it's out with the old, in with the new;

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This weekend.... it'll get dirty again.... 450 Baja Miles.... :ride:

;):p

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I finally had some extra fundage to start upgrading Dear Old Dad's bike when I get slammed with over 3k in hospital bills. So this is as far as I have gotten until I pay off my co-pays. I'm numbered 343 in honor of the 343 FDNY who died on 9/11. Ride red (white & blue ) !!!!

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Part three.

The other girls (Hayley and Laura) had noticed a sign for horseback riding with a trail guide. This was too much for them to resist and they HAD to go.

The people running the horseback tours had a little Fawn they were raising.

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Hayley picking a horse.

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Laura's turn to pick a horse.

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Let's ride...

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The rest of the day was relaxing. We went down to the river where the girls did some swimming, Don caught some fish and Jason and I told ghost stories.

Saturday morning we packed up and left. We drove straight through to SoCal and got home at 2:00 AM.

All in all a wonderful vacation. Sorry to all who couldn't make it. There's always next year...

Oh yeah...my foot...yeah, yeah, Kelli was right.

I broke it.

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cool pics:thumbsup: that fawn looks like a decoy :)

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AS....

GREAT PICS, looks like a great place to hang out, and get some riding in!! :) ... I love mountainous countryside.

And Hayley, she fits all too well on the wifeys bike. :D I think it might be getting close to 'upgrade' time. :worthy:

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AS, looks like a great place to ride, fresh air and the smell of pine, ah yeah.:) I hope that foot injury isn't too serious. My wife would really dig that purple 250X.

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