Last week Big Steve called me and asked if I were interested in meeting him and Ranger John at Saddle Mtn. for a ride. I told him I had planned on being there and would be glad to hook up with them for a ride. We met at the restaurant in Vantage for breakfast our wealthy Ranger friend John paid for our breakfast. I'm not sure when we arrived at Saddle Mtn. but we were riding by 11:00 a.m.. We had not even unloaded our trucks and Jerry pulled in and I asked him if he wanted to ride with us. He did and before long two other riders who have been following our posts on Saddle Mtn. asked if they could join us too (hey guys when you post something remind me of your names). So now we had a perfect crew of 6 riders. The soil was moist from last weeks heavy rains and traction was at a premium with no dust. We did all four legal ravines, the trenches and visited the Cabin with a bit of road and cross country riding tossed in for good measure. I had a blast riding with the crew and I think everyone else enjoyed themselves too. I only took a few pictures but so did a few of the other guys which I hope they post in this thread sometime this week. We started out riding up the ravine just west of the trucks. It is always a good one to warm your bones of a chilly morning. Big Steve and Jerry dealt with the first obstacle perfectly. Big Steve: Jerry: Next we have John (I'm sorry for what I am about to do John but the Devil made me do it): John choosing his line: Woops John lost his forward mementum: Whats this? Ranger down call up the medics: Finally got it righted and with considerable effort and pushing made it to the top: John was heated up for the rest of the day. We worked our way over to the farthest west ravine and continued to warm our bones on technical riding. I didn't take any more pics of the riding. We decided to go to the cabin since several of the riders had never been there. The cabin was nice for a break from the cold wind, which we never noticed unless we stopped. Inside the cabin John took some of his layers off and ate a snack while we chatted. Here are a couple pics from inside the cabin looking out. The first one is from the side window next to the front door and the second is looking through the glass of the front door. We went back outside and everyone was talking as we got ready to leave: Some one pointed out a hang glider floating in the wind currents right above us. He was pretty high up and wasn't very big from the ground. I decided this would be a great opportunity to use my mega zoom lens on my camera. They turned out pretty decent for hand held shots while zoomed. Those are all the pics I took of the day but I'm sure as the other guys get their pics downloaded we will get some good stuff.