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#1 Bagstr

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 10:19 AM

Thanks to the Inspiration of One Kkug, four of us Campers traveled to the Wilds of Nevada and surrounding states for a Six Day Adventure.


I will leave the Narrative to the Kug when he gets time from his day job. To start things off, here are a couple of remembrances


Kkug - CID - Visualizerent and Bagstr Thanks to The Kug for Bringing in all together!! Great Job


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Posted 19 June 2013 - 02:04 PM

That "cracked earth" photograph is awesome!!!! Waiting to read more on this sweet adventure.

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 04:25 PM

So bummed I had to miss this. Had the DR all prepped, too. Work......next time.

Can't wait for the full report.

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:27 PM

Thanks Dave--I got to ride threw this area two times, once on the TAT and last year on our way up to start the CDT. I always was on a big bike so this time I decided to take the little one. Made the ride a bit essayer on the stress level. Our KTMs handled it with no problems,no flats,no issues. I would do it again in a heartbeat.

I invited about 10 -12 guys but due to attrition it was down to Bagster, Covered in Dust, and a new friend from ADV that saw that we were riding in that area and had the time to join us. Juan aka also as Thomas. Juan knew the CA part well and that was good because I had a hard time making up my tracks in the CA part.

The main theme of this ride was to ride the Historical Immigrant and Pony Express trails. I love that stuff. Nothing has not really changed since that time.

Trails of Tragedy and Triumph.

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:52 PM

We started our ride in Fallon NV. It was a fine choice.

Traveling in Chris,s 747 at warp speed and confort.

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Fueled up our tanks the nite before.

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Passed Walker Lake on the way to Fallon.

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Saw some fireworks in Hawthorne NV. No time to buy some.

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We hit the trail to Gerlach where we were to meet Jaun at 1:30.

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Stopped in Lovelock NV.

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Nice Ranch.

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Saw a lot of these Asses !

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A friend visiting.

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Approaching the Black rock Playa.

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We met Jaun at the only game in town.He pulled in one minute after we pulled in .

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 07:17 PM

Before I get to far . Our general route ( But once we got riding we changed it up a bit )

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And Bagsters Track off of my phone.

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We needed to to go 300 miles in between gas stops due to the stop in Denio NV was puting in new tanks. No problem for the well prepared desert travler.

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We headed out from Gerlach,stoped at the BLM station and was advised that they had some rain and that the lakebed might be wet. It was a bit windy also so we took a diferent route. A good decision because the ride was awesome.

But we did go on the Playa a little bit.

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Took some pictures of Fly Geyser. A man made mistake !

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Bitchen riding on seldom used roads.

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 07:42 PM

As we were riding we came across the largest herd of wild horses I have ever seen.

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Vista,s forever

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The wild flowers were out in full force.


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Our campsite for the nite-Woodruff Camp at the Little High Rock Canyon.

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End of day one. Burr !
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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:44 PM

Needless to say that the nite was --

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Warmed up nicely !

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Entering our main goal for this trip.

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Being from WI I like this one.

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Chris adding tracks to the wagon train ruts carved into the rock.



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Something from a more modern era !

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At the end of the canyon we come to Stevens Camp.

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 09:14 PM

Next we rode to the Stolpa Rescue Site ( Google the Stolpa Rescue ) I knew of the general area but did not have the exact location. This cave may be it. Needless to say that these poor people were way out in the Boonie's. I knew I was ! kind of scary !

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We rode to the Royal Peacock Opal Mine for Ice Cream. Talked to a funny lady driver for Fed Ex. she says she drives 500 miles a day ?

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Made our way past McGee Pond camping area. ( Possible staging area for our next ride ?? )

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Made our way for supper--but no gas at at Denio Junction NV.

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After we tanked up on food and supplies for camp we road out to Bog Hot Springs. I been here before and it does not disappoint.

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100 degree water !!

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Why we do these rides !

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End of our second day of riding --good nite !
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Posted 20 June 2013 - 06:26 AM



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Now we are finally getting to one or our goals, The Black Rock Desert Playa. Six miles of cracked linoleum on our visit. Another day,,,who knows
Six miles long.


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Not a race track, but I will take it. Moving north through uncharted territory. Does the road run through?


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Passing the way of Real Adventurers, 160 years later.


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Some views are better masked by the sun
The nights are warming, the views stretch the mind, the journey continues...
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Posted 20 June 2013 - 09:20 AM

Wish I could've joined you guys........looks like a great adventure.......thanks for sharing :good:

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 09:27 AM

Awesome pics!
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Posted 20 June 2013 - 10:42 AM

Next we rode to the Stolpa Rescue Site ( Google the Stolpa Rescue ) I knew of the general area but did not have the exact location. This cave may be it. Needless to say that these poor people were way out in the Boonie's. I knew I was ! kind of scary !

Duuuuuuuuuuuuuude! That's some story. Must've been - there was even a made for TV movie starring NPH!!!

How'd Fallon treat ya?
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Posted 20 June 2013 - 10:59 AM



"How'd Fallon treat ya?"


Best Western - 3 Beds = $27 per person, plus truck parked for 5 days.


Mixed opinion on the Mexican restaurant. My Posole was fine, just not the best. La Fiesta.
The margarita hit the spot.
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Posted 20 June 2013 - 11:45 AM

Fabulous adventure! Great photos! THANKS! I need a Nevada FIX.

From my experience NorCal and NorVada Mexican food is WEAK compared to the SoCal equivalent. Even the Mexican owned and operated places can't get it right up there.

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