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Old 01-02-2014, 02:00 PM   #1
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Good Ride

What a ride. New Years day me my wife and 3 other couples went for a ride in the mtns of Az.
We off loaded on a pull out at Lake Pleasant and took off. The guy leading us knows the area very well and kept us off the main trails, at times I don't think there was a trail as it was a grueling climb. I bottomed out pretty hard a few times and went over some sharp areas where it was 4' and thru some awful prickly brush, but there was a trail. We ended up climbing over 6000' and was into snow for a bit and then made our way down into Crown King (old mining town) the back way for a bite of lunch and then headed down a jeep trail where we met about 35 4-wheeler jeeps trucks etc. on the way up one boulder at a time. In all we traveled 74 miles in just under 8 hours.
It was a good ride, cool in the morning when we took off and warmed up to high 60's We were bit tired and dirty but fun.
The picture is of the group after we made it to the bottom for a break.
Talking about a over night cross country trip to Quartzite which is over 100 miles one way.


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Old 01-02-2014, 03:45 PM   #2
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Allen how do you get your SxS down to Arizona, do you haul a trailer behind the 5th Wheel?

Sounds like fun to me, even on my quad which is not quite as comfortable as those units. My sister and husband just bought a 700 Polaris RZR with all the bells n whistles.

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Old 01-02-2014, 04:32 PM   #3
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Looks like fun!
Wish DW's back would tolerate it.
Glad you had a good time!
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Sounds like a great time. Wish we had been there.
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Old 01-03-2014, 02:19 AM   #5
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I have in the past towed behind the monty, but this year my wife brought her car down and towed it. It was good having 2 vehicles here with all we were doing getting the kids into a new house.
Towing behind the Monty made a long unit, and it just takes some extra time and a little different approach in getting into some the gas stations and other parking/camping areas.
Pierce Mfg in Kalispell did the hitch set up for $400.00.
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Old 01-03-2014, 05:42 AM   #6
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I always love a good trail ride. Looks like a good time was had.
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