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    Been itching to return to Mineral City to do some more snooping around since my first trip back in December. If you missed that RR you can view it here.

    Arranged a ride with son's 2 & 3 for this past Monday to quench the itch. Been real dry here this winter with almost no snow or rain, so Sunday night I had the TW jacked up, axle nut loosened ready to take off the chains. At the last moment I changed my mind (gut feeling), left the chains on and tightened everything back up.


    Edit: Photo and Video youtube if you don't want to scroll with some relaxing music.





    Loaded and ready to head out



    Loadmaster supervisor making sure we secured everything just right



    Unloaded at the staging area and ready to roll.



    Let's roll #3 in charge of most photo taking. Me with Georgie on back headed toward Brownlee Reservoir (can see in the distance)



    and closer



    Me and #2 at the reservoir



    Nice shot across the reservoir looking at Oregon



    Rocking M Ranch Lodge I believe




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    Rolled into Mineral and took a short break



    From here, we gonna use our LPC's (Leather Personnel Carrier's) and go find a cache. But before we depart, I mention leaving the gun in the truck. 2 & 3 a little concerned.

    We found a "Man Cave". #3 in cave entrance, and #2 glad he wasn't the one to go in. (Bear Watch Project)? Actually it's the cache site. The cache is missing and I knew this from reading the previous cacher's comments, but I wanted to go find the cave anyway.



    Having fun with #3 now. Rigged up a "Miners Lamp" so he can see the hibrenating Bear's better.



    View from the cave of Mineral down below.





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    looks like a fun ride! Did you see anyone else during your ride?
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    After climbing around the mountains . . . in motorcyle boots, (Oofta), we take a timeout for lunch at this nice outdoor cafe.







    Which is pet friendly believe it or not






    unknown pump/stamp machine looking thing














    Another mine processing building










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    i've never heard of that ranch, but it looks beautiful... and for sale. all for a measly $12 million.



    that's just a few T-dubs worth....
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    Now gonna show 2 & 3 the corral area.







    On the way there, more snow and mud. Riding on the snow wasn't so bad, mud on the other hand . . . almost like quicksand



    Corrals






    Ice House







    Planned on riding up this road past the corrals for more exploration, but even with the chains on, going was gonna be slow so we turned around to head home



    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoxE-0ww-ao[/media]



    Road between Corrals and Mineral. Gotta be careful











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    Time to head back to the staging area . . . and a little fun on the way



















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    Glad I left the chains on






    After a long day of riding, hiking, and riding, we were finally done. And I mean DONE. It's two days later and I'm still pooped! Old I guess.



    After 6 hours and 43 miles, we got a nice treat back at the truck.











    THE END
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    Very cool, and great to see you out spending some time with "the boys"



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    Quote Originally Posted by importmech View Post
    looks like a fun ride! Did you see anyone else during your ride?


    Saw 3 other (not together) atv's. I assume they were hunting as they all had rifle's or shotgun's. Not bear though (officially, wink wink), as the spring bear season is more like April and May.



    After I posted my geocache dnf, the owner of the cache disabled the cache and asked if anyone was interested in taking it over. I assume hunters keep messing with the cache and remove it, and the owner is getting tired of putting it back. But the cave was cool!
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