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    2 buddies and I went for an overnight trip a couple weekends ago (two TW200's and DRZ400)... Left Salem at midnight on Saturday (technically Sunday I suppose), and headed east. Split south at Stayton and rode the backroads and hills east towards Lions, Mill City and Gates. Got to the summit of Monument Peak around 2am. It was t-shirt weather. Lightning was striking around us and it was amazing... and a little spooky, I'll be honest. We hit the sleeping bags around 330am just about the same time something big started tromping around in the brush... always nice to try to go to sleep when that happens. We woke up to sunny blue skies and took old forest service roads down to Detroit, then up French Creek and past Opal Lake (should have taken more pics, I love this area)... Then we cross the mountains northward into the Molalla Corridor. And then bombed down to Silverton and back to Salem. Man it was amazing. 165 miles and my Clarke tank wasn't even worried. Here are some pics:



























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    Man, that looks like a pretty precarious camp site! I'd hate to stumble out of the wrong side of the tent camping there!



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    Absolutely beautiful! Very nice.
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    Great trip - Great Pix. What fun!

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    That is a campsite with a view!! alittle too sketchy for me on that ridge in a lightning storm however.

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    Great pics ! Envious , except about the lightning. Which I love to admire from a distance, not under the open sky, below it.

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    Nice pics, I especially like the lightning shot. Well done! Sounds like a good time was had by all. Thanks for taking us along!
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    Thanks everyone...

    I have to give credit to my cousin / riding partner Greg M. For taking the lightning shot. He has a bunch more pics that I may post later.
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    Looks amazing. My first trip on my T-dub will undoubtedly be an adventure ride once I get my project finished and on the road. Beautiful pics there mate, well done.

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    Thanks for the pictures

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