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Hi Ronnydog, I think the DEZ is in bloom, I'm really looking forward to this!!
 

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Count me in. I expect to get there sometime Friday night depending on work and traffic. I reserved space 22. I'm bringing a small trailer so I won't be using the tent pad. If anyone wants to share the space let me know. There's a small fee for an extra vehicle but it can't have a trailer or be a big RV or anything. I'm not sure how much space there is for parking at this campsite. I'm looking forward to it! See you Friday night or Saturday morning. -Steven





 

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I'm jealous. I miss San Diego County, even if I don't miss it's millions of residents. Can you guys get into Valley of the Moon (BLM site near border) or is it too dangerous at present? I love rocks, sand, and lizards. You've got them all. Tom
 

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Awesome desert adventure guys thanks for instigating and navigating!



Ride report: We went mainly north of camp so did not get near the Mexican border. On Saturday we rode on blacktop through strong winds and a few cold spots to buzz some beautiful off road washes and canyons, saw caves and bad land vistas. All new to me and well worth the trip. Thanks also for helping me through my technical difficulties here and there. Your experience, generosity and good spirits throughout were greatly appreciated. Hope to join another adventure before too long. Lunch is on me next time.



Also, Jim's hi tech telescopes are truly amazing. I knew that Saturn had rings of course but I had never seen them for myself first hand. WOW! Thanks again, -Steven
 

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Ronnydog at Sweeny Pass overlooking Carrizo Gorge to the West and prepairing to make a run through Canyon Sin Nombre.





Strange and curious Creatures were seen sneaking around the equipment at night.



We Had a great time!
 

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Some Local Morning Color



Steven at the amazing mud caves in Arroyo Tapiato



Ron at the junction in Vallicito Wash.
 

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You guys aren't too far from south Orange County, where I'm at, that we couldn't meet up at some point. I lived in Vista back in 79/80 while going to Palomar college and was heading east into the desert almost every weekend on a Honda CL350 - my first dual sport. Oh the stuff that bike and I went through together... After seeing "127 Hours," I have to admit I was pretty reckless traveling alone to some of the places I went, but I didn't know any better. It helps to be able to fix things and get back on the road, but a riding partner would have been the right thing. Crazy fun times at any rate. Kids and business took me away for a while, but I'm coming back to the sport with a couple of TW's and my 15 year old as my running mate.



We'll be rolling out towards Anza Borrego on Wednesday (Coyote), and depending on weather, we will probably head up to Joshuah Tree on Friday. Any advice on a particularly fun trail up that way?



Well, gents, I'm enjoying your posts and perhaps we'll cross paths out there one day.



Best regards,



Rory
 

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You guys aren't too far from south Orange County, where I'm at, that we couldn't meet up at some point. I lived in Vista back in 79/80 while going to Palomar college and was heading east into the desert almost every weekend on a Honda CL350 - my first dual sport. Oh the stuff that bike and I went through together... After seeing "127 Hours," I have to admit I was pretty reckless traveling alone to some of the places I went, but I didn't know any better. It helps to be able to fix things and get back on the road, but a riding partner would have been the right thing. Crazy fun times at any rate. Kids and business took me away for a while, but I'm coming back to the sport with a couple of TW's and my 15 year old as my running mate.



We'll be rolling out towards Anza Borrego on Wednesday (Coyote), and depending on weather, we will probably head up to Joshuah Tree on Friday. Any advice on a particularly fun trail up that way?



Well, gents, I'm enjoying your posts and perhaps we'll cross paths out there one day.



Best regards,



Rory










Rory, good to hear from you! You and your son should join us on this ride to Owl Canyon Campground - Barstow Area - April 15th - 18th. We ride slow and safe so all can join.



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Green alder. where are you in the picture at the camp site? Talk about a good place to let the kids loose. I would love to go there.
 

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Looks like you guys had a good trip. I'm Jealous too. Once I get our bikes set up to my liking, we'll be out there with you!
 

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Green alder. where are you in the picture at the camp site? Talk about a good place to let the kids loose. I would love to go there.


That dry lake is about 25 miles offroad north of Barstow in Superior Valley near the Fort Irwin Boundary. We went there on the Owl Canyon ride this weekend. It's a great spot to launch model rockets. Very easy to recover when you have kids on bikes:)
 

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Damn, looks like I missed this one. I was in Death Valley doing the ADV rider Noobs Valley Ralley that weekend...
 
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