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Remote: 4. Far removed in connection or relevance: a cause remote from everyday concerns." (per freedictionary.com) And so it was!



It's been late March with Rocky and Heyduke, since I've been able to get a TW ride scheduled. All my time in April and the first part of May has been spent horsing around (Mule Style), saddle riding and on a wagon train.







Well, this past weekend brought a new "TWist" into the wagon train, shower trailer & re-supply mission. I wasn't able participate on this 9 day wagon train, but I did have the weekend available to re-supply and bring the "hunt'in camp" shower trailer for all the participants to use. At first I was a little disappointed, but then my wife suggested we bring our more modern overland travel equipment!



Now, this is not our usual way of taking the TW & ATV, but it worked.





If not overloaded with 2,000 pounds of water, TW, ATV, and camper on truck, it sure looked like "the Clampett's go camping"!





After a 3 hour trip to the wagon trains rest stop, we arrive at camp.





After helping my father-in-law set up the shower trailer, my wife and I decided to head for the hills for a short ride as it was late in the day.





Our destination for the evening ride would be Juniper Mtn for the views and to find a cache.





Rode past this cool lookin cabin on the way up to Juniper. Appears to be occupied too!





Made it too an overlook near the cache. Windy and chilly, but great views. Remote!





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Day 1 evening ride contiued



and my wife finds the cache





Day 2 After finding the cache, we headed back to camp having not made it all the way to Juniper Mtn. About a mile short. So the next day we head back in that direction. Found this tower at the top of Juniper Mtn.





With several more hours to go before we have to head back to camp, hookup the trailer and go home, we decide to head to Bull Basin. Remote!





Here we are riding through the Juniper's on Juniper Mtn!!









After the Tiddie Springs mud puddle's, I imagine my wife was disappointed by this water crossing. Still great riding though.





Starting to descend off Juniper Mtn into Bull Basin. Remote!





Guess this jeep trail could be described as the "jeep trail-less traveled"!





We finally arrive at Bull Basin Camp. This link has some interesting info on the history of Bull Basin Camp Click here







The newer bunkhouse at Bull Basin Camp. As mention in the link above, we could no longer find the old log cabin. We

respected the No Trespassing signs and took the photo's from outside of the corrals.







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Day 2 Bull Basin Camp continued



Though I couln't tell it at the time, the door to the cabin had been left open. If we would have seen that, we would have gone and closed the door. Guess that's the price of posting No Trespassing signs eh?





Juniper Tree cemetery. Lots of burnt Juniper's from a hugh wildland fire about 5 years ago.





While headed back to camp, from Juniper Mtn we can see South Mtn in the distance with some snow still visible on the south facing slope.





Zoomed in!





This is all of the photo's we took and had an excellent trip. One thing we had not anticipated on the ride was just how remote this area is. Except for at camp, we did not see one single person the whole time...and that was fine by us! Very very remote.
 

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If an old, short, fat, bald guy on a TW shows up at your place wanting to go on an adventure, it'll be me
 

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Could be me, too.
Awesome ride, Admiral! I think it's cool that your wife enjoys getting out in the boonies with you. In all the pictures you post of her she has a big grin on her face, so it's plain she's having a good time. My wife also enjoys getting out, but she doesn't do motorcycles or even 4 wheelers. When we go it's in the Samurai or the Vanagon Syncro. I enjoyed the pics, and also the history of Bull Basin on the caching site. You'll have to finish up the homestead series someday. Thanks for sharing your ride with us.
 

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Just...awesome!
 

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I think it's cool that your wife enjoys getting out in the boonies with you.



You'll have to finish up the homestead series someday.




Not that I don't like riding with the fellas on the TW's and what not, but I'm glad I get too, and that she loves camping and riding!



For sure we'll be hitting the homestead series. Wife got pretty excited when we found Bull Basin Camp as we didn't expect it. We hadn't intended to ride this far, so I didn't load any other geocaches into the gps. If I did I would have seen there was one here. It wasn't until I got home to log the Juniper Mtn cache that I found this homestead series. We're pretty excited to get back to this area and do some exploring.
 

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90, but I'm a picky eater. I like finding ones that haven't been found in a while and fairly remote one's. I was a FTF on my 2nd or 3rd cache once. Now, you near 1,000, wow. You've been very busy! Heck, I hope to just break 100 by summers end!
 

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I focus on caches in the country side over the city ones that seem to have too much traffic.. I have at least 1 from 7 states......... I met a guy with 10,000+ at a geo get-together.. OMM.
 

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Admiral,



Looks like a fun time. Your TW looks mighty beefy. Do you have any up close pics. I think your set up could inspire some of us for some upgrades.
 

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Admiral,



Your TW looks mighty beefy. Do you have any up close pics. I think your set up could inspire some of us for some upgrades.




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The carpet on the rear rack for Georgie, tank bags mounted and the tan color must be giving the TW the beefy look. An optical illusion
. Guess I could take a closer side shot of it on my next trip. Besides what I listed above, the only changes I've done are the super-moto front fender, SR244 front tire, and an old XT 600 gas tank I got from a forum member a couple years ago. But as you mention, the simple changes could inspire others.
 

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a great trip, with two great companions. you are a lucky man!
 
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