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In early March the wife and I did an overnight camp trip and riding in the Tiddie Springs area of the Owyhee Mtns. north of Silver City (which is still snowed in). We knew we wanted to come back to do more exploring of the area before it gets too hot and infested with Rattle Snakes (according to my wife's fears), so we chose later in the month. This was our previous ride in Tiddie Springs March 2013.



With some discussions of our previous ride in the area, and our desire to go back, we decided to meet with a couple of other forum members on this trip; Rocky and heduke.



Prelude to day 1. Because of a comment Rocky made in my Upcoming TS II thread, "Can't wait to see Laurie go through the BIG puddle on Kane Sprgs Rd....
" I lead off with it and get you laughing.



My wife at the Kane Springs mud puddle



Before





During





and After





I about fell off my TW laughing. She got soaked, but was a great sport about it. She hates deep water, but loves mud puddles

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5mAFqTXL6Y[/media]



Ok, now that I fully embarrassed by wife, I'll move on. (Just for the record, if it would have been me, I would have posted the photo's and video's also) I'm pretty sure I would



Here's a shot of the tracks we rode for the 2 days





We arrived later on Thursday night than we wanted, but when we got there, Rocky was all setup (photo actually taken after day 1 ride, but included it here for the story)





Our little spot in the sagebrush





Never met Rocky before, so we made our introductions, talked for a while, they we all went to sleep for the night ready to go riding the next day





Day 1, the riding begins



View heading south on Tiddie Springs road. Can't beat this early season weather





Rocky all geared up





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Day 1 continued



We arrived at Tiddie Springs for a snack





After Tiddie Springs, we headed west up to the ridge through some left over winter snow and snow run off mud. On top of the ridge Rocky flagged down

some other riders to get a road condition report of what the roads were like up ahead (Black Mtn Rd). I didn't take any photo's while on Black Mtn rd, but

did get some video, which I'll post later of our whole ride.





Stopped back at camp for a quick stop half way through the day





After lunch we headed back out on the ride. Rocky mentioned going on a quick side trip up to a mine. The mine wasn't much but a couple of small digs

in the hillside, but it had great views





We will all head to the Joyce Livestock Co. cabin on this road tomorrow. For today, Rocky decides to head back to camp while me and the wife decide

to continue riding





Wife and I continue on the days ride and decide to grab a few geocaches in the area that we skipped from our previous ride





George keeping a lookout for us at the first cache





Can you spot the thing with 2 ears??





Wife hiding something? Can never get to far from civilization, she hiding her cell phone from me at the first cache. Trying to check her txts. Bad Girl!





And a quick shot of our second geocache we found before heading back to camp for the evening





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Day 1 Continued



Earlier in the day my wife had mentioned something to Rocky about riding out here and finding some kind of grave or something.

After dinner, the wife and I decided to walk around camp when low and behold, we find a grave. Albeit a family pet. Still a grave!





Day 2



Well, we were suppose to meet up with heyduke and my oldest daughter today. We kind of expected heyduke the day before, but weren't real sure.

Rocky was able to make some kind of cell contact with heyduke and he was in an area about 12 miles away. So we headed in the direct of Kane Springs

where we eventually met up with him. My daughter was suppose to be at camp around 11:00 a.m., but was a no show when we got there. She showed up

around 1:30 p.m.



So, with the gang all rounded up, we head towards the Joyce Livestock Co cabin. Here we all are at the top of the summit of the road I mentioned in day 1,

south of the mine





Great view of the Owyhee Mtns. and of Hayden Peak





Wife and I had previously went by the cabin, but didn't stay long as there were other folks there. Today we get to walk around and spend some time.

Here's a couple interesting photo's in and around the cabin













After visiting the cabin, we again decide to take separate ways back to camp. Rocky and heduke go back the way we came, wife, daughter and I

take a different route.



Day before, wife and I rode on the road in the upper left, S200. We had to open and close a gate and saw S240 road which runs right beside

S200, didn't have any gates to ride through. So, though we decided to skip the gates and ride S240. We now know why S240 isn't as wore down

as S200, steeper and rockier. Alot!





Here's a closer view of the girls negotiating the steep rocky decent





Well, we made it back to camp safe and sound, had a little dinner, and enjoyed the rest of the night chatting with Rocky around the campfire





Had a great time with Rocky, heduke, my wife and daughter. The End

 

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HAAAAAA!



Even Georgie got soaked! She didn't waste any time bailing off.....




No wonder she always wants to ride with you!
 

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Looks like a great trip, I'm jealous again
 

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As always, a great ride report of a fun trip. I liked the stills and the video of your wife riding through the puddle. I got a good laugh from that. I also liked the history and the views. I"m glad you like to get out and enjoy the great outdoors, and you're willing to share with us. Thanks! PS, it looks like your wife has claimed the 4 wheeler with the installation of that tank bag!
 

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Snow sure is beautiful when it's on that OTHER mountain over there and not the mountain you're riding, isn't it?




It looks like y'all had a great trip, thanks for sharing all the pics and video.



After seeing this you've got me thinking that a quad bike might be just the ticket to get my wife back out riding with me, there was something about having to shift gears and falling over on the TW that made her lose interest.
 

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B-dub, hard to miss the pink tank bags isn't it:). Her tank bags are actually horn bags for when we go riding the mules. Pink stands out fairly prominently on a mule as much as it does on an ATV. She has pink saddle bags too. Hummmmm, wonder what her favorite color is!






DonBenito, my wife riding the ATV has made it possible for her to go most of the places I do. Like you mentioned, my wife couldn't get over the shifting issue and wasn't really interested in trying too. ATV. . .next best option!



P.S. The snow hasn't completely gone. We rode through (or next too) some small patches here and there. Worst thing about the snow, it made mud. Best thing about the snow, made for a pretty picture. . .over on that other mountain!




r80rt, no need to be jealous, I've seen where you ride! Great area's to ride all around. Sad thing is, we'll not get to see most of it in person. That's why we must rely on others posting ride reports:)



Rocky, Georgie knows when to make a quick exit. . .most of the time:D
 

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Say what you will, I'm still jealous! One of these days.....

 

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Hi Admiral,



It appears that Georgie temporarily abandoned you for the first class comfort of the ATV? After the shower, I wonder if she regrets her decision?




The owners of the cabin let others use it when they are not using it? – that is wonderful. It looks like it would be a great place to vist. I also like the history information on the wall. Great.



Thank you for sharing your trip with us. It looks like it was a wonderful time, and even more so because you got to spend it with friends and family.
 

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i loved the big splash too! glad to see it wasn't just us finding big water recently.... though you got more snow.
 

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Hi Admiral,



It appears that Georgie temporarily abandoned you for the first class comfort of the ATV? After the shower, I wonder if she regrets her decision?




The owners of the cabin let others use it when they are not using it? – that is wonderful. It looks like it would be a great place to vist. I also like the history information on the wall. Great.



Thank you for sharing your trip with us. It looks like it was a wonderful time, and even more so because you got to spend it with friends and family.


We have to make Georgie ride the ATV as she wants to keep hopping up on my TW. Or any bike for that matter, just ask Rocky. She just doesn't get it that it's easier riding on the back of the ATV!




Most of the old cabins are in disrepair, but occasionally I will run across one like this. Usually in the back country where only hikers and horse riders can get in too. Normally, anyplace which can be accessed by motor vehicle has been damaged by...well, our fellow humans unfortunately.
 

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i loved the big splash too! glad to see it wasn't just us finding big water recently.... though you got more snow.


I saw those "fording the river" photo's in the No Cal 150 thread you guy's rode. Can't wait for the video's from josh and mrbracket. Great photo's of that ride too by the way.
 

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Very interesting as usual.
 
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