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Unread 04-16-2012, 03:59 PM   #9496
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Unread 04-16-2012, 04:00 PM   #9497
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Speaking of red rock...you guys ever get the stink eye from the tree higher hippies out there when jeeping up the potato ridge trail from the red rock side? I've gotten from them two out of the three times I've ran it. I just smile and wave, smile and wave. It's funny.
Haha yeah I got that from the hikers. When I came back to town and mentioned to someone that I went offroading in red rock, they practically had a heart attack! Apparently not many people know about rocky gap
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Unread 04-16-2012, 04:19 PM   #9498
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Speaking of red rock...you guys ever get the stink eye from the tree higher hippies out there when jeeping up the potato ridge trail from the red rock side? I've gotten from them two out of the three times I've ran it. I just smile and wave, smile and wave. It's funny.
I've gotten it both ways lol. I usually get some dude with his girl that walks up when I pull over to air down/up and tell the "I used to have a Jeep story"

One time I even had some "angry" hikers I guess try to walk out in front of me and block the road. I creeped along, but finally had enough so I side-hilled a steep wall and went around them. They mumbled something smart and right at the same time a huge cloud of dust and rocks flew from behind my Jeep. I still wonder what caused that to happen

I should say I have talked to some nice people too...most just usually ask where I'm going or where I came from.
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Unread 04-16-2012, 04:27 PM   #9499
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I always wave and say good morning. I always find when people are mad at something you are doing, if you act nice and say hello, it just pisses them off even more.
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Unread 04-16-2012, 04:28 PM   #9500
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I've only gotten that look from tourists. I think most locals know the road is also for vehicles. Isn't there a high clearance/ not a maintained road sign just off the parking area.

There are some nice camping spots along that trail. There's one spot that would be ideal. I just need to pull a few boulders out of the way.
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Unread 04-16-2012, 05:04 PM   #9501
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I get it a lot from the people out there. They all have that "I'm better than you" attitude and talk ish under their breath at you so you can't hear them because they're chicken to say it loud enough to get run the uck over or beaten with their own hemp walking stick!
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Unread 04-16-2012, 05:12 PM   #9502
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so we have been moving all weekend, it sucked but we are in the new house and sore lol. anyone else in the SW? im by sunset and ft apache. so far we like it a lot more then the NW because everything is closer. I wanna take the quad up into the mountains and see how far i can get lol
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Unread 04-16-2012, 05:17 PM   #9503
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When I did get that look, it was always after leaving pavement up to La Madre. Most hikers turn back there. Most days I only saw other vehicles past that point.

I only got a look a few times. I may have been going a little fast which is so unlike me. I'm usually an offroad safety commercial.
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Unread 04-16-2012, 05:19 PM   #9504
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so we have been moving all weekend, it sucked but we are in the new house and sore lol. anyone else in the SW? im by sunset and ft apache.
There's a few of us here in the south. Most I know around here are east of Las Vegas blvd and south of 215.
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Unread 04-16-2012, 05:36 PM   #9505
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There's a few of us here in the south. Most I know around here are east of Las Vegas blvd and south of 215.
Im on rainbow and tropicana in the sw. Those tails go along ways back. Some old mines and such.

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Unread 04-16-2012, 05:56 PM   #9506
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Unread 04-16-2012, 06:01 PM   #9507
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What's the plan for the trip to the lake? Who's bringing what? Is it pot luck or byos(bring your own stuff). I need to figure out something for my wiffle for the bathroom(number one mostly), being preggo and all! If we are doing pot luck, we need to get straight who's bringing food, drinks, etc. if we are all just bringing what we need, that's fine too, and we can share the grill(s). What's the consensus? We need to get organized soon so we can hit the stores for whatever is needed.
I think I'll just pay the $10 to get in the park and not risk a heavy fine. So far, I have my charcoal grill, a medium ice cooler, an easy up canopy, probably sodas for everyone, and chairs for me and the wiffle. If anyone has a receiver mount cargo rack that I could borrow for the trip and give back, let me know and I can bring some more stuff.
I wish I could go, but I will be just outside of Ft. Payne AL for the next week or so visiting the in-laws. Hope ya'll are planning more get togethers in the near future; it would be nice to put a rig/face to a name..
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Unread 04-16-2012, 06:04 PM   #9508
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Im on rainbow and tropicana in the sw. Those tails go along ways back. Some old mines and such.
What mines? The ones near the end of Tropicana? I think those were the old plaster and gypsum mines. That whole area is heavily vandalized and garbage is everywhere.

Tomorrow is another exploring day for us. Hopefully, we'll be exploring south of Devils Canyon. There are mines not listed on maps. Davidson, when I get home I'm going to send you some coordinates. Maybe you can help identify a few. I think you have more map resources than me.
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Unread 04-16-2012, 06:07 PM   #9509
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Fort Payne is gorgeous. It's like the weather never changes there.
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Unread 04-16-2012, 06:21 PM   #9510
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Golden Eagle passes aren't being sold anymore. But you are lucky they let you in. I was told otherwise. I think it's called access pass now.

I am now confused about the passes they offer. It says 80 dollar annual pass but no life time pass. They only have senior life time passes? Then there is the access pass that is free to all citizens but doesn't cover costs? WTF.
http://www.nps.gov/findapark/passes.htm
I actually have the free one - its the one "perk" I have actually taken advantage of because of my terminal illness. I don't sit back on government disability, abuse FMLA, get handicapped stickers or discounts or Medicaid, do that make a wish thing, or any of that other stuff. I have to say, I am really glad I got it, I've used it at Red Rock a million times, Valley of Fire, Lake Mead, Yellowstone, Zion, etc. and even though it doesn't save a LOT of $$$, every little bit counts sometimes when it comes to the medical expenses plus feeding the Dirtbike/Jeep habit.

I am totally with Khris on the offroad/trails frustrations though, it's not fair that since I can't always walk as far as someone else I am no longer allowed to see something beautiful because someone doesn't like me using other means to get there.
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