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Old 08-17-2011, 03:51 PM
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Default Adventures at the North Sand Hills in Northern Colorado

Hey Guys,

Not too many posts in this section, lol.

I thought I'd share some pictures with you of our camping trip last weekend. Definitely an adventure on our part.

I took my sister, brother, and my brother's friend camping with the dirtbikes and my truck & trailer. I have a 2002 Mazda B4000, a 2008 Yamaha TTR230, and my brother has a 2003 Yamaha TTR125.

Starting from Estes Park, we headed up over Trail Ridge Road, the highest road in the U.S.

At the Alluvial Fan.
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Up near the top of Trail Ridge.
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First thing after setting up camp, I took off on a side trail and drove straight into a ravine. I was blinded by the sun...

Front dug in pretty good...
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The rear tire was completely off the ground...
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This is the view from the bottom of the canyon. Could have rolled and fell a ways!
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I thiink everyone in the car was a little freaked out... Except my little brother Nathan. lol
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Bent my running board a bit. Luckily only damage incurred.
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Next morning back at camp.
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Finally out on the dunes!!!! We had to air down our tires; without paddle tires on a dirt bike, its almost impossible to ride out there with full tires.
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The hill in the background is WAY bigger than it looks. Nathan's 125 couldn't make it up, and I had to floor it in 4WD low to get up that thing.
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Unfortunately Nathan burned his leg on his bike's header when he went down once... Ouch! (He's still limping, lol)
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Deadman's hill. The hardest hill in the Walden Dunes. We didnt' try it. Not with our tires! There's a guy on a Banshee screaming up it.
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The dunes are truly beautiful.
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It started to cloud up, so we had to go back and pack up camp.
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We found a nasty skull of a dog... I'll put a link to the pic rather than display it. It's pretty gross...
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With camp all packed up, all that was left was to air up the tires again. Which took longer than expected....
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FINALLY, after an extra 30 mins of pumping up tires (those little cigarette lighter pumps aren't very good, they overheat REALLY easy...), We were off!!!
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Definitely had a good trip. We go four-wheeling a lot, so I'll start a 4-wheeling pic thread here soon so everyone can post up their pics!


Thanks for reading,

Brian
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