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boywonder 10-29-2015 08:51 AM

Bass lake/Moab trip Oct 17-25
Went to Bass Lake and Moab last week for some moto and MTB riding.

We usually do Miami Trails in Bass Lake but decided this time to ride up to shuteye peak since we've talked about it for years but had not yet done the ride. My buddy's lake house is very close to Central Camp road so an easy ride even for non-plated bikes.

We went up two days, when we got to the ranger lookout the first day it started hailing quite hard while the ranger was showing us around the tower. No pics of that as my phone died.

For the second trip up the weather was a lot nicer.....we ended up taking a pretty tough single track down to Brown's Meadow/Gagg campground. are a few pics:

A cool rock on ride up the first day

Another view from that same rock

The lookout tower on day 2 ride (ranger sitting on the rock)

My buddy Mike on the single track down from the lookout

boywonder 10-29-2015 09:08 AM

Re: Bass lake/Moab trip Oct 17-25
Here are some Moab pics:

I met up with another group of friends in Moab to continue MTB and moto riding there.

We camped in the Sovereign trails area....there was a lot of rain early in the week so although the pics don't reflect in, it got quite muddy and required 4WD to get in and out of there.

campsite pics:

..of course I had a comfy van to sleep in....

There is a cave for rent to camp in at the Pritchett trailhead if anyone wants to go caveman style...

We rode Captain Ahab the first day, then Magnificent 7 and finally most of the enchilada (from Kokopelli trail) on MTBs.....we attempted to start Porcupine/enchilada from Hazard but there was too much snow.

We also rode both motos and MTBs on the slickrock trail and I took a beginner on Fins n things....that was fun.

shenrie 10-30-2015 06:11 AM

Re: Bass lake/Moab trip Oct 17-25
that rock in the first few pix is rad looking. love the camp spot as well under that rock overhang. very cool spot!

never camped in a cave before, but looks like a cool option. thanks for sharing :l1:

boywonder 11-01-2015 04:44 PM

Re: Bass lake/Moab trip Oct 17-25

Originally Posted by shenrie
love the camp spot as well under that rock overhang. very cool spot!

That rock overhang came in very handy when it rained......

daveb 11-02-2015 08:43 AM

Re: Bass lake/Moab trip Oct 17-25
Damn, I was up there (above Bass Lake) all last week and stayed along Granite Cr. Shuteye is one of my favorite trails. We didn't go up there this trip but plan to next year with some friends. I would like to get an SMB meetup around there one of these years. So much to do... off roading, biking, fishing & hiking. Made it to the Mammoth trail head. I think that would be a great hike. There was a large off road group coming out of Shuteye yesterday. When we pulled up to the lookout the ranger was on the radio and told the next lookout that a van had just pulled up. All I heard from the other ranger was, A VAN! :a2: Everything is closing up now and it's snowing.

You made a major move heading over to Moab...wish I could have gone there this year. Looks like a great trip you made.

boywonder 11-02-2015 10:44 AM

Re: Bass lake/Moab trip Oct 17-25
Hey Dave........i was thinking of you and your van going up there when we were riding.......some of the trail/fire road is a bit tricky. I remember your write up from last year..........

daveb 11-04-2015 02:13 PM

Re: Bass lake/Moab trip Oct 17-25
Maybe next year we can get something going as far as a group run. I friggin lost my phone up by Jackass Meadow :a7: By the time I went looking for it there was a foot of snow and we had to bug out. Snowed all the way down to Central Camp. Plan to do a little trip report soon...minus the phone shots :b7:

REF 11-04-2015 06:12 PM

Re: Bass lake/Moab trip Oct 17-25
I'm showers for all!

boywonder 11-06-2015 04:52 PM

Re: Bass lake/Moab trip Oct 17-25
This image just randomly popped up....Daveb going up the Shuteye Peak Trail

daveb 11-07-2015 05:00 PM

Re: Bass lake/Moab trip Oct 17-25
Ha, that was probably 20,000 dollars ago.

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