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Near Hurricane, Utah * September 26th – 29th, 2007 

The 2nd Annual, post Interbike, Gooseberry Mesa, trail bike extravaganza and camp-out was an unbelievable time.  We rode just about every trail section on GM and one trail twice!

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Goose is one fantastic place!

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On the trail:

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Randy rocks the South Rim Trail.

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Nancy loves riding in Utah.

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Steve on the “Bowls and Ledges” trail – this is a totally fun place to ride!

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It’s a small world – we ran into our buddy Ray Cunningham from Reno on “Bowls and Ledges”

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Just to the right of Randy is a sheer cliff that drops hundreds of feet…. the valley floor is 1,100 ft. below.

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View from the North Rim trail.

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The Point

Video: don’t look if you’re acrophobic

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Campsite

We had just about the greatest campsite on the Mesa.
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What the hell is a Gooseberry?

 This is the Gooseberry bush that dominates the mesa.

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A Gooseberry – about the size of a grape.

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Gooseberry bush

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Area 51 & UFOs

We took the Extraterrestrial Highway (Nv 375) back thru central Nevada. What a cool road – probably the most remote area in the continental USA!

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Actually Aliens 98

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You see like one car an hour out here!

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While we were out in the boonies we found Warm Springs – a place that Randy visited on an Outward Bound trip as a teenager. The place has a big pool where visitors could soak in the hot water.  He’d forgotten where Warm Springs was located (it’s at the junction of 375 & 6), and had wondered about the place over the years – it was fun to find it again. Unfortunately the operation is now defunct and they’re piping the hot water off for some other use.

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