Monday, August 17, 2009

mogollon rim

Now with more Cabin Loop!

Gordon has practically summered on the rim
so we decided to take a weekend to explore some more of the Cabin Loop.

We left Friday at lunch.










































Finally, no more car. Time for happy hour.




























We loaded up and hit the trail to find a place to camp.










































There were lots of these on the trails.














The route was tough. Don't let the photos fool you.
If you like or can tolerate hike a bike, there are some
absolutely incredible sections that are unlike anything else.
Tough riding loaded but it made all the sections that were awesome,
that much more awesome.

On to the cabins.










































































































































We cranked out almost 3 miles down Houston Brothers Trail before finding camp.














I tried the the hammock thing.




























































I love you MaryJane.




























This is the bug that finally prompted me to get up on Saturday.








































Ready to roll.














We continued South on Houston Brothers.




























There is one steep hike a bike that would be just miserable in the rain.


















We went East on Barbershop Trial.














Look carefully for Gordon.




































































































Almost squished this fella.










































































































































Did I mention I took a metric shit ton of photos?
































Wild strawberries.




























Lots of burn leftovers.
























































































The climbs out of Barbershop Canyon are no joke with the bike.


















In absence of any other trail marker, these double cuts mark the trail.


















































A short stint on 95 to get back on Fred Haught Trail.




































Fred Haught Trail to Gen. Springs Cabin was excellent and had minimal hike a bike.
It did have this one hill.


































































































cabin loop!!!














The climb out of Gen Springs Cabin with 200 ozs. of water was fun.














































































































































Back to the car in the morning and time to point it South.
Home before noon. Nice.

6 comments:

reverend dick said...

Man, what an awesome trip! I want to ride with y'all.

How did you like the hammock?

YuriB said...

If you ever make it out to this neck of the woods give us a shout.

As for the hammock, I'm unsold but it could be operator error. Tingly feet the first night (I think it needed to be leveled more) and a hammock that may be too small didn't help.

ScottM said...

This post is music to my ears. Nice.

Funny how it can get so hike-a-bike-y up there on the rim.

How'd you like the hammock?

Robert M said...

Looks like a great ride. Still doing the Thursday night rides?

reverend dick said...

Yuri, will you be in Durango for Worlds?

YuriB said...

scott-
I think a sick guy like you would really enjoy the hike a bike on the cabin loop.
as for

robert-
yup, every thursday

rev-
Nah, like an idiot I didn't enter. No durango for me.