007 to Shuteye via the Waterfall 07-31-10

We planned to get an early start but stayed on DBA too long last night :bonk: and didn't get out of the house til 9AM :foul:

Here is Yama_dawgg at the staging area and riding up the trail. It was just my oldest son and me today so we had some good father son bonding time :thumb:

We took our time and worked on navigating the rock sections at slow speeds to try and improve our balance, throttle and clutch control in the hard sections.



I took several pics of him and the dusty conditions

















We are headed for the dreaded WATERFALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


stand by more to come
 
Here is a pic of the trail into the water where Mike In Fresno went down. Notice the large rock on the left. If you go through the Ectraction RR you will see a pic where Mike had his foot on this rock.



The water level and current has dropped off and it is now crossable. :thumb: Here come Yama_dawgg.



Here are several pics of the area where we had our incident when the waters were raging















It is much calmer now. There are fish in the pond at the bottom of the falls. We looked for Mikes goggles and my sunglasses, but no luck :smirk:



stand by more to come
 
This is at the turn to head for Shuteye Peak





And yes we made it to the lookout tower. We were surprsied that all of the snow had melted and that we did not see any in the shadowy (sp) areas.

Lunch time at the tower the elevation is about 8400'







After a quick bit to eat we headed out to Gaggs



 
On the way back to the truck we stopped at this memorial.





I was told that this guy was mountian biking and had a heart attack and passed away at the young age of 46.






And here are our dusty bikes at the end of the day :thumb:





We headed out to meet my wife and other son at The Forks for a Forks Burger. Here is a pic of the truck parked at The Forks with Bass Lake in the background.

 
:thumb: looks like fun was had. Also being able to spend father son time like has got to be priceless for you. Thanks for sharing Rack +2
 
Here is the same water crossing on 06-05-2010 just to give you an idea of how much the water level has dropped.







 
Good ride report! :thumb:

I gotta :lol: at the "dusty bikes" comment! I wish my bike was just "dusty" after a ride! :lol: Too funny! You use a swiffer to clean them after a ride? :smirk:
 
Good ride report! :thumb:

I gotta :lol: at the "dusty bikes" comment! I wish my bike was just "dusty" after a ride! :lol: Too funny! You use a swiffer to clean them after a ride? :smirk:
Tampax Maxi Pads according to CDA work the best. So I think we are going to give that a try to clean the bikes up. :lol:
 
Very nice! I need to get up that way and ride. Your pics look inviting:thumb:
Priceless quality time with your son! Thanks for sharing!
 
Got meet up one of these days!
Very nice! I need to get up that way and ride. Your pics look inviting:thumb:
Priceless quality time with your son! Thanks for sharing!
If you would like to ride this area wait til this fall and our first rain. :thumb: However, if you don't mind the dust come on up and ride!
 
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