Here you can see my Moapa tires are still doing excellent in the loose rocky terrain.
The scenery was absolutely stunning as we were headed into one of the red rock areas in these mountains. One of the guys mentioned he recognized this area from last year so we stopped to have some lunch. As we were stopped we called Pete on his cell phone. Amazingly he answered. They were only about a mile away. He said they had just come through this same area and would come back to meet us for lunch.
What a great spot to stop.
Pete said it was time to go, so off he went in the lead showing the way to some of the technical Moab type of trails.
This is where some of the guys really started to have some fun.
Here is Insane Zane showing how he puts his quad on balance.
Soon we came on a mining area with large tunnels that went underground. We are not sure but we think this was a gypsum mine. It did not look safe to venture inside but we did look into the mine. There was quite a bit of water inside but the ceiling did not look very stable.
Back on the trail, we had plenty more things to explore. Pete had another area he had scouted out but he did not think we could make it up a large waterfall. We might as well take a look at it since it is close.
Well he was right. There was about a 30 foot straight up wall and then you would need to go up another steep section like this.
We opted for the go around on this obstacle; we were losing daylight and needed to start heading back to camp. It was about 20 miles away through many different trails. There were many sections that had your full attention like this spot.
This was a small but steep waterfall. You could get in trouble in a hurry if you used too much throttle. I had Jim stand by when I came up just in case. Thankfully I did not need his helping hand this time but he was there just in case.
Here is Zane making the same spot look easy with the help of the traction from his PitBull Rockers.
There is one more roller coaster type area in a narrow canyon before we get back to camp that was fun.
Dave felt sorry for his borrowed machine here so he got off and pushed it through.
We all made it back in one piece from this days ride. Now it was time to get a shower and have some dinner before comparing stories around the camp fire.
As the sun was setting, the sky lit up. I wonder if that is how the area became known as The Valley of Fire?
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