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ridesafe
12-28-2008, 08:57 PM
It was a blessing to see the 3.5" of fresh snow this morning...Adams county trails were open so I thought I'd venture out and check the damage from the warm temps and rain.. I was pleasantly surprised!! For the most part the trails were in pretty good condition..some sections I would say were in Great Condition, especially thru the woods. Downfall.. some sections were kinda rutted up and frozen..also some slush but most you could go around.

Didn't do a big ride today. Left the house took the southern adams co trail down to the corner pump then north to adams,grand marsh and back home. I did stop and check out a bluff I've been riding past for years..probably not the best time of year to climb the dang thing,but once I got to the top it was well worth the view...

the trail out from the yard..
a little corn in the way this year..
http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/91027/93940.jpg

the alternate route.. and one of my play areas in the background..http://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/happy.gif
http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/91027/93941.jpg

on the way to the main trail.
I hope they never cut this tree line down
http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/91027/93942.jpg

at the main trail...
http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/91027/93943.jpg

this is more like it..
http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/91027/93944.jpg

Who said it was 45 and raining yesterday??
http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/91027/93945.jpg

Cougar tracks!!!
http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/91027/93946.jpg

Cougar sighting!!!
http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/91027/93947.jpg

Cougar country...literally.. it wouldn't surprise me if one was spotted out here..
http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/91027/93948.jpg

more to come...

ridesafe
12-28-2008, 09:53 PM
Ok now that I made it to the bluff it was time to do some exploring..and take a few pictures

Found one spot I could climb up right away..till I got about 1/3 way and was denied! So I snapped these 2 shots..
http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/91027/93967.jpg

http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/91027/93968.jpg

I really wanted up to the top of this bluff and this was the way up..it was rather scary at moments..but I made it.
http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/91027/93969.jpg

At the top!! looking west...the pic don't do any justus but the view up there was spectacular!
I wanted to stick a flag in the snow! http://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/happy.gif
http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/91027/93970.jpg

going over to the east side of bluff
http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/91027/93971.jpg

a view to the south east
http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/91027/93972.jpg

after finding a different place to get back down..this is along the west edge of the bluff
http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/91027/93973.jpg

this is looking out of a huge cave I came across..
http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/91027/93974.jpg

at the bottom of cliffs on the western side
http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/91027/93975.jpg

http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/91027/93976.jpg

http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/91027/93977.jpg

fcat700
12-28-2008, 10:05 PM
Nice pictures. Looks like the trails held up pretty nice over there.

PZ

http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/91027/93979.jpg

bonnevier
12-29-2008, 12:12 PM
Great pics ridesafe...thanks for sharing.
Coming up on 2 weeks until me and the gang are riding the UP again!

doospunk
01-02-2009, 08:47 PM
Neat pics Erik. Looks like you've got some good scenery in your neck of the woods! How many miles are on that ol boy now? (Cougar)

ridesafe
01-03-2009, 12:49 AM
Well Kris..I had to go look..The ol Cougar has 10,510 on it. http://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/happy.gif

I tell ya.. it took about an hour to get used to riding it again.. after being on the M6, It felt like I was sitting on the ground or something..lol!!

79_srx
01-05-2009, 08:09 PM
Ridesafe, I found your bluff spot! I took your flag down and put up mine!It wasn't hard to find your tracks(the only one up there)Thats alot of trees lost in the fire

ridesafe
01-05-2009, 09:19 PM
lol..I'll let er fly..
Actually all those trees were lost from a tornado 4-5 yrs ago.. it was a twisted mess. they harvested what they could and control burned that whole area. From Hwy 13 you can see still see a distinct path up and over those bluffs where that tornado went.

Looking west at those other bluffs I see they put up a new fire tower. the old one blew down.

Here's a pic of it. I was up there last spring.
http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/91027/95222.jpg

Didn't realize what I was seeing at the time..its the same bluff
http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/91027/95223.jpg