My buddy and I took a week to go ATVing on some new trails in central Utah. The Arapeen Trail system in Utah is huge, and is broken down into the North End and the South End. I did the Southern End last fall. So my Buddy and I did the North End last week. :drivingc:
The weather was interesting … when I got up the first morning & checked out the temp, I found it was colder in my trailer than in the fridge of the trailer !! I used the furnace from then on out … :smilielol5c:
We did approx 236 miles of riding during the week. However, most of that was road riding …. But we still managed to have a great time. There were more people in the area than we liked & it was real dry & dusty with a lot of the dust being like talcum powder. AND, with little to no wind, the dust would just hang in the trees or small valleys …. So I got my fill of dirt that week !! :coolgleamAc:
We saw lots of game. Mostly deer, but we did see a few Elk and we saw a Red Tailed Hawk get his Rodent Lunch on the fly … it was pretty cool. I watched two crows give a Golden Eagle a tough time over a dead pot gut squirrel until the Eagle left … with empty talons. :shock2:
I really goofed up with the vids & pics however. I went to transfer the vids & pics from my cameras to an external hard drive I had taken (my laptop won’t handle HD videos) … but I forgot my transfer cables. And it seems my laptop didn’t like the SD cards. So I borrowed my buddies laptop, did the SD card transfer to the external hard drive thing. But when I got home & tried to transfer those files from the external hard drive to my PC, I get the message there are some bad sectors … and I’ve spent the last three days with several software programs trying to recover those files, but it appears it’s a “No-Go at this Station” !! And wouldn’t you know it, some of the vids I can’t recover are the best ones !!
Anyway, I put together a 10 minute vid & some photos of the trip with what I had that was good. And even then, 10 minutes does not do a weeklong trip justice !! :nopityc:
Here it is & I hope everyone enjoys the show ….... Oh yeah, make sure you change the video setting to 1080p & use the mid-sized screen. It looks pretty cool that way ... :cheers2c:
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrQ3u93lrr4&feature=player_embedded]North Arapeen ATV Trip Ver2 - 10 thru15 Jun 012 - YouTube[/ame]
Just returned from a week long trip of AVTing in central Utah ... WHAT A FREAK'IN BLAST !!!
It rained six of the seven days & a couple days it was just a plain gully washer of a soak'in !! ... but NO BUGS !!!
My youngest brother, his wife & I where the only ones on this trip. My wife wasn't ready to give her new hip the abuse of rid'in all day long for six days ... my other brother & his wife backed out at the last minute ... damn their mangy hides !!!
Did some awesome riding, saw lots of deer & listened to the Elk bugling in the evenings.
Here's some video clips & a few pics of the ride. And these do not do this ride justice !!
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORCHO4GcVbI]Arapeen ATV Trip-09-011 - YouTube[/ame]
We are heading down to Cape Fear ATV Park on Easter Sunday and are going to ride there for a few days and then check out a couple of other local parks in that local area and then head up to Danville VA for the MX Nationals. Anyone else going to be doing any of that?