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bh4rnnr
05-11-2013, 01:55 PM
Not being able to afford registration for Cruise Moab this year, I decided to head out further into the desert for a little R&R. Original plans called for a long week exploring Beef Basin and surrounding country, but after getting tires installed, budget was a little tight for the trip. So Martin and I ended up at Bee Basin for two days. Sure was nice to get back there. 4 years is way to long.

On to the pics:


Rolled into Rabbit Valley Monday, er Tuesday morning about 2:30.
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Camp Tuesday morning.
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Sunrise in Rabbit Valley
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bh4rnnr
05-11-2013, 02:04 PM
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Last few of the sunrise Tuesday morn.
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Wandered around Rabbit Valley for a little bit before heading to Moab.
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Wes and I meet up with Nakman and Davis Tuesday night in Arches. Thanks for the hospitality guys:thumb:
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bh4rnnr
05-11-2013, 02:12 PM
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Martin enjoying the new ride:cool:
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Fine way to be welcomed back to Beef Basin:cool:
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Yeah:bowdown:
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Sweet Alice in the distance.
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bh4rnnr
05-11-2013, 02:18 PM
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Martin.
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My beloved Henrys.
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Pueblo camp ended up having somebody in there, so we ended up next door. Nice to see the desert stars again:cool:
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Morning walk from camp.
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More pics to come.

:beer::beer:

Moody
05-11-2013, 03:47 PM
Choice. One of my favorite areas of Utah. Good to see you down there in Moab.

MDH33
05-11-2013, 07:43 PM
Great pics Perry. Thanks for giving me the tour of the area. :thumb::beer: It was a much needed escape. Wish I could have spent the whole week out there hiking around.

bh4rnnr
05-12-2013, 10:58 AM
Choice. One of my favorite areas of Utah. Good to see you down there in Moab.

Agree, slowly becoming my fav area to explore. Fun to catch up:cool:.

Great pics Perry. Thanks for giving me the tour of the area. :thumb::beer: It was a much needed escape. Wish I could have spent the whole week out there hiking around.

Fun to have you along. Sorry to bail on our original plans. Dang budget.....


Continuing with the pics:


Came across a big body wormer (rock) while on my morning hike. A short stop quickly lead to a morning nap.
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Lookout Knoll in the distance to the right (more later).
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Looking North West.
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Gypsum Canyon.
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Overlooking the basin.
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bh4rnnr
05-12-2013, 11:02 AM
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More views.
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Paint.
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Showing martin some ruins around Pueblo camp. One of the many older ruins that can be spotted around the camp.
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bh4rnnr
05-12-2013, 11:08 AM
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Pueblo above camp.
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T.
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Mormon Tea (good source for caffeine).
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bh4rnnr
05-12-2013, 11:12 AM
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Juniper.
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More from this area in a bit.
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Careful steps...
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bh4rnnr
05-12-2013, 11:20 AM
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Black on White wear.
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Ruins at Lookout knoll.
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I can see why a place at the far reaches of ones civilization could be appealing. The cultural and political significance of Chaco all but faded, pueblos burning on Sleeping Ute Mountain while the drought continues on. Maybe a sense of safety out here. For that mater, some descent farming, hunting and water.
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One visit, i'd love to set up signals from lookout knoll and this mesa. Found a cave in there during a past visit. In direct line to Lookout knoll.
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cbmontgo
05-14-2013, 09:28 AM
Great pics. I was over there a couple of weeks back and made a right turn instead of a left at the intersection of Forest Road 088 and Beef Basin Road. It took us into some really cool terrain in Manti La Sal NF (green grass, aspen, etc). We eventually made it back into Beef Basin, but I think it was the long way. We ended up driving down some really shady and narrow roads.

I assume that you guys followed the highlighted line in the pic below?

Shotshell
05-14-2013, 09:30 PM
That is a sick looking Truck, man. Very nice rig. I like it.

bh4rnnr
05-15-2013, 07:12 AM
Great pics. I was over there a couple of weeks back and made a right turn instead of a left at the intersection of Forest Road 088 and Beef Basin Road. It took us into some really cool terrain in Manti La Sal NF (green grass, aspen, etc). We eventually made it back into Beef Basin, but I think it was the long way. We ended up driving down some really shady and narrow roads.

I assume that you guys followed the highlighted line in the pic below?

Cant tell exactly where your talking about from that pic. We came in via Indian Creek Road to the intersection for Beef Basin. We were on the big loop for Beef Basin.

Theres a bunch of roads to explore in that area.

That is a sick looking Truck, man. Very nice rig. I like it.

Thanks:thumb:.


Have more pics to post. Will do that tonight.

Shotshell
05-18-2013, 11:05 AM
Here's a question.
What kind of a tent setup is that? Is that an ARB? I'm sure the mounting has got to be custom, I'm more interested in that tent.

bh4rnnr
05-18-2013, 12:02 PM
Here's a question.
What kind of a tent setup is that? Is that an ARB? I'm sure the mounting has got to be custom, I'm more interested in that tent.

The tent is a Eezi-Awn 1200 series Roof top Tent. You can get them here (http://www.equipt1.com/). A few things i'd fix on it (already have a plan, thanks Martin). But a great quality product.

ARB makes a great RTT as well.


Still need to get the rest of the pictures up...

MDH33
05-18-2013, 07:36 PM
Here's a question.
What kind of a tent setup is that? Is that an ARB? I'm sure the mounting has got to be custom, I'm more interested in that tent.

I have an ARB and after being able to compare them side by side, I like the tent and fly material of the EZ-Awn better, but I like the construction of the ARB overall. I've had it for several years and used it a bunch with no complaints.

Here's my ARB in camp. (just some filler until Perry posts more pics!) ;)

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/i-J2r3qk6/0/L/i-J2r3qk6-L.jpg
http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/i-TDw9fVb/0/L/i-TDw9fVb-L.jpg

Shotshell
05-18-2013, 10:25 PM
I looked up the ARB RTT systems today. MAN! They are not cheep...
But I would love to have one. Seems like such a no-brainer.

Fishy
05-19-2013, 12:16 AM
I looked up the ARB RTT systems today. MAN! They are not cheep...
But I would love to have one. Seems like such a no-brainer.

Wait til you see how much the EZ-Awn's go for. Quality stuff ain't cheap.

Shotshell
05-22-2013, 05:04 PM
Wait til you see how much the EZ-Awn's go for. Quality stuff ain't cheap.

Yep. You get what you pay for...

CBone
05-23-2013, 09:26 AM
Martin,
That's a beautiful 60, love the set-up :D

Love the additions of the RTT and the Fridge.

bh4rnnr
05-25-2013, 11:43 AM
Martin,
That's a beautiful 60, love the set-up :D

Love the additions of the RTT and the Fridge.

Agree, it's a sweet 60:D.

So back to the pics (Sorry for the delay).


Martin climbing up. I don't have enough guts for free climbing...
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Martin on top, checking out more ruins.
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Views.
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Looking down into South Spring Canyon.
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Behind Lookout Knoll.
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bh4rnnr
05-25-2013, 11:48 AM
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New ruins , in the form of grainerys. Spotted four in this area.
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Thanks for the shot Martin:thumb:.
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Curious Martin.
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Looking back to Lookout Knoll.
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bh4rnnr
05-25-2013, 11:56 AM
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Martin into the willows, really, really thick willows.
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South Spring.
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Desert Flowers.
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Martin making some hot dog sticks for dinner.
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Was reminded by this view of the time we got to watch the Harvest Moon rise over the cliffs for a few nights. Truly awesome.
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bh4rnnr
05-25-2013, 12:01 PM
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Flint chips.
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Took a night time stroll over to the Pueblo for some night time shots:)
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bh4rnnr
05-25-2013, 12:05 PM
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Last of the night shots.
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Stopped in Ruin Canyon to show Martin the tower ruin.
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T's abundant.
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bh4rnnr
05-25-2013, 12:11 PM
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Last of the images.



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And here's a sample of the views during the Harvest Moon:cool::bowdown:.
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A few days in Beef Basin is always a wonderful and relaxing time. Cant wait to get back there:cool:
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Shotshell
05-25-2013, 06:21 PM
Very cool. Beef Basin is definitely on my list of places I'd like to go to.

Those are some fantastic shots. :thumb:

MDH33
05-26-2013, 08:00 PM
Martin,
That's a beautiful 60, love the set-up :D

Love the additions of the RTT and the Fridge.

Thanks Carlton. Just a few more mods and it will be just about perfect. And thanks for entrusting me to keep it on the trail. :thumb:


Great photos Perry. looking forward to the next trip. :beer:

bh4rnnr
05-28-2013, 06:42 AM
Very cool. Beef Basin is definitely on my list of places I'd like to go to.

Those are some fantastic shots. :thumb:

Thanks Carlton. Just a few more mods and it will be just about perfect. And thanks for entrusting me to keep it on the trail. :thumb:


Great photos Perry. looking forward to the next trip. :beer:


Thanks for the compliments:thumb::cool::beer: