Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Porcu-Puckler







Yesterday we went for a ride. The air was cool and crisp. We wanted to ride long.
Ken (above) inspired us to shred. We rode out of town, up to Slickrock trial and around it, up Sand Flats Road to Porcupine Rim and the Porcupine Rim trail, and down the trail to town.

Slickrock Trail and the Porcupine Rim Trail are two demanding trails. Whether climbing up incredibly steep pitches of grippy sand stone, descending sculpted rock while bumping along it's eroded surface, or screaming down jeep roads comprised of rock ledges and scrambled baby head rocks uninterrupted attention and the confidence to point and shoot down the fall line are the necessary tools for getting the job done.

Leaving Moab we could see the La Sal mountains on the horizon to the east as we climbed the road up to Slickrock Trail. Looping around the trail we could see them not so far in the distance over the jumbled sandstone expanse around us. Climbing Sand Flats road we approached the mountains, right up to the snow. We pushed through some snow to the rim, where we could see a huge valley below us, stretching down to the Colorado River far below, and itself surrounded by huge red rock cliffs. From there we swooshed, darted, dropped, grunted, and plunged downwards ever on to the river valley below.

Pure Sweet Good Living.



7 comments:

  1. ---
    Talofa lee .
    Love to you, Chief .

    jfm
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  2. Ozworld RelicmanApril 4, 2008 at 4:41 PM

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    Kid Yonder !
    Good ( Great ! ) to see you back
    here on your log pages. ( ! )

    A lot of Love,
    and Beauty,
    and Light,
    and Truth,
    here in these pages.

    In my view, anyways.

    (But I suppose might be biased,
    or prejudiced, or crazy as hell,
    or just wrong.)

    Not to mention Effort,
    and Work,
    and Skill.

    [And Luck, too, I'll warrant !
    Or Grace. Or Karma. Or ... .]

    At any rate --
    Thanks For The Windows !

    From the merry old land
    of Oz
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  3. mmmm...red rock and snow capped mountains.

    a nice addition to this cold, dreary day!

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  4. hope you are well.....coming back to flag this year? love to see the uni and armbike shred someday soon......miss you ...D

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  5. Day 1: THE RALLY.

    that's right, eug, it's time for some direct action.

    There are those of us who read your blog diligently throughout your time in chile. We sent you emails and chatted with you when you might have been feeling a bit lonely. And we waited patiently while hearing over and over again, "it's incredibly beautiful here and I can't wait to share my photos with you when i return."

    well that return was months ago my friend, and there are those of us on the other side of the country from you who are not able to knock on your door with a 12 pack of PBR and say, "you are not going anywhere until you A. share your photos with me or B. the beer is gone" (because maybe just being able to spend the afternoon with you would be enough for some people not in your land. not for me though, i'd demand pictures or you wouldn't get the beer)

    and so i am starting an action. I vow to comment on your blog everyday until the pictures go up. maybe i'll tell stories of lives pass, maybe i'll just type all in caps like i'm yelling at you. maybe as time goes on the stories will get more embarrassing until you just can't take it anymore. maybe your other friends will rally with me.

    and maybe my poached internet will fail and everything i am saying will become an idle threat.

    either way, it should be oodles of fun.

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  6. Day 2: PLEASE

    please post some beautiful pictures of far away lands, eug. it would make me the most happy in the whole universe!

    your friend,
    sarah

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  7. ok Sweetie,

    you've made me smile and giggle, and remember once again how lucky I am to have you as a friend.

    and of course I wish you were here to share some PBR's with me, or I was there, and we could share a laugh and a few pictures and I could give you a hug and try to make up for being a slacker friend in Oregon.

    check back later tonight or tomorrow. there i'll be in some far away land.

    love to you so far away

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