Mountain Trip - September 2001
I was fortunate enough to do two mountain trips this year - click
here for the Tincup, CO page.
For the Red River, NM trip described on this page, me, dad, Neil Sanders,
David Hood and Chris Agnes went to our favorite mountain getaway. The
riding was great and the Aspen were beautiful. Be sure to check out the
Windows Media File clips at the bottom of this page.
*** Chaco Canyon ***
Dad & I took off a few days before the rest of the group so that we could do
a little sight seeing in western New Mexico. We visited Chaco Canyon, the
Bandera Volcano & Ice Cave and "Inscription Rock" near El Morro. Great stuff. This
picture is of the magnificent structure at Chaco Canyon called Pueblo Bonito
which was built by the Anasazi (ancient native Americans) around 800ad.
*** Brad Stone ***
Dad & I were driving on Hwy 64 from Chama toward Taos when we saw this beautiful
grove of Aspen. We had to stop. The Aspen along this drive were truly amazing.
*** No-gas Hill ***
Chris Agnes had a little trouble on ol' No-gas Hill. It ain't an easy hill!
That sucker is much steeper than it looks in a photo or on video (check out
the Windows Media video at the bottom of the page). That's Chris pushing from
behind with David near the handle bars and Neil looking on.
*** The Gruesome Foursome ***
From left to right: Brad, Chris, David, Neil
We were on a trail leading from the top of Mogul Hill and heading for
Greenie Peak. Great Aspen!
*** Greenie Peak ***
That's Chris (on left) and me. Very pretty spot!
*** Dan on Aspen Hill ***
On the way to Goose Lake there's a beautiful overlook with lots of Aspen
trees - so we named it Aspen Hill. And we decided to load down the 4-wheelers
and bikes with chairs, charcoal and steaks and had a cookout one night up
there. Riding back to our cabins in the dark was a hoot - especially at the
creek crossing. Fun stuff.
*** David Hood ***
On the last day of the trip everyone decided to take it pretty easy. Well, I
got a wild hair and went up Gold Hill by myself. It's a great 30 minute ride
and then an hour hike up to the 14th highest point in New Mexico (12,716 ft). I was in
constant contact with everyone via my cell phone...so it really wasn't all
that dangerous. When I got back from Gold Hill I found David relaxing to the
sound of the river underneath him. Very nice.
Windows Media Player Video Clips
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On some connections, the video may be a bit jerky as it "buffers" while
streaming in the video. In that case you might let it completely
finish and then play it again.
Chris Agnes Attempting "No-Gas Hill" (1 minute, 31 seconds)
Me Cleaning "No-Gas Hill" (43 seconds)
Post-Steak Dinner On "Aspen Hill" (33 seconds)
Riding In Aspen Trees (42 seconds)
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