07-03-09 Pelican Butte Summit Ride

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07-03-09 Pelican Butte Summit Ride

Postby ACLakey » Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:25 pm

My buddy and I decided to make the easy ride to the summit of Pelican Butte. The majority of the trails are flat graded roads but it is an impressive 3800' verticle climb to the summit.

Ready to go!
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Several creek crossings on the way.
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Still a little snow on the way up
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The cinder in the soil causes the snow to look blood red this time of year.
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Great views from the +8000' summit
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On the way down we took a trail that has a little mud where we found two guys on sport quads having a tough time. My tire fell into a very deep rut and caused me to slowly roll over and crawl around in the mud.

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Good times

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Postby EigerMike » Fri Jul 03, 2009 10:59 pm

great pics and nice video! you guys have some beautiful country!
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Postby hellcat650 » Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:15 am

Nice Ride :D I liked the mud bog event :lol:
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Postby traildad » Sat Jul 04, 2009 1:36 pm

I thought he said it was the guys on the sports quads that were having a tough time. :lol: Looks like a fun ride. Nice photos.
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Postby auendave » Sun Jul 05, 2009 12:42 pm

looks like great fun and cool pics

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Postby roon101 » Sun Jul 05, 2009 4:51 pm

next time i go to up north i will clue you in i may able to spend a day and ride. great pics i like the mud and the view of shasta.
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Postby ACLakey » Sun Jul 05, 2009 5:41 pm

Anytime you come up this way let me know, lots of great riding. That is Mt Mclaughlin in So. Oregon. You chan see Shasta to the south but I did not take any pictrues of it.

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Postby roon101 » Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:06 pm

oh it looks very like shasta that is cool i will let you know.
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Postby GrizzlyGuy » Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:34 pm

Wow! That looks like some outstanding country. I need to move north.
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Postby Chadd » Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:51 am

I could be wrong i have been before. But the red stuff in the snow is iodine from the cloud seaters. It's the same way around here.
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Postby camokids » Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:05 pm

Chadd wrote:But the red stuff in the snow is iodine from the cloud seaters.
chadd can you explain what a cloud seater is? i saw some of this red snow near bowman lake 2 weeks ago and couldn't figure it out
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Postby Kendo » Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:48 am

I think he meant cloud SEEDER - i.e. a plane that drops crap into a rain cloud to get the party started (rain).

Rain droplets form around tiny dust particles, so dumping a bunch of crap into a moisture laden cloud will prompt rainfall.

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Postby camokids » Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:09 am

i must of been "out" that day in science class, thanx.......
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Postby ACLakey » Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:58 am

They do not seed the clouds up here that I know of, but I could be wrong. We do have a LOT of red cinders in areas that have that same color.

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Postby Chadd » Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:36 am

They use Cloud SEEDERS all over northern california. Cal water, Pge, Municipale water districts use them to maximize precip from every rain cloud. they are mostly land based on peaks and such. The red stuff is from iodide that is realesed into the air during storms.
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