After an amazing ride on the twisty asphalt through the Valley of Fire in Nevada outside of Las Vegas we dropped into some incredible Baja style riding. This shot above was taken shortly after we had to do an on the trail radiator hose repair within the first 30 minutes to get the adventure started off right.
Waiting in front of the looming face of the mountains in the Mojave desert while the last of the riders emerged from a particularly treacherous river bed and boulder section.
The road beyond these power lines turns into super fine talcum powder weight dust which was terrible to ride through, one of the bikes overheated, electrical problems on the other mixed with dozens of bails we decided to turn around and find a new route to Camp #1.
Taking in the sunrise at Camp #1 which is located in a spectacular valley complete with an oasis in the middle of no man’s land.
An early morning ride out from Camp #1 to get some footage paid off huge with this incredible view shot at 6000′.
The road leading away from Camp #1 as we climbed up to the mesa you see in the background.
Apparently there’s plenty of Joshua trees far from Joshua Tree National Park, it was amazing to be blasting at 70mph through these ancient tree lined roads.
Up on the mesa with the rains coming in soon.
We almost lost a few bikes and the support truck over the embankment on the left side of this photo, which made it one of the most memorable sections. This red chunky rock is really slippery especially once it starts rolling.
Incredible sunset while riding up to Camp #2 in the dark.
Camp #2 high in the mountains at 8000′ surrounded by Sugar Pine trees.
We had rain as we rode into Camp #2 and in the morning the mist and fog hung around creating an incredible warm light.
Our first view of the Grand Canyon at a spot with a 3000′ sheer drop, the largest in the whole Canyon.
Sam our videographer always committed to getting the shot.
Only halfway through he trip, these hands are already looking pretty beat.
We got caught in an epic hail-storm riding across a huge flat Mesa in Arizona towards our next resupply location.
Note: riding in hail at any speed above 30mph hurts really, really bad.
Support truck finally on a section that resembles a proper road for vehicles.
Camp #3 was COLD temperatures got down to 27 degrees at night and we rode through rain to get there and woke up with frost on everything.
Second view of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Some type of Condor soaring above the North Rim.
We encountered fully snowed over roads when we climbed up past 8500′ in Arizona near the North Rim.
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