Keyesville Climb, Sept 24, 25 & 26

A nice scenic ride through the country with a river crossing and a front row seat on hunting seasons opening day.

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Lunch by the Kern River



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Prospectors dredging for gold in the Kern River



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Oscar after the river crossing



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The water on the upstream side was high



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The water was up to the hinges



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Bobbo returning with Fidget



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Looking for a way to the Black Gulch Trail



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Route conference



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Montego throwing sh#t (cow patties)



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Tents are up, we gather around the fire



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Bobbo and Fidget chose a site down the hill



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Lake Isabella from Dutch Flats Trail



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First fun drop-off of the weekend



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Whatcha think, BigTop?



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We can do it. It's marked...



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BusStop goes first



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And Hugger teeters on the edge...



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...and over



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Montego goes over



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Big Top goes next



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Bobbo takes the B-route



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The second fun bump on the trail



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BusStop cuts his sidewall on a root.



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Big gash!



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The vengful root



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How the heck did that spare get in there!



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At least the trail was flat, too



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BusStop gets sidehill on the loose, steep and off-camber hill



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Big Top and Montego rigging the anchor for the winch



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Looking pretty precarious.



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Standing clear for the winching



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A little winching...



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A little ooching...



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Some recovery geniuses



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Looking good



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Montego coming around the corner with a tight rock



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Manzanita bush growing out of a boulder



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Lake Isabella



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Lunch at the park