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Title: mcgee canyon july 2014
Post by: Little Hardrock on January 02, 2015, 12:21:33 PM
a group of us took a ride up McGee canyon thru the McGee Creek Pack station this july.... oh what a wonderful day!!    for anyone not interested in walking up the canyon.... grab a horse or mule and go!!!   unbelievably beautiful!

driving into the pack station.... already the views are magnificent!


(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr20/newmountainbike/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg1_zps0051dbba.jpg) (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/newmountainbike/media/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg1_zps0051dbba.jpg.html)

the pack station cat.. .totally amused us before our ride:)

(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr20/newmountainbike/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg2_zpsa379cbb3.jpg) (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/newmountainbike/media/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg2_zpsa379cbb3.jpg.html)

the posse is ready!

(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr20/newmountainbike/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg3_zpsfdf2623f.jpg) (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/newmountainbike/media/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg3_zpsfdf2623f.jpg.html)

and up we go...

(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr20/newmountainbike/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg1_zps78c8c397.jpg) (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/newmountainbike/media/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg1_zps78c8c397.jpg.html)


(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr20/newmountainbike/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg2_zps613e73db.jpg) (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/newmountainbike/media/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg2_zps613e73db.jpg.html)

i rode behind cody, wayne and michelle's son,,, i have 5000 photos of the back of his head.. but none of the huge smile on his face:(.   his first ride ... he loved it!

(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr20/newmountainbike/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg3_zps28b485aa.jpg) (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/newmountainbike/media/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg3_zps28b485aa.jpg.html)

looking down on McGee creek thru the trees:

(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr20/newmountainbike/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg4_zps9326d4be.jpg) (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/newmountainbike/media/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg4_zps9326d4be.jpg.html)

(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr20/newmountainbike/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg2_zpsf672bce9.jpg) (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/newmountainbike/media/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg2_zpsf672bce9.jpg.html)

(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr20/newmountainbike/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg2_zps5ee66b9a.jpg) (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/newmountainbike/media/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg2_zps5ee66b9a.jpg.html)


(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr20/newmountainbike/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg1_zps2976f68f.jpg) (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/newmountainbike/media/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg1_zps2976f68f.jpg.html)



Title: Re: mcgee canyon july 2014 pt 2
Post by: Little Hardrock on January 02, 2015, 12:27:00 PM
wayne:

(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr20/newmountainbike/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg5_zps53f7c3b8.jpg) (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/newmountainbike/media/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg5_zps53f7c3b8.jpg.html)

michelle:

(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr20/newmountainbike/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg4_zps5d659f9a.jpg) (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/newmountainbike/media/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg4_zps5d659f9a.jpg.html)

paul:

(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr20/newmountainbike/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg6_zpsd8aa592b.jpg) (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/newmountainbike/media/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg6_zpsd8aa592b.jpg.html)

me:)

(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr20/newmountainbike/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg3_zps13cf5e84.jpg) (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/newmountainbike/media/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg3_zps13cf5e84.jpg.html)

and the dang paparazzi.,, they show up in the oddest places!  . ray and phil:)

(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr20/newmountainbike/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg8_zps1bca95f4.jpg) (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/newmountainbike/media/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg8_zps1bca95f4.jpg.html)

onward and upward:

(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr20/newmountainbike/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg4_zps0df83372.jpg) (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/newmountainbike/media/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg4_zps0df83372.jpg.html)

(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr20/newmountainbike/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg5_zps1d140740.jpg) (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/newmountainbike/media/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg5_zps1d140740.jpg.html)


(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr20/newmountainbike/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg1_zps658e0093.jpg) (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/newmountainbike/media/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg1_zps658e0093.jpg.html)


Title: Re: mcgee canyon july 2014 part 3
Post by: Little Hardrock on January 02, 2015, 12:32:07 PM
and at our break spot near the beaver ponds!

(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr20/newmountainbike/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg1_zpseae4a6ba.jpg) (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/newmountainbike/media/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg1_zpseae4a6ba.jpg.html)

the beaver den:

(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr20/newmountainbike/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg1_zpsbfe7dcdc.jpg) (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/newmountainbike/media/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg1_zpsbfe7dcdc.jpg.html)

the dam...

(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr20/newmountainbike/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg6_zps32395e47.jpg) (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/newmountainbike/media/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg6_zps32395e47.jpg.html)

(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr20/newmountainbike/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg4_zps750245d0.jpg) (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/newmountainbike/media/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg4_zps750245d0.jpg.html)


looking back down the canyon..
(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr20/newmountainbike/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg7_zps5a3de5cd.jpg) (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/newmountainbike/media/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg7_zps5a3de5cd.jpg.html)

wildflowers:

(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr20/newmountainbike/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg7_zps558ce3d0.jpg) (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/newmountainbike/media/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg7_zps558ce3d0.jpg.html)

(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr20/newmountainbike/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg5_zps40e0aef4.jpg) (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/newmountainbike/media/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg5_zps40e0aef4.jpg.html)

(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr20/newmountainbike/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg6_zps5fbc1853.jpg) (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/newmountainbike/media/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg6_zps5fbc1853.jpg.html)

my view for the trip:)   callie... my mule for the day!

(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr20/newmountainbike/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg6_zpseac7f753.jpg) (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/newmountainbike/media/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg6_zpseac7f753.jpg.html)

and looking over lake crowley on the drive out.....

(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr20/newmountainbike/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg8_zpsf1a3c962.jpg) (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/newmountainbike/media/club%202014/mcgee%20creek%20july%202014/imagejpg8_zpsf1a3c962.jpg.html)

Title: Re: mcgee canyon july 2014
Post by: playingmenace on January 02, 2015, 02:07:29 PM
What a great day it was LHR. 

You would think that after so many years spent on the Eastern Slope, that one wouldn't still be so astonished by the back country beauty.
Title: Re: mcgee canyon july 2014
Post by: Trev Dog on January 02, 2015, 05:11:04 PM
Very Nice! ( Paparazzi, that happens when your famous Carol. ) Thanks for sharing!  :clap:
 Question, how old does a child have to be? My Grandaughter will be 3 1/2 this summer?
Title: Re: mcgee canyon july 2014
Post by: Gary C. on January 02, 2015, 10:43:04 PM
Beautiful pictures!! What an awesome way to spend a day.
Title: Re: mcgee canyon july 2014
Post by: bj on January 03, 2015, 08:43:02 AM
Great photos. We've taken that ride twice as tune ups for the pack trips. One trip the creek was so strong it moved some of the horses downstream several feet. It's a fun ride.
Title: Re: mcgee canyon july 2014
Post by: Claremont Dude on January 03, 2015, 09:54:59 AM
Phil & I tried selling the pictures to the National Enquirer but they would not pay enough. Nice seeing your pictures!

Ray
Title: Re: mcgee canyon july 2014
Post by: Claremont Dude on January 03, 2015, 10:30:14 AM
and pictures do exist of Cody from the front:

(http://i1181.photobucket.com/albums/x440/ClaremontDude/299_zpsc716956c.jpg) (http://s1181.photobucket.com/user/ClaremontDude/media/299_zpsc716956c.jpg.html)

(http://i1181.photobucket.com/albums/x440/ClaremontDude/Camping2014123_zps4c8591b0.jpg) (http://s1181.photobucket.com/user/ClaremontDude/media/Camping2014123_zps4c8591b0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: mcgee canyon july 2014
Post by: Little Hardrock on January 03, 2015, 10:50:00 AM
YAY for the paparazzi!!!     

and trev... I went thru the McGee creek pack station web site,, and the only reference to age tha I saw was a min of 7 years for their pack trips.. i don't know if this applies to day rides as well.. I guess you would have to call them and ask..
Title: Re: mcgee canyon july 2014
Post by: bj on January 03, 2015, 02:12:46 PM
Another fun ride during the winter is the owner will bring the horses down to the Alabama Hills for a day ride.
Title: Re: mcgee canyon july 2014
Post by: playingmenace on January 03, 2015, 07:41:28 PM
Another really cool thing about Cody's first ride is that he had a semi temperamental ride, and did really well taking control. I think he's a natural.
Title: Re: mcgee canyon july 2014
Post by: bstolton on January 04, 2015, 08:59:30 AM
Wow McGee creek area looks awesome, love those beaver dams, very cool.
Looks like I will be adding Mcgee creek and a pack trip to my bucket list.

I`m gonna need a bigger Bucket !!
Title: Re: mcgee canyon july 2014
Post by: Packer on January 04, 2015, 06:07:46 PM
I heard a rumor there might be a Hilton Lakes day ride this year at CLUB. Well....actually I am starting this rumor. It would be a fun time and between Carol and I we could talk Craig into something special I hope. Beats walkin!
Title: Re: mcgee canyon july 2014
Post by: SN on January 05, 2015, 04:23:39 PM
HNY everyone

thank you for sharing
been waiting a long time to see and they are great pictures.