: Valley of Names


thenexus
06-09-2008, 11:22 PM
Decided on Sunday to try out the roof rack and gas can I picked up on a easy local trail to see how it would hold up. I orginally had a shovel on it but bungie cords don't work to well. So I threw it back inside.

Valley of Names is just north of Yuma on Picacho road heading towards the Picacho wilderness area. It's a little side trip off the main dirt and in a spot or two the trail fades a little bit and splits off in other directions. Basically, all the area is about a mile or two of desert that people have arrange rocks to spell names.

Here some of the photo's:

The rack (shovel was still attached in this photo)
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t257/wormholegamma/Valley%20of%20Names/IMG_1403.jpg

The area:
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t257/wormholegamma/Valley%20of%20Names/IMG_1405.jpg
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t257/wormholegamma/Valley%20of%20Names/IMG_1407.jpg
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t257/wormholegamma/Valley%20of%20Names/IMG_1416.jpg
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t257/wormholegamma/Valley%20of%20Names/IMG_1420.jpg
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t257/wormholegamma/Valley%20of%20Names/IMG_1415.jpg

Some random photo's of the area:
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t257/wormholegamma/Valley%20of%20Names/IMG_1424.jpg
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t257/wormholegamma/Valley%20of%20Names/IMG_1426.jpg
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t257/wormholegamma/Valley%20of%20Names/IMG_1425.jpg

Had to take some of my 4runner.
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t257/wormholegamma/Valley%20of%20Names/IMG_1409.jpg
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t257/wormholegamma/Valley%20of%20Names/IMG_1421.jpg

The basket setup held up pretty well, even at highspeeds on gravel/dirt (washboards) roads and had very little wind noise at 75 on the highway. Somewhere along the way I lost one of the screws so the basket started bounce around.

Kaistie
06-10-2008, 06:40 AM
Nice T! How is Yuma treating you these days?

thenexus
06-10-2008, 07:16 AM
Nice T! How is Yuma treating you these days?


It's treating me okay. I'm getting a little tired of the desert and wind down here but overall not bad. Just wish I was closer to the Phoenix area so I can run to the Flagstaff and surrouding area easier (miss the mountains and trees).

This Friday I'm heading to Sedona for some camping and some offroading for two days.:xrocker:

tim mesic
06-10-2008, 09:21 AM
looks like a useful addition to the truck , if you live in yuma are you a duner ? tim

thenexus
06-10-2008, 08:12 PM
looks like a useful addition to the truck , if you live in yuma are you a duner ? tim


Nope, I don't like sand.

JJackson
06-10-2008, 09:57 PM
What trails you running in Sedona T?

motochain
06-11-2008, 01:07 AM
Yeah Jamie needs to go break in his new lift....:D

thenexus
06-11-2008, 06:14 AM
What trails you running in Sedona T?


The typical Broken Arrow

Oak Creek Homesteed, Mingus Mountain Loop/Goat Peak trail and or Smiley Rock (Van Deren Cabin if I can find the trail, couldn't find it last time).

Would do Rattlesnake Canyon but it's a little out of the way.

JJackson
06-11-2008, 09:41 PM
Yeah I think I will pull a leaf out of the pack by the friday night, a little to stiff and a little high in the back. I do need to find a rock or two to make the tires completly wore out. T I may want to join you on a few runs if I can get away, I will PM you my cell.

thenexus
06-11-2008, 10:00 PM
Yeah I think I will pull a leaf out of the pack by the friday night, a little to stiff and a little high in the back. I do need to find a rock or two to make the tires completly wore out. T I may want to join you on a few runs if I can get away, I will PM you my cell.

Sent you a PM

ROKTOY*
06-13-2008, 01:07 PM
Cool place

AzHobbes
06-13-2008, 03:51 PM
"if you live in yuma are you a duner?"

I also live in Yuma, and I do mostly sand down here.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v125/azhobbes/sigs/AzHobbes.jpg

Laters.

AzHobbes