A few shots from in and around Gooseberry and Hurricane Mesas.
For the second time in two trips, I and some friends encounter vehicle issues at the very remote Toroweap section of Grand Canyon National Park. The park service ranger told us it would cost 800 to $1,000 to get towed out of there. My Ford Ranger just stopped running 55 miles from the nearest paved road. My friend’s Subaru got a flat tire so we had to hike the last 3 miles to get to the edge. It was all worth it as the photos show. My Ranger had a fuel pump issue but Ranger Todd found in the manual that there is a fuel pump reset switch under the passenger side dash.
The Red Bull Rampage is an annual mountain biking competition here in Virgin, Utah. This was the 12th edition and is fast becoming a very popular event worldwide. These extreme riders defy the laws of gravity and common sense physics. Einstein would have trouble figuring out how these mountain bikers do what they do. As some nearby dudes said, it was narley, rad, sick and massive. The photos pretty much give you a good idea of the competition and scene. SPOILER ALERT- Kurt Sorge won the event for an unprecedented third time. This competition was filmed and will be shown on NBC on December 24th.
Below is a aerial view of the course which shows massive dropoffs!
Or one narley ride by Antoine Bizet who was the crowd’s choice as the winner.