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Ruby Wash - Photos 21 FEB 2022

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I'm a little behind on going through photos - here are some from our recent trip through Tribly & Ruby Wash out northeast of Wickenburg through the Wickenburg Mountains and Buckhorn Mountains. Route Recording & GPX.

 

Absolutely gorgeous day with a mix of sun, wind, with some clouds moving in as the day went on. By and large, the trail was pretty easy, with Ruby Wash pegged as a solid moderate. I'd recommend a flexy lift and rock sliders as the minimum required equipment.

 

We began our day by running Castle Hot Springs Road to the north, then connecting to Tribly Wash where it intersects with the road. This takes you back through some pretty cool mining areas and some damp canyons with an abundance of springs. We eventually made a steep climb out of Tribly to run up to the top of the Wickenburg Mountains, then back down Ruby Wash for some more technical wheeling. The majority of Ruby Wash is nestled at between the base of the Wickenburg Mountains and the Buckhorn Mountains. 

 

We ended the day by taking Buckhorn Springs road, breaking for lunch at the springs, then connecting to Castle Hot Springs Road again on our way out to Lake Pleasant.

 

Sunrise:

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The views went on for MILES as we rode along the spine of several of the mountains in the Wickenburg Mountains. Here's a view looking north towards the Bradshaws with some abandoned mining equipment.

 

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Here's a view looking south from our highest point in the mountains. I believe that jagged mountain in the first photo are the White Picacho and Red Picacho Peaks (left/right respectively).

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Eventually we wound our way down some pretty steep declines and into Ruby Wash, which was quite a bit of fun. It meanders along through a canyon with plenty of boulders and tight spots to navigate through. 

 

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The 'big obstacle" on the Ruby Wash trail is "the ledge". We were running the trail in reverse (as described on various trail info websites) and found the decent pretty easy for our particular group.

 

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We also stopped off to hike out to a neat little slot canyon where we found an unfortunate cow that had been picked clean.

 

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Added Gaia link to route tracks
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Posted (edited)

great photos Ryan!

 

are you trying out new software or just playing with some new Lightroom settings? these look considerably more processed than your usual photos.

 

p.s. love the photo of Brady!

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5 minutes ago, theksmith said:

great photos Ryan!

 

are you trying out new software or just playing with some new Lightroom settings? these look considerably more processed than your usual photos.

 

Thanks man!

 

Yeah, I'm playing around with channel mixing for a blue/red two tone "color grade". Still need quite a bit more practice - I'm thinking these are pretty over-done. 😄

 

 

10 minutes ago, theksmith said:

p.s. love the photo of Brady!

 

I think he'd found the right spot to stand for cell signal! lol

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On 3/7/2022 at 6:51 PM, 4x4tographer said:

I think he'd found the right spot to stand for cell signal! lol

 

Brady assures me the scenery was not lost on him, he said was only looking at his phone because he was messing with a camera app that lets him do a bunch of manual settings! 😉

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Cool photos Ryan @4x4tographer! That's a great route!

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2 hours ago, dzJeepChic said:

Cool photos Ryan @4x4tographer! That's a great route!

 

Super fun day!

 

Shared out a folder on Gaia with the route recording for anyone interested.

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6 hours ago, dzJeepChic said:

Cool photos Ryan @4x4tographer! That's a great route!

x2- those are some great photos!

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