Big Bear Via Burns Canyon… again.

A few photos from our overnight last weekend – what a ride!

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We started out from Idyllwild a little later than we wanted, but it was gonna be a scorcher in the desert and we needed to gain some elevation before too late in the day.

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As we started climbing up from Yucca Valley, I don’t think the guys were awake yet.

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Pulling into Pioneertown is good feeling because we planned to stop for water there before going up Burns Canyon and we’d already had a bit of climbing to this point.

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We tried to find cap guns to take with us to p-town for a shootout on Mane Street (seriously spelled that way for the horses), but Idyllwild was fresh out.

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Just after P-town, there’s a super cool container house with a big sun room surrounded by Airstreams – pretty hip place.

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The Yuccas had some crazy blooms going on.

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The big plateau area half way up Burns Canyon looks a bit like Utah, but is filled with huge Joshua Trees alongside huge junipers.

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Boys hungry…tired…

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At the top of Burns Canyon, there’s one turn that’s crucial. If you miss it, you end up down in that valley, which is BAD. You have to turn left onto 2n02 before 3n03 drops down.

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We’re almost there, I promise! 🙂

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Campsite!

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Is that a gremlin crawling out of the tent for coffee?

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Morning pack-up.

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There’s also a crazy dirtbike playground back in the canyon.

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I think I won  the argument about whose handle bar bag is easier to use.

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Back in P-town, Pappy and Harriets is a great place to grab a beer and lunch or live music on the weekends.

From there, it was a paved fast descent back to Yucca Valley where we parked at the Water Canyon Coffee Company – great little coffee shop for the refuel for the drive back home.

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