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Had another adventure today, a new area and some new trails, this area was north of the area that we went into last week and actually connects up with the area to the south about 15 miles as the crow flies. Parked at the Highway and drove the main gravel road in instead of beating the trucks over the gravel. Was fun but had some folks with us that are not too adventurous so that put a bit of a damper on the exploring. Their 2 daughters and their little girls were along and those little ones just don't have the stamina to go for the long haul. One of the girls had put her car keys in the back tool area of her Can Am, well.... there was a hole in the bottom of that compartment and her keys managed to wiggle through and fall out along the trail. This wasn't the standard set of keys, happened to be one with a $300 fob. The two girls left their daughters with Grandma and Grandpa and headed back down to the parking area to take their dad's truck all the way home and get her spare set. It seems she has a penchant for losing her keys so keeps a spare set at all times at the parents house. As they left and went back home, we continued up the trail and explored a bit more on more tame trails into the early evening. After deciding to head out to the parking area I split up from the group and went back over the way we had come in hopes of spotting the missing keys. I kept the 'ole Rancher in 2nd gear (slow) and my eyes glued to the 7+miles of the loop trail. There was all sorts of terrain on that trail from well worn two track, to totally bare two track, to areas that looked like they had never been ridden with 3 foot tall grass between the areas where tires should roll. I knew if they had dropped out on this loop the tall grass would be the area and I would never find them. So I kept moving and scouring the trail from left to right, about a mile and a half before the end there they were laying in the left hand track. Success! It was worth the time taken. Once found kicked it up a couple of gears and hauled butt up to the main road and down the 7 miles to the parking area. Was a grateful young lady when I told her I thought it was worth the effort to go look and held them up in front of her, she couldn't believe it, neither could I really, they could have fallen anywhere along the trail and was very thankful they fell where they did.

We were just getting to the cool area when we decided to head out back to the trucks, it didn't help that we had the little ones, that it was Sunday night and it was past 7pm. But....makes for another adventure to continue on where we left off. Looking forward to that, may not be this year, may want to save it for spring of next year we'll see. For now here's a few pics from today.
 

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Was able to complete this ride in about 5 hours, didn't get on the machines until after 3pm. Always takes others longer to get ready and get organized, but was worth going out in any event.
 

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Last one is looking down the road towards home:crying Always hate the day to end, try to plan something for next week end. Maybe hit the drainage between the one last week and the one today. My one Rancher that had a sputtering fit last week ran like a top today, no issues whatsoever. I put a new plug in as a precaution, probably didn't need to was pretty warm last week so that may have been the issue. A little bit of vapor loc maybe, I don't know ran perfect today.
 

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Hi: Thanks again for the pictures -- finding the keys "a bonus"
 
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