DUCK CREEK 2014 RIDE REPORT
Ride Leaders: Mike & Lynn, Capt. Bob and Steve Gilla.
The weather was perfect. Partly cloudy with some breezes Saturday, sunny and breezy Sunday and no rain. We started with 12 machines Saturday but one of our members couldn’t get his ATV to start and run correctly. We think that maybe his carburetor was improperly jetted and adjusted for the high altitude. We offered him an extra seat in a side by side but he was bummed out and didn’t go. We had 20 people for the ride. We cruised 40 miles through some canyons and around several knolls and lots of lava fields and then had lunch at Panguitch Lake. We ate at the marina where they have nice picnic grounds as well as a full service restaurant and pizza joint.
After lunch we cruised into Hatch for fuel and a bathroom break. John Edmond and Steve Gilla purposely splashed through every mud puddle we passed and by this time both were un recognizable. On the way back to Duck Creek we stopped at a scenic overlook that Earl and Janis knew about before heading back to camp. Several people went home from here as they couldn’t stay for Sunday’s ride. Joe and Connie and the Edmonds brought over some potluck snacks and desserts that a bunch of us enjoyed around the campfire. Thanks guys!!!
On Sunday we were joined by Penny Edmond who drove her own RZR with her sister as passenger. She did a great job going up some steep rocky hills and over some rough terrain. We took a tour around Strawberry Valley and through some lush meadows and creeks, and through the beautiful town of Swains Creek. We took our lunch break at Strawberry Point. After lunch we cruised over to the Cascade Falls trailhead and from there we went to Duck Creek Lake and then back to the Village, where everyone disbanded. We had a great group of riders and everyone had fun.
Thanks to everyone who came out and helped to make this weekend so enjoyable. Thanks to John Edmond for bringing his portable ride radios. They worked very well.