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04/03/12 at 18:57:59
 
Several weeks ago I rode to Swansea (south of Havasu) which was a copper mining town in the early 1900's. There are still some ruins there and some interesting history.
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Re: Swansea Townsite
Reply #1 - 04/03/12 at 18:59:27
 
Trail to the Swansea Pumping Plant.
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Reply #2 - 04/03/12 at 18:59:59
 
More ruins
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Reply #3 - 04/03/12 at 19:01:56
 
Bill Williams River crossing. It is hard to find!
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Reply #4 - 04/03/12 at 19:02:42
 
Another section of BW River
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Reply #5 - 04/03/12 at 19:04:04
 
There are only certain places that the river can be crossed....unless you happen to be Quadforce! Grin
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Reply #6 - 04/03/12 at 22:17:31
 
Heck Glen, looks like a peice of cake Wink Just rig your quad with snorkels and you'll be fine! Rolling on floor laughing

Frank ,Isn't it getting hot there?
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Reply #7 - 04/04/12 at 10:34:20
 
Enjoyed the pics, Frank!  Brings back great memories.  

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Reply #8 - 04/04/12 at 14:16:49
 
Freddy wrote on 04/03/12 at 22:17:31:
Heck Glen, looks like a peice of cake Wink Just rig your quad with snorkels and you'll be fine! Rolling on floor laughing

Frank ,Isn't it getting hot there?


It is hitting around the 82 mark these days and 90 this weekend.
So, yes, things are heating up but still doable.  May however will be another story.   Roll Eyes
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Reply #9 - 04/04/12 at 14:17:49
 
DirtQuad wrote on 04/04/12 at 10:34:20:
Enjoyed the pics, Frank! Brings back great memories.

Bob


Thanks RU!  Good to have you back on the forum.
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Reply #10 - 07/29/12 at 17:07:55
 
I missed seeing this post.  Cool looking area Frank, hope we can get down there in the future.
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Reply #11 - 07/29/12 at 19:40:30
 
Gee , this one got past me too !

Love those  water crossings Frank !

Sand , rocks and water . What else is there ?? Smiley
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Reply #12 - 07/29/12 at 21:27:29
 
QF, come on down this fall/winter and I will show you.  I have more stuff since you were here.    Smiley
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Reply #13 - 07/29/12 at 21:29:51
 
That goes for RedGrizz & WT also!!!
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Reply #14 - 07/30/12 at 06:35:19
 
Frank , I want to come down and try the water crossing in the last post .

You don't pack a video camera with you , do you ?  Grin

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Reply #15 - 07/30/12 at 08:37:48
 
Frank B wrote on 07/29/12 at 21:29:51:
That goes for RedGrizz & WT also!!!


Thanks, Its on our list!
I think we need 2 sets of Quads, one in the Southern Utah area & one in Oregon.  Smiley
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Reply #16 - 07/30/12 at 15:42:21
 
Cool come on down!  I do not pack a video camera but maybe I should.   Undecided
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Reply #17 - 08/03/12 at 00:25:24
 
Be sure and ride on over to Alamo Lake from that water crossing and have a green chili burger at the Wayside Inn! Worth the trip, and you can loop it back on the powerline road to the south and get back to the Swansea cut-off. They have gas at Wayside $$$, all run on a generator.
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Reply #18 - 08/03/12 at 12:17:38
 
Frank B wrote on 07/30/12 at 15:42:21:
Cool come on down! I do not pack a video camera but maybe I should. Undecided

We sure want to.  Will see how things go this fall.
WT will be going on the BR though.  Smiley
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Reply #19 - 09/01/13 at 12:08:42
 
Hey Frank been to Swansea many times, live about 30 miles from there and we come in from Bouse, many great trails around that area, can also drive in from Parker on Shea road.  Have you tried the Kofa Wildlife area?  we trailer to the Vicksburg Rd. exit on I 10 its a 15 mile ride for us from Brenda Az. and park on the n/e side of the exit in a big truck parking lot and about 6 miles down the dirt road you enter the Kofa area and there is a kiosk with maps setting out and info, its a beautiful area and some nice trails  












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Reply #20 - 09/01/13 at 20:20:24
 
David, thanks for your post on Swansea.  I use to access that near Bill Willams River and go through Mineral Wash to get to Swansea.  It was a fun ride with a bunch of water crossings on the way.  That has been close now for a number of years and it is too bad.  I now stage at Bouse when I ride to Swansea.  I have been considering the Shea road access and may try that this fall.  Have you crossed the Bill Wiams river east of Swansea Townsite?  There is some good riding on the other side of the river also.

I have not tried the Kofa Wildlife area but it sounds interesting.  I may check it out this fall/winter.  Thanks for the tip.
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