Ricoh GRD III - Burro Mode

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  1. Duane Pandorf

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    Half way through our hiking trip at Philmont we finally ran into a crew that had a burro to help carry some of their stuff. This young scout was having a great time with his. However, I had heard some horror stories that others told about their experiences with the trail crap machines. :biggrin:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dpandorf/5896154623/" title="R0013462 by Pandorf, on Flickr">[​IMG]"640" height="640" alt="R0013462"></a>

    BTW, that's Colorado in the distance.
     
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  2. BBW

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    I love burros and it certainly is clear that our young scout here does, too. Dorf, I've been waiting for these photos to appear!
     
  3. Ghosthunter

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    Very sharp image. Looks awesome quality.
     
  4. I used them hiking down and back up from the Grand Canyon. They can be a bit temperamental at times, but well worth it.
     
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  5. Streetshooter

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    I did the burro thing a few years ago with my daughter.
    They are a cool ride but not like a Harley. They may be more dependable tho'.
     
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  6. Duane Pandorf

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    We did hear of one crew that had serious issues with their burro. It drug one of their scouts for bit until he realized it wasn't worth holding on. When they turned it in they asked that it get put in the scrap heap! The most anyone had a burro was for 2 days.
     
  7. Duane Pandorf

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    If Lowes didn't have paint mixers and I had a Harley, that's what I'd mix my paint with!!!
     
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  8. BBW

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    Very funny!

    I've never ridden a burro, but I do like to look at them.
     
  9. Streetshooter

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    For the next trip... Burros like carrots and chocolate.
    My daughter taught me that...
     
  10. BBW

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    Never, ever would have guessed the chocolate. Don, are you sure about this?? Or is your daughter sure?:wink:
     
  11. Streetshooter

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    Burros love Hershey Bars..... Trust me.....
    Your not supposed to feed them but if they want to stand still....
    Your done till it decides to move again... Unless you give them carrots and chocolate...
    Then you get your way...
     
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  12. Duane Pandorf

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    Since my burro tag line is getting some laughs I'd thought I'd add a couple more shots from the trip with burros. The next shot was taken while on the trail and we passed this other crew going the other way.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dpandorf/5898407243/" title="R0013442 by Pandorf, on Flickr">[​IMG]"640" height="640" alt="R0013442"></a>
     
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  13. Streetshooter

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    Thats a great shot... It brings back memories...
     
  14. Duane Pandorf

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    Thanks shooter. Here's my last one. Then I have to get to the pool for my R&R today!

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  15. BBW

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    Love the expressions on both their faces in your first and the pping is just great for the image.

    Your last one is a perfect ending pre R&R!:biggrin: