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Looking WSW on Batamote Basin.
May 19, 2021 near Ajo, AZ
View of the Sonoran Desert around the Sonoran View Spur, from the top of the climb. Fat tires help!
May 19, 2021 near Ajo, AZ
Fattire Mike getting ready for the long slog east up Pipeline Road, Feb. 2021.
May 19, 2021 near Ajo, AZ
Looking E from just W of the intersection of Pipeline Road (BLM 8100) and BLM 8108 (unmapped as of May 2021). Fattire Mike suffering as one should...
May 19, 2021 near Ajo, AZ
Looking N from the intersection of Pipeline Road (BLM 8100) and BLM 8107 (unmapped as of May 2021).
May 19, 2021 near Ajo, AZ
Looking SSW up Loggerhead Shrike (BLM 8110B) towards Ajo, AZ.
May 19, 2021 near Ajo, AZ
Looking N down the Desert Luge (BLM 8110A), with Batamote Mountain on the horizon.
May 19, 2021 near Ajo, AZ
Looking N from the intersection of Desert Luge & E. Walker (powerline).
May 19, 2021 near Ajo, AZ
Riding through a Teddy Bear Cholla (cactus) forest on BLM 8106.
May 15, 2021 near Ajo, AZ
Looking at another technical section of babyheads on BLM 8106. Note this image is taken with a wide-angle lens, so those boulders are larger than they appear - that is a 26x4" fatbike tire (lower right)!
May 15, 2021 near Ajo, AZ
Looking N up one of several technical babyhead sections on BLM 8106 (trail on left side of image). This is best ridden by experienced riders on fatbikes, full suspension, or just dismounted and walked.
May 15, 2021 near Ajo, AZ
Looking back towards the Batamote Mountains from the end of the northern terminus of 8106 at the boundary with the Barry M. Goldwater Range to the north (DoD).
May 15, 2021 near Ajo, AZ
Looking back at Ajo from Roadrunner, a quick way to get to the trail system on BLM north of town.
May 15, 2021 near Ajo, AZ
End of the trail! Batamote View ends rather abruptly in a field of sasquatch-sized babyheads.
May 15, 2021 near Ajo, AZ
Looking SE from the intersection of Noah's Cutoff (8106F) and Desert Railroader (8106).
May 15, 2021 near Ajo, AZ
Looking NE from the intersection of Noah's Cutoff (8106F) & Fattire Mike (8106F).
May 15, 2021 near Ajo, AZ
Looking SW towards Fattire Mike (8106F) from Batamote Basin (8106A).
May 15, 2021 near Ajo, AZ
Looking W from the intersection of Batamote Basin (8106A) and Batamote View (8106F), near Teddy Bear Hill (on right, referring to many Teddy Bear Cholla cacti).
May 15, 2021 near Ajo, AZ
Looking SE from the intersection of Batamote Basin (8106A, to left/East) where it splits from Noah's Cutoff.
May 15, 2021 near Ajo, AZ
Typical terrain of Batamote Basin (8106A) - sandy/gravely hardpack with occasional babyheads.
May 15, 2021 near Ajo, AZ
The fun, fast desert trail of Batamote Basin (8106A) - here on a 29+ rigid bike.
May 15, 2021 near Ajo, AZ
Looking N from Batamote Basin (8106A).
May 15, 2021 near Ajo, AZ
Looking north towards the Batamote Mountains from the intersection of Saikil, Lower 10-Mile, and Batamote Basin.
Mar 28, 2021 near Ajo, AZ
Looking east down Saikil (8106A) at the trail marker for 8106D that heads north. Composite of 2 images (slightly distorted).
Mar 28, 2021 near Ajo, AZ
Looking north on 8106A from Saikil, towards the Batamote Mountains.
Mar 28, 2021 near Ajo, AZ
The beginning (south terminus) of Roadrunner as viewed just north of the intersection of W. Rasmussen Rd & Olive St. in Ajo. Note the BLM trail marker is faded as of Mar. 2021.
Mar 28, 2021 near Ajo, AZ
BLM 8112E marker at southern terminus of No Fees, where it intersects with Rasmussen Extended.
Mar 23, 2021 near Ajo, AZ
Stay right while heading north here on Anakin to Darth Vader to avoid the slight jog in No Fees, and avoid any confusion about private inholding access to the west.
Mar 23, 2021 near Ajo, AZ
BLM 8111E marker at the western end of Anakin to Darth Vader and southern end of The Death Star Trench. Grab your fatbike - deep, loose sand ahead!
Mar 23, 2021 near Ajo, AZ
"WARNING U.S. Air Force Installation..." "Laser in Use". These signs mark the boundary between BLM & BMGR. BMGR requires a free annual permit from Luke Sportsman.
Mar 23, 2021 near Ajo, AZ
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