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    I had the opportunity to fly the plane to Show Low last weekend to attend a week-long welding workshop for school. Saturday morning I flew from Show Low to Rock Art Ranch (Google it) that is just South of Joseph City and landed on a dirt road leading into the ranch. Kelly Baird, a friend from Utah was down to the ranch to help his Dad Brantley on this one of a kind dude ranch. Every year (June / July) they host a group of archeology students from several universities around the country. They are there to work ancient indian digs as they map the past. There is a museum of many artifacts (Complete pottery vessels, arrowheads, tools, the list goes on). His dad gives tours of the ranch almost daily and I was able to join them yesterday morning...fascinating! Afterwards, Kelly took me to a good place to hunt arrowheads. We didn't find any after 3 hours of looking...but we did find some nice pottery chards. Was a good time. I flew home this morning passing Winslow on my right direct to Payson then on to Falcon Field. Had a nice tailwind most of the way and made it in about an hour. Beautiful scenery! GoPro video below.
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    Payson, AZ below

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    Dropping into Mesa, Fountain Hills ahead
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    Dan.
    You and your Kitfox are starting to accumulate some memorable adventure stories. You got a little ways to go to catch SkySteve but you just may soon have him looking over his horizontal stabilizer.
    "Have nose wheel , will travel."
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    I had a chance to pull up some YouTube videos on the ranch. Interesting and old history concentrated in that canyon.

    Hope the week long welding seminar went well. Maybe with your new found skills we may see you someday turning out SS-7 fuselages at Kitfox Aircraft under the tutelage of the "great one". After you retire from teaching of course. Idaho is a nice place to live/fly you know.
    Glad you had a great week. See you soon.


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    Did I hear my name mentioned?
    Watch out Dan. That plane is starting to get under your skin and you'll never let her go! You're loving it aren't you? It's OK, you can admit it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkySteve View Post
    Did I hear my name mentioned?
    Watch out Dan. That plane is starting to get under your skin and you'll never let her go! You're loving it aren't you? It's OK, you can admit it.
    ok, I will admit it. Flying the Fox to destinations vs. flying in circles that
    phase 1 required is a whole different world. She's quite a mistress
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    Quote Originally Posted by DesertFox4 View Post
    Dan.
    You and your Kitfox are starting to accumulate some memorable adventure stories. You got a little ways to go to catch SkySteve but you just may soon have him looking over his horizontal stabilizer.
    "Have nose wheel , will travel."
    Paladins of the air.

    I had a chance to pull up some YouTube videos on the ranch. Interesting and old history concentrated in that canyon.

    Hope the week long welding seminar went well. Maybe with your new found skills we may see you someday turning out SS-7 fuselages at Kitfox Aircraft under the tutelage of the "great one". After you retire from teaching of course. Idaho is a nice place to live/fly you know.
    Glad you had a great week. See you soon.
    Steve, That ranch is amazing. Only problem is it's still hot during the summer. We will have to go up maybe in the Fall and spend some time. I know Kelly's Dad well enough to know he would let us stay and run around the place for as long as we like. There are some great swimming holes in that part of Chevlon Canyon. And my goal in life is to some day find an arrow head. Here are a few more pictures...

    Mogollon Rim on my way to Payson
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    Chevlon Canyon as it looks on top of the Rim. There is great trout fishing up there...long hike to get down to the river though.
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    This is looking North...you can see the plane a bit on the right
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    A fall trip sounds good. Never trout fished in my life. I should try trout fishing at least once.


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    Summer in Manitoba.... what could be better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ackselle View Post
    Summer in Manitoba.... what could be better?
    Just one thing...floats
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    I must get out there

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    Fun day doing what a the Kitfox does best and if you end up with grass in your tailwheel you know you've had some adventures that day. The wife even bought me lunch because I flew her to the Dart field flea market in Western New York.
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