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Dr. Frazier: Adventure Envelope and Risk Photo Gallery

Check out photos from Dr. Gregory Frazier's latest adventure on the back roads of Arizona.

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The posted speed limit was 25 mph, and the road maintained for school buses only.
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No rain was seen as possible on this 100 degree day and the road looked passable to more than school buses.
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Sugar sand! Sometimes it was a foot deep, others merely a light coating on a hardened surface.
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Empty horizons and a hard dirt-road surface made for fun driving, sometimes having to duck and weave between the pot holes, testing my off-pavement zig-zag skills.
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The high power electric lines on the horizon were a good sign – I was not lost and they would lead somewhere.
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One of the few things moving besides blowing sand was this cow that decided to run along next to me for a few yards, and then darted in front of me.
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There was no shade for miles, not even in a rut in the road for a rattlesnake. This was not a friendly area to break down or have to fix a flat tire.
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Remembering an earlier comment on my being “too old to ride off-pavement,” I passed on inspecting what was up the sand wash even though I could see tire tracks.
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Down I went, eating some sugar sand and severely injuring my right ankle.
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Too heavily loaded to lift upright, I had to lighten the load by off-loading some luggage.
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The end of my off-pavement Greasewood Springs adventure was at this small village, Klagetoh, where I happily found pavement.