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Old 12-02-2012, 10:45 AM   #47
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Day 4: Thursday, Sept 13th 2012

Midway UT to Garden City UT – 215 miles

After a long hot shower and good nights rest, we loaded up the bikes headed for a gas station in downtown Midway around 9:30am. Topped off our drink bladders and fuel tanks. Midway is a cute little village town just east of Salt Lake City, up and over Lone Peak Wilderness as the crow flies.

Going east on hwy 50, we met up with the UTBDR near Lambert Meadows. This is the south-western corner of the Wasatch-Cache NF.

Started seeing a few rocks as we ascended switchbacks up to 9700ft.

about 5 miles from initial morning turnoff, navigated this more challenging short rocky uphill, near buckeye lake

after the climb, stopped to shed layers and have a quick beef jerky snack

The forest service road rejoins hwy 150 for some pavement miles. Lots of neat roadway +10K overlooks as we made our way past big high mountain lakes.

view after turning off hwy 150 onto whitney rd, still in wasatch-cache NF

beautiful mountain streams feeding the surrounding area

Roads were unimproved hardpack, perfect!!!

Simply awesome country. Didn't see any sign of cattle grazing, lush bunch grasses a foot tall

Stopped to watch a herd of elk transition to more cover. Hard to see in the pic but we waited a good 5 minutes for entire herd to pass.

unfortunately all good things eventually come to an end, and we start our descent into Evanston Wyoming.

Stopped for a home cooked lunch at Mother Mae's Kitchen, downtown Evanson WY

Next up Garden City

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