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Old 06-25-2011, 11:23 AM   #1
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1 week and nowhere to go? Help!

Have the green light from the CEO to take a week this summer on the GS
BUT...where to go for a good dual sport adventure?

From San Diego....Baja too hot. California coast too crowded. Arizona hot.

Sierras? NorCal? Nice problem to have I know but who wudda thunk?

Any ideas much appreciated...hate to waste a week hall pass.
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Old 06-25-2011, 01:14 PM   #2
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It might be kinda far but the Silver City, NM area is beautiful. Nice alpine climate, interesting culture, lots of great roads around the Gila NF. Slightly off the beaten track.
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Old 06-25-2011, 02:15 PM   #3
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Central Oregon (Crater Lake maybe), Northern Nevada...both have elevations that can help you beat the heat.

How far are you willing to go?
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Old 06-25-2011, 03:01 PM   #4
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I'm heading to Canada from Burbank. I have some maps for Oregon and Wash. Back country sections. Leaving this coming Wednesday the 29th.
Just gonna bomb out of Cal. Ktm 950.
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Old 06-25-2011, 03:03 PM   #5
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I don't think you're gettin' around the heat. So spoil yourself with a nice pool each evening.

Utah is always my first choice. Kolob Res, Cedar Breaks, Zion, Bryce & hwy 12. ...and just wonder around. Treat yourself to a nice place in Vegas the last night.

Whatever you do, you'll be on a GS-it won't be that bad.

P.S.-I was just on Hwy 1 in central CA this week. Beauty not to be beatin'. But very, very slow. But, there is no reason to rush this area anyway!!!
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Old 06-25-2011, 03:04 PM   #6
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Old 06-25-2011, 03:31 PM   #7
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A lot of Arizona isn't hot, and will require a jacket later in the day year round.

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Old 06-25-2011, 07:28 PM   #8
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I don't think you're gettin' around the heat. So spoil yourself with a nice pool each evening.

Utah is always my first choice. Kolob Res, Cedar Breaks, Zion, Bryce & hwy 12. ...and just wonder around. Treat yourself to a nice place in Vegas the last night.

Whatever you do, you'll be on a GS-it won't be that bad.

P.S.-I was just on Hwy 1 in central CA this week. Beauty not to be beatin'. But very, very slow. But, there is no reason to rush this area anyway!!!
There is much of Oregon, Washington, N. Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, British Columbia, Alberta that will allow you to "Beat The Heat"...even in another month. It's all no more than 2 days away if you want it.

The desert is great, even when it is hot, the mountains are cooler and lush. You just have to decide how far you are willing to travel.
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Old 06-26-2011, 08:53 AM   #9
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I'm heading to Canada from Burbank. I have some maps for Oregon and Wash. Back country sections. Leaving this coming Wednesday the 29th.
Just gonna bomb out of Cal. Ktm 950.
Oregon coast or northern Nevada might be the ticket...Canada little too far for a week, want to be able to play in areas that look inviting. Enjoy your trip man and thanks everyone for the suggestions.
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Old 06-26-2011, 11:34 AM   #10
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Southern Utah, Western Colorado and Northern New Mexico. Any or all of the above.
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:00 AM   #11
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Here's my latest thought...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=47645

Back in '04 R-Dubb and his buddies mapped out an off-road route that almost mirrors the PCT border to border.
I might pick a few legs from Central to Northern Cal then blast home!
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Old 08-14-2011, 06:25 PM   #12
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ouray colorado would be a start, then cross over to colorado springs, or moab if you please, points north i like are the glacier nat park....
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Old 08-15-2011, 01:44 AM   #13
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have you done the colorado high country?
summer is ideal and the temps are awesome.
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Old 08-15-2011, 01:45 PM   #14
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hig country

give me some idea on where to go for hte high country trails. I know almost nowhere to ride, nor the rules for out west....
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Old 08-15-2011, 02:45 PM   #15
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STAY OUT OF TEXAS!!!!!!!!
Hot ............. More like a oven even in the shade.

But look at Taos, Nm or Cloudcraft Nm,
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