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Old 07-19-2012, 08:32 PM   #18181
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Phuck the Truck!

If RiverRat has rug rats then take the truck and endure the campsite nightmare!! If you're riding a bike then you don't sweat a place to pull the bike in. I carry a camo tarp that is the equivalent of a free pass anywhere, even yo mama's back yard. she'd never notice if i'm in stealth mode, but take the truck and take you chances (which aren't good unless you staked your claim day ago) I staked my claim one time and had my whole fam showing up, and when we all got therew my whole party a family had moved all my stuff out of the way, and acted put off that all of my shit was in their way. In comes my ghetto blaster cranking Danzig (which even i think is intolerable).. . anyway, the story goes on but i go to bed since I gotta make CA tomorrow.
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:39 PM   #18182
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nope no kiddos. But my bike isnt street legal so I cant just drive some place. this is a bummer. maybe i will just AF really early in the am sat morning. I really wanted to camp though. I dig the camo tarp idea though and the Danzig
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:48 AM   #18183
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I read in the paper that a bill is going to be introduced, if not already, to close the last OHV trail in Big Cottonwood Canyon, among other things.

So, a heads up, this may be your last year to ride up Mineral. I rode it last year, but was turned back once by carrying too much luggage (I was just passing through, while on a trip and the trail caught my eye), once by snow (not the huge rocks trying to kill me, thank you) up by a mine, but had a good run at it. I might get out and try it again in a few weeks, if anyone wants to join me for a "Pick your bike back up fest" on Mineral Fork Rd.

If you haven't been up there, it's beautiful, it's rocky, it's rocky and it's rocky. There is also rocks. It's my favorite. I don't know why, it kicks my arse every time though. The rocks are just right for rolling in unexpected ways, they are pointy in all directions, and unavoidable. If I had a lightweight bike I would choose that, but all I have is the DRZ, so I get a workout every time. You would want to come for the comic relief at least.

I will be busy moving and honey-dos the next two weeks, but I bet I can sneak out for a few hours somewhere in here. FWIW, I am also available days with a bit of notice, a few hours usually. If anyone wants to try it during the day mid-week.
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:20 AM   #18184
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I read in the paper that a bill is going to be introduced, if not already, to close the last OHV trail in Big Cottonwood Canyon, among other things.

So, a heads up, this may be your last year to ride up Mineral. I rode it last year, but was turned back once by carrying too much luggage (I was just passing through, while on a trip and the trail caught my eye), once by snow (not the huge rocks trying to kill me, thank you) up by a mine, but had a good run at it. I might get out and try it again in a few weeks, if anyone wants to join me for a "Pick your bike back up fest" on Mineral Fork Rd.

If you haven't been up there, it's beautiful, it's rocky, it's rocky and it's rocky. There is also rocks. It's my favorite. I don't know why, it kicks my arse every time though. The rocks are just right for rolling in unexpected ways, they are pointy in all directions, and unavoidable. If I had a lightweight bike I would choose that, but all I have is the DRZ, so I get a workout every time. You would want to come for the comic relief at least.

I will be busy moving and honey-dos the next two weeks, but I bet I can sneak out for a few hours somewhere in here. FWIW, I am also available days with a bit of notice, a few hours usually. If anyone wants to try it during the day mid-week.
It would be a nice flash back for Hick if he was in town....








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Old 07-20-2012, 11:06 AM   #18185
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MIrror Lake Hwy and Strawberry are two of the most popular places so you'll have company. But they are only two places. Just get off the beaten path, or go further away from the city. On Mirror Lk Hwy you purdy much have to camp in a campground. But there are little roads going in all directions from strawberry where you can go camp and maybe find some peace. Or go check out the currant creek reservoir area. Or if you're up north head up into the mountains between logan and bear lake. I think somebody already mentioned that. -al
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:22 PM   #18186
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Well I chose strawberry. Took the truck way up squaw creek rd and didn't see another soul. I am camping where 110 and 518 meet.

From this map I found http://static.stateparks.utah.gov/ma...rySystem08.pdf I think there will be some fun riding really close. Yes for some reason I get really good 3G up here haha.
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Old 07-21-2012, 05:46 PM   #18187
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Ryman,

How about a fuel injected, 4 stroke, 690 snomo?
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Old 07-22-2012, 03:03 PM   #18188
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Well I chose strawberry. Took the truck way up squaw creek rd and didn't see another soul. I am camping where 110 and 518 meet.

From this map I found http://static.stateparks.utah.gov/ma...rySystem08.pdf I think there will be some fun riding really close. Yes for some reason I get really good 3G up here haha.
RR, I drove right past you and your camp Saturday morning ( yes I waved) in a silver Toyota Taco. It was a great weekend to be in the mountains. I didn't get to ride, we were hiking and doing some stream and pond surveys for the FS.
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Old 07-22-2012, 05:10 PM   #18189
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RR, I drove right past you and your camp Saturday morning ( yes I waved) in a silver Toyota Taco. It was a great weekend to be in the mountains. I didn't get to ride, we were hiking and doing some stream and pond surveys for the FS.
Are you a hydrologist?
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:44 AM   #18190
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RR, I drove right past you and your camp Saturday morning ( yes I waved) in a silver Toyota Taco. It was a great weekend to be in the mountains. I didn't get to ride, we were hiking and doing some stream and pond surveys for the FS.

Oh sweet! Yeh I remember. At that spot I literally only saw 1 jeep, a side by side, and your Taco. That was it for traffic. I thought for sure it would be super busy but nope. I met a few other riders out on the trail. They told me about Motoutah. It really was a great day for me, I did most of the single track in that area including all of the center trail 009.
here are some pics.

Sunrise


The screen shot I took to guide myself.


Intersection


Sweet drop tank!!!!! It must have droppen in the winter bc there was almost no damage. Would love to haul it out and make a flats car...


Some singletrack stoke




I had a great time! I love primitive camping and the cool temps up there. Was really nice to get out of SLC.
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:05 PM   #18191
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Whole lotta rain causing some interesting conditions down in Grand Staircase FYI

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Old 07-23-2012, 07:20 PM   #18192
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The spoils of tour...

...glad to be off the bike. did 1500 miles over 3 days of the twistiest roads in CA! I jumped on hwy 1 and fell into a pack of bullet bikers that taught me the joy of lane splitting We really need that privilege in UT. Call the governator!
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:46 PM   #18193
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...glad to be off the bike. did 1500 miles over 3 days of the twistiest roads in CA! I jumped on hwy 1 and fell into a pack of bullet bikers that taught me the joy of lane splitting We really need that privilege in UT. Call the governator!
The Herbernator just doesn't have that kind of pull... it would be awesome. I love riding in So Cal. Nothing like crossing the Bay Bridge splitting at 65 mph as you watch bikes blur by in the adjacent lanes like you are standing still.
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:28 PM   #18194
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Are you a hydrologist?
No. We were doing a project to check for and count borrial toads, frogs, salamandars. Pretty easy; find the location, fill out the paperwork, take pictures and record gps. Also checking if there was water or not. There are so many in the area
not all can be checked regularly.


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Old 07-24-2012, 10:45 PM   #18195
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