ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Regional forums > The Rockies It's all downhill from here...
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-22-2013, 12:02 PM   #19486
mknight
Gnarly Adventurer
 
mknight's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: Harrisville, Utah
Oddometer: 350
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Walrus View Post
More info: did you ride the bikes down? Where'd you stay, camp or hotel it? I drove through Moab last Monday on my way back from Arizona, weather was chilly, especially at night but the daytime temps looked great for riding. How did Zebbidog like it......
I was down there last Thursday through Sunday as well. Conditions were close to perfect.

Here are a few teaser pics.

Your's truly enjoying life:


West side of Factory Butte:


Looking north towards the Swell and Little Wild Horse Canyon:


Crossing the Muddy River:


Behind the Reef trail in the Swell:






Overlooking the Dirty Devil River drainage between North Hatch Canyon road and Poison Springs Wash road.


General route was south from Price, through Buckhorn Wash, Black Dragon Wash, Green River, South on Airport Road through Robbers Roost area to Hans Flat Ranger Station, down Flint Trail switchbacks (we were the first people down it this year....covered in at least a foot of snow), south to Sunset Pass, west to North Hatch Canyon road to the crossing of the Dirty Devil River (turned back due to too much water flow), backtrack, then south to Hite and Lake Powell.

We then went south on Highway 95 to the Blue Notch Canyon turnoff and road down to the shores of Lake Powell intending to make a loop up and out of Red Canyon.....turned back after we lost a camera. Backtracked up the highway, over the south tip of the Henry Mountains for the night. Next day north to Hanksville, then Caineville,then north on the west side of Factory Butte (awesome route), to the Muddy River, past Temple Mountain, west on Behind the Reef Route, north along Red Canyon all the way to Eagle Canyon and camp for the night, and then home the next day along the west side of the Swell, and back to Price.

I'm heading to White Wash next week for 3 days of riding the real dirt bikes, but this was really an awesome trip and the weather luckily cooperated for us.
__________________
Mike

mknight screwed with this post 03-22-2013 at 12:18 PM
mknight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 02:59 PM   #19487
pluric
Gimpy Adventurer
 
pluric's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: Salt Lake
Oddometer: 16,092
Wow. Nice!
pluric is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 09:27 AM   #19488
harcus
Beastly Adventurer
 
harcus's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2005
Location: Edge of the Wasatch
Oddometer: 1,309
Quote:
Originally Posted by mknight View Post
I was down there last Thursday through Sunday as well. Conditions were close to perfect.

....

General route was south from Price, through Buckhorn Wash, Black Dragon Wash, Green River, South on Airport Road through Robbers Roost area to Hans Flat Ranger Station, down Flint Trail switchbacks (we were the first people down it this year....covered in at least a foot of snow), south to Sunset Pass, west to North Hatch Canyon road to the crossing of the Dirty Devil River (turned back due to too much water flow), backtrack, then south to Hite and Lake Powell.

We then went south on Highway 95 to the Blue Notch Canyon turnoff and road down to the shores of Lake Powell intending to make a loop up and out of Red Canyon.....turned back after we lost a camera. Backtracked up the highway, over the south tip of the Henry Mountains for the night. Next day north to Hanksville, then Caineville,then north on the west side of Factory Butte (awesome route), to the Muddy River, past Temple Mountain, west on Behind the Reef Route, north along Red Canyon all the way to Eagle Canyon and camp for the night, and then home the next day along the west side of the Swell, and back to Price.

I'm heading to White Wash next week for 3 days of riding the real dirt bikes, but this was really an awesome trip and the weather luckily cooperated for us.

This is a very nice route, Mike. Well suited to the big bikes. Too bad the rivers were high but it is that time of year.

Did you trailer the bikes to Price?

Well done!
__________________
Want Creative Adventure Products? - See Globetrottin.com

Current rides - '14 KTM 1190 R Adv <2k, '07 990Adv 39k, '12 500EXC 7k, '09 GasGas 300 Raga

harcus screwed with this post 03-23-2013 at 09:36 AM
harcus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 09:55 AM   #19489
fano
here and there
 
fano's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: Salt Lake City UT
Oddometer: 640
I am planning to go to Cherry Creek tomorrow. If anybody wants to meet there let me know.
__________________
Fano

05 KTM 450 MXC , 01 Triumph Tiger 955i
04 KTM 950 ADV , 00 Husaberg 501FE
04 GasGas TXT300 PRO , 70 Jawa 250
fano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 10:26 AM   #19490
atokad
wan⋅der⋅lust
 
atokad's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Oddometer: 2,499
Quote:
Originally Posted by fano View Post
I am planning to go to Cherry Creek tomorrow. If anybody wants to meet there let me know.
Hey Fano, so what bike is your favorite bike nowadays? You ride the Tiger much anymore? I need another dirt bike to do Moab on someday... bucket list sort of thing. Work just never seems to allow for enough time for me to get there.

I am going to interview for a position in SLC soon though, so who knows what's in the cards for the future.
__________________
2006 - Triumph Tiger
1995 XR650L
atokad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 10:57 AM   #19491
frog OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
frog's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2004
Location: Heber City, UT
Oddometer: 2,747
Quote:
Originally Posted by atokad View Post
Hey Fano, so what bike is your favorite bike nowadays? You ride the Tiger much anymore? I need another dirt bike to do Moab on someday... bucket list sort of thing. Work just never seems to allow for enough time for me to get there.

I am going to interview for a position in SLC soon though, so who knows what's in the cards for the future.
Lol. When is the last time you rode the tiger.... or 950. :cool:

Sent from my DROID RAZR
__________________
Thank you MX1WEST, Highway Dirt Bikes Lindsay Machine, Smart Performance, SPS for the Support
257x Solo Baja 1000
If I had not some strength of will I would make a first class drunkard--Shackleton
frog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 11:24 AM   #19492
CliffonTwo
Adventurer
 
CliffonTwo's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2013
Location: North SLC
Oddometer: 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by fano View Post
I am planning to go to Cherry Creek tomorrow. If anybody wants to meet there let me know.
Wheres cherry creek?
CliffonTwo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 11:32 AM   #19493
frog OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
frog's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2004
Location: Heber City, UT
Oddometer: 2,747
Quote:
Originally Posted by CliffonTwo View Post
Wheres cherry creek?
Between eureka and delta. About 1.5 hrs from slc

Sent from my DROID RAZR
__________________
Thank you MX1WEST, Highway Dirt Bikes Lindsay Machine, Smart Performance, SPS for the Support
257x Solo Baja 1000
If I had not some strength of will I would make a first class drunkard--Shackleton
frog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 01:48 PM   #19494
fano
here and there
 
fano's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: Salt Lake City UT
Oddometer: 640
Quote:
Originally Posted by atokad View Post
Hey Fano, so what bike is your favorite bike nowadays? You ride the Tiger much anymore? I need another dirt bike to do Moab on someday... bucket list sort of thing. Work just never seems to allow for enough time for me to get there.

I am going to interview for a position in SLC soon though, so who knows what's in the cards for the future.
Ha ha , I haven't been on a Tiger for a while. I ride my 450 dirt bike most of the time but I have hard time parting with the Tiger though. Maybe some day I'll get back on it.
Good luck on your job interview, riding around here is pretty good.
__________________
Fano

05 KTM 450 MXC , 01 Triumph Tiger 955i
04 KTM 950 ADV , 00 Husaberg 501FE
04 GasGas TXT300 PRO , 70 Jawa 250
fano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2013, 07:56 AM   #19495
fano
here and there
 
fano's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: Salt Lake City UT
Oddometer: 640
Cherry Creek is pretty much free of snow except the higher elevations of north side

__________________
Fano

05 KTM 450 MXC , 01 Triumph Tiger 955i
04 KTM 950 ADV , 00 Husaberg 501FE
04 GasGas TXT300 PRO , 70 Jawa 250
fano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2013, 01:12 PM   #19496
Trail Dumpster
4.5 Years to Freedom
 
Trail Dumpster's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Roy, Ut
Oddometer: 152
Klr rotor puller

Anyone happen to have a KLR rotor puller? Opened up the case cover and found some starter gear set shim leftovers in the oil..
__________________
C-Advisor http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=741902
2010 Victory Vegas (Stock Rocks)
1992 Yamaha WR-500ZD (Plated) Needs rebuild Threw chain cracked case
1975 Honda XL175
1991 Klr 650.. 1994 FE501 Berg'
Trail Dumpster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2013, 01:43 PM   #19497
Trail Dumpster
4.5 Years to Freedom
 
Trail Dumpster's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Roy, Ut
Oddometer: 152
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trail Dumpster View Post
Anyone happen to have a KLR rotor puller? Opened up the case cover and found some starter gear set shim leftovers in the oil..
Nevermind, I ordered one..
__________________
C-Advisor http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=741902
2010 Victory Vegas (Stock Rocks)
1992 Yamaha WR-500ZD (Plated) Needs rebuild Threw chain cracked case
1975 Honda XL175
1991 Klr 650.. 1994 FE501 Berg'
Trail Dumpster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2013, 04:54 PM   #19498
mknight
Gnarly Adventurer
 
mknight's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: Harrisville, Utah
Oddometer: 350
Quote:
Originally Posted by harcus View Post
This is a very nice route, Mike. Well suited to the big bikes. Too bad the rivers were high but it is that time of year.

Did you trailer the bikes to Price?

Well done!
Agreed...loved the route and there is so much more that warrants exploration in that area, particularly on the west side of the river. I enjoyed it significantly more than White Rim just due to the remoteness and lack of people. Exploring further north into Millard Canyon and many of the other spurs....one could spend days with the only limitation being fuel range and water.

We had no great expectations of getting through the Dirty Devil. This is high-flow time, but we just started west on North Hatch Canyon road and it was so awesome we figured what was the worst thing....we'd have to turn around and ride it back.

Yes, we wussed out and trailered the bikes to Price. We just about got blown off the highway (Highway 10) last Sunday on the return route so were grateful for the truck and climate controlled comfort for what would have otherwise been an ugly ride home over Soldier Summit and the I-15 mess.
__________________
Mike
mknight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2013, 07:23 PM   #19499
pluric
Gimpy Adventurer
 
pluric's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: Salt Lake
Oddometer: 16,092
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trail Dumpster View Post
Anyone happen to have a KLR rotor puller? Opened up the case cover and found some starter gear set shim leftovers in the oil..
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trail Dumpster View Post
Nevermind, I ordered one..
Make up your mind already. I do have them if needed.
pluric is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2013, 08:05 PM   #19500
Trail Dumpster
4.5 Years to Freedom
 
Trail Dumpster's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Roy, Ut
Oddometer: 152
Quote:
Originally Posted by pluric View Post
Make up your mind already. I do have them if needed.
Had to order some more parts anyway.. Thanks for the offer. I was hoping it would be a quick job, never is when I'm working on stuff.
__________________
C-Advisor http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=741902
2010 Victory Vegas (Stock Rocks)
1992 Yamaha WR-500ZD (Plated) Needs rebuild Threw chain cracked case
1975 Honda XL175
1991 Klr 650.. 1994 FE501 Berg'
Trail Dumpster is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 03:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014