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 11-03-2014, 11:17 AM   #1
enduro-ince OP
dirtslave
 
enduro-ince's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2004
Location: Placerville Co.
Oddometer: 5,029
Backway into the white rim is closed, rockfall.

heard through the FB grapevine that potash rd is completely blocked by rockfall about 1.5 miles before the park boundary. Who's going to be the first to see if motos can get through, preferably on a GS?
__________________
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone!
enduro-ince is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2014, 03:15 PM   #2
Geek
oot & aboot
 
Geek's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2003
Location: 8000ft.
Oddometer: 30,812
So that makes it a 260 mile out and back?

Glad I have bigger fuel tanks
Geek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2014, 05:48 PM   #3
boldham
Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2013
Location: Colorado Front Range
Oddometer: 35
Wink

Quote:
Originally Posted by enduro-ince View Post
heard through the FB grapevine that potash rd is completely blocked by rockfall about 1.5 miles before the park boundary. Who's going to be the first to see if motos can get through, preferably on a GS?
Did it Friday. A motorcycle can get through (an XR, but GS could make it). I felt lucky!
If that has changed, you could always continue up the Shafer Canyon Road back to Island in the Sky Road.

boldham screwed with this post 11-03-2014 at 06:14 PM
boldham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2014, 07:10 PM   #4
StmbtDave
AKA Invisible Dave
 
StmbtDave's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: Loveland, CO summer - Green Valley, AZ winter
Oddometer: 2,970
Quote:
Originally Posted by boldham View Post
... If that has changed, you could always continue up the Shafer Canyon Road back to Island in the Sky Road.
Unless you're coming into the park from Potash, then you're screwed
__________________
Why are we stopping? We don't have time for that!
StmbtDave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2014, 08:20 PM   #5
Eurobiker
Vintage Cat Herder
 
Eurobiker's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2002
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Oddometer: 5,956
This is from a slide several years ago, so the highlighted area is not the slide location. Probably due South of the Dead Horse Pt. overlook.

__________________
Mark

If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.



Eurobiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2014, 06:39 AM   #6
duggram
-getting busy living
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: ABQ, NM
Oddometer: 118
A friend and I will be in Moab this weekend and he has not ridden the WRT. I'm arriving Thrusday and would like to get a camping spot on Potash Rd. If we started out on Potash could we take Long Canyon Rd up to 313 and then go CCW on the WRT?
__________________
2014 Super Tenere
2012 WR450
2012 Ninjette (for sale)
2008 1125 Buell (former track bike)
duggram is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2014, 06:53 AM   #7
enduro-ince OP
dirtslave
 
enduro-ince's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2004
Location: Placerville Co.
Oddometer: 5,029
Quote:
Originally Posted by duggram View Post
A friend and I will be in Moab this weekend and he has not ridden the WRT. I'm arriving Thrusday and would like to get a camping spot on Potash Rd. If we started out on Potash could we take Long Canyon Rd up to 313 and then go CCW on the WRT?
Yes, theres nice camping at the top of pucker pass on long canyon rd if you are camping off the bike. I saw pics of the rockfall and it doesn't look bad, they will probably have it cleared out by the weekend if not sooner.
__________________
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone!
enduro-ince is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2014, 06:57 AM   #8
TheMuffinMan
Forest Ranger Magnet
 
TheMuffinMan's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Denver, USA
Oddometer: 5,631
Quote:
Originally Posted by Geek View Post
So that makes it a 260 mile out and back?

Glad I have bigger fuel tanks
The carbs are going to be gummed up since it's been sitting so long.









__________________
"To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."
KTM 525 XC-W // KTM 950 Adventure
690 Wiki
TheMuffinMan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2014, 07:12 AM   #9
StmbtDave
AKA Invisible Dave
 
StmbtDave's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: Loveland, CO summer - Green Valley, AZ winter
Oddometer: 2,970
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheMuffinMan View Post
The carbs are going to be gummed up since it's been sitting so long.
No problem, cleaning them is only a half hour job. Oh wait, it's a 950 not an airhead. Make that an 8 hour job I don't miss that part of KTM ownership one bit



Geek
__________________
Why are we stopping? We don't have time for that!
StmbtDave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2014, 07:15 AM   #10
boldham
Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2013
Location: Colorado Front Range
Oddometer: 35
Cool2

Quote:
Originally Posted by StmbtDave View Post
Unless you're coming into the park from Potash, then you're screwed
Good point!
boldham 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 04:36 AM.


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