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Old 09-20-2012, 05:30 AM   #766
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Weather wise, how much longer do we have to make Bryce this year?

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One of the most glorious Thanksgivings I've ever celebrated was camping, riding, and bicycling in the Moab area several years ago. We stayed for five days and had the place literally to ourselves. We had a bit of snow overnight once, but nothing that hadn't melted off my 9:00 or so, with lows in the upper 30's and highs in the lower 60's the whole time. Weather can be very fickle late in the season, of course, but the canyon country can also be glorious later in the year. You can't believe the stars when you're laying out on the slickrock in late November and there isn't another soul for miles around.

I rode my GS around the Grand Canyon once in late November (to clebrate my birthday) and had even the South Rim to myself. There were some slick spots on the asphalt in shadow areas, but I just took it easy and watched for it. There were elk all around, eagles, hawks, and ZERO tourists!

I say go for it!

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Old 09-20-2012, 10:44 AM   #767
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One of the most glorious Thanksgivings I've ever celebrated was camping, riding, and bicycling in the Moab area several years ago. We stayed for five days and had the place literally to ourselves. We had a bit of snow overnight once, but nothing that hadn't melted off my 9:00 or so, with lows in the upper 30's and highs in the lower 60's the whole time. Weather can be very fickle late in the season, of course, but the canyon country can also be glorious later in the year. You can't believe the stars when you're laying out on the slickrock in late November and there isn't another soul for miles around.

I rode my GS around the Grand Canyon once in late November (to clebrate my birthday) and had even the South Rim to myself. There were some slick spots on the asphalt in shadow areas, but I just took it easy and watched for it. There were elk all around, eagles, hawks, and ZERO tourists!

I say go for it!

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The fall can indeed be one of the best travel times, particularly Moab as prices and crowds fall off.
Bryce can be a little more difficult later, it is 4000 ft higher than Moab.
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:28 PM   #768
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Weather can be very fickle late in the season........
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Taken from the top of the Moki Dugway (January though, returning from San Diego; in the truck ). You can see the road I just came across thru Valley of the Gods, running across the pic, just below center; not the paved one on the right.



I thought I'd make a couple of loops before heading home, or not.





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Old 09-20-2012, 10:41 PM   #769
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The desert is beautiful in winter



Cold, but beautiful
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:47 AM   #770
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The fall can indeed be one of the best travel times, particularly Moab as prices and crowds fall off.
Bryce can be a little more difficult later, it is 4000 ft higher than Moab.
We have spent the last 15 years at Moab for New Years - I know what you mean.

We live at 7000' - this time of year and later, a couple thousand feet makes a bunch of difference - didn't realize Bryce was that high!

Did the White Rim last January - icy on the north slopes - the desert is great in winter

Thanks for the info

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Old 09-26-2012, 05:21 PM   #771
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Chased some fall leaves this afternoon
Up over the Ogden valley to Monte Cristo

North Ogden pass-






Pineview res






North fork of the weber river






Some showers here and there






Ant Flat rd about 1/2 way up






Down for home




Back up over the pass




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Old 09-26-2012, 05:47 PM   #772
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I was on UT 12 a few weeks ago myself. Man, I love it out there!




Signal, I'm sure you know where these were taken.

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Old 09-26-2012, 08:54 PM   #773
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First photo, good stuff-- went over the "hogs back" 2 weeks ago fot the first time with my wife on the back, she loved it.

Second shot- You've stumped the band -- I'm guessing outside of escalante somewhere, but I have no memory of any standing water in the area
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:42 AM   #774
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First photo, good stuff-- went over the "hogs back" 2 weeks ago fot the first time with my wife on the back, she loved it.

Second shot- You've stumped the band -- I'm guessing outside of escalante somewhere, but I have no memory of any standing water in the area
Okay, I'm going to help you out, Signal. When your bride lets you know she needs one of those "get-a-way weekends," call the Boulder Mountain Lodge in the town of the same name and make a reservation. You've seen it on the left as you headed south on UT 12. Tell 'em you want a nice view of the pond from your deck and they'll put you here:




Also, make reservation at Hell's Backbone Grill as it's on the property. They've got a good beer & wine list and the jalapeno soup is great.

You're welcome!

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Old 10-01-2012, 09:06 PM   #775
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We were both off work this AM, she wanted to go see the red leaves



She manned the Cannon


I manned the bike
The row of trees leading from the monastery in Huntsville


Over the shoulder




More red than even a few days ago. The leaves are falling fast


More yellow up on the top






The aspens were excellent




Up near the summit, about 9600 ft






Much easier for her to mount/dismount without the side cases-




Nice.
I've been in the area a long time, the colors may be the best I've seen.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:11 PM   #776
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Way to get out ridin' with Mrs. Signal. Nice fall colors! Followed along for your recent spin down south also.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:38 PM   #777
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:51 PM   #778
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Way to get out ridin' with Mrs. Signal. Nice fall colors! Followed along for your recent spin down south also.
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Nice fall colors!
Thanks gents

It was time well spent
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:30 AM   #779
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I was surprised/disappointed in how much the bright reds have dissipated the last 10 -14 days. Rode from Idaho Falls to Bear Lake then emigration canyon, fish creek 2 weeks ago and the reds were spectacular, did the same ride only included Logan Canyon on Friday, lots of yellows and some orange but the reds were fading fast and falling. I am inept at best with photos and riding, but always enjoy Signals pics. Hope we get an "Indian Summer" to extend my riding this year.

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Went west, past Promontory- My wife tagged along, had never seen the spiral jetty







the dirt gravel mix was nasty in spots, late in the year- too much washboard










The old pier- long since used






the jetty, water way down










She's still there


SOme odd clouds over home


3 hrs, 150 miles, 37 on wrist numbing dirt
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