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Old 02-17-2012, 06:32 AM   #46
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Good decision beginning at Wendover, a perfect starting point for California-based riders. Puts you into the thick of things in no time.

Keep up the great work here!
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Old 02-17-2012, 06:38 AM   #47
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Yo Tony. See your still kick'n. By the way guys I rode this route and it is fantastic.
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:29 AM   #48
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Way cool...Thanks for taking the time and effort posting. Enjoy doing/reading about trips like this.
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:07 AM   #49
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Not to hijack or rudely interrupt ... I'd just like to add that I've found a terrific little two-track road, Silver Island Canyon Road, that winds through the northern tip of the Silver Island Mountains, beginning and ending on the main loop road. It's an awesome little cutoff that is not to be missed.

The northern terminus of this cutoff is right at Donner-Reed Pass, where the ill-fated Donner Party passed on their way to the Sierra.

You'll find it at: N40.94669 W113.76545 Perhaps it will be helpful to folks who get all inspired 'n stuff by this adventure.

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Now I'll butt out ...

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Old 02-17-2012, 10:57 AM   #50
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:38 PM   #51
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Props where props are due

I forgot to mention a very important fact in the ride report.

While DockingPilot created GPS tracks for the Forever West ride it was the vast knoweldge and experience of Tony Heugel of Backcountry Byways that provided the route information. He has traveled a lot and knows these areas. So if you are planning a trip in the Wild West check him out at http://backcountry-byways.blogspot.com/

Thanks Tony for providing more insite into a historic area and a cool place to visit.

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Not to hijack or rudely interrupt ... I'd just like to add that I've found a terrific little two-track road, Silver Island Canyon Road, that winds through the northern tip of the Silver Island Mountains, beginning and ending on the main loop road. It's an awesome little cutoff that is not to be missed.

The northern terminus of this cutoff is right at Donner-Reed Pass, where the ill-fated Donner Party passed on their way to the Sierra.

You'll find it at: N40.94669 W113.76545 Perhaps it will be helpful to folks who get all inspired 'n stuff by this adventure.

A pic:



Now I'll butt out ...
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:04 AM   #52
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:24 AM   #53
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Just caught up to Bringham ! Man I cant imagine what it was like it that heat out there ! I rode the Trans con alone due to Bruces SE getting a puncture. Not enough fuel to turn back so I had to keep going. The most alone I ever been in my life I think !
Excellent report fellas, I'll continue ...........
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:29 PM   #54
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Man looking at your photos brings back great memories of our trip.
Can't wait to see more.

Great to see you giving Tony Huegel credit. The man is a wealth of knowledge for Adventure riding in the area.

When is the next installment???
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:35 PM   #55
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I'm in. My wife and i will be around there this May. We might have to check out some of those areas.
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:23 AM   #57
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Hope we get some explaination of this pic. Kinda strange, standing in the middle of a mud puddle with lots of room to not be standing right there?


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Old 02-19-2012, 02:05 PM   #58
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Good decision beginning at Wendover, a perfect starting point for California-based riders. Puts you into the thick of things in no time.
Tony the beauty of this loop is the varied options for riders to start, makes it pretty convenient.
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:09 PM   #59
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Hope we get some explaination of this pic. Kinda strange, standing in the middle of a mud puddle with lots of room to not be standing right there?

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Caption contest?
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:34 PM   #60
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