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Old 04-15-2012, 06:48 PM   #16
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So are looking for rascally coyotes in that Camo ?
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:07 PM   #17
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So are looking for rascally coyotes in that Camo ?
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:18 PM   #18
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So are looking for rascally coyotes in that Camo ?
Yup- but they ARE sneeky

Strange out there- I've been out there and not seen or heard another person for the whole day. Eagles, crows, bunnies- and a few dogs if you get lucky.

Edit= its a strange special kinda place, looks like you "found it"- can you imagine trying to build a railway, or cross it on a horse, or on FOOT?
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:03 PM   #19
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Yup- but they ARE sneeky

Strange out there- I've been out there and not seen or heard another person for the whole day. Eagles, crows, bunnies- and a few dogs if you get lucky.

Edit= its a strange special kinda place, looks like you "found it"- can you imagine trying to build a railway, or cross it on a horse, or on FOOT?
Funny you should mention this; as I stood around the campfire that evening I just couldn't shake off the fact of these tenuous folks, not to mention the emigrants off the Mormon/California trail just north and west of me. I think I remember mention of a 10 mile stretch of RR being laid in one day all with hand tools and sweat of the brow.

Funny, I traveled 100 miles and saw no one not a soul and yet that evening felt an almost religious kind of peace out there.

Sneeky huh, maybe you need a night vision scope
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:06 PM   #20
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I had posted up on the local M/C board if anyone wanted to head south, originally I was going to Escalante Staircase in southern Utah hit the Smoky Mtn road and Hole in the Rock rd, but alas no takers and the weather had become very iffy.
Sometimes you just gotta ride! With others or not, it's all good. If I waited around for other people to ride with over the years I would probably have to deduct 2/3 of the miles I have covered.
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:45 AM   #21
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Sometimes you just gotta ride! With others or not, it's all good. If I waited around for other people to ride with over the years I would probably have to deduct 2/3 of the miles I have covered.
Exactly Ed! Well put. The days not bad but the dancing around the camp fire at night gets a bit boring. But ohhhh the sunset and sun rises of the desert
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:36 PM   #22
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Nice, Idahosam! Just caught up with the rest of this ride report. Sounds like you made a good call to respect the threat of mud! Sounds like there is more Utah in your future. Personally, I recommend the far southwest corner if you have time for a grand tour. Let me know if you're ever in the area. Thanks again for your write-up and pics!
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Old 04-19-2012, 04:32 AM   #23
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It looks like I'm a bit late to this party. You sure did find some interesting things out there.

Subscribed so I don't miss your return visit.
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:26 AM   #24
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Nice, Idahosam! Just caught up with the rest of this ride report. Sounds like you made a good call to respect the threat of mud! Sounds like there is more Utah in your future. Personally, I recommend the far southwest corner if you have time for a grand tour. Let me know if you're ever in the area. Thanks again for your write-up and pics!
RedRockRider, Hi'ya Yea there is some pretty spectacular topography in Utah, and I've never explored any of it, so, it's about time I did a little exploring.

If things work out, I will be heading back to Utah next week, around the 24th (suppose to be great weather for at least a week). My intent is to skirt along the Nevada border riding south. Grouse Creek-Wendover-Ibapah-Gandy, if I can make the roads connect. My biggest concern is fuel. I truly don't know for sure of my routing just going to wonder down, I never have a set itinerary.

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Hi LB. I figured you'd find this eventually Yup, it's time to ride the wild west again; just wish I had a riding partner sometimes. Heading to Moscow in the morning to visit my daughter, then get this ride going again.
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:04 AM   #26
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Thanks Sam. Keep those digital postcards coming.
And thanks for fueling my desire to move out West. I love those wide open spaces.
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Thanks Sam. Keep those digital postcards coming.
And thanks for fueling my desire to move out West. I love those wide open spaces.


Nope, Box Elder County is all full up at this time

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Old 04-19-2012, 07:17 PM   #28
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Thanks Sam. Keep those digital postcards coming.
And thanks for fueling my desire to move out West. I love those wide open spaces.

Great. Good to hear. As I've never really been in your part of the country, I can say the west is BIG.. I men beaucoup big; it will grow on you.
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:19 PM   #29
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Nope, Box Elder County is all full up at this time

Signal.. he said Out West
so I think he ruled Box Elder out except for maybe a visit.
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:44 PM   #30
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I've learned the hard way too about the drawbacks of camping near the only water hole for miles. I camped by a pothole in the slickrock down south one time and after nightfall every toad in the entire county came for the orgy. I had to wear earplugs to sleep. It was funny and weird. We sat around at night and watched a mass migration of toads going up the wash to that puddle. If you sat near an overhanging ledge they would jump into your lap. I'm not sure where they were during the daytime, underground I guess.

I love it out in the west desert. Some people like it to be technical, or they love the knee-draggin twisties. Me, I don't care how straight and flat the road is as long as it's remote. It doesn't even have to be particularly scenic as long as it's a hundred miles from nowhere. There's a lot of that out there.

I rode thru the Lucin/Grouse creek area last summer on my way to Jarbidge NV. NW of Grouse Creek in the 3-corner area there's an awesome dirt road that zigzags west to Jackpot, or you can get to Rogerson that way too. It's a lonely awesome place.

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