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Old 05-31-2012, 09:10 PM   #196
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Hey Guys,
If you go down to Zion NP, be sure to get there early and out by 11:00 am (unless you plan to hike), as it gets hot as can be at that low altitude. Then go north to the next east-west road and do Cedar Breaks NP in the afternoon. It is different in that you hike along the top of the valley and look down, so you get an entrely different perspective. I was really taken by it. No guard rails - so don't go if you're feeling suicidal.or if one of you is really mad at the other.
Thanks Dick for the info... Unfortunately, Jerry's feet are filled with sores from the Sidi boots, so no hiking for a bit. He's really uncomfortable, so we spent most of the day at camp. It's a beautiful campground in Virgin, so not all was lost.:) Just needs a bit of time to heal.
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:28 AM   #197
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Thanks Dick for the info... Unfortunately, Jerry's feet are filled with sores from the Sidi boots, so no hiking for a bit. He's really uncomfortable, so we spent most of the day at camp. It's a beautiful campground in Virgin, so not all was lost.:) Just needs a bit of time to heal.
Blisters are from sweat and/or bad fitment. Change socks a few times a day to keep feet dry, add baby powder too. Maybe some very comfy hiking boots with ankle protection is a better option...I have these myself and since they breathe well and are waterproof they could work for Jerry....http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/pr...leBase:3948435
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:53 AM   #198
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Blisters are from sweat and/or bad fitment. Change socks a few times a day to keep feet dry, add baby powder too. Maybe some very comfy hiking boots with ankle protection is a better option...I have these myself and since they breathe well and are waterproof they could work for Jerry....http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/pr...leBase:3948435

Thanks Oscar... His boots have worn a hole in the heal in the liner. Jerry doesn't want to buy new boots, so will look for better socks.
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:09 AM   #199
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Thumb Smartwool socks

I changed from cotton socks to Smartwool socks a year ago. I cannot believe the difference. They do a great job both of keeping feet dryer and more padded. Depending on your travel direction, you should be able to find some in Springdale at Zion Outdoor Sports or in St. George at Hurst, Rebel Sports, or Sportsman's Warehouse.

Your trip has been a great one to follow!!
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:12 AM   #200
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I bought a pair of SOKz from Telico Outfitters. I have been very happy with them.

Give Mike (Minimike) a call and see if he can send a pair out to you.
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:32 AM   #201
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+1 to the infinite power. Smartwool or wool socks in general are the bomb, you cannot go wrong.
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I changed from cotton socks to Smartwool socks a year ago. I cannot believe the difference. They do a great job both of keeping feet dryer and more padded. Depending on your travel direction, you should be able to find some in Springdale at Zion Outdoor Sports or in St. George at Hurst, Rebel Sports, or Sportsman's Warehouse.

Your trip has been a great one to follow!!
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:58 AM   #202
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Thanks Oscar... His boots have worn a hole in the heal in the liner. Jerry doesn't want to buy new boots, so will look for better socks.
You're welcome +1 on the smart wool socks btw...
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:05 PM   #203
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Thanks! We're in St. George now, so will stop in the Sportmans in a few.
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:20 PM   #204
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My feet still hurt, they are in bad shape. I got some of those smartwool socks today, and picked up some blister tape yesterday to put over the raw spots. The problem is, I got the medium weight socks and the boots feel too tight now. Think I could get the Sidi boots stretched somewhere?

I think this is the only pic we got of Dana. Met him at a red light, he was riding a blue DL 650. He offered to put us up for the night, and we accepted. Very cool dude, in return we bought him dinner.

The next morning, we rode out of Durango to hit the Million Dollar Highway.

It was a bit chilly, but the incredible views kept us warm.



A woman offered to take our picture.



We met a couple of ADV riders up here, I forget their names. It was funny because they both knew one another, but didn't ride up here together. They had not met in years.

It was a beautiful spot in all directions, even with an ugly Wee.

One cannot get a bad picture.

That night, we camped at Black Canyon of the Gunnison.

We camped down in the bottom, this is from the ride down.

This road is insane, it leads down to the East Portal Campground.

The deer was cleaning our neighbor's BBQ grill while he was away.



I took a walk down to the river with Victor.

There is supposed to be some great trout fishing here, and many were trying their luck, or skills.

More shots from that crazy road, this is in motion.

This gives an idea of how steep it is.


Having a cold one at camp.


The guy who designed this bash plate probably did not see the bottle opener that is built in.

This is a serious rapid, the same river pictured above.

We stayed there for two nights, and our neighbors were kind enough to feed us a couple of meals. Very nice folks. Then we headed off to explore CO some more.


I don't remember the name of this place off the top of my head, but we went West, then North. I think its the North Rim of the Black Canyon.

More great views.

TBC...
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:36 AM   #205
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Every time I see that loaded bike I'm amazed by you guys two up'n on a Wee. Its been over a month now, homesick yet? Be safe.
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:38 AM   #206
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PK and Kim--Thanks for the photos from Tsankawi and the Rio Grande -- my old stomping grounds! I always enjoy seeing pics from that area.

Your trip looks great. Happy trails!
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:38 AM   #207
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Every time I see that loaded bike I'm amazed by you guys two up'n on a Wee. Its been over a month now, homesick yet? Be safe.
I am not ready to head for home yet, this is one of the best times I have ever had and I really don't want it to end.

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PK and Kim--Thanks for the photos from Tsankawi and the Rio Grande -- my old stomping grounds! I always enjoy seeing pics from that area.

Your trip looks great. Happy trails!
And thank you for all of the great advice you provided. It helped up to get somewhat prepared for this.

Somewhere on the way to Crawford, CO.


We are in Hurricane, UT right now. Trying to meet up with a friend from FL and another friend who used to live there.
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:14 PM   #208
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Are you "gellin'" Insoles like a $8-$12 Dr. Scholls may be a huge help?
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:20 PM   #209
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East Portal is amazing isn't it??? Love the Black Canyon area. There are soma amazing trails for dirt riding out there too but a dedicated bike is a must. Glad you guys are having a blast!! Hope the feet get better!!
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:35 PM   #210
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What, no pics of Escalante?

Used to camp and hunt there in Cedar Breaks NF

Got to get this one printed up for the Scrub Kitchen

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