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Old 12-29-2013, 04:09 PM   #211
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I've been thinking about riding out to the GC and exploring. I'm somewhat of a novice rider, did the TAT with two others, which was a boost to my risk taking, but plan on doing the GC solo and explore the area. I really appreciate the GPS points!!!!


I have about a 400 mile range on the old G/S. Is fuel that hard to find in the area??? For a rider w/ intermediate skills, are a lot of the places you visited doable and safe w/in reasonable limits???

Thanks for the great writeup and picts!!
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Old 12-29-2013, 04:28 PM   #212
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Sweet RR wonderful pics
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Old 12-29-2013, 07:00 PM   #213
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Thanks guys!

Tommy Duncan, Thanks for all of the great info you added. It makes me want to go explore more of it.

One Less Harley, Your 400 mile range will be very useful on the Western Strip. I think we discussed fuel locations earlier. As far as difficulty, I consider myself a mediocre off road rider. The route you choose and the current conditionswill greatly vary difficulty. The remoteness of the area means it should never be considered "safe".
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Old 12-30-2013, 06:51 AM   #214
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Your ride report and photos are awesome as always. Now that winter is here I have time to look at reports and dream of places to go. Your reports always make me want to go to the places you show us that are show beautiful.

Thanks for taking the time to share with the rest of us.
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:46 PM   #215
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Mr. 6253, it's all be said before...

Dave, I must add my note of thanks and respect for your fine report. I will indeed follow your tracks and make some of my own in that area. I've already studied the maps, next I'll study the terrain. It's reports like yours that make long Colorado winters more bearable.
Have a great 2014, Sphene.
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Old 01-04-2014, 10:17 AM   #216
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Great RR

Just read it end to end and wanted to say Thanks for sharing. As others have said, Great Pics. Certainly several places I'd like to see.

Best regards, safe travels.
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Old 03-05-2014, 08:05 PM   #217
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Holy cow. I just read the whole thing and Wow.
What a fantastic journey, write-up, and images.
I can't wait to get out there.

Thank you for sharing!

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Old 03-06-2014, 07:35 AM   #218
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Thanks for posting your tracks they will come in quite handy. You've inspired me to get out there and explore...if the stars align just right this year. just gotta figure out when is a good time to go after the snow has melted and to beat the heat, cold nights and rain (if that's an issue).
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:57 PM   #219
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Amazing pics. Makes me want to load up my tent and go camp at those points on the North Rim.
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Old 03-16-2014, 10:21 PM   #220
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Thanks for the recent comments!

Yes. I'm also dreaming of a return to the Grand Canyon Backcountry this year.

I found another photo from the trip to share, just in case anyone needed more reasons to get out there.

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Old 03-17-2014, 05:51 AM   #221
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Keep the photos coming.
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:54 AM   #222
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Thanks to this report, my wife and I went to the GC in November and loved it. Cannot wait to head back a bit earlier in the year and hit the north rim for some camping. She will paint while I get the bike off the trailer and go riding. Works for me.
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Old 03-17-2014, 01:08 PM   #223
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Thanks to this report, my wife and I went to the GC in November and loved it. Cannot wait to head back a bit earlier in the year and hit the north rim for some camping. She will paint while I get the bike off the trailer and go riding. Works for me.
Why not have her paint the trailer before you leave home? That way she can ride along with you.
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Old 03-19-2014, 03:50 AM   #224
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Dave, thank you for this outstanding report, pictures are great!
I was twice before at Toroweap Point but in SUV 4x4, awesome place, I hope, someday I get to see all these places you had during your trip.
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Old 04-05-2014, 05:40 PM   #225
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Love the tip on waiting until it starts to get dark to set-up camp! Golden! Torroweap was on my list of must-sees, now I have a whole bunch more and tracks to boot! Thanks for taking the time to put this up.
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