3-Day Ride to the Great Salt Lake, 2012

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Spud Rider, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    Thank you, Barron. :D I'm glad you got your bike registered in Japan! How much do the NX650, 5th gears cost? :wink:

    Spud :beer
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  2. ID XR600

    ID XR600 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the tour. Beautiful ride.
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  3. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    Super Spud. Absolutely super job. Thanks!
    I think I'll plan a trip up there.
    What are the best mounths to ride where you did?
    Is there camping along the way?
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  4. Spud Rider

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    You're welcome. The warmest, driest months to ride here are July and August. The Highline Trail is entirely located within U.S. National Forest; therefore, campgrounds are abundant.

    Spud :beer
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  5. purpledrake

    purpledrake No Pretensions

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    Great trip, SpudRider. The trail up Soda Peak was starting to get quite knurly, and pushing the limit where we want to be on a top heavy bike, out alone. All the way from Ogden, up through the Bear drainage, and back home again was quite a trip. Thank you for sharing.
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  6. PacificPT

    PacificPT Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the tour, some really beautiful scenery you rode through.
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  7. Mossy-Back

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    I'd say that day 3 looks like the most fun to ride! I'll need to check that out if I ever end up out that way.
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  8. Spud Rider

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    Thank you, PD. The last, northern section of the Highline Trail takes a few hours to complete. As the day was lengthening I had to decide whether I could complete the more technical parts of that trail before it got dark. I could have descended to pavement earlier, and left the last section of the trail unfinished, but it's one of my favorite rides. I decided I had enough time, so I completed the last section, and reached less technical, fire roads before the light departed. :wink:

    Spud :wave
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  9. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    Good route choices
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  10. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone Innocent culprit

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    Keep riding, keep writing, keep photo-ing.
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  11. WSobchak

    WSobchak MoTard

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    excellent photos up there in the mountains. looks like beautiful country!
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  12. gumshoe4

    gumshoe4 Been here awhile

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    Beautiful country, great photos! Thank you....
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  13. Spud Rider

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    Thank you for your kind words, gentlemen. :nod I looked through my files, and I found a few more photographs from the Highline Trail which I took on several other rides that month. I hope you enjoy viewing them. :nod

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    Spud :beer
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  14. jungleplant

    jungleplant Motorcyle & Jeep Stuff

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    great wallpapers, we have them in the shop:freaky
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  15. purpledrake

    purpledrake No Pretensions

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    Spud, those last photographs of Highline look so elk-ky! The high steppe of northern Utah and southern Idaho are a bit dry, but perfect for early autumn riding.

    You inspire us all. Somebody said it earlier--keep photo-ing.

    PD
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  16. yamonda1

    yamonda1 Old but new

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    Echo all the above Spud .... I'm coming down eastern Idaho next June on the way from Toronto to Ca. via Bonneville and your pictures have fired me up even more :jive
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  17. Spud Rider

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    Indeed, I basically took the trip down to Ogden so I could ride Highline Drive back to Idaho. :wink: Don't get me wrong; I enjoy riding around the Great Salt Lake, and riding along Skyline Drive at least once a year. However, I especially enjoy the trails, extended riding and scenery available along the Highline Trail. :deal

    Here are a few more photographs I found in my files from previous rides along Highline Trail. :D

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    Spud :beer
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  18. jimmyx

    jimmyx Been here awhile

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    Did'nt I run into you on the skyline trail overlooking the Great salt Lake? I was on an '01 xr650r. Anyway, great report!
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  19. Spud Rider

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    Yes, I remember talking to you; you have a very nice XR650R. :thumb I enjoyed talking to you. :D I met your friend later, when I backtracked to Bountiful Peak. You can see your friend's bike parked next to mine in the photograph below.

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    If you examine the next photograph closely, you can also see your friend enjoying the view from the end of the trail just west of the parking area. :wink:

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    Spud :lol3
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  20. MasterMarine

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    Nice ride!

    There is some stuff in there that I might need to weave into my future Everett, WA to Lake Powell and back dream ride.

    Thank you for sharing!

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