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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Signal, Sep 20, 2010.
I was there a couple of weeks ago. Breath taking! Great riding!
Tudball, long way from Va......
Those pics get me fired up to get back out there..... even though I was there last week.
Fair enough, Dave........More Hwy 12
What's not to like about this
Red to White
Back to Red (Between Escalante and Boulder) down...
Now, for the truly bizzare- I give you "The Hog's Back"-
A short 1 mile section before the climb up to Boulder Mountain, that has severe drops on BOTH sides (really odd to ride, having no background, some of the turns sort of get lost in the horizon)......
Kinda tough to get the scale in a photo, but you get the idea
A view off 9600 foot Boulder Mountain (the clouds really limited sight distance this day)
Very nice pics. I love the colors.
For this evening's entertainment: Highway 95 (Blanding to Hanksville)
Just a few klicks out of Blanding, up and over- then hard left
Then some gentile twists over the petrified dunes...
Brings us to Natural Bridges
Lots of stuff going on, geo-logically
See what I mean
Back and heading north, the weather gets ugly toward Hite ...Stopped to zip up
Just to prove how crazy the weather in UTardia can get (turns quick)- this is actually a pic to the right taken at the same time as the pic above
Hite overlook of rainy eastern lake powell (way down there you can see the Hite bridge)
Just to the right to Hite
It did clean off the GS
Thanks for playing
Assuming you still wear the 'stich I will have to keep an eye out for you in my travels. Seems like we ride the same stuff quite often! If you see a Wee with a yellow pelican case for a top bag that is moi, flag me down.
Digg'n the photo by the way. Keep them coming.
If I don't wave, its 'cause I'm kinda slow
Great pics! I'll be there in 2-3 days!
Dixie has (like many Natl Forests) several parts/sections scattered about. Any particular city region? I'll see whats in the photo bank.
Capitol Reef to Escalante/Boulder Mountain is through Dixie NF on Hwy 12
(there is a dirt crazy old road from Boulder toward Escalante know as "the devil's backbone" but don't have any pics I can dig out- yet)
Dixie Natl Forest also involves the area 'round Zion, Cedar Breaks, and some above Bryce.....
I was supposed to go to Moab this year but life got in the way and I ended up in PA instead
Lovin' the red rocks. Wow!
OK, so we've seen the serious pose, how about a smile?
Mid-Level's RULE Good on Ya
I was gonna save Moab for later, but what the hell- not like you've never see Moab pics.....stay tuned
Okay- Like most, way too many Moab-ish pics, so I'll sort them out some by area.......
First, Canyonlands- Island in the Sky region
Cool morning, sorry I guess I don't smile much in the self-potraits
Entering the long plateau, heading south
Layers and Layers
Looking east-ish, sun angles and camera lenses really can only touch the scale
This one is actually from Dead Horse Point State Park, just up the road, looking toward potash
The Northwest corner of the state is an old (and in the case of the Great Salt and Stink Lake, still) lake bed. Mostly flat and arid, and is very sparsely populated... Box Elder County is bigger than a couple NE states :huh
Flying at better than posted limits northwest of Tremonton- typical terrain/road
Brings us to ATK, home of the Space Shuttle rocket booster motors (and other NASA massive horsepower engines)
Over the hill a few miles.....
Golden Spike Natl Monument, Promontory Utah......site of the completion of the trans-continental railroad- They still pull out the trains for pics
Mollies in Snowville has some good home-done-right pies
I did a two year cardiac residency after med school then ran like the dickens after working 60 hours a week Now I specialize in diabetes and lipids, although that is morphing into a cardiometabolic specialty pretty quick. Love the work and the hours
What's those big mountains in the Canyonlands?
The La Sal mountains are way off in the distance in a couple pics (east of Moab)......the others are just part of the crazy elevation changes/plateaus that make up much of Canyonlands.....
For example- The drop off the cliff at Dead Horse point is like 1600-1800 feet , Island in the sky just down the road is similar.
Late tonight, thought I'd add another red cliff mecca- Zion
"A man can worship here as easily as in any of europe's grand cathedrals- THIS is Zion," Ebenezer, and early mormon settler
Some of the lower cliffs just out of Springdale
"the three prophets"
Love the red pavement that twists
Angel's Landing, a truly terror-inducing climb to the top with narrow 12-18 inch paths cut into the rock face, some sections have chains anchored into the rock for stability- the 1000 ft fall off the rock face never ends well
Pillars near the Lodge toward the narrows
Hope you've enjoyed tonight's chapter, and a heartfelt thanks for watching and for the comments