Ultimate Utah Adventure Route – The UTBDR and a Whole Lot More

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by jglow, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. jglow

    jglow Two wheeled traveler

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    Finishing up Day 5....

    So, we were totally ready to bail out on the trip, but then discovered the bike was just low on coolant :lol3.


    So what was the problem with the cooling system to begin with?? Well, it took me a while to put it all together but it goes something like this: Back a few days earlier, when my bike took a tumble down the slope on the Strawberry OHV Single Track, and we had to bushwhack a bit to get back on the trail. Well, at some point during the bushwhacking a small tree branch got wedged into the fan blade, and kept it from spinning – I remember hearing a weird noise when that was happening, but I was focused on getting the bike out, so I didn’t worry about it. So, that stick being wedged stripped the fan blade off of the motor. The bike didn’t overheat for the next 2 days, because we were in the cool temps of the upper elevations. When the bike finally got hot enough to overheat a few days later, and the fan was broke, the radiator boiled over - and that's where my coolant went. After that was the first time I noticed the temp light on, and also noticed the fan blade was broke. I never noticed the coolant boiling over because the overflow tube routes the coolant right on to the skid plate, and when I saw it, I just assumed it was water from a puddle – I never smelled coolant. So it was no wonder why the repaired fan V1.0 and V2.0 weren’t working to keep the bike cool – it didn’t have hardly any coolant in it. I felt like a dummy for not checking the first thing you should check when a water cooled engine is running hot :baldy.


    Anyhow, the trip was now back on, and we had to burn some pavement miles to meet back up with our route at the entrance to Poison Springs Wash.

    Just to be safe, I filled up a Gatorade bottle with some more coolant, and left the remaining coolant for someone in need.

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    If you know anything about Poison Springs Wash Trail, you probably know about the Dirty Devil River Crossing. It’s a legit river crossing, and is often times impassible due to high water levels – especially this time of year. You can call the BLM office in Hanksville, UT and typically they will be able to tell you if the river is passible or not. We didn’t check ahead of time – we were going to ride Poison Springs Wash Trail no matter if we could make the crossing or not.

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    And we had 15 epic miles of wash and canyon riding before we would find out.

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    Probably one of the coolest places I have ever rode through :nod.

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    Of course, not somewhere you would want to be in a flash flood :nono, but today was beautiful!

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    Keep in mind that we have beat Lawson up pretty good thus far on the trip, but he is taking it all in stride, and riding this stuff really well. I knew he was getting pretty tired, so I withheld the fact that Garfield County rates Poison Springs Wash Trail as “Extreme Difficulty” – he doesn’t need to know that right now :augie.

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    Being in places like this makes the effort totally worth it :thumb.

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    We reach an overlook where we can just kind of see the Dirty Devil River.


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    And a few minutes later, we reach it.

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    And it’s wide, and it’s moving swiftly.


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    The water level was obviously up, and you could see how high it had recently been. I suppose the flash flooding in the area over the previous few days has something to do with it. I find a stick to measure the depth, and wade out into the river a bit.

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    I don’t get even a ¼ of the way in before the water is already nearly 18”-24” deep. On top of that my feet are really sinking into the quick sand on the river bottom, and my boots are getting suction-stuck in the muck.

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    We scope out other approaches, but it’s obvious that this is the only way, and it’s just not going to happen for us today. We briefly talked about striping down and walking the bikes across, but I was pretty sure that the bike would end up sinking, and getting suction locked in the quick sand muck, then fall over and get flooded out with water. I couldn’t manage to walk a couple of feet into the river, how did we expect to get 3 bikes all the way across?

    So we made the call to turn around and backtrack the 15 miles back to Hwy 95. Our only option once we reached Hwy 95 would be to follow it down South to Hite, UT. We figured we could camp on Lake Powell in Hite, so that is what we did.

    *Just a route note: Since we couldn't make the Dirty Devil Crossing, we had to bypass a nice section that takes us through Glen Canyon National Rec Area.

    With the sun going down, we reached Hite, which is not much more than a gas station (24 hour pay at the pump) and a National Park Station.

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    Not much else there…. Not even water. Lake Powell is so low that this area of the lake is bone dry, and it appears to have been that way for a while.

    I like the sign that says “Launch at own risk”

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    (The white ring on the back wall of the rock is the old "bathtub ring" and indicated where the water level once was.)


    There was, however, camping available, and with the sun setting on us, we really didn’t have many better options, so we settled on having a hot, uncomfortable night, on former Lake Powell.

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    What a day today had turned out to be. We were so close to calling it quits for the whole trip. It’s amazing what a little coolant can do, and how quickly your confidence can be restored in your machine!

    We may have ended the day on a bit of a downer, with not being able to make the Dirty Devil River Crossing, but Poison Springs Wash was pretty amazing.

    Tomorrow we will use these low water levels on Lake Powell to our advantage, as we try to connect two roads by using some old mining roads that were once submerged when Lake Powell was created. It will prove to be a memorable experience :deal.



    Jordan
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  2. MasterMarine

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    I hear Lake Powell is about 100 feet down right now from a local. I am headed down there right now on a family vacation. I worked there in 1995 at Wahweap when the lake was near full pool. Back then there was a marina at Hite. It got moved down to Bullfrog.

    Good stuff. Can't wait to hear what happens next!
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  3. jglow

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    And here is the Video for Day 5 :deal









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  4. Oh2RideMore

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    Thanks again for the insight, and prerunning alot of these roads. Can not wait the two weeks until I am out there riding as well. Picked up many pointers from this and other reports, but love your videos the best. Great moving music, captures the moment.
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    Very cool RR.
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  6. jglow

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    Day 6 – Hite, UT to Snow Flat Rd

    Last night was a pretty hot night – just as we anticipated. It eventually cooled off (very relative term) around 2am-3am, and I think we were all able to snag at least a few hours of quality sleep.


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    Today was the day I was most concerned about the route actually existing, and the real life condition of it.

    Let me explain…

    Back in March/April/May, when I was looking at maps and drawing up the route for this section I noticed these two roads on my Glen Canyon NRA map – “Blue Notch Rd” and “Red Canyon Rd” (look just South of Hite).

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    I immediately noticed how close those roads came to connecting to each other, and how sweet it would be if you could connect them :evil, and avoid a long stretch of Hwy 95. A little Googling found that due to the ultra low water level in Lake Powell, it was now possible to connect Blue Notch Rd to Red Canyon Rd via old mining roads that existed prior to creation of the lake :deal. The low lake had exposed the once submerged connection route!

    All the information I had on “The Connection” came from 4X4 guys , so I wasn’t sure how well the route would translate for Dual Sport MC use – 4X4 guys have winches you know :tough...

    Another concern I had was due in part to what we had run into yesterday at the Dirty Devil River Crossing. There are areas of The Connection that are known to have quicksand, and if this area had also had a lot of rain or flooding recently, then that could be a concern.

    I guess what it boiled down to was that I was shouldering a lot of responsibility for this section of the route working. Although Epic events are fun in hindsight (mostly), I just really didn't want to drag these guys deep in the desert and get stuck somewhere, spend a lot of time and energy, only to ultimately have to back track :knary.

    I laid this out to the guys, and there was never a moment’s doubt with them– we would try and make The Connection :gdog!

    So, we get the heck out of Hite early, and top off on water (they have self service drinking water at the gas station), and head for Blue Notch Rd.

    Heading down Blue Notch…

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    The road twists, and climbs,

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    And at the top we get our first glimpse of Lake Powell.

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    Blue Notch Rd seems to be kept in good condition.

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    There is a Primitive Camp Spot at the end of the road (at Good Hope Bay), and that’s where we had wanted to get to last night, but just ran out of time.

    We drop into the first section of road that was under water at some point (not technically “The Connection” yet)

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    And get lost for a minute – there are tons of dead end tracks around here :cromag.

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    But we get back on the right path, and glance over at Good Hope Bay.

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    Lawson is in the lead. He disappears around the corner, and then says over the intercom, “uh-oh…. Guys, I think these people might need some help”

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    Got to head to work.... More Day 6 later :wink:...


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  12. jglow

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    Day 6 continued...

    Cliffhanger over :D...


    We roll up on the scene, and it’s probably one of the last things any one of us expected to see out here :huh.

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    A boat… In a ditch… In the desert (yeah, I know we are near Lake Powell, but there aren’t any boat ramps around here!)

    When I thought I was turning my GoPro on to get some good video of the carnage, I was actually turning it off, so I only have these crumby pics of the boat when it was actually in the ditch.



    We shut of the bikes, and go over to offer some sort of assistance. It appeared that we were dealing with The Griswold’s here…

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    Just replace the station wagon with a suburban…

    The scene was strikingly similar.

    But seriously… It was a husband and wife, some of their kids, and their kid’s friends. The husbands stress level was cranked up to 11, and had his face smeared white with sunscreen - this event had just turned epic for him :lol3.

    Apparently they didn’t swing out far enough in the corner. One tire on the trailer got off the road and caused the trailer to start sliding down. The angle created from that was enough to cause the top heavy boat (loaded to the gills with *stuff*, and not strapped down to the trailer) to flip off the trailer and down to the bottom of the ditch – ejecting most of their stuff out of the boat. By the time we had pulled up on them, they had retrieved their stuff from the bottom and carried it up, and Pa' Griswold was trying to figure out how he was going to get the boat out. Figuring we could use all the Karma points we could get (jb welded radiator fan, unknown route ahead, etc.. :pope), we jumped into help them out :pynd. We grabbed one of our webbing tow straps and attached it to the ass of the boat. We put just about everybody on that line, and 1,2,3-1,2,3 –heave-hoe’d that thing back up to the road :lift.

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    Then we got Ma’ Griswold to get the trailer backed up near the boat, and once again we heave-hoe’d the hell out of the boat to get it back on the trailer.

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    Then we helped pile everything back into their boat.

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    Lawson did some fancy rope tying to semi-secure the boat to the trailer, and we got back on our way.



    Waving goodbye :wave.

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    I hope that they had the sense to turn around and get the hell out of there. Papa Griswold had acted like he knew the area, and he had been going to that area occasionally for years, but the direction they were headed, there was only desert, and the route from that point was even less trailer friendly.

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    Shortly after we left the Griswold’s (and I only refer to them as that lovingly), we officially started “The Connection” between Blue Notch Rd and Red Canyon Rd.

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    The navigation through here was pretty straight forward…

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    And the scenery/terrain was spectacular as well.

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    This is one of the only pictures on the whole trip of all three of the players in this game:

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    Back below the high water mark again.

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    We are approaching the steep cutbank that we need to drop down to get into the wash.

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    This was the point that I was really unsure about. I didn’t know how steep the cutbanks were, or even how tall – I just knew they existed.

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    The spot where we dropped down was steep and sandy, but not too terribly bad...

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    (although I could see going up to be an issue)

    And from here, we would traverse the wash through for a couple of miles until the connection was complete and we hit Red Canyon Rd.

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    Most of the wash was nice and firm – no quicksand today!

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    Just amazing riding through here. You really got the sense that not too many people have been here, or seen this area – heck a lot of it was under water for 30 years.

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    And we climb out of the wash and complete the connection!

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    I was stoked that it worked – no backtracking today :wings!

    We still had about 25 more miles to go, but we were officially back on a “road” on the gps (Red Canyon Rd).

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    Even though we still had a good bit of wash to navigate.

    It was funny through here because you would climb out of the wash and have this perfectly graded road…

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    And then bam :kboom. Back into the wash.

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    There is an art to navigating a wash, and it’s something you should get used to if you plan on really getting off the beaten path :deal.

    Rule #1. Avoid the larger rocks – you’ve got the whole wash, so pick the prettiest line (i.e. don’t follow my line :augie).

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    Rule #2. Don’t miss your exits out of the wash. Many times the road will go into the wash, but immediately come back out:

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    And sometimes you’re in the wash for a half mile. Keep an eye on the banks, and look for the obvious track.

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    Rule #3. Don’t go into these places if it’s raining or rain is immanent. Flash flooding is a real concern.

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    Eventually we climb out of the wash for the final time, and wind our way through Red Canyon.

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    Heading out to Hwy 276.

    Next up, we’re going to swing by Natural Bridges, so when we reach Hwy 276 we head East.

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    And 30 minutes later we reached Natural Bridges National Monument, and rode the loop, and snapped some photos of the Bridges.

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    And they were very impressive, but almost a little to easy to access. I’m sure it was because we were feeling pretty smug at that point... We had ridden in the shadow of, or at the foot of other very similar natural formations all throughout our route over the previous week. And now here we were at this place that had paved roads, sidewalks, and handrails... Maybe it's just not the same if you don't have to work for it :dunno?

    We were starving when we left the Natural Bridges, so we hustled some pavement South to Mexican Hat for some lunch.

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    Dropping down the Moki Dugway.

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    When we got to Mexican Hat we stopped in a Café for lunch, and all 3 of us went for the Indian Taco :dg.

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    After the late lunch, we headed back out of town, making a quick stop at the gas station for fuel. Apparently someone had set the furnace to full blast outside, so a few Gatorades were in order too :annie.

    Then we had to backtrack our route a bit. First we headed into The Valley of the Gods.

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    Which was super dusty, so we spread out a pretty good ways.

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    And just strolled through…

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    Appreciating any clouds that would shield us from time to time from the sun.

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    Then we buzzed back up the Moki Dugway. At the top of the dugway we stopped and discussed camping there at Muley Point. Richard and Lawson had camped there on their previous year’s ride of the UTBDR and it was spectacular, but it was still a bit early in the day, so we pushed on a bit further.

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    We figured we would grab a spot somewhere off of Snow Flat Rd – right before the elevation started to drop back down the Cedar Mesa.

    Running down Snow Flat Rd (I think Sand Flat seems like a more appropriate name)…

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    We run down a short road off of Snow Flat Rd, and find a primitive spot amongst the scrub. Not the most visually stunning camp of the trip, but it would do.

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    We actually had a ton of time to set-up and actually relax a bit, which was nice, after all of the long days we have had.

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    Tomorrow is our last day on the trail. We are back following the UTBDR, and it will take us into Monticello, UT – where we originally started. It may seem like it’s going to be an uneventful day, but I’m sure one of us will find a way to spice it up :evil. Right?



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    Dang---------I was hoping you guys ended up at Muley Point so I could see that place.

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    Awsome RR Jordan! Thanks
    Getting my WR set up for Baja this winter.. your trip inspires.
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    Here is a couple of shots I have of Muley point from 2012, we were a few hundred feet past the end of the road at the cliff edge. It was about to rain so scenery is pretty grey.

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  16. UtahGuido

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    That connection you made was very very cool. Thanks for the report.
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  18. jglow

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    Here is the Video Wrap for Day 6 :deal:











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  19. jglow

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    Day 7 – Snow Flat Rd to Monticello, UT (Final Day) :2cry

    We anticipated a fairly short day today. We should be able to make it back to the truck in Monticello by early afternoon. Rain was pretty much all around us, so we broke camp pretty quickly after we got up and around.

    Then we headed back out to Snow Flat Rd…

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    And start working our way down through the Cedar Mesa.

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    Fun riding through here :ricky:ricky:ricky…

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    At the bottom of the Cedar Mesa, the road smooths out a bit, and becomes a bit more sandy.

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    If you have downloaded the tracks for this ride (UUAR), or even the UTBDR tracks, you will find a waypoint on Snow Flat Road that warns you of the “deep silt”. I asked Richard over the intercom if we were getting close to that waypoint yet (I guess I was being too lazy to look at my own gps). He said he thought it was coming up, but his memory from riding this section last year was that the silt was worse before you actually got to the waypoint.

    Lawson was in lead at that point, with Richard riding in the middle...

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    I was lagging slightly back – trying to miss the dust clouds. I see a huge dust cloud billowing up in front of me, and at the same time I hear Richard on the intercom say what basically amounted to “uh-oh” :eek1. I thought it would be good, so I turned the GoPro on, and just caught the end of his pretty spectacular sand wipeout :p3rry.

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    Richard instantly said he was okay over the intercom, and Lawson and I both got stopped, and headed over to Richard.

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    He was indeed OK (as in alive - still breathing), but his right ankle was hurting him pretty bad. The bike had kind of kicked up, and landed right on his ankle. It didn’t feel real good to stand on, so we figured he had sprained it. We took some time to let him shake off the sand, and straighten up his handlebars .

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    Once everything was in order, we continued on…

    And finished up Snow Flat Rd.

    At the junction with the Hwy, we asked if Richard wanted to bail out on the Pavement and haul it back to Monticello.

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    He said no! His ankle was hurting, and the last thing he wanted to do was ride 60 miles of boring pavement – he needed some good riding to take his mind off the injury. So with Lawson and I having done our due diligence, in at least offering to take the pavement, we continued along the planned route :thumb.

    Which actually was the Hwy, for about 2 minutes…

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    Before heading onto Butler Wash Rd.

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    (Richard got out of gate duty for the day :gerg)

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    And it’s possible that we approached any areas of deep silt/sand a little more cautiously :shog…

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    So far this morning, we were staying just far enough behind the rain to keep dry.

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    Some shots through Butler Wash:

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    The next real change of scenery (in typical Utah fashion) is when you get into the Abajo Mountains.

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    From desert to forest – or visa versa… Either way it felt like Déjà vu :getiton!

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    Even though Richards ankle was hurt, we still were having a good time, and finding stuff to laugh about :lol3.

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    The end of the trip hangover is something that happens no matter what, but it really helps to have this awesome scenery to keep you from bumming out on it.

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    Vista here…

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    Vista there…

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    And just meandering through the Abajo’s.

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    One final climb:

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    Before we drop out of the mountains, and hit some pavement.

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    We leave the Manti-La Sal NF as we head into Monticello. We were starving by the time we got into Monticello :yum! We figured whatever was wrong with Richard’s ankle was still, most likely, going to be that way when we were finished eating :nod. So, we pulled in to the same place we ate at a week earlier.

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    It was a Grill… I forget the name of it, but we had a nice waitress named Stormy both times we were in. When I heard her name the first time, I checked the floor for glitter – I wasn’t quite sure what kind of place we were at :lol3. Just kidding… She was very nice, as were pretty much all the other locals we had encountered on the trip :wave!

    After the late lunch, we motored the short distance over to where we had left the truck.

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    That’s when we realized the extent of Richard’s injury. The second he took his foot out of the boot, he knew his ankle was broke :nah.

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    The good thing about a small town is that everything is close, and typically, things aren’t real busy. We benefitted from both of these things as the Hospital was just a hop and a skip away, and there was no wait! They tended to Richard while Lawson and I loaded up the bikes. After we were all loaded up, we went to fetch Richard and see what the X-ray had revealed.

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    He had indeed broken his ankle/leg/whatever you want to call it. He was fitted with one of those awesome Velcro boots by a kinda hulked out male nurse, who had no problem grabbing Richard’s somewhat ripened, stinky, dusty, foot :augie.

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    Everything got squared up, and we were sent on our way with a prescription for some narcotics to be picked up on our way out of town :stoned.

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    And that was how our trip ended. Richard broke his ankle, and then rode about 130 more miles to finish the route – that’s pretty tough. Lawson was also pretty visually beaten up by the trail as well. He had one knee that 50% larger than the other, and a pretty nice bruised and swollen ankle. I smashed a toe… I know, I know, but it hurt real bad :toney.


    All in all, The Ultimate Utah Adventure Route (UUAR) was everything I was hoping it would be when I was drawing it up. We rode 7 days, 1280 miles, and there is no telling how many thousands of feet we climbed and descended over those 7 days. Richard and Lawson were great to have out on the trail with me. They never hesitated to help out when my bike would end up at the bottom of somewhere it shouldn’t have been. Bones heal, but memories last a lifetime! Right folks :deal?


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    Awesome trip and thanks for the great report. On my bucket list for sure,,, umm,,, hopefully without all the bruising and swelling!