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Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by frog, May 22, 2008.
Did they have this cleaned up when you hit Butler Wash..........?
Hmmm... Surprised we didn't see you. Or maybe we did. I seem to remember a TW in Monticello. Walrus n I camped on the beach at Mexican Hat on Tuesday nite the 25th after blasting down from SLC. We hit Mtclo on the nite of 26. Really enjoyed that section ( at least "I" did). With the heat going up fast we avoided Lockhart & did the LaSal loop. We bailed out at Wellington with the rain in the mountains.
You definitely get points for the TW effort.
Go t-dub go!
Just thought I'd share some pics of the Epic riding that can be done in the Torrey / Hanksville area
cool, same here X2 on the GPX if possible!
This looks like the ride out of the Capitol Reef Visitors Center up to Lower Bowns area. Great riding for sure!
x3 on the route for that one.
ok guys don't hate me as I don't have any tracks or gpx files of the route. my usually trusty lowrance xog must have restarted 100 times on the trip . think its time to retire that little guy unfortunately.
ok so I can try to give you the general route we took.
we road pavment down from Layton and caught I-70, once on 70 we caught the Temple mount road (dirt) turn off. we took temple mnt into goblin valley st park, while in goblin valley wee took the road out to Wild horse road, which is really a sand wash, we take the main section of wild horse all the way to hwy 24 and turn east to spend the night in hanksville.
day 2 found us riding a short bit of pavment into fruita which is maybe 15 miles west of hanksville on 24 and its a geourgous twisty ride. once in fruita turn into the capitol reef national park. ride that out to the end and pickup sulpher creek trail / spring gulch out towards the lower bowns reservoir. the rest of the time we picked trails that just looked interesting so I wish I could tell you which ones specifically but it was truly whichever way the wind blew.
we eventually started making tracks back later the 2nd night from this area to spend the 2nd night in torrey Utah. torreys a cool little town with plenty of great places to eat, café Diablo at the west end of town was awesome but.......its expensive.
after a chillaxing the night at the best western which is on the south end of town (hot tub and pool) we picked up the great western trail 1 mile outside of torrey. the GWT is great but be prepared for rocks, rocks and more rocks. you can pick up a free map of the trail from the visitors center in torrey. the map shows caution areas of the trail, usally theres work arounds on these sections but , we were men so we rode them and its great just be ready for some clutch work.
we rode the gwt for 30 miles, but then had to peel off just before cathedral valley and pickup the highway to makes tracks towards Layton to be home before dark.
I hope this helps you guys out, I know its not as good as gpx tracks but there's a ton of stuff to explore down there.
Looks like you are on the hook to take us on a guided tour. shame on you for having no GPS tracks
I mapped Kevin's route with the GWT section. Looks like fun.
I was riding up at MP last night and ran into a guy, Dustin on a new KTM 500. He may show up here on ADV though he said he never lurked.
A buddy and I returned yesterday from this trip. Did some fishing along the way and he checked a road off his bucket list (Hwy 49 between Coulterville/Mariposa). Had great weather, well until yesterday.
Hey all.. I have a nice v strom up for sale here in salt lake. Its in great shape and all set up. Pass along if you know of anyone looking. Thanks
Who was ride'n in the logan/bear lake area today. Saw ya by Johnson's ranch. Sorry I was kinda crowd'n your lane.
We had a nice moose walk up on us at Bug Lake.
The title is lowercase because i'm not going to take the time to describe the twisty bliss to warrant a full RR. If you retrace the route i posted previously see if you notice peg scrapes through the Sequoia's! Here a shot looking down on Big Sur near one of my camps.
Any Utards have a KLX110 they want to sell?
Will a 2002 TTR-125L do?
Possible...are the specs the same on the two bikes?
Phil....a TTR 125 has bigger wheels than a KLX110. If you're going for a KLX, I would go for the newer ones that came with electric start, otherwise I would look for a TTR 110. When Yamaha stopped making the TTR90, they switched it to a TTR110. The Yamaha's have always had electric start and it was great for the little kids.
Pushing the happy button makes for a happy child riding in my experience. The several TTR 90's I owned were the best bikes my boys ever rode.....they beat the crap out of them and they just kept going.