...continued back down to lower elevation, I knew I needed two things, well three actually, gas, pizza, beer. The first was easy to find in Torrey, UT. Standing in the gas station there was a sign I saw that said pizza, stars are aligning, I rode there, all of a few hundred yards and whaddya know they had beer. Just so you know this ADV riding stuff is dangerous, sitting eating pizza i nearly lost a leg... ...because of this traumatic experience, I got a room... In the morning I jump back on the GWT heading north, and it's tough, and in minutes I have doubts if I can continue. The track is insane and steep and sandy and rocky and quite honestly not fun...but I continue and it gets worse until I come to climb that I'm not sure if I could get up on a 250 2smoker...I turn around and quit! I head back to the nicely graded road to look at the sign where I caught the start of the trail. Rookie mistake, too many beers the night before!!! I was on the hiking and horse trail, which might explain why there were no tire tracks. I ride up and down the trail and find the motorized trail, cool...off we go! It was great, not a single person around I had the whole thing to myself, and partway up to the surprise of some readers all of Utah isn't red rock, there is a lot more to this state, some of the rocks are white! A half-hour later the long-distance views are gone, I'm up, way up in altitude in the aspens and the track is getting a smidge steep and rocky. (photo does no justice of the steepness) It's all good, a little boulder slalom, the occasional throttle blip to loft the front end over a boulder, but not always with good results This photo above is the story of the remainder of the day, it was steep, doesn't look it I know. When I stood up, me, I'm talking about I was sliding downwards trying to stand up...that kind of steep. In front of the bike (you can't see it) was a ledge, maybe 8-10 inches tall and square, behind the bike my run-up was all you can see, then there was a bend. In hindsight I should have turned around and taken a longer run-up...but I didn't, did I. I tried to static start while lofting the front wheel over this little ledge, but with lack of momentum, I couldn't get the forward motion and loft I wanted and bounced off the little ledge, more than a few times. Ok, next idea (another bad one) stand to the left of the bike and walk it up using the throttle and clutch, it was so steep I was just sping the tire and making a hole. I took a breather and had this thought that what if this is the easy part and just round the corner is gets really crazy, so I went for a hike, about half a mile and it all seemed doable so I returned to the bike with renewed energy and got over it. I rode the half-mile I'd walked and it was great, tough in spots, but doable, but for sure the elevation was taking its toll, then not even 100 yards further around a blind corner...this...I think a 12-second video tells how I was at this exact point more than any photo or words could to be continued...when it gets worse... .