Heart of the West ADV 'Roundabout'

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  1. byways

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    That's the optional ($60) HoW map pack, by Benchmark Maps.

    For details about the full HoW package, visit: www.backcountrybyways.com. And I'll be happy to visit.

    Happy Holidays, Outbacktm!

    tony
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    Many thanks and happy holidays Tony
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  3. Lotsahorses

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    Merry Christmas Tony. Although our ride suffered from very strange weather beyond anyone's control your support was flawless. This would indeed be the ultimate Christmas gift. We will be back next year if at all possible. Cheers.
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    Thank you, Lotsahorses! And happy holidays to you as well. I do hope you make it back one day soon :-)
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    Ah, yes ... the British Invasion ... Even GPS couldn't keep 'em on the right side of the road. :jack
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    Looks like he's following Grey's River Wyo., I love that area!
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  8. bemiiten

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    Correct!
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    But not recently, it's a bit WHITER right now
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  11. byways

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    Ready when you are ...

    The 2019 edition of our Heart of the West Adventure Route, a platinum-level product and service unlike any other in North America, complete with picture-window views of the Teton Range and Yellowstone Country ...

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  12. byways

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    "Don't look for SHORT-CUTS," a 19th-century emigrant advised.

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    From 1846 to 1850, some emigrant trains -- among them, the California-bound Donner-Reed party -- did just that.

    Eager to reach Nevada's Humboldt River and cross California's Sierra Nevada before the snows came, they followed the Hastings Cutoff, promoted as 300 miles shorter than the route through Idaho. But the 90-mile crossing of the salt desert west of Utah's Wasatch Range in summer was hot, shadeless, muddy, slow, waterless, and devoid of forage for their livestock.

    Having lost 36 oxen and several wagons, they reached this low pass on September 2, 1846. Directly ahead, across a final 10-mile-wide mud flat, a fresh-water spring awaited at the base of the emigrant trail's landmark Pilot Peak. One can understand the Donner-Reed party's decision to rest and recover there. Yet it was a decision that lost precious time, causing them to ascend the Sierra late and trapping them in the snow they feared.

    Today, Heart of the West ADV Route travelers cross this same pass, and behold the same view across that final treacherous mud flat. It is just one of the historic trails woven into H.o.W.'s continuous six-state web of interconnected, adaptable loops. But we don't have to worry about Sierra snow. So we continue to recommend September as typically the best time to experience American history on a route like no other.

    You can learn more at: www dot backcountrybyways dot com.
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  13. byways

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    After the first inspection of the '19 season, I'm thinking we're almost there ...

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    While checking on a favorite segment of H.o.W. the other day, I came upon these fellows (staffers with Idaho Falls' CBI Offroad Fabrication) and their broken-down 4Runner ... a nearly flat rear tire, no usable spare, no puncture plugs, no inflator ... Sad!

    In just minutes, however, the little Slime inflator I carry and the bike's strong battery got 'em back on their way.

    A few hours later, the KLR got a two-puncture rear flat, deep in the farmlands about 20 miles from home base. While I was standing roadside mulling the situation, a rancher I knew from 30 years ago happened to come by. We got reacquainted as we trailered the bike home.

    So it is true: What goes around comes around.

    Or as another inmate responded: No good deed goes unpunished ...

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    Sept. 13'

    Can't believe it was 6 years ago.
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    Your solo journey was among the most epic-est of them all, CaseyB. For many, '13 was a weather season that made men of boys.
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    Given that many riders like to take advantage of how easy H.o.W. makes it to hook up with most BDRs, I thought I'd pass along this view taken June 28, '19, of the lower Timber Canyon UTBDR segment in central Utah, perhaps a couple of miles southwest of Strawberry River. UTBDR riders probably will need to bypass this segment again this season.

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