Transcontinental Railroad Grade

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by purplesage, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. rschopp

    rschopp Adventurer

    Jan 16, 2011
    Orange County, California
    Great ride report. Looking forward to visiting this area.
  2. MasterMarine

    MasterMarine Long timer

    Jan 22, 2007
    Now serving just Snohomish County
    Cool ride!

    Someday I would like to ride from up here in the PNW to Lake Powell to visit some friends primarily offroad. This gives me some cool ideas!

    My grandfather was a machinist and when he retired, he started building minature live steam trains. He built his own replicas of the 119 and Jupiter. They are 1 1/2 inch scale (1 1/2 inch equals 1 foot) and run on 7 1/2 inch guage track. I have been to Promentory Point before but it would be much cooler to visit on a dirtbike rather than a Uhaul truck like last time.

    Was there any water at the springs you visited on the Pony Express leg of your route? Are there cattle tanks out there? I have a filter so it is nice to know.

    Thanks for the report.
  3. gbmaz

    gbmaz Power Newb Supporter

    Oct 13, 2009
    Los Alamos, NM
    Great RR! Exactly the kind of thing that appeals to me - exploring the places that I never seem to find time to go in the car. Many of us spend a lot of our life giving lip service to the idea of "the journey is the destination", this trip defines it.

    Reason number 476 that I need to do some riding in Utah......
  4. dutchjohn

    dutchjohn Adventure Touring

    Mar 5, 2010
    Just a Plain City in Utah
    SWEET ride report!!
    I was PM'ed by a ADV inmate just a week or two ago , by DocL wanting info on just the trip you just made!
    He and I would like to do the same ride next spring for a warm up ride may be we all can get together and plan it!
    and then DO IT. below are some of my rides that I did last summer!
    keep me in the loop for a ride or two next summer, I am always ready
    Happy Holidays