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AdventurePoser 10-04-2012 08:00 AM

Out and About in So Utah Pix Intensive
 
Last weekend I met up with friends in Torrey Ut for a few days of kicking tires, riding, and for me, picture taking. Here are some shots I took....

Just outside of Cedar City, heading up UT 14. It was good to get out of the heat!
http://r12rtpilot.smugmug.com/Motorc...MG3105-6-L.jpg

At Cedar Breaks Park on UT 148 near Brian Head:
http://r12rtpilot.smugmug.com/Motorc...3134-2-3-L.jpg

Here is the same place, but a slightly different angle and light....
http://r12rtpilot.smugmug.com/Motorc...3122-0-1-L.jpg

At Cedar Breaks, I got off the bike to take some pix...
http://r12rtpilot.smugmug.com/Motorc...3137-5-6-L.jpg

In Mexico, you have to watch out for Topes. On 143, it's these critters!
http://r12rtpilot.smugmug.com/Motorc.../IMG3169-L.jpg

It was pretty cold up on Cedar Breaks...the high 40's. Fall is here. We descended down to US 89, and headed east on UT 12. Here is a shot from the visitor parking at Red Rock Canyon.
http://r12rtpilot.smugmug.com/Motorc.../IMG3183-L.jpg

Shot from the side of the road at the same location. I threw a polarizing filter on my 10-22 mm lens for this one.
http://r12rtpilot.smugmug.com/Motorc.../IMG3207-L.jpg

UT 12 is an amazing road. This is in the Escalante area looking northeast, I believe.
http://r12rtpilot.smugmug.com/Motorc...3229-7-8-L.jpg

I never get tired of the scenery in this portion of the west, and Fall is the perfect time to come here. The sun is low, the colors are rich, and the tourists are comparatively scarce!
http://r12rtpilot.smugmug.com/Motorc.../IMG3238-L.jpg

Rain!
http://r12rtpilot.smugmug.com/Motorc.../IMG3267-L.jpg

I took a day off riding to walk around Torrey and take some images. I walked up this trail, but it started raining pretty hard, and I wasn't dressed for the occasion. Next year I plan on walking back into this canyon...too sandy, IMHO for the GSA.
http://r12rtpilot.smugmug.com/Motorc.../IMG3271-L.jpg

I took shelter under the stairwell of this structure.
http://r12rtpilot.smugmug.com/Motorc...3284-2-3-L.jpg

http://r12rtpilot.smugmug.com/Motorc...3287-5-6-L.jpg

In Torrey, even the irrigation ditches can be worthy photo ops!
http://r12rtpilot.smugmug.com/Motorc...3299-7-8-L.jpg

Here is Bikeopotamus posing near the summit on UT12. It snowed here the day before.
http://r12rtpilot.smugmug.com/Motorc.../IMG3344-L.jpg

Here is my obligatory food shot. If you want a great burger, I suggest "Slackers" in Torrey:
http://r12rtpilot.smugmug.com/Motorc.../IMG3331-L.jpg

And, that wrapped up Torrey. 625 scorching miles home across the Nevada deserts and I was home!

Cheers,
Steve

DakarGuy 10-04-2012 09:58 AM

Awesome. Wish there was something like that closer to Chicago.

AdventurePoser 10-04-2012 12:21 PM

I know what you mean....endless fall colors and extraordinary vistas are many miles from where I live!

Thanks for looking,

Steve

RedRockRider 10-04-2012 04:22 PM

Right on, Steve! Those are some good motorcycle roads. Lots of sheep around Cedar Breaks this summer.

Keep posting! Thanks. :D

eakins 10-04-2012 09:46 PM

sweet!

AdventurePoser 10-04-2012 11:09 PM

Ok, here are a few more....this one is up by "Duck Village," I believe its called:
http://r12rtpilot.smugmug.com/Motorc.../IMG3372-L.jpg

Nearly the same shot, a little different light.
http://r12rtpilot.smugmug.com/Motorc.../IMG3374-L.jpg

Magnificent vistas, looking north.
http://r12rtpilot.smugmug.com/Motorc.../IMG3365-L.jpg

Up on Utah 12.
http://r12rtpilot.smugmug.com/Motorc.../IMG3351-L.jpg

Too much good stuff to shoot in the fall! I envy those who live closer to this magical place.

Steve

RedDogAlberta 10-05-2012 05:29 AM

God I love Utah. Thank you. :wings

AdventurePoser 10-05-2012 09:28 AM

Thanks for the words. Utah, SW Colorado, and the PNW in my opinion, stand among some ot the best places to take pictures!

If Utah, was, um, a bit more tolerant, I could live here spending my days shooting here!

Cheers,
Steve

AdventurePoser 10-07-2012 08:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eakins (Post 19751452)
sweet!


Thanks, I'd sure like to get back up there this fall, but I think fall is passing pretty rapidly! Timing is everything with the fall colors, isn't it?

Mike Mike Motorbike 10-08-2012 03:14 PM

Nice chatting with you at the off road expo.....

Great pics ..... HDR? . Looks like you had a great trip......

Check out this thread on http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f59/a...s-here-924791/
Lot of Good and Some not so good HDR pics....

Oh , heres that CNF post.... http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=258828

AdventurePoser 10-08-2012 04:16 PM

Hey Mike,

Thanks for the words. Good talking to you. I'm looking forward to trying out some of the roads we talked about at the Off Road Show.

I will check out your pix this afternoon.

cheers,
Steve

oldmanb777 10-08-2012 07:10 PM

We were there with the wife's cage a couple weeks ago. Great after the tourist crowds are gone. Took in a great play in Cedar City. The Shakespeare festival is year around (I guess), and they have some fabullous plays. Just buy your :freaky booze before Sunday, and early in the eve, or your goin' dry. But thats ok, drink in the scenery instead.

rider914 10-08-2012 09:48 PM

:clap :thumb :bow

Your pics make my head hurt :sick

('cause it, along with the rest of my body, is not in Utah right now :cry)

-M

AdventurePoser 10-09-2012 02:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rider914 (Post 19777903)
:clap :thumb :bow

Your pics make my head hurt :sick

('cause it, along with the rest of my body, is not in Utah right now :cry)

-M

I feel your pain, believe me!

http://r12rtpilot.smugmug.com/Motorc...3287-5-6-L.jpg

http://r12rtpilot.smugmug.com/Motorc...3299-7-8-L.jpg

http://r12rtpilot.smugmug.com/Motorc.../IMG3254-L.jpg

Steve

dirt4me 10-09-2012 08:39 PM

"I suggest "Slackers" in Torrey" good to know. Weather permitting I will be there in two weeks. Great pics, travel on...


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