All the Dakar frenzy motivated me to layout some more rally routes and begin the roadbook writing process for these new routes. I'm starting the planning for another prerun, probably for late January. We'll spend about 3 days prerunning this new stuff.
I put a lot more HP miles into this stage than normal. You can see some of it in the dunes parts of these Google Earth previews.
This section runs right along the edge of the Grand Canyon. We tried to prerun this a while back but we were only half way when we bailed out due to darkness at around 9:00pm. We'll give it another shot this time out.
Twisting through the hills beside the Grand Canyon:
Great rock formations here:
Cool roads crisscross all over this area. Great fun ahead!
A side canyon that feeds the Grand Canyon: