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Old 06-07-2012, 05:51 AM   #194
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Wow! I always like to see the area from someone else's perspective. I need to get down there again someday. I really miss it.

That road you were on that climbs that grade is called Smoky Mountain Road. I guess you found out why. I believe the grade is called Kelly's Grade. I am glad to hear the Ranch House Grill is still good. It was the only place worth eating breakfast in when I lived down there. I enjoyed many a breakfast there before heading out to explore the desert by land or sea.

Here is a link to the BLM map page for the area: BLM travel brochure

I am pretty sure the intersection you are seeing in this picture is actually where the road going toward Alstrom Point / Romana Mesa cuts off. The intersection to go down Crosby Canyon is way over to the southwest from there and I don't think you would be able to see it.

Originally Posted by motoged View Post
DAY FIVE (cont'd):

The road from Big Water and the Crosby Canyon junction......

What a bummer about the 690 failing in there. It is some sweet riding for sure. I always liked to twist the throttle up on that long straight stretch headed north after the grade. What a great ride!
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