Originally Posted by Shibby!
How long did it take you to do the WRT? I skipped this update to not ruin the surprise but from a quick skim of the text I don't think I seen it noted.
I will be doing it in about a month with a detour of the CDT. I don't deal with heat well so I'm getting up early, packing lots of water and stopping only for quick photo's!
I rode much of Moab on my last trip and don't want to be riding the rock ledges and what not in 40 degree heat. Some of the days I rode prior was high 20's and that was plenty hot enough doing Poison Spider, Moab Rim, Rusty Nail, Golden Crack, etc.
Also, where is the LOVE MUFFIN. haha. I think we'll stay at Canyonlands again, but a nice breaky and coffee spot would be great. I love La Hacienda! Surprisingly good food (large portions) and delicious margaritas! Not quite Mexico margaritas but some of the best I've had in the states (keep in mind that's pretty limited). I've heard there is good Mexican in Crested Butte, CO which I'll be trying as well.
The white rim trail is approximately 118 miles around depending on how you hook onto it, as there are options for doing so. We started at 08:00 and due to all the stops and the "Hill" took until 18:30 to get it done. We rarely made any time as there is so much to look at and it was not a competition but a tour. Much more about the experience than just checking off a box on a to-do list.
The Love Muffin is at N 38 34.529' W 109 33.056'
Have fun, be safe.