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Old 03-31-2013, 10:37 PM   #570
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Location: St. George, UT
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Panguitch Lake - Spring Thaw

Was up at Brian Head for probably the last winter weekend of the year. Some skiing. No more time out on the sleds. Too much mud on the trails through town. Great weather. Had the chance to take out the Vulcan 900. It spent the winter at Brian Head so I haven't had the chance to ride it much in the last 4-5 months. Felt good.

Here's the beast up at the road going in to the main part of Cedar Breaks. This won't be opened up for another 2 months.




Still up high, 9000 ft, heading down towards Panguitch Lake. Great, great motorcycle road. Pavement is 100% dry and clear.




The bulk of Panguitch Lake is still frozen . . . lots of ice fishing here in the winter.




But lots of melt around the edges. Definitely not safe to be on the ice!




Desert rocks and lichen at the shoreline. There is a nice little paved road that circumnavigates the lake.




All the snow is gone from the open country, especially slopes facing south and west.




At the shoreline. Reminds me of Alaska.




Vulcan on the boat launch ramp on the far side of the lake.




Lots of melt-off!




Last pic of the lake.




Great roads heading back up the hill.




Although it was a nice warm afternoon, it still feels like winter at Cedar Breaks.




One Cedar Breaks view point is accessible by motorbike.




Looking back at the Vulcan and Brian Head Peak. The poles are to mark the road for snowplows.




Stopped by the Kolob Canyons section of Zion while returning to St. George. Beautiful red rock cliffs make sharp contrast with snow and white from Brian Head.




Open invite to Toroweap Ride. Thursday, April 4th. Details above.
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