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Old 08-28-2013, 04:20 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by dyvking View Post
So you're going to do Grand Cyn on your way Westbound rather than Eastbound?
I was gonn ago thru this eastward after visiting the west coast but I think this is the best way for me to plan my trip. I dont want to miss the Canyon if I get unexpected delays on other parts of the trip. I only have 23 days off and I got back surgery done in January so donnu how my body is gonna cope.

Originally Posted by dyvking View Post

One direction or the other you should probably try to fit Monument Valley in the mix. Worth a ride-through at least. You can see lots from the paved routs.
Wich route/road is this?

Originally Posted by dyvking View Post

The north rim entrance to Grand Cyn is an "in and out" if you want to stay on pavement. So you'll have to double back on route 67 to 89A. So you might as well go through Zion Nat'l park.
I would not mind some dirt roads. Feel free to propose alternative routes.

Originally Posted by dyvking View Post

If you are going to SF first.. then head up to Cedar City, Utah after Zion. Then go West over through Tonopah, Nv. via the "Extraterrestrial highway". You'll get a good taste of Nevada desert. You'll go through the town of Caliente, Nv. BUY GAS. Next gas will be in Tonopah, 190 miles away (there are a couple of possible resources if you can't make 190 miles on a tank). Once out of Tonopah, go up to the town of Lee Vining at Mono Lake. Several choices of places to stay/camp in the area, including Benton Hot Springs at the intersection of Hwy 6 and 120, just East of Lee Vining.
Another way I had planned leaving Colorado was to head North thru utha and ride these roads (hells canyon and others) LINK:

but I think I may not have the time to circle back down San Diego and still ride the canyon on my way back to Canada

Originally Posted by dyvking View Post

We have a huge fire burning in the Yosemite area. It may dictate whether you ride through the park or not. If you can't go over Tioga Pass (Hwy 120) and through Yosemite.. then go North to pick up either Hwy 108 or Hwy 4 to cross the Sierra. Either will be great riding. Thence across California's Great Central Valley to the Frisco area.
I dont know how/if I can incorporate this into my route??? I have never been to the west coast so I wanna ride the pacific coast as well. I needed 6 weeks off ans 4 more Gs in the bank

So here below is the route I have planned for now.

I planned them using tips I got from message boards and traveling websites.

Montreal to Durango Colorado

Durango to San Diego

San Diego to San Francisco

Then this route Northward out of Frsico

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