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Old 06-12-2014, 10:53 AM   #504
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Browneye, I've never done the actual arithmetic to calculate how much is paved or unpaved; but the route is overwhelmingly unpaved.

There is slab ...

-- from the mountains of NE Utah/the Wasatch Front to the west desert, roughly 145 miles

-- from the north end of Great Salt Lake back to the mtns of NE Utah; then into western Wyoming

-- outside of Idaho Falls and Dillon, MT

-- along the fringes of Yellowstone and Jackson Hole, Wyo.

-- a few miles of I-80 outside of Rawlins, Wyo.

-- leading into and out of Meeker, Colo

-- a 30-mile or so wide-open segment south of the two Wendovers @ I-80 west of Salt Lake City

Over the years I've put a great deal of effort into eliminating paved travel where possible and warranted. But I do try to make dirt-road travel purposeful and rewarding.

If I have to guesstimate the unpaved/paved ratio currently in percentage terms, I'll venture 85/15.

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