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Old 04-19-2012, 09:05 AM   #16
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Camping on the WRT is a wonderful experience, you can get the needed permit at the ranger station/info center at Canyonlands NP. Leave in the morning, setup camp, go explore on wheels or on foot and really relax and take it all it instead of blasting through it. Night time is most enjoyable and its a very quiet place to experience.

I've never made reservations as I always was just passing through while wandering and have been lucky many times, if you know when you're coming no reason to not to reserve a site though.

http://www.nps.gov/cany/planyourvisit/whiterimroad.htm

Like mentioned, no reason not to ride it alone if you have a good plan setup with friends or family, a SPOT helps too. Chances are you'll get found by other folks on the trail if you break down, but it's good to have a backup plan too.












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Old 04-19-2012, 06:49 PM   #17
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Does anybody know if there is cell service in the island in the sky area? -al
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:52 PM   #18
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That sunrise pic is surreal/awesome.
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:30 PM   #19
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I've ridden it twice solo on a Husky TE 610. Both times counter-clockwise. I won't do it in June again.
It's a breath-taking ride.
If you leave and return to Moab, it's a long day's ride. I always went up to Seven Mile and then in by way of Mineral Canyon rd and out Potash, so the Long Canyon approach is probably quicker. I'll have to try that next time.
However, Mineral Canyon rd does offer flat out top-speed runs as well as free boondock camping.
Once on the WRT, the roaming park service ranger will likely stop you at some point and remind you of the speed limit and see if you have your park pass. If not, he will sell you one on the spot.
You may not see many moto riders. There can be gobs of bicyclists, though, so keep an eye out for them.
The sheer drop offs will get your attention and deserve caution.
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:59 PM   #20
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Anyone interested in riding the White Rim trail in Canyonlands Natl. Park near Moab, UT? I am thinking about sometime the 1st 2 weeks of May.
I would plan on camping at least one night.

I ride a 2008 KLR

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I would be interested in going. My friends keep backing out on me, and I am to the point I would go ride it myself. I have an 11 klr, and my schedule is flexible.
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Old 04-20-2012, 06:44 AM   #21
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I would be interested in going. My friends keep backing out on me, and I am to the point I would go ride it myself. I have an 11 klr, and my schedule is flexible.
Two of us are going to ride it Fri. May 4. We will camp the night before on Mineral Bottom rd. Let me know if you want to meet us. The more the better!

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Old 04-22-2012, 10:07 AM   #22
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Camping on the WRT is a wonderful experience, you can get the needed permit at the ranger station/info center at Canyonlands NP. Leave in the morning, setup camp, go explore on wheels or on foot and really relax and take it all it instead of blasting through it. Night time is most enjoyable and its a very quiet place to experience.

I've never made reservations as I always was just passing through while wandering and have been lucky many times, if you know when you're coming no reason to not to reserve a site though.

http://www.nps.gov/cany/planyourvisit/whiterimroad.htm

Like mentioned, no reason not to ride it alone if you have a good plan setup with friends or family, a SPOT helps too. Chances are you'll get found by other folks on the trail if you break down, but it's good to have a backup plan too.

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Old 04-23-2012, 05:23 PM   #23
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Two of us are going to ride it Fri. May 4. We will camp the night before on Mineral Bottom rd. Let me know if you want to meet us. The more the better!

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So are you in or still thinking about it?
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:36 PM   #24
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So are you in or still thinking about it?
It sounds good to me.. I was at Deadhorse yesterday, wish I had my bike I would have rode it, there were people everywhere.
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:43 PM   #25
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I'm heading down to Utah from Vancouver BC for the month of May on a KTM 990, but probably won't make it to the Moab area until mid May or so.

I'd be keen to hookup with others for WRT. The plan will be to take my time, tie in some side trips along the WRT way, explore, and camp along the way.
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:06 AM   #26
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I'm heading down to Utah from Vancouver BC for the month of May on a KTM 990, but probably won't make it to the Moab area until mid May or so.

I'd be keen to hookup with others for WRT. The plan will be to take my time, tie in some side trips along the WRT way, explore, and camp along the way.
There will be a group of 4 riders from Alberta in Moab starting May 30th. I'm on a 990, and we will be camping in one of the sites around Moab. WRT is on the agenda with an overnight camp enroute. Stop and say hi if you see us.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:58 PM   #27
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I will be leaving the Denver/Boulder area on Monday the 30th for a 2 week trip around CO, UT, and AZ. My first destination will be Moab. I am a woman traveling solo on my 2002 GS 650. I might also see you out there!
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:45 PM   #28
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Well I'll throw my name into this Moab bound pile.
Three of us are coming down from BC to catch the Saltlake WSB, May 28, then into Moab till June 7th.
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:49 PM   #29
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Lee and I had a good time last weekend. We camped in the horsethief campground and rode the wrt in 7 hours at a leisurely pace. -al





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Old 05-11-2012, 09:25 AM   #30
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Lee and I had a good time last weekend. We camped in the horsethief campground and rode the wrt in 7 hours at a leisurely pace. -al





Al,

I put PIX in the mail the other day. You should have them soon. It was great riding with you! Lets do it again!

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