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Old 04-24-2013, 03:00 AM   #1
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Taking the family on a road trip in June. Starting in Louisburg, KS and working our way west to the ferry in B'Ham. Why Kansas? Picking up my new dirtbike hauler from the local dealer:

The LunchLady says I can play a little in Moab. That equates to a low-stress stroll through the countryside as Mama don't like heights! Rumor has it Gemini Bridges is an easy but scenic trail ??

Any input would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:49 AM   #2
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Taking the family on a road trip in June. Starting in Louisburg, KS and working our way west to the ferry in B'Ham. Why Kansas? Picking up my new dirtbike hauler from the local dealer:

The LunchLady says I can play a little in Moab. That equates to a low-stress stroll through the countryside as Mama don't like heights! Rumor has it Gemini Bridges is an easy but scenic trail ??

Any input would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks,
J
I was just there last month. It was fabulous! It's going to be HOT in June!

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Old 04-24-2013, 06:45 AM   #3
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:43 PM   #4
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All sorts of great riding around the Moab area, from mild to wild. I'm going to have to agree with Ellen about the heat in June though. Bring mesh or at least well vented gear.

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Wow!

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Old 04-24-2013, 01:22 PM   #6
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Annie and I were down there last late Sep watching Hacky sucessfully compete to get on the USA GS Challange team. Great place! We plan on returning........


Hacky......



Arches NP.........


Canyon Lands NP......


Zion NP......


Monument Valley.....


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Old 04-24-2013, 01:53 PM   #7
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For An Alaskan...

...January is the ideal time.


Not too hot, not too cold. Just right.
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:00 PM   #8
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Hey Jack there is snow in that picture..... snow is bad when seeking warmth. In late Sep - early Oct everything is just right. Comfortably warm during the day, cool enough to sleep at nite in a tent.
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See! Montana is spoiling you already. Yer gettin wimpy in yer old age.

Snow just provides a good, soft bed to sleep on.
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:22 PM   #10
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Tons and tons of great riding in the Moab area. It will likely be pretty hot in June. Get up super early... hit the trail, then siesta during the hot part of the day... then enjoy the late afternoon/evening colors and temps.

Also if you care to escape the heat just head up to the La Sal Mountains or deep into the canyons to find shade... Or just head up the hill into Colorado.

The Castleton-Gateway road through Little John Brown Canyon is a nice short cut into some incredible riding between Grand Junction and Telluride and you can find passes that are miles high if you just head further into the big Rockies.

There is so much to explore in a 150 mile radius from Moab it'll make yer head spin! Have a blast. Hit me up if you want some recs. CubDriver is down there now with a list of hotspots I gave him. I'm sure he'll share upon return from this recon run. Otherwise I'd be happy to share.

There are also the two new plotted and mapped Backcountry Discovery Routes too. One in Utah and one in Colorado. Butler maps is a great resource for excellent motorcycle roads and trail routes.

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Let me recommend some good eating establishments. We had some great food while we were in Moab.
Great fillet with mushrooms at Jeffrey's Steakhouse, awesome scallops at Twisted Sista's Café, fabulous breakfasts at the Eklecticafe (Motomamma's recommendation), and a very pleasant evening at the Desert Bistro.

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Taking the family on a road trip in June. Starting in Louisburg, KS and working our way west to the ferry in B'Ham. Why Kansas? Picking up my new dirtbike hauler from the local dealer:

The LunchLady says I can play a little in Moab. That equates to a low-stress stroll through the countryside as Mama don't like heights! Rumor has it Gemini Bridges is an easy but scenic trail ??

Any input would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks,
J
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Thanks for the input. June is the only month we can go (work) so we're gonna make due. BTW, I'm not riding "on", we're riding "in". Thankfully it has cooled front seats!

Yes, AKJeff, it's a Raptor. My new plate should be "JIMCRK"....

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