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Old 03-18-2014, 11:40 AM   #6811
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Lake Powell is just one of those places.

Definitely. We need to go back to that area.
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Old 03-18-2014, 11:43 AM   #6812
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On the other side

we got a nice view of the river and where we'd slept the night before:



I noticed an overlook on the GPS and we decided to check it out.



This is just funny -- "Level of Lake Powell Today" Yeah, right.



The views were nice.





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Old 03-18-2014, 11:44 AM   #6813
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Definitely. We need to go back to that area.
Bromance spoiler alert.

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Old 03-18-2014, 11:46 AM   #6814
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Bromance spoiler alert.

(never had occasion to use that smiley before )




This set of pics is the best so far.
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Old 03-18-2014, 11:47 AM   #6815
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"but the point is to enjoy the ride, not to beat ourselves up"....Amen to this sentiment. At nearly 65 it took me too long to get on board...Thanks to you both...I enjoyed the ride.
For something pre-sold as an abbreviated RR this was pretty dang awesome...Hope to see yous guys at "3 Step" come May.
Love , peace and taco grease coming your way from a dreary cold Denver.
Awesome! Looking forward to it, being a glass-half-full type of guy myself.
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Old 03-18-2014, 11:52 AM   #6816
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Road out

we passed the sign -- single lane ahead. Check it out:



Musta been a flash flood.



Allright... back on the dirt!



This is promising:

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Old 03-18-2014, 11:57 AM   #6817
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Bromance spoiler alert.

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Don't be jealous. We love you guys too.
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Old 03-18-2014, 11:59 AM   #6818
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Straight outta

the gates it gets nasty,



Well, we'll just take it as it comes.



Hmmmm....

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Old 03-18-2014, 12:16 PM   #6819
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Nice hill climb

This is the price we pay for getting all soft on pavement.



I nearly bought the farm here:



eventually things settled down, and we made it to the first pass,







Fun, fun, fun!

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Old 03-18-2014, 12:23 PM   #6820
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Up the next ridge,

it started to get really rough:



Fortunately it was slow going, because there was the mother of all washouts:



Can you imagine the force of water that moved all this earth and debris? Impressive.





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Old 03-18-2014, 12:29 PM   #6821
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There are times,

when backtracking isn't so bad.



a little leap-frog action,



Stocking up:



Pavement to Capitol Reef:

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Capitol Reef



pretty but paved,



We stopped at the Ranger's station and got some intel. They didn't think the road we wanted to take through the park (Pleasant creek) would be passable. No one had tried since the floods. We figured we'd give it a try, and picked up a backcountry permit in case we had to camp in there.

The main part of the road through the park is paved. For cars & campers it's an in-and-out, with some side trails which were currently closed because of the damage.

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Old 03-18-2014, 12:43 PM   #6823
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Scenic road

We'd gotten pulled over by the ranger because they couldn't read our plates. I'd forgotten that too.



I could see stopping for a day and hiking. Kinda crowded though.



We get to the corral that is the turnaround for normal people, and I go ahead to scout conditions.



I thought I took a nice video to show Francine what she'd missed, but I must not have pushed the right button. Basically is was like trying to ride upstream of a creek. Wasn't gonna happen. So we headed out the way we came.



These guys were a big hit with the tourists:

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Old 03-18-2014, 12:51 PM   #6824
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So, another

paved go-around. Oh well. Lowered expectations, remember?



From the Department of Every Land Feature Must Be Named: Guess what this one is called?



We pulled in to Singletree campground in the Dixie NF.



Worst. Night. Ever.

Screaming kids, and a LOUD generator that didn't cut off until like 11pm.



God, I'm getting a headache just remembering it.

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Old 03-18-2014, 01:57 PM   #6825
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M12 Day 11

Dixie NF - Hell's Backbone - Escalante - Skunk creek (East Fork Servier River)



Crystal clear morning,



Wasn't long before we got to the Hell's Backbone turnoff at Boulder.

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it's an easy road, with great views,



The highlight really is the bridge,



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