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Old 06-20-2006, 09:35 PM   #1
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11 States - Riding 3UP

We planned the an 11 Western States 2UP tour for months, getting quite a bit of help from folks on this site and friends over at http://www.vstrom.info/ too!

Our plan was simple:

1. More dirt than freeways/interstates (La "Slab")
2. Wife's Memorial Day Family Reunion
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Reno Strom Gathering 2006

So what is 3UP? Well, a bit of a sad story to some, a bit of nonsence to others, a way to honor a place in the family to me. The night before we left we lost our dog "Huckleberry" to cancer. It was pretty sudden, as we weren't really sure of his age and all. You see he was a rescued dog, found on the Silverwood Wildlife Sanctuary (north of Lakeside, CA). We gave him a home in 1999, and well, he gave us what dogs give back best - his unswerving devotion, and his streadfast loyalty.



Huckleberry. Testing gravity. Getting a belly-rub!



Huckleberry (???? - 5/18/2006)


Late in the evening before our departure It was certain that nothing more could be done for Huckleberry and his pain should be relieved. When Lisa called me from the Vet about Huckleberry, I said, "Bring me his tags... he's going to tag along on our trip"

So with just a few hours of rest that night, we were off on our early race across the desert to beat the heat. On this trip at least, we would be riding 3UP...




Huckleberry's tag is afixed to the license plate at the lower left so he can tag along on our trip.

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I am going to limit this ride report on ADVrider.com to photos and short captions. On our website I have included ListMakerLisa's journals to give the pillion's perspective of the ride. You can follow this account with more maps and details at http://www.thumbwave.com/dl650/11st0506/

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Old 06-20-2006, 09:40 PM   #2
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The folks at Cyclezone in Prescott help me outfit
ListMakerLisa with a tinted shield, as I thoughtlessly
packed two for my helmet and none for her...



Oak Creek Canyon. A nice set of twisties climb this canyon on Alt-89 north of Sedona (AZ)


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Old 06-20-2006, 10:01 PM   #3
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Heading east on US-160 in Navajo lands in Arizona




Obligatory Monument Valley shot.




Dogs. They just love
a captive audience!!




Craig takes a break from the "dirt". Actually there was some fresh sand spread
on one of the grades and it wasn't exactly as easy going as one might expect...




The Moki Dugway (UT-261) north of Mexican Hat.
It's a highway, it's dirt, it's so much more...




ListMakerLisa at Muley Point in Utah. Kind of popular for a road with no sign marking it!




Goosenecks of the San Juan River (UT)




Twin Rocks Cafe in Bluff, UT




Shiprock (NM) as seen from CO-41 and closer up off US-64




"42" The Answer to Life, the
Universe, and Everything -
except why Craig's eyes are
so red!!


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Old 06-20-2006, 10:09 PM   #4
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Cheers to Huckleberry

and a nice ride too. very cool.
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Old 06-20-2006, 10:16 PM   #5
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I try not to judge. I just supply the habit.



"Hasta la Vista?" Of course they must know that a lot of people
apparently think that New Mexico is a state in Mexico.



A last meal in Silverton (CO) before our attempt to cross Cinnamon
Pass - we had just learned that it had recently opened!




characters and signage around Silverton (CO)




2UP4ADV on the road to Animas Forks (CO)




ListMakerLisa at Animas Forks (CO)



At 11,800 feet we stop to get a passing truck to snap our photo.
Lisa begins to feel early signs of altitude sickness.




You can see the high mountain pass dirt road is covered by snow melt.
The pack mule awaits the decision to forge on ahead or turn back.



Around we turn, but at no loss. The views coming back down are fantastic!!



Signs of wildlife in the San Juans (CO)



Two hard working engines take a break in Silverton (CO)



We decide to drop below 8000 feet to expidite Lisa's recovery,
and bed down in Ouray for the night.

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Old 06-20-2006, 10:36 PM   #6
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trip

nice - like the style of your photos esp. the black and white ones.
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At an outdoor train museum in Rigway (CO), I get a reminder
to check my brakepads...



In Norwood (CO) Lisa loses her feet in Cottonwood Tree "fluff"



CO-141 was awesome! So much so I really got aborbed in the ride and didn't stop for
any photos to speak of. One place we did manage to stop was north of Uravan (CO) where
you can see the remains of a flume that was built high on the canyon walls to support an old
mining operation that was miles downstream.

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Old 06-21-2006, 01:24 AM   #8
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Awesome report of a beautiful area. Good ride for Huck to tag a long on! Can't wait to read the rest.
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Old 06-21-2006, 02:48 AM   #9
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Old 06-21-2006, 03:51 AM   #10
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Old 06-21-2006, 05:30 AM   #11
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Great report!! I can't wait for more. Sorry to hear about your dog but its cool that you're taking him with you.
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Originally Posted by sandiegoland
May 19, 2006







Good stuff Sandiegoland! Oak Greek is now on fire. The fire is on that far mesa (Wilson Mt.) and is creeping down into the canyon. This morning it's only a few yards from 89A.
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enjoying the post great pics
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Old 06-21-2006, 10:48 AM   #14
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sorry for your loss

what a positive,loving way for you to deal with a pets death.
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Did you guys cross paths with MikeO?


RIP Huckleberry.
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