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Old 05-23-2010, 10:25 PM   #1
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Wicked Trails of North America...a photo journal

As part of my ongoing RTW trip I'm currently riding through North America.

As I'm planning on riding a fair few trails along the way I thought I'd post some of my photos of the trails as I go.

I started (in the USA) in Boston, I'm now in Las Vegas and will ride up to Alaska before heading south through Mexico in late October/November.

This will NOT be a Ride Report; for that see my website -
http://shortwayround.co.uk/
This will be only for photo's taken on dirt roads/trails etc. The rest of my photos are on my website.

Internet access will be sporadic so I'll post as and when I can.
To get things started, here's some photo's from my first 6 weeks...

Whilst looking for a decent route to Georgia from Bostom I came across the TWVT (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=384536). The title doesn't do it justice as it runs from Philadelphia to Jelico, TN and the start of the TAT. See also http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=572819

TWVT
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TWVT
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TWVT
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TWVT...Day 5 alt b
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TWVT...Day 5 alt b
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TWVT... Day 5. Inmate MikeBike4 pictured
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TAT Oklahoma
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TAT Oklahoma
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TAT Oklahoma
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TAT Oklahoma
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Valley of the Gods, Utah
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Valley of the Gods, Utah
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Valley of the Gods, Utah
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'Chicken Corners', Moab, Utah
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'Chicken Corners', Moab, Utah
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'Chicken Corners', Moab, Utah
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'Chicken Corners', Moab, Utah
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'Chicken Corners' Moab, Utah
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'Chicken Corners', Moab, Utah
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'Chicken Corners', Moab, Utah
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'Long Canyon', Moab, Utah
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'White Rim Trail', Moab, Utah
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'White Rim Trail', Moab, Utah
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'White Rim Trail', Moab, Utah
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'White Rim Trail', Moab, Utah
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'White Rim Trail', Moab, Utah
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'White Rim Trail', Moab, Utah
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'White Rim Trail', Moab, Utah
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'Shafer Road', Moab, Utah
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Notom-Bullfrog Road, Capitol Reef NP, Utah
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Burr Trails Road, east of Boulder, Utah
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Burr Trails Road, east of Boulder, Utah
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Burr Trails Road, east of Boulder, Utah
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Notom-Bullfrog Road, Capitol Reef NP, Utah
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Old 05-24-2010, 03:37 AM   #2
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Laugh Just what I needed.....

More Utah pics! Thanks for posting, I can't wait to be there late this summer. You even made Oklahoma look like a good ride!
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Old 05-24-2010, 04:14 AM   #3
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Wow!
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Old 05-24-2010, 06:49 AM   #4
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Brilliant!

Great documentary, great ride.

I liked the record of your tire wear... as the pics go along, so does the knobbies, then on with the new treads = brilliant.
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Old 05-24-2010, 08:49 AM   #5
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So IN for this.

I wish you sun, clean dirt, and wondering vistas on the rest of your journeys, my friend.
Though it doesn't look like that is coming in Cali this next week.

Try and let me know when you will be in N. NV on the TAT and I will bring the beer.

Thanks for the visit. It was great meeting you.
(Fun posting IN on your thread while you are out loading your bike. lol.)
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Old 05-24-2010, 06:08 PM   #6
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Old 05-24-2010, 06:23 PM   #7
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Terrific pictures
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Old 05-28-2010, 07:53 PM   #8
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Beautiful pics

Some places I've sceen and some I need to see. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-28-2010, 10:19 PM   #9
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Lovely pictures of chicken corners. I'd enjoy going back to that area again someday, although I'll be sure to go when the temps are lower than 103 degrees! Heat exhaustion sucks.
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Old 06-01-2010, 02:15 PM   #10
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Talking Death Valley...

My pre-conceptions of Death Valley were soon blown away when I got there. What a great place! With seasonal temperatures well below normal I took the opportunity to ride a few of the dirt roads...

Road to Titus Canyon
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Road to Titus Canyon
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Road to Titus Canyon
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Titus Canyon
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Titus Canyon
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Racetrack Road
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Hidden Valley -
Having not left Ubehebe Crater until 1730 I was running out of daylight to get across Snow Pass. It had snowed up there the previous night and the park ranger said she hadn't heard it was closed but neither had she heard of anyone crossing it either. After this photo was taken the trail got much narrower and eventually climbed a series of switchbacks lined with wild flowers but the sun had already dropped behind the ridgeline and the light was poor
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Snow Pass
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The trail was a little slick thanks to the melting snow and I eventually reached the pass 10 minutes after sunset. The view reminded me of being in the Chilean Andes.
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It was quite windy up top and so with an almost full moon I descended to 1600m and having seen nobody since leaving the crater I pitched my tent at the roadside and awoke to this.
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Further along I picked up the Saline Valley track
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Saline Valley
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Not sure what's coming next as the weather in the NW is pants!
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Old 06-01-2010, 02:33 PM   #11
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Please, no more pics for me, I can't take it anymore. If you do want to post make them all black first. You can do that quickly by taking any photo editing program and use the 'Fill' function.

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Old 06-01-2010, 06:52 PM   #12
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Old 06-02-2010, 07:00 AM   #13
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Real nice pics, Thanks for sharin

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Old 06-02-2010, 12:57 PM   #14
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breath taken photo's,you guys are jus so lucky havin a back yard like that.
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