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Old 05-29-2011, 09:38 PM   #61
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Three cheers for you MrsMilk - for the support and encouragement you have given to your sweetie...Now, as the wife of an ADVRider myself, I have to ask - have you done any touring yourself? I hope so...

In the meantime, glad to see you filling in the gaps for us avid readers of the MilkMan's tour...

Cheers...
Whyswoman, thanks for the kind words. I've not done any touring myself. Though I have the adventurer's spirit, pregnancy and two-wheeled transportation aren't the best of friends. I hope someday to make some kind of journey myself, but for now I'll do my best to keep the map updated in between longer posts from Milk...and live vicariously through the photos along the way.
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Old 05-29-2011, 10:12 PM   #62
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Rgoers,

Talk about timing. That was our plan.

Suggestions for an alternate route? Looking at 191 around by Flaming Gorger, then up toward 189 heading eventually to Idaho Falls. This seem doable? Any more direct routes that aren't hampered by weather at the moment?

Thanks.

Real update next time I find wifi.
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Old 05-29-2011, 10:24 PM   #63
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Whyswoman, thanks for the kind words. I've not done any touring myself. Though I have the adventurer's spirit, pregnancy and two-wheeled transportation aren't the best of friends. I hope someday to make some kind of journey myself, but for now I'll do my best to keep the map updated in between longer posts from Milk...and live vicariously through the photos along the way.
wait.......your wife is pregnant and you are off riding on a LONG journey with your buddy!!! I definitely made a wrong turn somewhere.

good for you Mrsmilk. pass it on.
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Old 05-30-2011, 12:00 AM   #64
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wait.......your wife is pregnant and you are off riding on a LONG journey with your buddy!!! I definitely made a wrong turn somewhere.

good for you Mrsmilk. pass it on.
Yeah, way to bury the lead, right?

Believe me, if I was closer to delivery this trip might not be nearly as feasible.
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Old 05-30-2011, 02:40 AM   #65
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Old 05-30-2011, 05:39 AM   #66
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Awesome! Subscribed. Gosh I wish I had the time to do something like this!

Y'all be safe and keep the report coming, please.
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Old 05-30-2011, 07:01 AM   #67
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Old 05-30-2011, 07:07 AM   #68
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MrsMilk...I sent you a lengthy PM - I think - at least i hope it went your way - it disappeared when I hit "send"...please let me know if you get it or not, as it does not seem to be in my "sent items" folder....I hate when a long message just "disappears" like that...grrr...

anyway, have a great day...
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Old 05-30-2011, 07:20 AM   #69
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Been paying particular attention to the Utah updates since my husband and I will be doing a canyon country/national park ride in Utah the end of June. We'll be taking scoots with a little more oomp and bigger tires than the Buddy but Buddies are great scoots.
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Old 05-30-2011, 07:43 AM   #70
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Old 05-30-2011, 08:14 AM   #71
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Sound like they are having a good time. Have there been any problems with the scooters? Thanks for keeping us posted and have a safe time.
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Old 05-30-2011, 08:26 AM   #72
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This is a lot of fun! Mrs Milk your are officially sainted!
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Old 05-30-2011, 08:57 AM   #73
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Rgoers,

Talk about timing. That was our plan.

Suggestions for an alternate route? Looking at 191 around by Flaming Gorger, then up toward 189 heading eventually to Idaho Falls. This seem doable? Any more direct routes that aren't hampered by weather at the moment?

Thanks.

Real update next time I find wifi.
Well, not a lot of choices out that way... I woke to about an inch or so of wet slushy snow on the ground this morning. That's on the "valley floor" so you can be sure the higher elevations got more than that. SnoTel shows that Trial Lake picked up 7" of snow in the past day, and they're reporting 95 inches as of 6 AM today. My best suggestion would be to try to call or contact:

Joseph D. Donnell
Park Manager- Rockport State Park
Operations Manager- Rail Trail State Park
(Office) 435-336-2241
(Cell) 435-901-1117
josephdonnell@utah.gov

and ask if the highway is open yet. Being this is a Holiday, you may not get a response today. There's also the Utah DOT, though I can't find anything on the website to either confirm or deny 150 is open or closed. It just says seasonally closed due to high amounts of snowfall. The report I heard of 150 still being closed (last week) came from a resort on 150 near the WY border.

The only alternate I know of is the route I take to get there... take 32 out of Kamas area and head for 189/I80. I80 will take you to I84, which will take you back towards Evanston, if that's where you're wanting to go. I80 and I84 are 4-lanes with very little traffic, so shouldn't be too bad. Be aware that the weather guys reported Evanston got some snow yesterday as well, but road cams look like the roads are at least clear.

Good luck guys...
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:18 AM   #74
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Okay - found the latest report on the DOT site
(Updated Friday, May 27, 2011)

CLOSED -
SR 150 Mirror Lake Highway,
Kamas to Wyoming Border – Milepost 14.6 to 48

Anticipated Opening Late-June


Definitely gotta go around...
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Old 05-30-2011, 10:00 AM   #75
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Thanks for the advice, and an update.

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Okay - found the latest report on the DOT site
(Updated Friday, May 27, 2011)

CLOSED -
SR 150 Mirror Lake Highway,
Kamas to Wyoming Border – Milepost 14.6 to 48

Anticipated Opening Late-June


Definitely gotta go around...
I just passed that info along to the guys, the current plan is 191 around by Flaming Gorge, then up toward 189 heading eventually to Idaho Falls...haven't heard word since they left this morning, but other than the windy driving conditions things have been good so far. Scoots seem to be running well, and they got themselves a hotel last night (though no wifi so it may be awhile before he can upload his latest posts).

And, Whyswoman, I did get your PM, I'll be sure to respond as soon as I can piece a few thoughts together.
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