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Old 03-29-2014, 07:05 PM   #1066
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We did Angels Landing a few years ago. Fantastic!


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Old 03-30-2014, 06:22 AM   #1067
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Since y'all like hiking so much, you need to check out the Rae Lakes Loop in the Sierras. It's a little ways away, but the sierras are absolutely worth it, plus there's a lot of good riding to be had along the way.







Unfortunately, these pictures don't even do it justice. You have to go surround yourself with this scenery to get the full effect.
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:11 AM   #1068
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OT: Joe's Guide to Zion National Park

BTW, for those who don't know about Zion, one of my favorite sites on it is Joe's Guide to Zion National Park. It includes guides to the trails and some very nice photography.
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:51 PM   #1069
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Went to Zion today on the Beemer. It was nice with a temp in the area of 67-69 degrees, but today was the last day to ride in the canyon without taking a shuttle that starts tomorrow. Saw about 15 other bikes and a ton of cars parking on the road.

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Old 03-31-2014, 10:02 PM   #1070
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Wondering if anyone knows the riding conditions to Mt Trumbull , Ten bar,Toroweep ? Too early,muddy? Might be out there in a week or so and would love to check that area out ,Thanks
I'm wondering also?
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:06 PM   #1071
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Wondering if anyone knows the riding conditions to Mt Trumbull , Ten bar,Toroweep ? Too early,muddy? Might be out there in a week or so and would love to check that area out ,Thanks
AZ Strip should be dry. It has been a light snow year and there have already been some warm temps. Went to Whitmore Canyon several weeks ago (Post #1041) and roads were totally dry. This does not cover the "highest" part of the western AZ Strip (over Mount Trumbull), but there are other ways to get to Toroweap (straight south from Colorado City). The road over Mount Trumbull is higher elevation and covered with large pine trees which prevent sunlight from drying out the mud . . . but I doubt if there is enough moisture to create problems. The area around the Toroweap Overlook will be dry. I would expect smooth sailing. Good luck.

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BTW, for those who don't know about Zion, one of my favorite sites on it is Joe's Guide to Zion National Park. It includes guides to the trails and some very nice photography.
Second the "Joe's Guide to Zion" Excellent text and photos.

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Went to Zion today on the Beemer. It was nice with a temp in the area of 67-69 degrees, but today was the last day to ride in the canyon without taking a shuttle that starts tomorrow. Saw about 15 other bikes and a ton of cars parking on the road.

Sorry no photos.
No photos . . . Good move to take advantage while able to ride into the main canyon. Looking for pics next time.


Thanks for all the comments . . . Mr Head, Hoot Gibson, WDG, Firebolt, shasta650, AdvRich, bomose, riverflow, stickman1432, Bob . . . ride safe out there. Ride often.
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Old 04-01-2014, 07:10 AM   #1072
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. . . Mr Head, Hoot Gibson, WDG, Firebolt, shasta650, AdvRich, bomose, riverflow, stickman1432, Bob . . . ride safe out there. Ride often.
Good Stuff RRR...finally got the new 2014 tw200 in the stable....the weather is breaking for a few days{ending tomorrow with more rain moviing in} but at least I got it out for a few miles...now for some warm{er} weather in Ohio and some off roading to come....

thanks for your photos and stories...helps the long Midwest Winter go by a bit smoother


A beautiful bike ,ain't she? Almost don't want to get her dirty....but I will :)
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:31 AM   #1073
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Pretty new bike Hoot!
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Old 04-01-2014, 12:40 PM   #1074
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Went to Zion today on the Beemer. It was nice with a temp in the area of 67-69 degrees, but today was the last day to ride in the canyon without taking a shuttle that starts tomorrow. Saw about 15 other bikes and a ton of cars parking on the road.

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Got you covered Stickman - I was there last week, weather was beautiful.
















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Old 04-01-2014, 01:16 PM   #1075
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OK, I've been watching this thread and drooling. We are about to head out from Montana for parts south (barring any MORE technical difficulties) in about a week. Traveling in a 32' MH towing the Jeep YJ. I know, it sickens me that I won't have a 2 wheeled dirt unit this trip, but then the dogs can all come along in the Jeep (along with Mom of course). Just slower average speed.

Question? Any good suggestions for parking a Class A rig and wandering the country side by Jeep in those parts? No problem dry camping as long as the access for the MH is good. We'll be hitting regular RV parks every few days as laundry etc. dictates. Our thought is to meander to the St. George area then east possibly as far as Albuquerque and back to God's North country for the rest of the riding season. Moab is in the mix as well.
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Old 04-01-2014, 07:44 PM   #1076
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Hurricane, UT is a good home base

Willowwind RV park is a good one and people camp in Warner Valley. You can drive (carefully) a rig out past the Hurricane Airport and set up then ride. The other end of the road (the Saint George end) has deep sand over the road often.
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Old 04-02-2014, 03:50 PM   #1077
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Willowwind RV park is a good one and people camp in Warner Valley. You can drive (carefully) a rig out past the Hurricane Airport and set up then ride. The other end of the road (the Saint George end) has deep sand over the road often.
Thanks big time. The park looks good and we can reposition based on a day or two of rambling around should something look interesting.

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PS, I see in your profile you have a Combat Wombat in your past. I have one in the shed waiting for restoration.
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Old 04-05-2014, 07:39 AM   #1078
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I hope you've got that pic framed and hanging on a wall in the house somewhere! Fantastic.
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Old 04-07-2014, 08:34 PM   #1079
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Excellent pics of Zion, RRR!

Mrs. Acid and I were down in St George visiting my folks during Spring Break. We made the drive up Zion Canyon on the second-to-last day of private vehicle access until the fall. It was a windy day, and after lunch, the rain set in and hit the place pretty hard. Unfortunately we were only able to spot one rain induced waterfall.

Some day I hope to drag the bike down there over a Spring Break or perhaps UEA Weekend in the fall.

By the way, if that little Mexican restaurant in Veyo is still in business, give it a try! We hit that place up last fall, and the food was excellent! It's a husband & wife team making their family recipes.
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Old 04-08-2014, 08:50 AM   #1080
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Mt. Trumbull conditions

Hello everyone, lurker for many years, not a poster, although I should change that after seeing all the great reports from folks like RRR. I too am a St. George retiree. Ride a dual sported XR 400, ST1300, Triumph Bonneville, and Honda Foreman 500 (Rubicon)
I wanted to add a road condition update for the AZ strip. Was out there one week ago and all roads, including the higher elevations of Mt. Trumbull, and Mt. Logan are all dry now.

An earlier poster mentioned the road from the Bar 10 north out of Hell Hole and over the south shoulder of Mt. Logan as being not suitable for large bikes. I will add that there is a section of the road on the upper end, a stretch of 1/2 km that is steepish and solid lava boulders basketball size and larger than will challenge any bike and rider IMHO. Be aware.

A couple of suggestions for riders considering a trip out to the Toroweap area. Do not come July or August, and, the National Park service is considering making Toroweap permit only. I give it one to two years, and then say goodbye to casual runs out there.
If you want to spend three or four days exploring the strip, Toroweap on the east to the Grand Wash on the west, and points in between, Parashant canyon, Kelly point, Twin point, Hudson point, Pigeon canyon, etc. then the Bar 10 Ranch makes a great location to stage from. Come back to the ranch from a hard day's ride, and look forward to a hot shower and excellent dutch oven dinner, along with some fun entertainment. They have a ranch house with rooms, and they also have some cool conestoga wagons you can sleep in. Make advance arrangements with them for your fuel needs too. A great resource for riders.
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