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Old 04-24-2014, 07:47 AM   #1111
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Fantastic RR and Pictures, as usual.
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:00 AM   #1112
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[QUOTE=RedRockRider;24003639]Don't be a stranger, DJ. There must be a nice empty house in Santa Clara just waiting patiently. As I'm sure you are aware the weather in St. George is perfect for riding . . . dirt or street. The run over to Pioche on road bikes for lunch at the Silver Cafe would make for a good day with the inmates. Road from Modena, UT to Panaca, NV has some nice curves and very few LEOs given that it is no-mans land between Utah and Nevada.


RRR, Be in St. Geo 5-2 thru 5-10. Are you going to be around?
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Old 04-25-2014, 12:11 PM   #1113
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Southwest Utah: Dual Sport Riding from St. George

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RRR, Be in St. Geo 5-2 thru 5-10. Are you going to be around?


I'm planning out an adventure day ride on 5/4. PM me if ya wanna come. You too StG and RRR! Hope you don't mind the thread hijack

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Old 04-26-2014, 05:10 PM   #1114
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I'm planning out an adventure day ride on 5/4. PM me if ya wanna come. You too StG and RRR! Hope you don't mind the thread hijack
I think R3's thread is the defacto St George adv group ride thread anyway. Wish I could make it!
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Old 04-27-2014, 09:25 PM   #1115
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Great shots, thanks!
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Old 04-28-2014, 06:24 PM   #1116
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nice pioche pics...thanks for getting us interested in visiting that beautiful place.

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Old 04-29-2014, 01:48 PM   #1117
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Hey RRR - AWESOME thread, with great info !

Will be in St George May 9-15 and sent you PM re
some routes.

Do you think the higher elevation stuff will be
clear of snow ?

Utah traffic cams near Cedar Break show snow
on the side of the roads...
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Old 04-29-2014, 08:48 PM   #1118
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Snow Situation

I'll let RRR give you the details, but the Snotel sites show that below 9,000 ft most of the snow is all gone. Up near 10,000 there's still going to be snow when you show up the first week of May. This winter there wasn't much snow compared to average, but it's still pretty high and cold and they just got another small batch this last weekend up there. There's plenty of country to see at elevations lower than 9,000 ft though. I've seen snow on the sides of that road (on top) 5' deep in June after real wet winters.
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Old 04-30-2014, 07:51 AM   #1119
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Been running out of Hurricane for the last few days (after fighting wind and snow in I15 to get here). No bike, just the Jeep, but we are finidng plenty of back country roads.

Questions for locals, are there any good paper maps of this country around Hurricane and over by St. George? Can't find anything locally (Hurricane), but will be going to St. George today where I tracked down a couple of Benchmark Atlas books for both AZ and UT at an out door store. I've found them to be great resources back north. I have BaseCamp with appropriate state Topos but would like the BM Atlas for backup and information.
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:14 AM   #1120
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Questions for locals, are there any good paper maps of this country around Hurricane and over by St. George? Can't find anything locally (Hurricane), but will be going to St. George today where I tracked down a couple of Benchmark Atlas books for both AZ and UT at an out door store. I've found them to be great resources back north. I have BaseCamp with appropriate state Topos but would like the BM Atlas for backup and information.

RRR,

I got this...

Interagency Visitor Center
345 East Riverside Dr
S.G.

I15 off at Bluff/E. Riverside Dr.

It's just east of the hwy.
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:28 AM   #1121
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RRR,

I got this...

Interagency Visitor Center
345 East Riverside Dr
S.G.

I15 off at Bluff/E. Riverside Dr.

It's just east of the hwy.
Thanks, I had thought to hit the local BLM offoce as well.

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Old 04-30-2014, 08:32 AM   #1122
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Thanks, I had thought to hit the local BLM offoce as well.

Ron
It is BLM, here's what you're looking for..
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Old 04-30-2014, 12:36 PM   #1123
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Arizona Strip Map

At the BLM field office ask for the Arizona Strip Visitor map, It cuts off just north of Hurricane, so you won't get the country up around Zion, but everything south of there to the Grand Canyon is shown.
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Old 04-30-2014, 06:02 PM   #1124
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At the BLM field office ask for the Arizona Strip Visitor map, It cuts off just north of Hurricane, so you won't get the country up around Zion, but everything south of there to the Grand Canyon is shown.
Picked up the Utah Benchmark and the BLM Strip Visitor map at the Desert Rat outdoor store and found the Arizlona Benchmark map at Barnes and Noble so now we are good on maps. Thanks for all the input. (This would be so much better on 2 wheels).

Back road to Hurricane. 360 degree view:
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Old 05-02-2014, 03:01 PM   #1125
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Off the Grid

Thanks guys for picking up the slack. I went off the grid for the last few days, mostly in the Zion backcountry (overnights) and a few long day hikes. Enjoying some time with Dad. Trying to take full advantage of retirement.

Been busy with family back in town . . . just haven't had the chance to keep up with all my inmate correspondence.

A few pics from the Zion backcountry with Dad.






RingoKelly - a few pics from our Elbow Canyon ride coming. Good times even though you were on a green bike, not orange.

DirtyJohnny - thanks for PM. Welcome back to St. George. I'm riding moto support for the Ironman on Saturday, then busy with family on Sunday. Week of May 5th has some flex. We'll get it organized.

ElleDubs - thanks for you PM. I'll PM you back some details. Can't do the ride on Sunday, 5/4. Enjoy that loop, big adventure. Have fun riding bike support in front of the lead woman runner. I'll look for you.

AccelRus MaxiMus - the dirt road above Kolob Reservoir is very likely still full of snow. Might want to rethink that part of your route. I'll PM you a few more thoughts.

Thanks to others for helping out -- Samthg, notsofasteddie, StG -- and nice to see all the friends --- Simba, MudClod, NSFW, Wansfel.
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