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Old 11-14-2011, 11:26 AM   #16
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great report and pictures
damn you - just added another ride to my bucket list
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:52 AM   #17
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Wow. Great report. I live north of all that & have wanted to ride the area . Where did you get that map of the railroad route shown on P 1 ??? Are there maps for the other loops? Maps for the Pony Express route? Be a HUGE help. Next year I'm doing it. THANKS! Love this report.
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Old 11-14-2011, 12:47 PM   #18
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Yes in the Tony Huegel Utah Byways book there are severl.
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Old 11-14-2011, 04:24 PM   #19
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good ride report. one more thing to add to my trip next summer....thanks
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:37 PM   #20
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Hello Countdown, unfortunately, I don't own a GPS yet, sorry. That and a GoPro are the number one toys on my list. Maybe I'll have some tracks to share next season if Santa is nice to me.
At under $200 not much of an investment for all the information it records. GoPro is just a fluff toy.

See for another ride of a life time.
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Old 11-25-2011, 03:06 PM   #21
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Great ride report. Looking forward to visiting this area.
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Old 11-30-2011, 03:10 PM   #22
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Cool ride!

Someday I would like to ride from up here in the PNW to Lake Powell to visit some friends primarily offroad. This gives me some cool ideas!

My grandfather was a machinist and when he retired, he started building minature live steam trains. He built his own replicas of the 119 and Jupiter. They are 1 1/2 inch scale (1 1/2 inch equals 1 foot) and run on 7 1/2 inch guage track. I have been to Promentory Point before but it would be much cooler to visit on a dirtbike rather than a Uhaul truck like last time.

Was there any water at the springs you visited on the Pony Express leg of your route? Are there cattle tanks out there? I have a filter so it is nice to know.

Thanks for the report.
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:10 AM   #23
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Great RR! Exactly the kind of thing that appeals to me - exploring the places that I never seem to find time to go in the car. Many of us spend a lot of our life giving lip service to the idea of "the journey is the destination", this trip defines it.

Reason number 476 that I need to do some riding in Utah......
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:19 AM   #24
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SWEET ride report!!
I was PM'ed by a ADV inmate just a week or two ago , by DocL wanting info on just the trip you just made!
He and I would like to do the same ride next spring for a warm up ride may be we all can get together and plan it!
and then DO IT. below are some of my rides that I did last summer!
keep me in the loop for a ride or two next summer, I am always ready
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