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Old 08-01-2013, 11:14 PM   #1
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UTBCDR in October

Is mid October an OK time to run the BCDR? i'll probably be solo on myGSA, fresh off the WaBCDR last week. I'll take my time, we did the Wa route in 7 days, a 6 pack group travelling slow and sleeping high. We saw just 3 BDCR travelers on the Washington route; I was surprised there weren't more.

We did the white rim trail in my unimog years back, and this route can't be tougher than morocco, right? I'l take a sat phone just in case.

Seems my K60s might be better replaced with TCKs?
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Old 08-02-2013, 01:49 PM   #2
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sure as along as early snows don't block the higher passes. if so go around.
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Old 08-02-2013, 04:58 PM   #3
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Mid October you could get snow, not always but very possible. Some years we get a big dump about the third or fourth week of October that shuts down the high roads for the year. Other years we're hunting elk in shirt sleeves. Regardless, it will probably freeze at night up high. I'm talking about the country above about 7-8k ft. October is when the big game rifle seasons are open so there will be some people around, too. The south will be gorgeous then. You will probably just miss the colors in the mountains. -al
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Old 08-03-2013, 08:27 PM   #4
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Ut BCBR North to South?

So what about running north to south versus t'other way? In coming down from Seattle, heading to baja. Butler maps say a couple bits are harder N to S but I can dodge things with bypass routes, tho one often doesn't do that pre-emptive .
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:07 AM   #5
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My GF and I will be riding the UTBCDR during the week of Laborday South to North. I can give you more info after that ride. How was the WABCDR on the GSA? I will be on a GS1150 and my better half will be on the F650.
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