ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Regional forums > West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-19-2014, 06:28 AM   #1
relic123 OP
Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2013
Location: Idaho Falls ID
Oddometer: 29
Mesquite-lime kiln-nutter twist conditions?

hey guys, a buddy and I and taking a trip the 2nd week of march. We would like to travel from mesquite over lime kiln pass down the nutter twist road and out to the mt trumbull school house, then over to toroweep overlook. The question I have is what is the conditions from nutter twist road onward, also is Mt Trumbull going to be passable this year at that time? we will be riding fully loaded (camp gear) adventure bikes. Thanks for your time
relic123 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2014, 07:36 AM   #2
wbbnm
Beastly Adventurer
 
wbbnm's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: Abq NM
Oddometer: 1,832
We did this the other direction last May. There was one kind of difficult downhill ledge near the west end of the Nutter Twists. It would be an uphill for you. There was a doable line about the width of a bike around the ledge back then.

The western ~5 miles of Nutter Twists was slow going but nowhere near impassable. After that it improved somewhat.

We had no problem going over Lime Kiln pass or with any of the roads between there and Nutter. I remember one long slightly steep & rocky downhill, but nobody had a problem.

Of course storms could well have caused problems since then.

BTW we were on loaded 650-990 class machines. Here is a link to our RR

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=892221

We are doing the trip in reverse this May. I was thinking of trying Elbow Canyon instead of Lime Kiln. I have seen pictures of it being in pretty bad shape. Anybody know the current condition of that route?
wbbnm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2014, 10:05 AM   #3
relic123 OP
Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2013
Location: Idaho Falls ID
Oddometer: 29
thanks for your reply.
relic123 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2014, 01:47 PM   #4
catalina38
Contrarian
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: Stingray bay CA.
Oddometer: 1,545
Did the ride from Mesquite to Toroweep via Elbow canyon and Mt Trumbull school house last May and it was easy dirt roads with a few short sandy sections. Continued on along the north rim of the grand canyon to the National park north rim campground.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...=elbow&page=31
__________________
A mangy man chasing a cautionary tale

KTM 990R 500EXC
catalina38 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2014, 07:11 AM   #5
wbbnm
Beastly Adventurer
 
wbbnm's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: Abq NM
Oddometer: 1,832
Quote:
Originally Posted by catalina38 View Post
Did the ride from Mesquite to Toroweep via Elbow canyon and Mt Trumbull school house last May and it was easy dirt roads with a few short sandy sections. Continued on along the north rim of the grand canyon to the National park north rim campground.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...=elbow&page=31
I checked out the RR and remembered it. In fact we are going to incorporate some of that ride into our trip.

One big advantage of the Nutter Twists route is that there is virtually no sand - at least none that I remember except maybe a bit between Lime Kiln and Mesquite. But sand does move around so who knows now.
wbbnm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2014, 10:24 PM   #6
relic123 OP
Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2013
Location: Idaho Falls ID
Oddometer: 29
ok guys so if I understand this right, nutter twist road isnt to technical, not much sand, and can be traveled with bmw gs 1200's?
relic123 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2014, 08:15 AM   #7
wbbnm
Beastly Adventurer
 
wbbnm's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: Abq NM
Oddometer: 1,832
Except for the one ledge area I think you will be okay if you are reasonably experienced off-road riders.

And hopefully the roads haven't been badly washed out since last May.

We had a couple of guys on KTM 990s on our trip. And they had no trouble.
wbbnm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2014, 03:17 PM   #8
relic123 OP
Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2013
Location: Idaho Falls ID
Oddometer: 29
thats great news, really looking forward to the trip.

We are all to familiar with elbow canyon, I dont think I could pay my buddy to even think about that one again!!!!
relic123 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2014, 05:52 AM   #9
DockingPilot
Hooked Up and Hard Over
 
DockingPilot's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2004
Location: Andover, N.J.
Oddometer: 9,138
Mesquite-lime kiln-nutter twist conditions?

Clue plant:
Conklin Lime Kiln
New Jersey


Youll find it here
__________________
Frank Reinbold

"Every bike I ever had, was the best bike I ever had, when I had it"

DockingPilot screwed with this post 09-17-2014 at 12:49 PM
DockingPilot is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 05:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014