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Boulder Mountain Adventure – Sept 2017

Sept. 12-16, 2017 In 2016, we attempted a ride from Challis, Idaho, to Burgdorf Hot Springs.  We had to go elsewhere due to a large forest fire.  So, we tried again this year.  I spent months planning and refining the … Continue reading

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Potter’s Ponds Loop – Sep 2017

Sept. 2, 2017 For Labor Day weekend, the Gardiner and Bradley families decided to enjoy an easy ATV loop near the Skyline Drive above Fairview, Utah.  This is a fairly easy 38 mile loop. We parked at the staging area … Continue reading

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Rainbow Rim Trail – North Rim of the Grand Canyon – Aug 2017

Aug. 4-6, 2017 August is probably not the best time to ride the Rainbow Rim Trail along the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.  August is monsoon season.  It rains almost every day.  In fact, it rained so hard the … Continue reading

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Split Mountain – July 2017

July 26-28, 2017 This is part two of our trip report.  For part one, see “Flaming Gorge Trip Report.” We moved from the Lodgepole campground (~8000’) to Green River campground at only 4750’ elevation.  The storm had passed, so we … Continue reading

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Flaming Gorge – Red Canyon – July 2017

July 24-26, 2017 Marcy and Isaac planned an extended family vacation to the Flaming Gorge Dam area.  The plan was to camp for two nights near Flaming Gorge, then two nights near the Dinosaur Quarry by Jensen, Utah.  We also … Continue reading

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Desolation Canyon – July 2017

July 12-17, 2017 The upper Green River Basin had a huge snow-pack this year.  Some reports indicate about 250% of normal.  That means two things for Desolation Canyon; high water, and lots of mosquitoes! Unfortunately, we didn’t get to enjoy … Continue reading

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Wasatch Front Dual Sport Ride – July 2017

  1 July, 2017 Shortly after Jamie got here motorcycle license, I took her on a dual sport ride through some of the canyons near our home.  I just completed a similar loop, this time with Jason, since Jamie was … Continue reading

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