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    The Moab Chronicles

    Getting there is half the fun. I took 50, The Loneliest Highway across Nevada until Great Basin N.P. then took my favorite 91 mile dirt shortcut past Crystal Peak and Black Rock.
    Saw some groups of really funny looking dogs.
    Arrived at Capitol Reef access to Cathedral Valley around dusk. Park said Fremont River ford was 14" and it looked a little too proto-rapids for me so I went on to Swing Arm City. I got a pretty good campsite I thought.
    I figured no one would jump the 80 footer just to left of my white van.
    Next day I rode the 70 miles in and out to Cathedral Valley on the eastern access road since Fremont River had more rain upstream. Really nice scenic cruise meandering through varied landforms.


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    Beautiful, nice pics! I need to do this trip

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    Awesome Fred! Wish I was with you.
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    Bentonite Hills at beginning of cathedral valley road.

    Campground at north end of valley. No one there, started to rain, soon fuel line split so return to camp was a bit of an adventure. Then the wind picked up to ridiculous speeds.
    Betty Boop got blown over three times so I ended up strapping bike to the van. 70 mph gusts? Really stung getting pelted by corn kernel sized stones

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    Next day rode around Swing Arm City until I broke my sub-frame jumping an arroyo. Killer riding conditions. Worth a story in itself. I could not climb like the big bikes but did some good climbs and hi-marking for a simple TW.





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    Beautiful pictures Fred. I'm enjoying your adventure thanks for sharing.
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    Thanks for the report. Beautiful over there.

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    Once at Moab the fun begins. Nice sunsets seen from camp with the variable weather.

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    Slickrock Single track Trail is as unique and intensely fun, scenic and simultaneously Scarry as any other riding

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    nice fred!
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