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    Here is Buckhorn Wash from a couple years ago, maybe they'll grade the road again if we tell them we're coming.
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    Forgot to point out in the Swell video #10 post that I encountered an antelope at 35 mph about at the 2:05 point in video. 2 seconds later he had out accelerated me and was leaving me in his dust. Fastest north American land animal for sure.
    This area is easy to find for those seeking another riding flavor to their way to Moab. About 20 miles west of Moab.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    Canyon was a cool moist contrast to the full sun we all anticipated.
    Some rocks, some rock art and a pleasant beverage break

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    Love Black Dragon Canyon. Did you by chance get a chance to explore the cave that is a few feet north of the wall art. The entrance is a little hard to find but it’s pretty cool. Story is that it was a hide out for some nefarious robbers in the 1800’s. The entrance is about 50 yards from the refrigerator man.

    What hot spring we’re you in? I don’t recognize it and would love to explore it. I live 2 hours north of this area and it is amazing and fun. Lots of slot canyons to play in.
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    Another nice video from our great explorer. Thanks Fred.
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    Didn't know of the cave. Now have another reason to return.
    Hot Springs are in the Big Smokey Valley, central Nevada.
    On way home I explored along the Muddy River and overnighted beside a well made but never before used fire ring, looked almost neolithic. The builder likely left prematurely worried about rains, I almost did. Looked like significant rain could trap a fellow there perched on a bench above Salt Wash for days due to very fine clay & silty soils .

    Fun although there was no tree at the Lone Tree Crossing across the mighty Muddy, all of 6 feet wide. Bridge was all of 8 feet wide.
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    Touring the colorful canyon cut by the Muddy was fun but dusty before the rains. Lots of interesting erosional remnants dot the landscape, too hard to have been fully worn away. Few clues remain to explain their long eroded sources.
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    Up for one more exploration I pursued a possible new shortcut on my favorite shortcut but once out there the trail petered out in a salt pan. I knew the old Pony Express and Overland Stage Routes were on the far side with HWY 50 not too far to the north but no way was I pulling a trailer out there with storm clouds overhead.
    So backtracked and continued on, turns and landmarks fairly distinctive. "Head for that there hill"
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