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    Dirt, Utah 56 miles, Solo Run

    Hi fellow TW owners,

    I travel to beautiful SW Utah twice a month to see my wife, drop supplies and ride the Outback.
    Saturday's ride I was hoping to go on the #1 Trail from Yankee Meadows up and over to Panguitch Lake.
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    I head up Second Lefthand Canyon and meet a father and son in a Jeep.
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    Next area to see Yankee Meadows Res.
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    I turn onto Trailhead #1 to go solo to Panguitch Lake.

    I guess I'm only allowed 5 pics per post.
    More soon,
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    So, I am traveling up the Trail #1 and it is rough in sections and 3 ATVer's are coming down.
    The lead guy says, " it gets really knarly in just a few yards ".
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    I'm solo and not looking for hospital menu meals, I turn around.
    I catch up to the three and wait as they drop down a tough section
    As I'm waiting, over goes the girl riding a 700 Grizzly. I drop the stand and run to help get the ATV off of her.
    The middle rider had heard her scream and ran to help.
    She was ok with just a little rib soreness.
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    I return to the Yankee Meadows area and head up the mtn to Sidney Valley Road
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    The mountains and trees in the area are awesome, trails are fun.
    I've done several trails in and around the Parowan area, and in a couple weeks will be back to try another backcountry road.
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    VDR
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    Good report and looks like great country to ride. Wise move to turn around when you had to. I don't always do the right thing and when I am done I feel really stupid. When you go again take more pics and post them. I really enjoyed looking at them. Thanks.
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    Nice pics! I need to get down and do some riding in that part of UT.

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    Really pretty country to ride in. If it's been warm down there, I bet you didn't mind gett'in your foot wet. Glad the girl wasn't injured worse than she was and that there was some help. Thanks for sharing.
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    Beautiful pics, Mark. Sounds like you had a very enjoyable day. I'll have to start calling you Quickdraw McGraw. With that nice shot of the deer it appears you're a lot faster than me in getting the camera out. It seems I'm always too slow to get a good pic of the wildlife. I'm glad the girl wasn't hurt, those Grizzlys are heavy. Nice water crossing, how deep was it? Thanks for taking us along for the ride.
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    I think the water crossing was about a foot deep, I kept my feet up on the way in.
    On the way out I hit the usual thing that makes me go sideways, down goes the foot.
    It felt good and was almost dry by the time I hit the front door. lol
    I've caught I think 3 deer in the camera, as soon as I see them, KILL SWITCH and brake, open camera case and they're still looking at me.
    Must be that 89 paint scheme that has them in trance mode.
    I hear bickering in the garage, my TW is bragging he got to go, Zuk is yelling it's his turn this weekend, Thumper is cool and says nothing.
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    Wow nice adventure!

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    Why, thank you.
    This weekend the Zuk gets to stretch his legs.
    Nice run that overlooks Vegas and hotdogs cooked outside, mmmm.
    VDR
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    Glad I'm not the only rider who'd rather have a nice ride and turn around than get in too deep and have a bad time. I learned that lesson the hard way! Good on you for being there to help that unfortunate ATV rider too. Me and the wife keep going back and forth on whether an ATV is the right way to go for her, seeing as how she's got clutch-phobia and a few 2 wheels vs. gravity events under her belt. Falling off of a bike seems way better than falling under an ATV any day to me, but at the same time I used to have a Zuk myself and can see how 4 wheels can serve a body better than one in certain terrain.
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