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Here we go! this is going to very pic heavy "i narrowed it down to around 150 pics" and may take a few days to complete. We rolled into Moab around 2pm on Sunday so we started off by setting up camp off of Willow Springs road. It was free primative camping on BLM land and its off of 191 just north of 313 which is the entrance to Canyonlands NP. Very nice and quiet area.

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My buddy Matt and I "George aka smalls" rode with Ron and Larry for half a day around the Sovereign trais.



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Once Ron & Larry called it a day we ran to Moab and played on Hell's Revenge before it got dark. What a hoot.

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This is the last pic for day one and its the entrance\exit for Hell's Revenge



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Day two. Matt and i woke up when the sky was just getting blue so we ate some breakfest and got ready to ride bright and early. We decided that morning that we should probably hit the White Rim trail this day because we were still good and fresh and the White Rim is a long day. It took us about 9 hours total. We stopped alot for pics and food breaks so we werent in any real hurry and we wanted to soak up the scenery. There is a Shell station at 191&313. This is the closest gas station to the trail. It was 129 mile round trip from the gas station. Matt had just switched to reserve about 5 miles from the station on our way back. We also did some back and forth riding and a bit of exploring along the White Rim. For some reason i forgot to load up a pick of the Shafer switchbacks which is an awesome site to see and its at the beginning of the trail if ridin in the clockwise direction which seems like the way to go.i

top of shaffer trail switchbacks by gfalexan, Here is a pic of the white rim road crew. Notice how small that piece of equipment looks. h

white rim by gfalexan, Most of our pics have a bike in them somewhere just to have something to relate size to. Here is a pic of Musselman Arch. We had some mountain bikers take our pic. We only seen two bikes, a few jeeps and about 40 mountain bikers all day. I really wanted to

white rim by gfalexan, on Flickr ride across the arch but there were people around.

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Wow, with my fear of heights I think some depends might be a good choice for a base layer riding around the White Rim!



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nice shacks for those who need to do business.



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its hard to tell from the pic but this dirt looked like virgin fresh groomed motocross dirt so we just had to get a pic of each of us trying to get the TW in a bit of a slide.



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if you like sand than you will like the last few miles of the White Rim trail before climbing out the top. You can tell that this is an area you wouldnt want to be if it was raining.



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These kind of signs make a motorcyclist smile.



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OUTSTANDING! What a truly remarkable area. Thanks for all the beautiful pictures...it felt like I was there.
 

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Any time i travel into small towns i like to hit most of the small side streets in town just to see what kind of vehicles and other exciting things people have in their yards. i really have a thing for older vehicles. In Indiana you will see vehicles less than 10 years old with rust holes in them but out here stuff from the 50's still look good. We seen a International Travelall about 63ish that was mint with the paint just faded. i have never seen one in person before and it was a cool vehicle. While riding through town i caught something out of the corner of my eye so we busted a u_turn in the middle of the road to go down a few streets to check out this contraption a few kids were riding around town. It reminded me of the stuff we used to do when we were kids and had to much time on our hands. Anyway it was really neat.





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DAY 3 we decided to take highway 128 out to the Dewey bridge and ride the Kokopelli's trail to Top of the World then to Rose Garden Hill then back out Onion creek to 128 back to Moab. This ride like no other ive ever done and probably my all time favorite. It had unreal scenery with colors like you cant even imagine on Onion creek. Kokopelli's trail had some difficult hills, top of the world had by far the best overlook "dropoff" we seen on the whole trip plus you had to dead head up a 5 mile trail of mostly rocks. It was a bit technical but nothing a TW couldnt handle easily and well worth the effort. Rose Garden hill was very ruff coming down. Matt was really thanking me for ordering that skid plate he didnt think he would need. I could go on for days about the beauty of Onion creek it was literally like a rainbow of dirt that just had me stumped. We have never seen anything like it before. The valleys in the Top of the World pics are Onion creek. You can even see the road down at the bottom in a few pics. Any suv or maybe a subaru could drive most of Onion creek. Anyways on with the pics. Here is Matt at the Dewey Bridge.



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