Last updated 10/22/09
The weather on Friday started out clear and cold and I
continued on Hwy 12 through Henrieville and Tropic. The views are spectacular.
As I continued on past Bryce Canyon NP the weather turned colder and it started
Then the temp started dropping and the snow began sticking to the road. Some
interesting moments ensued on the TDM, but I managed to keep the rubber side
As I continued east and got to Hwy 89 and headed south, the elevation began
dropping and the snow turned to big slushy flakes. Not really sticking anymore,
just a wet mess, but still kinda cool for a guy from Florida.
I went on down 89 through Kanab and across the Vermilion Cliffs, and crossed
over into Arizona at the Glen Canyon Dam. You can't really tell in these
pictures, but it was cold and windy as all get out.
From Page I had a very windy ride across the Kaibito Plateau on Hwy 98.
Sixty-six miles of nothing, the wind and sand blowing so hard from the west I
had to lean the bike at what felt like 45 degrees to keep straight on the road.
Then Hwy 98 ended at US 160 and as I turned to the west, I was rewarded with
another thirty-nine miles straight into that wind. When I arrived in Tuba City I
was too tired to camp, and it was probably too windy set up a tent anyway. I
checked into this hotel and called it a day.
1, Salt Lake City, Utah to Escalante, Utah
Day 3, Tuba City, Arizona to Show Low, Arizona
Day 4, Show Low, Arizona to Silver City, New Mexico
Day 5, Silver City, New Mexico to Guadalupe NP, Texas
Day 6, Guadalupe NP, Texas to Big Bend NP, Texas
Day 7, Big Bend NP, Texas to Rock Springs, Texas
Day 8, Rock Springs, Texas to Martin Dies Jr SP,
Day 9, Martin Dies Jr SP, Texas to Desoto NF, Mississippi
10 & 11, Desoto NF, Ms to St. George Island, Fl to Christmas, FL
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