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Kevin Basso
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Boy Scouts of America

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Lots of great scenery in Utah. The Moab is very fun riding, what I would have given to have my mountain bike for a quick spin. The terrain turned very sandy and rocky entering the state, with the famous "slick rock" roads that consisted of great sheets of rock. It was difficult to follow the trail in areas, not due to Sam's directions, but the trail would turn into one big rock slate. I would have to watch very carefully if I was going to keep on track. The weather was around 103 and clear skies. My hands started ache due to the constant pounding and fighting the handlebars. With all the rocks and sand, this became a way of life for the rest of Utah and Nevada.

The motorcycle has been running great and I lightened my load by making a stop at the local post office and mailing home my unneeded rainsuit and past state maps.

 


Going through the Moab

Heading across the desert.

Going through Moab National Park.

 
 

Black dragon pass
 

Nice morning

The route takes you along this ranch canal for 20 miles.
 

trail takes you through many tunnels