What will 2008 bring? I am not entirely sure yet. But one thing is certain, and that is that the possibilities are endless. One of the best things I did in 2007 was buy TOPO! Utah. It opened up a new world of virtual exploration. The 2007 Wasatch Classic route was created using TOPO! And while, I learned that nothing beats on the ground recon, the software can go a very long way in helping determine what a given route will entail.
What am I getting at?
Another epic journey of course.
In a similar vain of the obsession of a certain nutty professor, I have spent hours over the last few months putting together an epic, multi-day route through the central and northern mountains of Utah. At this point the starting town will be Salina, UT and follow Skyline Drive to Highway 6 at Soldier Summit. From Soldier Summit the access points to trails beyond is plenty, and in fact, it is quite doable to end up in Salt Lake City, Park City, Heber Valley, or right here at my doorstep.
The fun part is figuring out which of those endless options make up the final route…
JaredOctober 31, 2007
Adam, I’ve thought of doing a tour like the one your planning. I’ve ridden the Skyline several times, and up and out various canyons, Fairview, Ephraim, Manti, Mayfield, Salina. Have also ridden south of Salina — through Fishlake, Wayne County, Boulder, Burr Trail, Capitol Reef, Lake Powell. We should chat sometime.
mikedNovember 1, 2007
Sounds interesting. What time of year are you thinking?
KerryNovember 5, 2007
Adam, great idea. I was wondering about putting together a border to border ride. using only trails, and maybe dirt roads.