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seldomseensmith

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Posted: 07/09/09 09:16pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

FarcticOx wrote:

Another great one. Looks like I could do that (slowly of course) in my hardside Dually, No? Thanks for the post.


Farctic, as of this trip I would say your truck could make the trip, but I was shocked to see how much the road had deteriorated since my last time through - sadly the hardheads in Kane County show no signs of compromise on the issue, and to be fair neither does the Gummint. [emoticon]

For the sake of those folks who want to see some really great country on one of the few roads into the area, I hope (eventually) that "cooler" heads prevail.

SoCalDesertRider wrote:

Being that I am from AZ and know most of the state well enough, what the heck is GSENM ??? I really wish people would quit talking in accronyms and just write stuff out. Much less confusing!


SoCal - sorry, it's just a lot easier to type GSENM than Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument!

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Posted: 07/09/09 09:45pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice write up and great pics.


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Posted: 07/09/09 10:00pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I 2nd that.....


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Posted: 07/09/09 10:01pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

seldomseensmith wrote:


I did indeed - while real film photography has become a passion for a few devoted practitioners, I won't miss it. All I can think of was how much money I spent on film developing, and how few of those pictures were ever worth a thing.... Digital cameras rule!


Amen! Amen!


By the way your pictures are great. I particularly like two of them that look much like these two I took two years ago.

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Yours was farther back and did not have a semi in it.


Having adapted to the cool northwest I couldn't do Southern Utah this time of year. So thanks for the pictures.


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Posted: 07/09/09 10:24pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great set of pictures and dialogue SS - thanks again.

Lots of stuff, that's funny I remember that photo with the lost semi in it, and thought this trip looked a lot like that area in yours (but didn't remember exactly where the heck I'd seen the others. Same place I guess.

Thanks to all who post these reports with photos. I guess I need to put some up up from our trip to The Grand Canyon via Lancaster CA soon to do my little part. Truth be told - I was glad to get back to the cooler mountains. I went through Needles CA at 8PM one night, and it was 108. It had been 118 during the day I guess. Yeah it is a dry heat, but so is a convection oven.

Hey Seldom Seen - what kind of daytime/nighttime temps did you see?

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Lots of Stuff wrote:

Yours was farther back and did not have a semi in it.


And you can bet I'm glad I didn't see any wayward truckers.... The shape the road was in not only would he be lost, he'd also be totally screwed! Although I do like the way the semi gives a sense of scale to the place [emoticon]

btggraphix wrote:

Hey Seldom Seen - what kind of daytime/nighttime temps did you see?


The deserts were running 90+ degrees. As for nights you'll see in my next post I had a plan. Stay tuned...... [emoticon]

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Posted: 07/09/09 11:07pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lots of Stuff wrote:


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Yours was farther back and did not have a semi in it.
I wonder if he was a local guy that knew what he was doing or just someone that thought because there was a line on the map that he could go there.

I went on a 4wheel trip over the Mojave Trail once and the people accompanying us told me they were planning on "going into town for dinner" one night. Said town being Cima, CA, which even though it is a named-dot-on-the-map it consists solely of a post office and store (both in the same small building). I corrected their misinterpretation and we stopped in for an ice cream as we passed by.

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Awesome pictures ! Thanks for sharing.


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Posted: 07/10/09 06:27am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great pics Eric. We love that area and have been to it many times before, however, we generally do such things in the early spring or fall as it gets a bit too toasty for us this time of year (we usually prefer to go up in elevation in our surrounding mountains for cooler days).


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Posted: 07/10/09 08:12am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great work, Eric. Thank you.
I was wondering if you -or others- have driven Hole-in-the-Rock road to Lake Powell. And if so, how's the road, and what are conditions like at Hole-in-the-Rock on the lake? (ie, is it anything like the tourists areas near Glen Canyon Dam)


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