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DaveInDenver
05-31-2008, 08:40 AM
Talking to Cheeseman last night, he was interested in what Kirsten and I are doing on the return leg. I've mentioned it before, we are taking the back, back, back way home and would enjoy having traveling companions. I think someone else was coming along for some (or all?), but my memory is bad. So I'm starting this thread to get some ideas and collect information in one place.

The point is to tick off Great Basin, US50 through Nevada and the ferry at Hall's Crossing, since we've never done that stuff. We'd also like to get back to Capitol Reef and the San Rafael Swell and finish a road (Burr Trail) we didn't get to do last time we were down there. (http://www.armbrusterweb.com/tripsfolder/longtripsfolder/grancanyonfolder/grandcanyonpage.html) We'd also like to drive Muley Twist Road, which was a ton of fun and led to a fantastic overlook of the Waterpocket Fold. Don't anticipate doing much of anything particularly difficult beyond our typical high clearance roads.

Approximate Itinerary:
Sunday 6/22 - Hotel in Tahoe (shower, restock supplies, hot tub, beer, dinner, beer, beer)
Monday 6/23 - Great Basin NP (http://www.nps.gov/grba/) (probably in the Park campground)
Tuesday 6/24 - TBD, around Capitol Reef, Kodachrome, etc.
Wednesday 6/25 - TBD, around Moab, La Sals, Telluride, Paradox Valley
Thursday 6/26 - Denver

Google Map of Planned route (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=7991282042020263908,37.848283,-111.026140%3B15918334525622840923,37.909130,-109.063010%3B3882657188871528939,38.034983,-108.892918&saddr=Tahoma,+CA&daddr=carson+city,+nv+to:silver+springs,+NV+to:eureka,+nv+to:ely,+nv+to:black+horse,+nv+to:beaver,+ut+to:Escalante,+ut+to:Boulder,+ut+to:Burr+Trail+Rd%2FCR-1668+%4037.848283,+-111.026140+to:hall+mesa,+ut+to:blanding,+ut+to:CR-370%2FLisbon+Rd%2FUcolo+Rd+%4037.909130,+-109.063010+to:CO-141+%4038.034983,+-108.892918+to:norwood,+co+to:fairplay,+co+to:2174+s.+ogden+st,+denver,+co+80210&mra=pe&mrcr=14&via=13&sll=39.588757,-112.961426&sspn=12.774347,23.686523&ie=UTF8&ll=38.548165,-112.565918&spn=12.962516,23.686523&t=p&z=6)

Some of the places we'll revisit:
http://www.armbrusterweb.com/tripsfolder/longtripsfolder/grancanyonfolder/files/page3_3.jpg http://www.armbrusterweb.com/tripsfolder/longtripsfolder/grancanyonfolder/files/page3_4.jpg

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DaveInDenver
05-31-2008, 08:50 AM
Hall's Crossing Ferry:
http://www.udot.utah.gov/main/f?p=100:pg:1676374653738811786:::1:T,V:1141,
http://www.canyon-country.com/lakepowell/ferry.htm
http://www.americansouthwest.net/utah/glen_canyon/halls-crossing.html

Highway 276 to Hall's Crossing
http://www.americansouthwest.net/utah/photographs450/halls-road.jpg

Caribou Sandstorm
05-31-2008, 09:01 AM
This looks like a great idea. I will unfortuantely need to bust it back to Denver, might follow you all on 50 for a while though. That is a great drive.

Convert
06-01-2008, 06:44 PM
I'm in for the at least part of the trip back. I will probably bail on the back half coming back as I want to be back in Denver Friday evening or Saturday morning.
Hall's Crossing is a must do :thumb:

DaveInDenver
06-01-2008, 06:54 PM
I'm in for the at least part of the trip back. I will probably bail on the back half coming back as I want to be back in Denver Friday evening or Saturday morning.
Hall's Crossing is a must do :thumb:
Friday the 27th? FWIW, through a scheduling screw-up on my part, I'm supposed to be at work on the 27th... So we're right now planning to be back in Denver on Thursday the 26th, but that might be a soft return date if I can change my vacation days. In any case, I doubt we'd want to be home any later than Friday the 27th. So I bet we end up doing quite a bit of the return trip together, which should be fun.