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Romer
05-31-2008, 11:47 PM
Rachel and I are leaving Monday and happy to meet up with who ever else is. Since we are going I-80, we talked about Johnsons Corner. Lets pick a time and a place for Monday departure

Hulk
06-02-2008, 02:25 PM
We're planning to take US 40 from I-70 to Salt Lake City. Here's a quick map (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=10544276223857309275,39.642560,-106.039730%3B18174609482048898073,40.541100,-107.867490&saddr=Denver,+CO&daddr=I-70+W+%4039.642560,+-106.039730+to:40.538852,-107.852783+to:West+Wendover,+NV&mra=dme&mrcr=0&mrsp=2&sz=7&via=1,2&sll=38.985033,-107.556152&sspn=7.452964,8.591309&ie=UTF8&ll=39.249271,-108.566895&spn=7.425142,8.591309&z=7) of what I'm talking about. I have always wanted to do this route, and I think it will be far more scenic and interesting than seeing brown, windy Wyoming.

Romer
06-02-2008, 03:13 PM
I'll go which ever route. The talk atthe non planning meeting Friday was the I-80 route.

I just need to know where and what time to meet.

Hulk
06-02-2008, 03:27 PM
Jeff and I are getting together for some planning later this week. Stay tuned.

Ken, do you think we'll be able to keep up with you and your supercharger?

Shark Bait
06-02-2008, 03:46 PM
Depending on my out of town work schedule next week, we may be leaving Monday, too. I'll let you guys know.

Chris

mtncrsr
06-02-2008, 03:51 PM
Sherie, the girls and I plan on leaving Monday morning. Either I-70 or I-80 can work for us we just need to know which way you are thinking of going.

Loren

waggoner5
06-02-2008, 05:43 PM
How does I80 compare with I70 as far as mountain passes and quality of hwy?

Romer
06-02-2008, 06:49 PM
Jeff and I are getting together for some planning later this week. Stay tuned.

Ken, do you think we'll be able to keep up with you and your supercharger?


Sounds good.

I'm more interested in making this a group thing then getting there faster. That's the reason I am going:thumb:

Shark Bait
06-02-2008, 06:50 PM
How does I80 compare with I70 as far as mountain passes and quality of hwy?

I-80 through Wyoming is up-hill, into the wind either direction and generally very boring. Once you hit Park City, UT it's not so bad. Consider taking I-70 and pick a route that gets you up to US-40 which will take you up to I-80 at Park City. I personally like I-70 to Rifle and then through Meeker and Rangely to Dinosaur to pick up US-40.

Uncle Ben
06-02-2008, 06:54 PM
I-80 through Wyoming is up-hill, into the wind either direction and generally very boring. Once you hit Park City, UT it's not so bad. Consider taking I-70 and pick a route that gets you up to US-40 which will take you up to I-80 at Park City. I personally like I-70 to Rifle and then through Meeker and Rangely to Dinosaur to pick up US-40.

US 40 to SLC takes 14 hours....I-80 to SLC takes right around 10hrs. I have done both several times. I'm into getting to Kalifruity more than sightseeing. I'll sightsee on a family trip another day!
I-70 has you crossing Floyd Hill, prior to turning on I-40 or add Eisenhower and Vail Passes to turn at Rifle Then you climb up over Triangle Park.
I-40 has you crossing Berthoud, Muddy, Rabbit Ears and Strawberry passes.

Romer
06-02-2008, 06:59 PM
4 hours is a lot. I vote I-80

waggoner5
06-02-2008, 09:37 PM
US 40 to SLC takes 14 hours....I-80 to SLC takes right around 10hrs. I have done both several times. I'm into getting to Kalifruity more than sightseeing. I'll sightsee on a family trip another day!
I-70 has you crossing Floyd Hill, prior to turning on I-40 or add Eisenhower and Vail Passes to turn at Rifle Then you climb up over Triangle Park.
I-40 has you crossing Berthoud, Muddy, Rabbit Ears and Strawberry passes.

I was trying to avoid all of the really bad I70 road and the mountain passes. I think I am taking I80.

nakman
06-02-2008, 09:43 PM
US 40 to SLC takes 14 hours....I-80 to SLC takes right around 10hrs. I have done both several times. I'm into getting to Kalifruity more than sightseeing. I'll sightsee on a family trip another day!
I-70 has you crossing Floyd Hill, prior to turning on I-40 or add Eisenhower and Vail Passes to turn at Rifle Then you climb up over Triangle Park.
I-40 has you crossing Berthoud, Muddy, Rabbit Ears and Strawberry passes.

Man, too bad we can't take Boulder Wagon Road, wouldn't that be a cool way to start this off.. aw well, just dreamin.. :D

bh4rnnr
06-02-2008, 10:37 PM
We're planning to take US 40 from I-70 to Salt Lake City. Here's a quick map (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=10544276223857309275,39.642560,-106.039730%3B18174609482048898073,40.541100,-107.867490&saddr=Denver,+CO&daddr=I-70+W+%4039.642560,+-106.039730+to:40.538852,-107.852783+to:West+Wendover,+NV&mra=dme&mrcr=0&mrsp=2&sz=7&via=1,2&sll=38.985033,-107.556152&sspn=7.452964,8.591309&ie=UTF8&ll=39.249271,-108.566895&spn=7.425142,8.591309&z=7) of what I'm talking about. I have always wanted to do this route, and I think it will be far more scenic and interesting than seeing brown, windy Wyoming.

Be sure to stop by Rays Tavern in Green River Utah. Best Burgers in the state:):beer::beer:

Paul May has driven 3hours out of his way just to have one......

mtncrsr
06-03-2008, 08:29 AM
What time and where is being considered for starting our trek? Also, what CB channel do you guys run on?

mtncrsr
06-03-2008, 08:37 AM
I have another question:o Does anyone know where would be a good place to park our borrowed tow vehicle truck and trailer near the end of the Rubicon trail that would be both safe and convenient?:confused::confused:

Hulk
06-03-2008, 09:25 AM
Be sure to stop by Rays Tavern in Green River Utah. Best Burgers in the state

Green River is on I-70. We're talking about driving Hwy 40 up through Dinosaur or I-80 through WY. We won't be hitting Ray's Tavern on this trip.

Hulk
06-03-2008, 09:26 AM
I have another question:o Does anyone know where would be a good place to park our borrowed tow vehicle truck and trailer near the end of the Rubicon trail that would be both safe and convenient?:confused::confused:

I don't remember the answers, but I know this was discussed in the other threads in the Rubithon trip planning section, as well as on the Rubithon thread on Mud.

nakman
06-04-2008, 12:46 PM
Anyone have an idea what time you're (we're) leaving the Denver area on Monday? Is it 10 hours to Henderson, NV? Or 10 hours to Salt Lake then another 2?

There's a meeting here at work in the morning that I really need to/want to attend.. I could be on the road by 10:00, how far behind would that put me? Was thinking I could skip lunch and drive extra fast to catch up?

mtncrsr
06-04-2008, 03:25 PM
I don't remember the answers, but I know this was discussed in the other threads in the Rubithon trip planning section, as well as on the Rubithon thread on Mud.

My apologies if I am duplicating questions that have already been covered. I have searched through MUD as best I can and through RS forums and have found nothing indicating a good safe place to store a truck and trailer at the end of the Rubicon trail. If anyone has a suggestion I would appreciate it.:)

Hulk
06-04-2008, 03:50 PM
My apologies if I am duplicating questions that have already been covered. I have searched through MUD as best I can and through RS forums and have found nothing indicating a good safe place to store a truck and trailer at the end of the Rubicon trail. If anyone has a suggestion I would appreciate it.:)

You're right -- the information is hard to search for.

Here's the first one I found:

Parking at the chalet (directly below the dam, right at the trail head) is available. You can also park your rig at Ice House resort for $5 per night. I recommend this. I have never heard of anyone having issues with their tow rig while parked at Ice House.

mtncrsr
06-04-2008, 04:03 PM
Thanks for the info on where to park. Since I'm staying at Ice House on the 17th maybe I will just leave the truck and trailer there then back track to pick it up after running the trail. I was hoping for a safe place closer to the end of the trail but if that is what you think is best I will go with that. Thanks again!

Crash
06-04-2008, 04:08 PM
Greg - Cheeseman - is leaving his tow truck at a campground in Meeks Bay which is just south of Tahoma, where Rubicon Trail feeds out. It's about a 1-1/2 hour drive from Meeks Bay to Loon Lake and we are getting to Meeks Bay on Monday afternoon and staying there that night. We'll drive to Robbs Resort and hook up with the rest of the RS contingent on Tuesday so that will be a good easy day. Then, Sunday when we pull off the Rubicon, we will be very close to the tow truck. Greg is out of town at the moment and I don't have the Meeks Bay contact info.

nakman
06-05-2008, 05:15 PM
Anyone have an idea what time you're (we're) leaving the Denver area on Monday?

:rolleyes:

Uncle Ben
06-05-2008, 05:28 PM
:rolleyes:

Lets discuss that. How about 8am at Highway 7 and I-25 at the VI parking lot? Remember, this is just the start of discussion not a final plan!

Hulk
06-05-2008, 06:04 PM
For the group headed west on Hwy 40, how about let's meet up at the McDonald's in Idaho Springs at 9:00 a.m.? That's exit 241 on I-70.

corsair23
06-06-2008, 03:10 AM
US 40 to SLC takes 14 hours....I-80 to SLC takes right around 10hrs. I have done both several times.

I-70 has you crossing Floyd Hill, prior to turning on I-40 or add Eisenhower and Vail Passes to turn at Rifle Then you climb up over Triangle Park.
I-40 has you crossing Berthoud, Muddy, Rabbit Ears and Strawberry passes.

4 hours is a lot. I vote I-80


I've only driven to SLC once and that was via I70 to Green River and then North via Hwy 6/191. I don't even remember how long it took...

However, I googled the following:

80126 to West Wendover NV via the I80 route = 679 miles, 9 hrs 32 minutes

80126 to West Wendover NV via the I70 to Hwy 9 to Hwy 40 to SLC then I80 to West Wendover NV = 620 miles, 10 hours 49 minutes


Looks to be about an hour and 15 mins difference. Of course it depends where you are starting from I guess as those on the North side would have to back track South a ways to go I70. Fuel stops etc. should be similar either way...

Uncle Ben
06-06-2008, 08:10 AM
I've only driven to SLC once and that was via I70 to Green River and then North via Hwy 6/191. I don't even remember how long it took...

However, I googled the following:

80126 to West Wendover NV via the I80 route = 679 miles, 9 hrs 32 minutes

80126 to West Wendover NV via the I70 to Hwy 9 to Hwy 40 to SLC then I80 to West Wendover NV = 620 miles, 10 hours 49 minutes


Looks to be about an hour and 15 mins difference. Of course it depends where you are starting from I guess as those on the North side would have to back track South a ways to go I70. Fuel stops etc. should be similar either way...
Is there a way to find out about road construction/destruction? I-40 is a two lane all the way and as you meander down through the Wasatch there is often road construction. It is a pretty drive after Vernal but I will be sitting in the driver seat plenty long enough next week....just have no desire to purposly add more time to the commute.
I think it's cool that we have to routes! Great campfire stories are in the making!

Hulk
06-06-2008, 09:23 AM
I'm certain on the return trip I will be tired of sitting in the Cruiser, and will be looking for the quickest route possible. However, on the way out, I'm looking for something off the beaten path. This is vacation! Two-lane blacktop sounds good to me. :)

nakman
06-06-2008, 10:35 AM
I'm going to be about an hour or two behind the group, need to go to work in the morning until about 9:45- I guess we'll head north and try to catch the :kevin: & Romer caravan. Thinking I will try to hit you guys on simplex (NORCAL1) unless there are northern Co/Wyoming repeater(s) that would be useful?

edit: or I guess I can just call you, but why simplify things.. :rolleyes:

Romer
06-06-2008, 11:14 AM
Man choices on the route.

Thinking . . . .:cool:

corsair23
06-06-2008, 03:27 PM
Wyoming DOT: http://map.wyoroad.info/construction/index.html


Utah DOT Commuter Link: http://commuterlink.utah.gov/ie.htm
Utah Construction Info: http://www.udot.utah.gov/knowwhereknowwhy/
PDF of construction info: 9305

Thanks for the links Dave :thumb:


For the I70/Hwy 40 Route
According to what I could see on the Utah site (2nd one Dave listed), the only road construction planned for Hwy 40 is in August so that should not be a concern. I checked CDOT's Construction Map (http://www.dot.state.co.us/travelinfo/construction/constmap08.pdf) and I don't see anything of concern other that some roadwork in Silverthorne. Looks like it should be relatively clear sailing :)


For the I80 route
Well, you should probably look for yourself if you are going that way. Looks to be a couple sections (about 10 miles total) in Western WY where I80 will be down to one lane and speeds reduced to 10mph.

Aside from this, the only thing I saw was construction in Wendover listed.

nakman
06-06-2008, 04:04 PM
Ok, given Jeff's research I'm now starting to lean towards route B, the 40 route, what do you guys think? The logic presented is...

route A (I-80) is 75 minutes shorter than route B (hwy 40), per google. (ok, per Corsair, on Google)

route A now includes a 51.5 minute delay (10 miles @ 10mph, instead of 10 miles @ 70mph)

so route A is now only 23.5 minutes faster, all other things being equal.

Guess it comes down to how much faster you drive than google drives, but 23 minutes is starting to sound like a wash and I too also kind of hate I-80, with all the wind, trucks, and boring scenery it provides. Plus I can peek at how much snow is still up near Bill Moore, Jones Pass, etc.

challenge my math: is it more than a 23 minute difference?

Uncle Ben
06-06-2008, 05:36 PM
I will still be doing the flat route of I-80.

Caribou Sandstorm
06-06-2008, 11:07 PM
So is I70 to 6 (Green River) to 15 to 80.....Just plain stupid? This is how I usually go.. How much longer is this?? Sorry to digress.

And is it faster given the traffic delay on 80 to do 70-40-80?

Hulk
06-16-2008, 01:02 AM
For the group headed west on Hwy 40, how about let's meet up at the McDonald's in Idaho Springs at 9:00 a.m.? That's exit 241 on I-70.

Jeff and I have packed up the 80 and will be at McDonald's at 9:00 a.m. I think the only one meeting us is Chris Davis in his FJC. We'll be hooking up with the Armbrusters just after lunch. See you all in Wendover tomorrow night!

And... bring beer! :beer: :D

Rzeppa
06-16-2008, 08:34 PM
Tim Nakari and I passed each other this morning on US 285 near North Turkey Creek. He was headed down the hill, I was going up to work. He looked like he had his 80 loaded up with gear on the roof rack, I was in the 40 I did Spring Creek on yesterday. We exchanged cruiser waves, and I thought about how much fun you guys are going to have.

You guys have a great trip out and back, and a great time wheeling. Happy cruisin'!