3TV, you are so right ! :headbang: .... Even though I live in Northern Utah, I haven't seen much need to go South to ride. I mean, we have some great trails up North here .... that was until my younger brother took me down to Mayfield, Utah where his in-laws live. He took up me on the Southern end of the Arapeen ATV trail system. I really enjoyed it, so when I got home, I talked a friend into going down there for seven days, from 27 July thru 02 Aug of this year. And I all I can say is .... That was some of the best damn ATV'in I've done. :hello2:
We had it all ... snow, mud, dust, water, sunshine, rain, heat, cold, .... no bugs by the way ... & lots of game. We saw Grouse, Deer, Elk, Rock Chucks, Ducks .... & your friendly squirrel or two & chipmunks .... of which one hitched a ride home on my truck somehow & ran off to the neighbors when I was park'in the trailer .... the little bast&%$ !!!
We did 212 miles in five days rid'in & averaged 8.8 mph by the GPS. So that tells ya, even thou at times we rode at speeds of 25 to 35 mph .... as a whole .... we didn't go very fast. And we covered elevation changes from a low of 6400 ft to a high of 10,900 ft. (My GPS only reads four digits, so we may have been slightly higher) :wav:
I had planned on post'in some pic's way back then .... but the old website was so stink'in slow .... I just gave up. I have posted a few of the pic's in my gallery. (Had to test it out so the IT guys could get the bugs out) :icon_thumleft:
Anyway, after show'in my pic's to my two brothers ... they & my rid'in partner are plann'in another week long trip for next year ... either down on the Arapeen trail again .... or down where Desertrat did some travel'in ..... And if things workout right, I may hookup with Desertrat & give him a bad time about,'Yes, too much of a good thing CAN be bad !" (in reference to the oil in his diff) ;D
BTW Desertrat .... those pic's are awesome. You guys look like you're set up pretty darn sweet. I love that trailer the one guy is pull'in. ;;t;;
Flipper .... You Da Man .... And I'm jealous ! bowdown
Three weeks all by yourself out in the woods ?? My rid'in partner is retired & he goes down to Moab for two weeks at a time & does that "All Alone" thing two or three times a year. It just pisses me right the heck off I tell ya !!!!
Well, like 3TV & others have wrote .... if you can get out this way .... you should. It's some great ATV'in ! :cheer: