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    What is Moab like in the winter? PART 2 [o]

    The Klondike Bluff parking lot:
    Klondike Bluff parking.

    The Slickrock parking lot... no takers here either:
    Slickrock parking.

    But not 24 hours before, there was action on the other side of town:
    Potash Road - Trotter

    And there was a little bit of this:
    Potash Road - Butte

    And a little bit of that:
    Potash Road - Colorado View

    Here we are at the turnaround point:
    Potash Road - Canyonlands

    It doesn't get any easier finding a place to camp:
    Preston at Base Camp
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    Awesome pictures and vehicle(outback owner myself). Moab is on my places to visit. No matter what the season it always look beautiful.

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    So you're going to let me have your dog, right? Such a nice looking pooch!

    Guess the scenery is okay too !
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    Good looking dog, what breed is it?

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    thanks for the terrific pictures

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    Great shots.
    Looks like a good time.

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    SWEET pics
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    looks like an Australian Shepherd.

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    Good looking dog, what breed is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker62
    looks like an Australian Shepherd.
    Thanks for all the compliments on the photos and the dog.

    She's mostly Australian Shepherd with some Border Collie and Obnoxious mixed in. Too smart for her own good. She also isn't orange on the bottom, that's from a huge mud hole she found on Potash. Even below freezing, it's impossible to resist getting filthy.

    But she's getting pretty fit... this was her longest ride ever (30 miles) and she did fine. There are a lot more pics if you click through to Flickr. It was a good time.

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    Excellent! What better time to ride than off season!
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    Dont make me be the bad guy...

    Do I need a pass to ride this trail?

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    I love it! Those are great shots. I always love the effect of red sandstone, blue skies and snow, striking! Although, I'm not sure if I would be up for camping in the cold... But then again I'm considering a ride this morning and it's 5 degrees (-16 for those of you using Celsius).

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    bbbuurrr! good on yah
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    The desert is even more beautiful in the winter, thanks for the pics.!

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    Beautiful pics J. What happened to the "no interest in heading South for anything less than 50 degrees and sunny" credo?

    What trails/roads were you able to ride?

    Not a dog guy... but I'm with the others: she's a doll.
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    I decided that 30 and sunny would have to do. I was driving toward St.George but the odds of finding mud everywhere made 50 look less appealing.

    Potash road was great riding if you don't mind dirt roads. The trails north of town were under several inches of snow, and the slickrock/sandflats rides were all a bust. Slippery on the North faces and impossible to follow the trail without intimate knowlege of the routes. I bet the Amasa back climb was rideable since it sees sun almost all day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMH
    I decided that 30 and sunny would have to do. I was driving toward St.George but the odds of finding mud everywhere made 50 look less appealing.
    I hear ya. We had our first sunny day in about 2 weeks this weekend and even a 20mile road ride in 20-25F temps felt really good to me. Gotta get that vitamin D somehow.
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    Very very nice pictures. Gorgeous place to be.

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    Great to see the desert in the snow - beautiful colour contrasts
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    Back for More

    Had such an enjoyable time last week I headed down again.
    Hurrah Pass

    Just as much furry puppy butt as last time.
    Typical

    But now with added wife.
    Kane Creek

    For some reason all the pics are vertical this time.
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    Spoke too soon... "Golden Landscape with Dog Reclining."
    Landscape with Dog

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    Gorgeous.
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    Absolutely gorgeous country out there. You have no idea how bad those pics make me want to spend every dime I have to fly out and ride for a week. Its not just the incredible riding, but the its really the view and expierence of being there. I was out in Utah 5 years ago and have dreamed about going back every day after that. Unfortunely, I was not into mountain biking yet so I didnt ride while there.

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    Awesome pictures.

    BTW, what does "[o]" in the title signify? I have seen this before here. It is just exclaiming "oh awesome" or is it a shorthand for "pictures enclosed"?

    Sorry for the dumb question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmi
    BTW, what does "[o]" in the title signify?
    It's a tiny camera! [o]

    @dkbikes4life - You summed up about 15 years of my life. I lived in Utah during college when I "discovered" moab and Utah in general. I would return every 2 or 3 years, enough to keep the stoke alive but not quite enough to do away with the yearning. Every visit is like a battery recharge!

    I finally managed to put it all together and moved back to SLC about 5 years ago and I really don't think I am leaving. And now I am starting to seriously consider a 3 year plan that would make it possible to spend a month at a time down there.

    I guess it's a good thing my camera died and I couldn't take pics on Sunday when we were snowboarding down excellent shots with all of canyonlands, moab, arches and a good bit of Colorado in the background!

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