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    Whole Enchilada

    Need some info. Planning a trip to Moab September 10, 2009. Have been to Moab several times but never had the chance to ride the Whole Enchilada.

    Is it legal to ride this entire trail?
    How many miles is it really to the end of porc rim on 128?
    Who shuttles this high up?
    Are there any maps available?

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    sept still hot.....bring lots of water and electrolites
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    Yes it is still hot in September, but if you anticipate the heat it is still very do-able. So do bring lots of water. A refill at Werner Lake campground is unreliable, so pack an extra bladder in your Camelbak. The entire trail is now legal. The last piece, UPS, was rerouted and made legal this spring! Rider Mel's Guide Book and the Moab East map have the basic outline of this trail. The Moab Trails Alliance has also posted maps along the trail at regular intervals along the route. I can say comfortably that if you have the basic information you will have to try pretty hard to get off route. Uranium, Coyote and Porcupine shuttles all run to Geyser Pass that time of year. Expect to pay up to $25 per head...it's a long and bumpy drive. From Geyser Pass to the end of Porcupine it is approximately 32 miles (give or take). A couple of other notes...be prepared...this ride is epic in every sense of the word. High mountain storms are common, so bring an extra layer or two. This ride tops out at 11,200 ft, educate your self on high altitude info. If you are not comfortable with steep, tech riding consider some light body armor. Make sure your bike is in top condition. Mechanicals are common on this ride and town is a long, long ways away. Excellent brakes, dialed suspension and beefy tires are a definite bonus.Tubes (plural), tools, extra bits are a good idea. Also, lots of food. Every mountain biker in the world should do this ride - it's is that good!

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