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Going west: the rest of those ******* 16 000 km !!!


Deserts and mountains in the Great Parks region, from Poenix to Jasper by ACA routes

2,870 miles (4,619 km) over 121 days from May 23, 2012 to September 20, 2012

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Road bikes, 1-3 months, Grand Canyon Connector, Great Parks, TransAmerica Trail, Western Express, West to East
Locales: North America, United States, Arizona, Utah, Colorado
Year: 2012

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/gowest

Copyright © 2012-2014 By Jean-Philippe Chartrand - (contact)

Status: Completed Oct 2012
Last update: Saturday February 2, 2013 04:47 (US/Pacific) (edited Wed 15 May 2013 10:25 (US/Pacific))
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Table of Contents

In need for a vacation: again!
The route
About gears and stuff 1 of 2
Gear and stuff 2 of 2
About a (crazy) guy..
Getting close to a big start
Airport blues
Nice day off in Phoenix followed by a nice first day
Welcome to the desert.
Over the mountains
The long strech to Ash fork
The last stop before Grand Canyon
Arrival to Grand Canyon
Day off: of course!
The second day off in GC
Going to Desert View, racing the clock
A real day off
Awesome almost day off
All time personnal record
Nature imposed day off
A big climb
Earning that North rim
Day off at the North rim
Sailing out of the North rim
Grand descent to Kanab
Lucky guy on a bike
Angel's landing...hikers crashing?
Second day off at Zion: the day of a hundred lizards
Out of the ACA routes for our own adventure to Snow Canyon
A day off, hikes with a private guide and planning
Red Cliffs oven
Getting in Cedar city before the heat
Cedar city: resupply and regroup
Passing the 10 000 feet marker
Unloaded ride to Bryce
Bryce park and the Fairyland
The best three mile loop trail in the world ®
Escalante, part 1: Mr Luck
Escalante, part 2: the long climb
Capitol reef: more impressive landscape
Capitol Reef: easy walk in the narrows
Thousand miles, thousand goblins and four flats
Road to Moab: highs and lows on the emotion gauge
Planning a Moab vacation
Mountain biking on the slick rock...along dinosaur tracks
Road trip on a rental
A shuttle to Dolores
Long climb, first rain since start, our own stealth camp spot
Little detour to Telluride
Reacquinted with rain
Grey day
Scenic drive as a bike path
Mountains and valleys
Choosing between a very small day and a very long.
Dominating the Monarch pass
Day off in Salida
The far away Buffalo road
The famous Hoosier pass
Day off at Dillon
Falling in love with Loveland pass
A last pass before Rocky mountain
Entering Rocky mountain NP
Rocky mountain NP: The highest point of...whatever
Hiking as a day off: The Loch and Timber falls
Cheating: about 700 miles by car
Optimizing a complicated day
Hiking as a day off: Cascade canyon
Cycling the Tetons: there is a blister on my tire!
Yellowstone: bubbles and gases. I know all about that.
Yellowstone: Grant Village to Maddison
Changing plans
Riding out the anger
The true nature of Montana
Montana: to irragate or not to irrigate
Quest for Wisdom
Step-by-step to Hamilton
Missoula: good surprises, bad surprises
Leaving Missoula: back into the wild
Lake Alva
It's not over until it's over
Day off in Columbia Falls
Second day off in Columbia falls
Victorious arrival at Glacier park
Just walking in the forest
The famous Logan pass
Hiking as a day off: the Highline trail
Some more hiking
Many Glaciers: too many tourists?
Ô Canada
Day off in Waterton: one of many
Day off: hiking to Bertha lake
Another day off: hiking the best trail of my life?
Leaving Waterton
Living the Alberta provincial parks experience
Reaching Fernie (the gravel day)
Day off in Fernie
To North star BC campground
To the place I can't pronounce
Dry Gulch park, the suburb of Radium hot springs
The shortest day
Kootenay and a new option
Another cold night
Entering Calgary, WARP speed
Wrapping up
Hiking the plain of Six Glaciers and more
Canoeing on Moraine Lake
Driving the Icefield Parkway
Hiking in the rain to Kinney lake
The Sulphur skyline
Exploring Jasper
Last minute stuff before flying back home
Another day of preparation
The long journey back home
And now, the conclusion


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