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Western Express


A journey across California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado

1,664 miles (2,678 km) over 27 days from May 23, 2006 to June 18, 2006

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, 2-4 weeks, Western Express
Locales: North America, United States, California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado
Year: 2006

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/1629

Copyright © 2006-2014 By Rick Madden - (contact)

Status: Completed Jun 2006
Last update: Monday April 23, 2007 21:48 (US/Pacific)
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Table of Contents

Countdown Until Departure: Prolouge

Graphics: Giving credit where it is due....

      San Jose to Patterson (California): A great start to a great trip
      Patterson to Lake Commanche, California: What I would do for a little shade...
      Commanche to PiPi Valley: Up, up up...only to drop into a hole for the night!
      PiPi Valley to Woodfords: Over the top!
      Woodfords to Fallon, NV: Snow and lots of miles....
      Fallon to Middlegate Station: A little bit of home in desolate Nevada
      Middlegate Station to Austin: Picking up Old Glory on Memorial Day
      Austin to Eureka: A toast to Bill Cole!
      Eureka to Ely: A great breakfast and four passes
      Ely to Baker: Exploring ghost towns off the beaten track...
      Baker NV to Milford UT: The day that just would not end...
      Milford to Cedar City: Finally, civilization!
      Cedar City to Bryce Canyon: The beauty of Utah starts to shine...
      A day off at Bryce Canyon: and a long hike with Mathu...
      Bryce Canyon to Calf Creek Campground, Escalante Grand Staircase (BLM): A morning surprise...
      Calf Creek Campground to Capitol Reef NP: Overall, a great day...
      Capitol Reef NP to near Hog Springs Rest Area, Highway 95: Incredible Scenery and Meeting Nice People
      Hog Springs Rest Area to Highway 95 milepost 79: Traveller Beware...
      Highway 95, milepost 79 to Blanding Utah: Into the Bland Zone
      Blanding to McPhee Reservoir (near Delores, CO): Traveling through Bean Country
      McPhee Reservoir to Telluride: A Most Excellent Day of Riding!
      Telluride to Montrose: Bugs, Beavers and Antique Cars
      Montrose to Curecanti NRA: May the Winds be at our Backs...
      Curecanti NRA to Sargents (western base of Monarch Pass): Haircuts and Deep Fried Bacon
      Sargents to Buena Vista: Up and Over Monarch Pass; 11,300 plus feet!
      Buena Vista to Kenosha Summit Campground: Our Visit to South Park
      Kenosha Summit Campground to Evergreen: Another Touring Adventure Comes to an End


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