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#997667 - 09/24/17 10:05 PM Torrey check in  
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Home safe at 2:15. It was 28 degrees at the top of Moki Dugway at daybreak.


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#997668 - 09/24/17 10:09 PM Re: Torrey check in [Re: johnlt]  
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I made it home at 2:20 John-- It was a nice ride, but a lot of traffic on I-17 north of Phoenix
There was snow on the hills around Torrey when I left, but the roads were clear


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#997676 - 09/24/17 11:40 PM Re: Torrey check in [Re: johnlt]  
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Home by 3:45 MST. Cold temps all the way, encountered rain starting in Idaho Springs that lasted until well south of Denver.


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#997683 - 09/25/17 01:49 AM Re: Torrey check in [Re: johnlt]  
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The Minnesota brothers are back in Vegas. Thanks to all who helped make that happen.

#997684 - 09/25/17 02:01 AM Re: Torrey check in [Re: johnlt]  
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I got home at 4:10 p.m.
But I didn't leave til 2 p.m.
No rain or snow on the ride. But a lot of snow in the mountains to the east and south.
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#997694 - 09/25/17 09:40 AM Re: Torrey check in [Re: johnlt]  
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I made it home about 1:00. 32 with a few snow flurries by Fish Lake and the same crossing UT20. I didn't hit 50 until well south of Cedar City.


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#997716 - 09/25/17 03:19 PM Re: Torrey check in [Re: eddd]  
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Originally Posted By: eddd

I made it home about 1:00. 32 with a few snow flurries by Fish Lake and the same crossing UT20. I didn't hit 50 until well south of Cedar City.

Same as Edddd following his same route a little after him. Loved seeing the white snow on the red rock on my way out of town! After the late start waiting for the passes to deice, I didn't get home until 10 pm. Never saw above 78F through the desert. Made the traffic on the 15 a lot more tolerable. Why can't the desert stay that cool!

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#997769 - 09/26/17 12:03 AM Re: Torrey check in [Re: johnlt]  
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Home around 4:30 today (Monday). Kenny and I waited around until about 10:30 on Sunday, then headed out over UT-12. Having surveyed the highway web cams using the UDOT app (h/t to BrianT), 12 looked like the route between Torrey and 89 least likely to have snow, and that proved to be the case. The road was clear and dry all the way to 89. We did see 33 degrees near the summit, though! Kenny turned back after the hogback, with plans to do Burr Trail/Notom Rd and then head east.

Again looking at web cams, 9 through Zion looked like the only route from 89 to I-15 that didn't get snow, so that's the way I went. Since I came in that way, and they now make you buy a 7-day pass, that direction was free! At the one-way-at-a-time tunnel, I was stopped waiting my turn behind a couple of cars, with a 20 or 30 foot high cliff looming above us. Three bighorn sheep appeared on top of the cliff and watched us for a while. I couldn't get to my phone, so it didn't actually happen (i.e., no pix).

Rather than fight Sunday night traffic heading back to LA from Vegas, I spent the night in beautiful and scenic Primm, NV. smile

This morning, I took I-15 to Baker, then hit the desert two-lanes through Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree, and Mecca, 86 to Salton Seaway to Borrego Springs, where I got a run up the glass elevator without seeing another vehicle until three turns from the top, when I caught a slow-moving truck that I could pass after one turn. Nice! It hit 92 in Mecca, but was pretty comfortable before that.


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#997866 - 09/27/17 01:39 AM Re: Torrey check in [Re: johnlt]  
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Arrived home about an hour ago. As always, it was great to see everyone!


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#997870 - 09/27/17 02:56 AM Re: Torrey check in [Re: Bill_Walker]  
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Originally Posted By: Bill_Walker

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This morning, I took I-15 to Baker, then hit the desert two-lanes through Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree, and Mecca, 86 to Salton Seaway to Borrego Springs, where I got a run up the glass elevator without seeing another vehicle until three turns from the top, when I caught a slow-moving truck that I could pass after one turn. Nice! It hit 92 in Mecca, but was pretty comfortable before that.


Stop! You're making me homesick for the desert!

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