Friday, June 26, 2009

Durango to Thorp - Day 1

450 miles to Brigham City, Utah. I even went through rush hour traffic in Salt Lake City at 3 p.m. to get here. No problems to report on the way here. There was some construction along the way, but nothing that brought me to a stop. Highways 160 to 491 to 70 to 6 and up 15 to this stop.
If the bike was operational I would have stopped at Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park. Moab is situated in a nice valley surrounded by red cliffs. The area north of Moab to Price looks like a gravel pit. The traffic through Salt Lake City was the pits but I just snuggled in between some Walmart trucks and bit my lip.
Dave suggested this RV park and a few more. Don't know if I'll be ready to stop in Nampa, Idaho - that's only 300 miles.

Had dinner at "Wingers". That should clog my arteries for a while. I had the 'Sizzling Steak' - strips of steak, mushrooms and onions floating in cheese, with fresh veggies and a baked potato for $10. I stepped out of the restaurant in to a thunderstorm. Seems they followed me from Durango.
If I did 450 miles each day, I would arrive in Yakima on Sunday - the Harley shop is closed on Sundays - so I'll cut it down to about 300 miles, spend tomorrow night in Nampa, ID and Sunday night in Prosser.


Anonymous said...

That is a goods day run.

How was Utah 6, we've considered driving it as several people have mentioned that it is scenic?

Scott said...

North of Price it's okay, but I've been on prettier drives in Utah and I haven't been on many of their highways. 191 thru Moab was nice, 89 in southwest Utah is beautiful. I'd like to ride hiway 12 on my bike sometime.

Anonymous said...

Sorry about the bad spelling.

I'm sure it is better than the interstates tho.

While we have been in the northern portion of the state not many of their highways we've seen are on any list of repeats.