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    Lodi, CA to South Carolina - First week of June

    Iíll be picking up my new K13GT June 3rd in Cali and riding her back to the East coast.
    
    The Tioga Pass portion is still in question, it may not open in time, but the rest is pretty firm. I hope to hit Grizzly Giant, Tioga, a stop in Vegas, the Grand Canyon, the Petrified Forest, and the Dragon, with random stops along the way. Iím due back on the East coast the following Sunday, June 9th.

    Suggestions, waypoints, alerts, or just meetups are welcome. The route as it currently stands is linked below.

    The Ride Home

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeW_in_SC View Post
    Iíll be picking up my new K13GT June 3rd in Cali and riding her back to the East coast.
    
    The Tioga Pass portion is still in question, it may not open in time, but the rest is pretty firm. I hope to hit Grizzly Giant, Tioga, a stop in Vegas, the Grand Canyon, the Petrified Forest, and the Dragon, with random stops along the way. Iím due back on the East coast the following Sunday, June 9th.

    Suggestions, waypoints, alerts, or just meetups are welcome. The route as it currently stands is linked below.

    The Ride Home
    If it were me, I'd choose the Cherohala Skyway over the Tail of the Dragon. The latter, to me, is a disaster waiting to happen. Too many people trying to go too fast, all in one small space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeW_in_SC View Post
    I hope to hit Grizzly Giant, Tioga, a stop in Vegas, the Grand Canyon, the Petrified Forest, and the Dragon, with random stops along the way. Iím due back on the East coast the following Sunday, June 9th.
    I don't know if you're a geologist and have 'a Thing' for Petrified Wood, but I'd head northeast instead if I were U after visiting the Grand Canyon (and 'we' graduated from ASU)...

    Found this map on the web: SE Utah is well worth exploring! Go thru Monument Valley, and by Mexican Hat, then find a way to traverse Moki Dugway (from south to the north plateau), and move on to see some of the nearby magnificent National Parks in Utah!!! That would be my gift to U, Lad. There's also "Four Corners," but that might be well out of your way. But be sure to take extra water and a cooling scarf or vest! It can be pretty darned hot & dry in that mountainous, desert area.
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    Itís beautiful, but thereís this little thing called time...

    Iíve got from Monday afternoon, CA time, until Sunday, SC time, to get across this great nation. While I could theoretically do it in less than three days, that would take all of the fun out of it. Iíll look at what UT adds to the trip, but it looks like a whole day at first glance.

    As to other options vs. the Dragon, Iíve been all through the Tennessee mountains but somehow never ridden the Tail. I figure itís due.
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    FWIW, the 'heartland' is just flat & windswept. U don't know when you'll be traversing that section of the US, so invest some of your valuable time Whilst U Can!!! Then hightail it east. You can do the Dragon any old time being in SC...

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