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    [Trip Report] The Great Traverse Part 7 Two and a half...

    The Great Traverse

    Part 7

    Two and a half mile north of Bull Bottom Road crosses San Rafael River. North of the river bridge runs a trail east to the old Chaffin Ranch. Once there was a...
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    [Trip Report] The Great Traverse Part 6 Sure, the road...

    The Great Traverse

    Part 6

    Sure, the road from Hans Flat Ranger Station to Green River is not a highlight by its own. The same is true if you prefer to take the other route to UT 24 where this...
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    [Trip Report] The Great Traverse Supplement Found this...

    The Great Traverse

    Supplement

    Found this picture from the beginning of Poison Spring Road not far away from the UT 95 pavement. Date: mid June 2015.
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    [Trip Report] The Great Traverse Part 5: On the eastern...

    The Great Traverse

    Part 5:

    On the eastern end of North Hatch Canyon the Big Ridge Cliffs are the main obstacle for any traffic. The road winds over a - as far as we know - nameless pass into...
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    [Trip Report] The Great Traverse Part 4: North Hatch Canyon...

    The Great Traverse

    Part 4: North Hatch Canyon

    Where is the name "Hatch Canyon" coming from? Seems that it has nothing to do with a trap door. In Navajo "atchee" means a red color or high cliffs...
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    [Trip Report] The Great Traverse - Part 3 Dirty Devil River...

    The Great Traverse - Part 3

    Dirty Devil River Canyon

    Fording Dirty Devil River comes from easy to impossible. In May 2013 it was a snap. At least with our Wrangler.
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    [Trip Report] The Great Traverse - Part 2 Lower Poison...

    The Great Traverse - Part 2

    Lower Poison Spring Canyon

    The name Poison Spring Canyon has its own story. Locals say that the real historic name is "Pissing Spring Canyon" but this one was...
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    [Trip Report] The Great Traverse

    There is a pretty long unpaved stretch of roads and trails from Green River to near mile post 17 on Utah Highway 95 south of Hanksville.

    The length is about 130 miles. We call it The Great...
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    Utah: Green River, Fossil Point

    Fossil Point

    As the name says, the area is well known for its fossils found in Morrison Formation. To go there is the identical as going to Horse Bench:

    Go from Main Street to Long Street at...
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    Utah, Green River: Horse Bench

    Horse Bench

    is a patch of badlands 12 miles south from Green River.

    Go from Main Street to Long Street at 12S 0572615 4316405 About .3 miles later left onto Green River Avenue, after...
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    Chapter 5: ...

    Chapter 5:

    http://hatchcanyon.eu/Navigation/USA/Utah/Moab/Cross_Country_Flights/Eagle/Eagle_5/PICT0711_12.jpg
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    Chapter 4: ...

    Chapter 4:

    http://hatchcanyon.eu/Navigation/USA/Utah/Moab/Cross_Country_Flights/Eagle/Eagle_5/PICT0674_12.jpg
    Again Hole in the Rock

    On the other side Cottonwood Canyon where the Mormons...
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    Chapter 3: Coyote Butte is a very special...

    Chapter 3:

    Coyote Butte is a very special feature located at the Arizona - Utahb oder Line. One of these where looking down from a plane gives not necessarely the better view - it's a different...
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    Chapter 2:

    Chapter 2:

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    Hole in the Rock

    Nearly half of the way down is now covered by water.
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    Exploring Southern Utah by Airplane

    This is an older story! Did not find a better place to post it.

    We started flying over southeastern Utah in the late 1990ies. It was my wife´s idea to get a better picture about the features and...
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    We flew with Tim Martin. It's from his quite low...

    We flew with Tim Martin. It's from his quite low flying plane. 100 feet above ground?
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    Beware! Rob Clifford from ExpeditionUtah gave...

    Beware!

    Rob Clifford from ExpeditionUtah gave another explanation. It is Halogeton Glomeratus, a highly noxouis species, especially dangerous for sheep.
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    Question about a plant

    I'd like to ask what kind of plant is this:

    http://hatchcanyon.eu/Navigation/USA/Utah/Hanksville/Great%20Traverse/Horse%20Bench/DSC01174_12.jpg

    The picture is from Horse Bench south of Green...
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    I have some older picture from that nasty little...

    I have some older picture from that nasty little Canyon between Chicken Corner Trail and Lockhart Basin Trail.

    These ones with the Explorer are from 1993, the Chevrolet Blazer might be 2000 or so....
  20. San Rafael Swell: South Fork Eagle Canyon

    Eagle Canyon in the San Rafael Swell is a well known 4WD Trail. Coming down from Sinbad Country - more or less the highest part of the Swell - it points more or less into a northwestern direction,...
  21. Good trip report!:thumb: Bobbys Hole was in...

    Good trip report!:thumb:

    Bobbys Hole was in good conditions as the pictures show. We have seen it in such conditions years ago and in much worse conditions too. We traveled from Beef Basin into...
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    The Squeeze

    Ten years ago we found this route, but I think it is still an interesting one. (Pictures from scanned slides)

    Travelling from Green River to Hanksville is normally via I70 and UT24. Sometimes a...
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    Mollys Castle

    Travelling along Utah State Road 24 between Hanksville and Interstate 70 shows some dark red outcrops of Entrada Sandstone similar to these seen in Goblin Valley.

    A first red stretch is the so...
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    Salt Wash Road

    May 2013!

    Coming from the Goblin Valley area over Clay Hills Road we reached the point where this road intersects with Coal Mine Road on Factory Bench. (Utah, Emery and Wayne County). At this...
  25. [Help] Motorized access to Cape Solitude is blocked...

    Motorized access to Cape Solitude is blocked since 20 years ago.

    More or less there where the road from Desert View connects to IR 6140 a large fence was built. The last 8 Miles to the Cape are a...
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