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Old October 9th, 2008, 09:01 PM
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utah

Very nice ..btw...waking up the next morning outside of beef basin was beautiful
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Old October 9th, 2008, 10:10 PM
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Did Sheki point out his press photo plates to any Mormon girls and try to convince them he was shooting a spread for Hustler?

Of course I did!
It's my new line of work now that I'm in LA as the subject matter is bountiful, I'm only doing boudoir photography.

Great pics Sinuhe, looking forward to the next trip.
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Old October 9th, 2008, 11:01 PM
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Sheki was pointing at something else:

nr08003%20088.jpg
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Old October 10th, 2008, 11:20 AM
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I suppose no traverse is complete without a breakdown here and there...


Not one, but two wounded soldiers...


Seriously a long way from anywhere and Ho had cell service...


Possibly the worst place in Utah a fuel pump could go out...


Got Snap-On?


Better than any garage I've ever seen...


When you have to smack the area above your fuel pump, there are going to be problems...


Rob will always find the weak spot...


U-Joint repairs made easy...
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Old October 10th, 2008, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by montanablur
I suppose no traverse is complete without a breakdown here and there...

more like spice.... seasoning....

the root beer float wouldn't have tasted as good.
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Old October 10th, 2008, 09:15 PM
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best float ever
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Old October 11th, 2008, 12:19 AM
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Mmmmm thanks Ho...

I love those unexpected delays. We were able to hang out in the epicenter of Blanding for 2 hours, seeing the coming and going of the locals and travelers alike. Up until that day Blanding was nothing but an annoying 4 way stop at the last fueling point before we went deep... Now I know what I'm missing...







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Old October 11th, 2008, 07:30 AM
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exactly, weren't you saying something about smelling roses?
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Old October 12th, 2008, 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted by hochung
...I think I've also fallen in love with Southern Utah.

i've been waiting years for you to utter these words
welcome to the "i heart utah" club



nicely done Sinuhe...
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Old October 12th, 2008, 05:10 PM
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There isn't a word I can say to describe how I feel after thoroughly examining each and every one of the downloaded images (there are some that did not).

Please, please do the Land Rover adventurer community a favor by publishing a book. PLEASE!
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Old October 13th, 2008, 05:45 PM
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Certainly inspiring.

Southern Utah remains my benchmark
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Old October 14th, 2008, 10:35 AM
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Take only pictures and leave only footprints...

...Kill nothing but time.
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Old October 18th, 2008, 06:59 AM
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Old October 20th, 2008, 07:40 AM
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Geotagging is pretty interesting. My camera will connect to a GPS so it can add the GPS info to each file. The big downside is that you have to lug around a GPS that is attached to the camera. That is a deal killer.

Those GPS devices that match up the time of the picture with the GPD info is definitely much nicer than having a cord and GPS attached to the camera. I'll have to look into it a little further.
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Old October 22nd, 2008, 04:49 PM
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I think it's a good idea on paper...

But, in practice it seems like it would be a total hassle.

Besides I know where I took my pictures and that's all that matters to me.
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Old November 5th, 2008, 11:31 AM
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Geotagging is pretty interesting. My camera will connect to a GPS so it can add the GPS info to each file. The big downside is that you have to lug around a GPS that is attached to the camera. That is a deal killer.

Those GPS devices that match up the time of the picture with the GPD info is definitely much nicer than having a cord and GPS attached to the camera. I'll have to look into it a little further.

Sony makes a little memory stick sized GPS. No display, no external antenna, and lightweight. It clips on to the camera strap.

I use Downloader Pro from BreezeSystems to automatically tag the photos as they are downloaded from the card/camera.

It would be nice if a camera had it all built in though (including the GPS), and that it added a waypoint to the GPX track everytime you took a photo instead of just geotagging the image.
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Old November 20th, 2008, 09:22 PM
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Planning trip

I have been wanting to wheel through UT for sometime now, assuming my back ordered CDL comes in, I plan to finally do it this spring. Your post was a great inspiration and since I am coming from Santa Cruz, CA the UT traverse would be a great experience. Do you have any further details on trail locations? Would love to get any advice you could provide.

Bob
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Old November 22nd, 2008, 01:11 PM
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Thanks for the kind words and I'm glad my images have inspired you to visit Utah. Although I must reiterate from my first post, I don't have GPS coords or a map so I can't help you there, it's all there in the pictures, fill up your tank and let your mind wander while your curiosities guide you, it worked for me and it will work for you.

Every location in those images is located east of I-15 and South of I-70, the routes are endless and only bound by your imagination. I have been traveling to Southern Utah for 18 years, learning its nooks and crannies by accident and a good dose of luck. I encourage you to start your formal education on Utah as soon as possible, CDL or not.

Some of my favorite places on the Colorado Plateau were found with a simple question.

"I wonder what's down that road?"
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Old December 12th, 2008, 08:07 AM
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Sentimental blackmail!! Beautiful! Thanks so much for posting this up. It does make me miss Arizona and Utah all the more. One day again, soon....
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Old December 12th, 2008, 11:37 PM
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Wow Sinuhe,

That is simply amazing photography, and an excellent testament and outlook on adventure. Although I have been to most of those places, looking through your art and reading the narrative, gives a different perspective.

I would be obliged if you continued. As someone else mentioned, this should be a book. One that would always be visible on my table.

Thanks,

Curtis
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Old December 13th, 2008, 11:03 AM
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Great photos. There certianly isn't enough words to describe everything about each and every one of them. Maybe one of these years I'll actually be able to make the trip over there as well.
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Old April 27th, 2009, 09:06 PM
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I think I found the missing link to the Utah Traverse. Sheki and I went to Utah last month and did some sections I hadn't been on previously. This trip ended up being more about seeing friends in Boulder than being out and about, so I apologize, the images are limited.










I have calculated the mileage at just under 900 from Nevada to Colorado without missing any of the glory that Southern Utah has to offer.

Now I just need to find the time to do it all in one go...
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Old August 2nd, 2009, 12:59 PM
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So, a funny thing happened on the way to the Rally. I had no plans of attending the National Rally, but thought it would be fun to drive out with Ho and then go see some friends in Vail for the weekend. This was all very last minute and I was literally flying by the seat of my pants, so much so that I thought it would be a great time to pick up my motorcycle, (thanks Greg for the info on the rack). After picking up my bike in Prescott and jumping on a conference call I met Ho in Winslow, AZ.



Not what you want to see with a long way to go...

Within a mile of Colorado, we had a great view of the San Juans and they looked cloudy and cold. That is when I learned Tiffany and Emily had not been to Utah... Well, Colorado is great and all but the last trip they did was to Montrose and if you have been over one mountain pass you have been over them all with few exceptions. What a perfect chance to go hit a route that could connect some missing links for the Utah traverse. With the decision firmly made we headed back west to hit some uncharted terrain.



Hovenweep N.M. part of the monument is actually in Colorado.


Sleeping Ute Mountain is in Colorado.

On our way west I remembered about the Mormon Pioneers that traveled all the way from Escalante to Bluff, the original Utah Traverse. There was a story of how they found a route through Comb Ridge that was vaguely familiar. This set me off looking at the map for any possibilities.


The view towards Monument Valley.


The goat trail. XXL version here. Spot the pumpkin?

This landed us in what was to be my highlight of the trip. It had been an unusually wet summer and we were witness to several thunderstorms as we headed into the canyon. It was amazing to see the levels of the creek rise and fall with each thunder burst.


To say it was overgrown is an understatement.

As Ho was getting ready to cook, we realized we had no beer. Seemed like a great time to break out the bike and make a beer run. The sun had just dipped over the canyon wall and Ho gave me 2 hours to make the 60 miles round trip to make it back before he came looking. I made it back with 15 minutes to spare.

It was actually an amazing ride as it was my first at night. I am used to being focused on the bike, but this was another level. My concentration was locked on my patch of light, I don't think I have ever ridden so well.

We feasted on Korean BBQ. Maybe Ho has some pics, I was way too tired to even think about clicking the camera.


The morning was crisp and cool for July in the desert.


I even had an artfag moment in the stillness of the dawn...
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Old August 2nd, 2009, 09:16 PM
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got home a few hours ago. Thanks for the great pics. I'll post some of mine tomorrow.

I must sleep now, and dream of my million dollar highways.
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Old August 6th, 2009, 09:44 AM
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sigh... man, i need to get out
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