Day 80 & 81

September 24th & 25th, 2007

From Richfield toMarysvale
via Koosharem and a return trip to Salina, Utah

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Some of you guys might wonder why detour and go all the way back to Salina when our final destination is south. Well! Chances are we won't be back in the area for a while...So, might as well explore and see what there is to seewhile we're here.


"Oh!...Look, on the mountains, it's snow!!


Totally unrelated



Staying at the hotel was good, but being back outside is great!



Hey! Here's something different! The maps are'nt right!!! There's suppose to be trail here somewhere...


...And, of course, there is'nt...Well, the heck with with it, we'll just follow this one in the valley instead of being in the mountains.


Now, here it is. The most disgusting picture of the site. This time it's serious, it's not pretty! click here


we're looking for a spot on the valley floor for tonight, to be out of the wind. Here, it would be perfect! As soon as the sun goes down, we can feel the cold biting. Fortunately, there's plenty of wood around to feed a fire.


On the morning of September 25th...

Brrrr...It went all the way down to 15 deg. F.  (-10 C) last night!!! The only heating system we have is our love...But, after a while...I mean...A guy has to sleep!!!

That's no dust on the tent, That's frost!


A new color for the quads...Cool grey...



Humm.... The water's frozen...It takes longer to make your morning coffee when you have to thaw out the water first...We often cooked dinner on the fire but, it's the first time we have to have a fire before we can have breakfast!
"Simonac, my fingers are freezing..."


Polar, he's happy!
Arnold wonders when we'll finally get to Mexico...



Yeah ! It's the return of the faboulous decors!
Yeah ! The hardest part was to get out of the hotel. Once we're out there, back in the wild, the tent is good enough.
Bof... Is'nt it strange?
Bof... The more we move south, the colder it gets...

Welcome to Koosharem...
One restaurant, one gas station (which is out of gas...) and about 5 or 6 houses...



...But, on the orther hand, the scenery between Marysvale and Koosharem is absolutely stunning!!










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Is'nt it great that our quads give us the chance to enjoy such beautiful places?



" Quick go hide somewhere! Hunting season is on!"



Even the cold has it's good sides...It comes with fall and the colors.





On the way to the Paiute reservoir dam.



Here we are. Tomorrow, there will only be a few miles left to ride before getting to Marysvale.


The sun flowers do just like us, they follow the sun...



Getting ready for another cold night...At least, the dam will shelter us from the wind.



The next morning, good news, it was a lot less cold last night. It's the elevation that make the biggest difference, more than the latitude (north-south).



"Be careful Hon, the trail is kind of off camber..."


"...Yeah, I see what you mean!..."


Well, now it's flat again! That's definitely one of the most interesting things about this trip. We simply never know what to expect. What's waitting for us around the next bend, over the next hill...We are continuosly surprised by the scenery, the road, the wildlife, the people...We now expect the unexpected!!!


What the...

If someone can explain to us what the purpose of that ladder is, please don't be shy.

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We pit stop in Marysvale to get food, fuel and a shower. It's a nice little town with a lot of history and very welcoming to quadists.


When we leave here, we should head south, normally. But, our friend Dave suggested we should take the time to visit the "Fremont Indians state park museum" which is about 30 miles north of here...Oh well, what's 60 miles (round trip) over 10 months...



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Au / At    Lost Creek Canyon
Date       24 sept/Sept 24th
Lat    N     38 43 30'5
Long  W   111  50 34
Elevation  6925 pieds/feet


Au / At    Paiute reserv.
Date       25 sept/Sept 25th
Lat    N     38 19 32'6
Long  W   112 11 21.2
Elevation  5924 pieds/feet









50C   122F
  40C   104F
30C   86F
20C   68F
10C   50F
0C   32F
-5C   23F
-10C   14F
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At least, we still have the sun...


50C   122F
  40C   104F
30C   86F
20C   68F
10C   50F
0C   32F
-5C   23F
-10C   14F
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The roof of the tent, covered with frost...

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Les statistiques

Total 2 jours / 2 days

143 Miles
3146 Miles: à date/to date
$30 Resto
$0 Épicerie/Food
$15 Essence/fuel
$0 Camping
$10 Divers/Misc.
$55 Total







-toasts + coffee


-chicken rice and cold wine






Les Oscars-The Oscars: le gagnant est... L'ITEM QUI NOUS AS LE PLUS MANQUÉ.



An alternate heating system.








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