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Apr 28, 2010

Swing Arm City Dirt Biking & More

OK, time for an official write up of our trip. We left Friday afternoon to arrive in the Caineville/Factory Butte area and didn't return for 10 days. Having visited Goblin Valley a couple times already we decided we wanted to try a few new hikes in the area. Being right next to Capitol Reef and the San Rafael Swell gave us a lot of options. Friday and Saturday were spent riding dirt bikes. It was nice to finally get into some really warm and comfortable temps. Sunday morning everyone wanted to try a hike so we drove about 25 minutes to the Burro Wash Trail in Capitol Reef National Park. The trailhead is actually located outside of the park on the Caineville side, so it was very close to camp. There are a number of slot canyon trails in that area, Burro Wash is one of about 4 within about 10 miles of each other. We returned Sunday afternoon to camp to ride and hang out. Monday we stuck around camp riding a lot, hanging out, driving the RC etc. Tuesday we got the map and GPS out again and drove a back road towards Goblin Valley to the Ding and Dang Canyon Loop Trail located 15 miles as the crow flies from our camp. It took about an hour to get there, not knowing exactly what turns to take etc. The road was a bit rough at times requiring high clearance, but the trail can be reached from the Goblin Valley side on a much better road. We returned through Hanksville on the way back to grab a burger and replenish our supplies. Wednesday the weather turned cooler and it began to blow. We got some good riding in, watched a movie, then headed into town for another burger. By the time we got back to camp the weather had started to improve. Thursday through Sunday saw warmer temps every day and it was very pleasant. We rode a ton, did some tater rockets, shot bb-guns, drove the RC's, played in the dirt and whatever else we felt like doing. Our oldest boy had somewhat of a wreck on Thursday and didn't feel like riding for a day, but he pushed past the pain pretty quick and it wasn't an issue after Friday. Sunday morning we started back home only to get two flat tires on our trailer. We were blessed to find someone in Green River to sell us 2 new tires and get us back on the road. Here's some more pics and video to enjoy! Remember to Click the pics for full size!














8 comments:

  1. Looks somebody forgot how to have a good old fashion camping cookouts for a while there. Great pictures! I will watch the video later.

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  2. Oh ok, 25 "cookouts" in 10 days isn't enough?? We had breakfast burritos on two mornings!! Dan classics..we've been doing a lot of dutch oven lately too, we even made a cake one day, the burgers were mostly for convenience..yea I guess we got lazy for 2 meals or something, sorry. LOL! Watch the vid, it's pretty much the best ever.:)

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  3. How dare you eat in town while your camping! That is the best video ever!

    Great post.

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  4. Sweet video dude! Like the jumps! Probably the best video you made.

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  5. Looks like a wonderful trip, let alone in the dirty ground ... I really like it.

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  6. really, it's thrilling to ride a bike in this place with bad road....

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  7. Brilliant article. It is really interesting and I enjoyed reading it, I will recommend this blog to my friends!

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  8. That is the best video ever!
    Great!!!

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