solo white rim day trip on the dual sport

fossana

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This is a few years old, but I got some decent photos and had near perfect riding conditions, so I thought I would share. I need to do this on my MTB next time.

Logistics
Starting point: Moab near the rec center
Direction: clockwise
Distance: ~145 miles
Permit: online day permit (available up to 24 hr hours in advance)
Bike: WR250R (modified with a 4.7 gallon desert tank)

Map
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Photos
Starting out from Moab on Potash Road near the Wall Street climbing area.
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Colorado River as you ascend up Shafer Grade
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On the White Rim proper
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Washer Woman and Monster Towers
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Views from one of the many precipitous overlooks
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the precipitous bit
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Looking across the eroded landscape back to the Colorado River.
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Somewhere around Hardscrabble Hill
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More Colorado River views
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Mineral Bottom area
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On the switchbacks leaving Mineral Bottom.
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Very nice! Didn't realize there were such things as bike permits, cool to know!
Thanks for the share!
 
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This is a few years old, but I got some decent photos and had near perfect riding conditions, so I thought I would share. I need to do this on my MTB next time.

Logistics
Starting point: Moab near the rec center
Direction: clockwise
Distance: ~145 miles
Permit: online day permit (available up to 24 hr hours in advance)
Bike: WR250R (modified with a 4.7 gallon desert tank)


Map
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Photos
Starting out from Moab on Potash Road near the Wall Street climbing area.
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Colorado River as you ascend up Shafer Grade
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On the White Rim proper
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Washer Woman and Monster Towers
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Views from one of the many precipitous overlooks
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the precipitous bit
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Looking across the eroded landscape back to the Colorado River.
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Somewhere around Hardscrabble Hill
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More Colorado River views
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Mineral Bottom area
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On the switchbacks leaving Mineral Bottom.
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Cool report, Fossana! I've ridden it on bicycle a half dozen times and driven it on 4 wheels a couple of times. I plan to ride it on a moto-powered two wheeler some day too and am shopping a suitable vehicle now.

BTW solo, supported, in-a-day on a human powered two wheeler is a worthy goal that I could support ;) In fact, have supported for a few friends. Unsupported, well that may be a little crazy.....

Have you ever climbed out there? One of my last nemesis I have to clear is getting 3/4 of the way up the original route on Washer Woman Tower and bailing due to rain...
 
What was your gas consumption experience and reserve plans?
 
@Artemus
I think as long as it's not too hot, White Rim in a day isn't horribly out of the question, maybe Shafer to Dead Horse, not from Moab proper. I have not yet climbed in Canyonlands (have other climbed other Moab towers though), but really want to do Washer Woman.

I have a 4.7 gallon desert tank, so didn't bother to pay attention to fuel consumption. I have used MSR type fuel bottles before I got the tank, and some other friends use the plastic stackable fuel containers.
 
@Artemus
I think as long as it's not too hot, White Rim in a day isn't horribly out of the question, maybe Shafer to Dead Horse, not from Moab proper. I have not yet climbed in Canyonlands (have other climbed other Moab towers though), but really want to do Washer Woman.

I have a 4.7 gallon desert tank, so didn't bother to pay attention to fuel consumption. I have used MSR type fuel bottles before I got the tank, and some other friends use the plastic stackable fuel containers.
Did you notice how much fuel you had left over?
 
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