Starting to make plans for what I hope is going to be an amazing trip out to Utah this summer.
My good friend and former partner Lane Stevens got this started a year or two ago when we were talking and he recommended that we get together and ride Utah Highway 12. Supposed to be amazing. Here’s a taste:
Looks like a real world version of the landscape from Roadrunner cartoons.
Still waiting to learn who my passenger will be. Angie is thinking about going, but her work schedule is such that if she goes, she won’t be able to teach summer school. She is also a bit tentative about taking this long of a trip on a motorcycle. Her previous longest bike trips were considerably shorter.
If she decides not to go, the Jessica is eager to step in. Bottom line: If Angie decides to go, we’ll go in early June after school is out. If she decides not to go, then Jessica and I will go in late May.
Here’s the Plan:
Day 1: Omaha to Laramie, Wyoming
Thinking the best way to get started is to just grind out on I-80 for a day. 550 miles gets us to Laramie. There are way more scenic ways of getting there, but this day is all about the miles.
Day 2: Laramie to Salt Lake City
Another day of grinding out the miles on I-80. About 400 from Laramie to SLC. Not sure where we will end up that night. But somewhere in the greater Salt Lake City area. Lane lives in Alpine, so we’ll probably end up there.
Day 3: Chill out in Salt Lake City
Lane had a good idea on this one. Spend Day 3 off the bike, touring around Salt Lake. The idea is that Day 3 is going to be a Sunday, so we can get in and see the Mormon Tabernacle Choir do there thing. That would be cool stuff. I’m a little nervous about showing up rough from the road, but Lane says we’ll be fine.
Day 4: Alpine to Bryce Canyon National Park
This is where the trip really starts paying off. That is supposed to be some seriously awesome scenery. It’s about three hours from Alpine to the park, so we’d get an early start to keep as much of the day as possible.
After we get done for the day, spend that night at Ruby’s Inn. Supposed to be “the place to stay” in Bryce Canyon. Plus they have a pool which looks nice and I bet it would feel good at the end of the day.