Wednesday, April 1, 2009

In The Works..

I've been thinking about some possible road trips for the future. I love road trips, camping, getting away from the routine and experiencing new places, embracing my inner dirt bag. After Arizona my mind has drifted into organizing trips for the future. These road trips are bigger than the normal, usual weekend runs to Fruita or Moab or Crested Butte or Durango, these trips mean leaving our region. Trips that don't include work, aka Art Shows, just a holiday, full of fun with no set agenda, so I will not include next years Arizona trip. So with that in mind here is what I've put into the works, hopefully it will come to fruition.

  • Road Trip to the NW. This means about 10 days of exploring different riding areas in Oregon, Washington and possibly Idaho. One place that comes to mind is Bend, OR. This place is incredible and has a huge variety of riding, it's kinda like Boulder in weather and attitude but smaller. I also want to hit Mackenzie River Trail, a long and lovely ride a long a mountain river. Craig has brothers that live in Washington, we've ridden up there before and it was fun and so different than what we're used to. Buff trails among BIG trees and Ferns, you half expect dinosaurs to come wandering by. It would be very cool to visit the Olympic Peninsula as well and get some ocean love. I'd like to plan this trip for the end of May 2010, a year away but with the way times flies these days it'll be here before you know it.
Sample of NW Trail.
  • SW Utah. It's been a few years since we've been to the St. George area, Gooseberry Mesa, Thunder Mtn, Jem Trail. I want to go back in a bad way, it's lovely there and the riding is top notch and full of so many different flavors. This trip may not happen for a couple of years but it's in the works.

Gooseberry Mesa.

There will be plenty of riding and regional trips inbetween but a serious road trip is worth planning and dreaming about.


Kim said...

Just remember to count us in on these road trips :) Hopefully our schedules will allow for it!

Carey said...

Diffenitly keep you in the loop on all road trips, how fun will that be!

Kim said...

So much fun! I have to remember that we have a long summer ahead of us and just because we couldn't plan something this month and next doesn't mean we won't be able to ;)

Kat said...

Ahhhh, Bend. You must go,as it is very different being in the trees. Sometimes you can't see the forest for the....we watched a special about the Grand Tetons last night. Now we want to plan a trip to Jackson Hole and surrounds for 2010.
We've done Thunder MT 2x in in the summer and it wasn't too hot to ride there. We'll be hitting Crested Butte for the first time this summer.

Carey said...

Yeah Kim, I wish we could hook up in the desert for some riding but if not, there will be plenty of other rides locally and elsewhere this summer. I'll be doing the Crested Butte show again this summer as well so keep that in mind.
Hey Kat! Grand Tetons are awesome, you'll love it there. I've never ridden there but have friends that have and there's something for everyone I hear. Maybe we could even meet you out at Thunder Mtn. sometime in the future.

cynthia said...

oh...i love the Olympic Peninsula - such great and varied terrain.

that's one of the "bad" things about my sister being retired - she moved away from washington..we went all over - victoria, portland, whistler, vancouver, seattle, mount. rainier, point defiance...

the other bad thing is no more "cheap" facial i gotta pay full price. :(

Carey said...

Where does your sister live now Cynthia?
The NW is such a nice difference from what we're used to, I'm hoping we can save enough to make this trip next year.