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Team: South
Sam Altman
Wednesday, September 18
Calf Creek…to Capitol Reef…to Fishlake
Sept 14-18Over the last few days we have seen all types of terrain and weather. Calf Creek Campground was located at the bottom of the Grand Staircase near Escalate. The drive to the campground was spectacular on Scenic Rt 12. While at the campground many people stopped to talk with us who had been reading the website. We were easy to find since we camped in the parking lot in everyone’s way. Usually we are in a secluded area with a bit more privacy. One of the days we took a ride on the Devil’s Backbone Trail. WOW. The bridge was fantastic. Next to Capitol Reef (second time for me) and we camped in Fruita. Here my feet actually walked on soft, green grass! What a pleasure that I have been missing. The terrain coming here was all things together…rock, colors, areas looking like burned marshmallows, green grass. The sky was again bright blue. Then off to Fishlake……and what a pleasure. As I entered the area towards Elk Horn Campground the Aspen Trees, lined on each side of the one lane dirt road, were waving to me as if I were in a parade….the sound of the leaves is musical and the colors are pale to bright yellow. As I climbed the mountains the trees became evergreens mixed with Aspen. And then out of nowhere! …..an opening where the view took your breath away…and incredible view of the desert. After a moment of picture taking we continued and finally found our area. That night we met the Mountain Men ATV group and saw campfires for the first time in many weeks. The ground was wet here and you could have a fire only in certain areas. The trails here are fantastic and should be on the return-to list.…A morning snow greeted us after a downpour of rain in the night. Everyone was pretty soaked but ready to go ATV riding the ridges…and the Trekers are off !!!!!!
for Wednesday, September 18
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Team: South
Sam Altman

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Friday, September 20
Sam Altman
..I miss Lauren and Michael.......
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Thursday, September 19
Sam Altman
Richfield, UT...“… and here in the land of ATVs is quite the Jamboree…”
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Wednesday, September 18
Sam Altman
Calf Creek…to Capitol Reef…to Fishlake
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Wednesday, September 11
Sam Altman
from Goblin Valley to Torrey, Utah
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Tuesday, September 10
Sam Altman
from Bullfrog to Goblin Valley State Park
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Sunday, September 8
Sam Altman
Halls Crossing to Bullfrog,UT…Ok, now, this is a road...
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Friday, September 6
Sam Altman
from North Rim at Jacob’s Lake to Steve Ward’s home at Wahweap Marina Lake Powell near Page, AZ
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Wednesday, August 28
Sam Altman
To Hull Cabin in Kaibab National Forest, AZ
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Tuesday, August 27
Sam Altman
I miss you guys !!!!!!!!
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Sunday, August 25
Sam Altman
Flagstaff, AZ to C O Bar Ranch & more
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