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September/October 2020

Utah: Mission: Possible

It may come as a surprise to learn that in at least one Utah county it apparently is illegal to hire trombone players to play on the street to advertise an auction, or that Jell-O is the official state snack. Did you know that Utah often ranks as the second or third driest state in the U.S., or that some parts of the state experience about 300 sunny days a year? Oh, and in case you have been asleep for the past several years, you might be interested to know that Utah is heaven on earth for mo
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Classic Roads: Utah’s Scenic Byway 12

March/April 2018

Classic Roads: Utah’s Scenic Byway 12

Utah’s State Route 12 is a “National Scenic Byway” recognized by the U.S. Department of Transportation. It also has the designation of being an All-American Road, one of just 120 so named nationwide, which means it possesses unique features and intrinsic qualities not found elsewhere. All-American Roads are destinations unto themselves. Route 12 and its extensions run through two national parks, a national monument, three state parks, and a national forest. The total distance is approximately 225 miles.
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November/December 2017

Utah and Nevada: Tire Tracks of a Pioneer, Part 2

In May 1903, George A. Wyman left San Francisco with the then-crazy idea of riding his motorcycle all the way to New York City. More than 100 years later, I’m retracing his steps on an electric motorcycle. After riding from San Francisco to Reno, the journey continues.
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July/August 2017

City Escape: Salt Lake City, Utah

This route leads through central Wasatch Mountain State Park and offers stunning views of the surrounding valleys and peaks. The best time to travel is in the summer, but even then unpredictable weather can bring snow. Autumn is especially beautiful. The loop is intentionally short to allow riders time to stop and take in the Wasatch Mountains. Clockwise is the best way to follow it. Pay attention to the weather as it can change very quickly.
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July/August 2017

Reader Ride: Pony Express Trail

“WANTED: Young, skinny, wiry fellows not over eighteen. Must be expert riders, willing to 
risk death daily.” I meet none of the prerequisites to qualify for this trip as the 1860 handbill 
advertised. Yet I’m intrigued by the history of the Pony Express Trail and reckon it’s as good a 
way as any to get to California.
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