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Old 05-22-2010, 12:08 PM   #21
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Re: Trip Report: Moab and White Rim Trail

Great post Aldercrest. Your trip report makes me want to hit the backcountry roads and set up a good camp. I've never seen that part of the country, so it's on my list now. Great pics also.
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Old 08-31-2010, 06:05 PM   #22
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Re: Trip Report: Moab and White Rim Trail

As of August 24, 2010, Mineral Bottom Road is closed, and the NPS website shows Upheaval Bottom as closed also, with no road access to Hardscrabble, Labyrinth or Taylor campsites. Reservations for 2011 are not being taken at this time, and all those with reservations are being asked to call NPS. After looking at the photos, I think someone is going to have a pretty interesting repair job.





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Old 08-31-2010, 06:09 PM   #23
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A couple more...





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Old 08-31-2010, 06:22 PM   #24
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Holy Cow! That must have been a lot of water running down there.

.... and I was just thinking of another trip there.

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Old 08-31-2010, 07:08 PM   #25
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Holy Cow! That must have been a lot of water running down there.

.... and I was just thinking of another trip there.

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No kidding. The size of the people in the first pic really puts the magnitude of the damage into perspective.


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Old 08-31-2010, 07:46 PM   #26
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Great post and pics!
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I don't know where Mineral Bottom Road is relative to the White Rim Road. I can't recall being on anything with that name when I ran the WRR.
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:12 AM   #28
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Re: Trip Report: Moab and White Rim Trail

The Mineral Bottom Road is the western exit to the White Rim Road if I remember the topography correctly. If you are descending heading west to Mineral Bottom and the Green River boat ramp, the White Rim goes to the left or south and Mineral Bottom goes to the right or north. The turnoffs are at the western base of the giant cliffs where the road has washed out.
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Old 09-01-2010, 01:44 PM   #29
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Wow, would have been interesting to watch Liked that climb so much I rode up it twice on the mtb, friend was suffering, from the bottom it was hard to believe a road went all the way up it, really cool, probably one of the best climbs I have ever ridden on a bike. Guessing it might be a while before we get to do it again....

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Old 09-01-2010, 03:28 PM   #30
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the bottom it was hard to believe a road went all the way up it
I hear you. In 2009 we drove down and up it when we picked up a group at Mineral Bottom from a river trip. In April 2010 we climbed it at the end of the White Rim loop. When I turned the corner and got my first view of the switchbacks, I couldn't see the road! It took a while before I could pick out the grade, and I had just driven up the same road last year. Scary to see what a bunch of water will do. I'd like to see some post-storm pics of Upheaval Bottom and Hardscrabble Hill, too...
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