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  Topic Name: Moab Mountain Mashup , New ultra route in Moab Utah on: March 17, 2014, 04:05:45 PM
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« on: March 17, 2014, 04:05:45 PM »

Self Supported Bikepacking route connecting the Henrys, Abajos, and La Sal Mountains.  Starting and finishing in Moab Utah, it will circumnavigate the largest peaks in these three mountain ranges.   The route will include mountain bike singletrack, motorcycle tracks, 4*4 roads, and very little pavement.   There will also  be lots of sand, along with lots of climbing.   I believe the best bike for this event will be a 29+  such as the Surly Kampus.  I would not be surprised if someone could post the fastest time on a smaller tire, but they would also walk more.   Want to ride all the sand?  Bring  a Fatbike.  But remember, you will also be doing some big climbs.

GPS file is on its way, but may not be finalized until the snow melts at the high elevations.

This years group start will be September 20th 2014.
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  Topic Name: Moab Mountain Mashup , New ultra route in Moab Utah Reply #1 on: March 17, 2014, 04:11:28 PM
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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2014, 04:11:28 PM »

Distance?  Elevation gain?  This sounds interesting, keep us posted!
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  Topic Name: Moab Mountain Mashup , New ultra route in Moab Utah Reply #2 on: March 17, 2014, 08:31:17 PM
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2014, 08:31:17 PM »

Do you have a website with the info??? Would love to learn more, thanks.
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  Topic Name: Moab Mountain Mashup , New ultra route in Moab Utah Reply #3 on: March 18, 2014, 12:59:18 PM
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2014, 12:59:18 PM »

Website is http://www.theenduranceunderground.com/moab-mountain-mashup/

On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Endurance-Underground/268189413337679

I have a track I am working with on TopoFusion.  It is a combination of my ridden tracks, downloaded tracks and drawn tracks.  I am going to do the whole route in sections to get a more accurate track, as well as verify some of the route.  The route will change some to include the best road connections and as much singletrack as possible.   Mostly I need to go look at the sections though the Abajos and the Henrys.  I will not be able to do this until the snow melts, but I wanted to get the date out as soon as I could.   

So far the track looks to be 470 miles.  This may not be accurate , but sounds about right. 

Resupplies will be available at Green River, Hanksville, Hite Marina (a few miles of route) and La Sal.  So you should be able to go fairly light. 

I have included the current track.  It will not open in Google Earth, but hopefully you can view it in TopoFusion.   It is missing singletrack connections north of Moab, but it should help to give you an idea of the route.

Thanks for the interest!

* FINALDRAWNMMSMALL.gpx (159.49 KB - downloaded 189 times.)
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  Topic Name: Moab Mountain Mashup , New ultra route in Moab Utah Reply #4 on: March 24, 2014, 08:17:50 AM
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« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2014, 08:17:50 AM »

Great looking route!
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  Topic Name: Moab Mountain Mashup , New ultra route in Moab Utah Reply #5 on: March 28, 2014, 07:04:45 PM
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2014, 07:04:45 PM »

Intriguing thumbsup
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  Topic Name: Moab Mountain Mashup , New ultra route in Moab Utah Reply #6 on: March 31, 2014, 12:52:23 PM
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2014, 12:52:23 PM »

interesting. Penciling in Sept 20
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  Topic Name: Moab Mountain Mashup , New ultra route in Moab Utah Reply #7 on: July 26, 2014, 09:14:38 AM
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« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2014, 09:14:38 AM »

I've covered most of this route by bike now.   Will be puttting together a updated GPX track in the next couple week.   I'm hoping to put together a cue sheet for turns also, but no sure it will get done in time.   Lots of great riding and views out there.
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  Topic Name: Moab Mountain Mashup , New ultra route in Moab Utah Reply #8 on: August 05, 2014, 09:04:16 PM
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« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2014, 09:04:16 PM »

I would love to try this route, Might not be able to make it this year...maybe an ITT.
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  Topic Name: Moab Mountain Mashup , New ultra route in Moab Utah Reply #9 on: August 08, 2014, 09:20:35 PM
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« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2014, 09:20:35 PM »

I've ridden some of this stuff.  This route looks awesome!  I dig it.

Always wanted to check out the Henrys.  So far I've not been able to make it over there, but this is intriguing!  2015 perhaps, need to get a solid crew going at the shop.  Will be keeping an eye on this for sure!
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  Topic Name: Moab Mountain Mashup , New ultra route in Moab Utah Reply #10 on: August 09, 2014, 09:21:48 PM
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« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2014, 09:21:48 PM »

I'm scheming for an Oct ITT since I had to bail on CTR this year and can't make the sept race date.  I can't wait to see the GPX! Thanks for starting this.
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  Topic Name: Moab Mountain Mashup , New ultra route in Moab Utah Reply #11 on: September 08, 2014, 02:31:55 PM
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« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2014, 02:31:55 PM »

Gpx Track is done.   Total miles is now shown to be right at 400.  So far its just me starting on Sept. 20.  and maybe a couple of people starting on the 18th.  

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  Topic Name: Moab Mountain Mashup , New ultra route in Moab Utah Reply #12 on: September 08, 2014, 03:26:23 PM
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« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2014, 03:26:23 PM »

Hi Dean, thanks for the files, Katherine and I plan to start on the 19th instead of the 18th now.  Looks like a beautiful route!
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  Topic Name: Moab Mountain Mashup , New ultra route in Moab Utah Reply #13 on: September 08, 2014, 05:45:49 PM
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« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2014, 05:45:49 PM »

Sorry,  there was a problem with how I saved the last files I guess.   Here are the correct files.  Please use TopoFusion for viewing files. 

Thanks   


* #1MOAB2GREEN.gpx (101.83 KB - downloaded 170 times.)
* #2.GREEN2HANKS.gpx (175.04 KB - downloaded 151 times.)
* #3.HANKS2HITE.gpx (819.34 KB - downloaded 148 times.)
* #4.HITE2LASAL.gpx (815.95 KB - downloaded 150 times.)
* #5.LASAL2MOAB.gpx (199.61 KB - downloaded 142 times.)
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  Topic Name: Moab Mountain Mashup , New ultra route in Moab Utah Reply #14 on: September 18, 2014, 11:14:19 AM
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« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2014, 11:14:19 AM »

Is this think still going? How many folks are racing?
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  Topic Name: Moab Mountain Mashup , New ultra route in Moab Utah Reply #15 on: September 18, 2014, 12:40:37 PM
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« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2014, 12:40:37 PM »

It seems I may be the only starter on the 20th.   It sounds like a few people are going to start on Tuesday 23rd.     I will be carrying a spot that you can see here.

http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0FvdxrbhGNUInNnO2MRMUhTsrkODFddHr
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  Topic Name: Moab Mountain Mashup , New ultra route in Moab Utah Reply #16 on: October 07, 2014, 11:12:32 PM
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« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2014, 11:12:32 PM »

How'd it go out there for the folks that took this on?
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  Topic Name: Moab Mountain Mashup , New ultra route in Moab Utah Reply #17 on: October 08, 2014, 06:40:03 AM
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« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2014, 06:40:03 AM »

I'm also curious about this...
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  Topic Name: Moab Mountain Mashup , New ultra route in Moab Utah Reply #18 on: October 18, 2014, 08:35:05 PM
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« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2014, 08:35:05 PM »

...so good everyone is keeping it a secret?
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  Topic Name: Moab Mountain Mashup , New ultra route in Moab Utah Reply #19 on: October 18, 2014, 10:34:14 PM
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« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2014, 10:34:14 PM »

Dean puts on the race, he was also the only to ride the rout this year. It's on my list just could not make it happen this year. More info can be found here... http://www.theenduranceunderground.com/moab-mountain-mashup/
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