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Old 07-01-2006, 04:30 AM   #1
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My girlfriend and I just enjoyed an awesome cruise up the canyon--- I started up at about 1:15 am and went all the way to Brighton. Once we got there we went up that funky beat up road that takes you out to Park City. It was awesome- the temperature drop sure made the STI stay cool in the boost I am sure.

I am really happy I moved here. I have been wanting to leave California for a long time and after a fun drive tonight in mountains that are this beautiful only confirms I made the right choice.

I have gone through emigration and now I have checked out Cottonwood--I can't wait to see a few others. I only saw about 5 cars for the entire trip up and down the mountain...it was almost totally empty-- what great road. I would love to drive with a few locals who might know some area's that are a good turn off-- for a trip off of the beaten path.

Have a great night everyone and be safe this 4th of July.



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Old 07-01-2006, 06:34 AM   #2
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Glad you enjoyed Big Cottonwood Canyon. That pass you went over is called Guardsman pass. It forks off and you can either go to Deer Valley/Park City or Heber/Midway. The things you have to watch out for going up the Cottonwood Canyons is the Mountain Sheriff's and wild life. There are deer and a few moose around so use some caution.
Next you'll want to go up the Alpin Loop over to Sundance. That's a nice paved canyon road. If you do go up it, be sure to tell the Ranger that you'll be driving straight through. That way you'll avoid the fee.

Which reminds me. We should plan a meet and drive up Alpine soon.
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Old 07-01-2006, 11:42 AM   #3
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thats just a teazer. wait till you hit up some of the other roads
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Old 07-01-2006, 01:27 PM   #4
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Mirror Lake Higyway is all about high mountains and runnin high in 5th and 6th gear in the straights...

Other good roads are all over the place...
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Old 07-01-2006, 02:15 PM   #5
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Scoobynite owl...you are tooo right- we saw several deer and I actually didn't speed but on just one short straight away. The road is new to me and I hate tickets -- so I stayed at the speed limit and just enjoyed it for what it was. Abeautiful sight and a great time.


Are there ever canyon run meets? I haven't seen anything like that posted and the last time I asked people -- most seemed a little hesitant-I understand with me being the new guy, but in searching old posts I never saw really too much getting together for some of the best canyons highways in the country.

I would love to see the tens of scobbies I see everyday get together and climb a mountain together...that would be a cool sight for sure.


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Old 07-01-2006, 03:17 PM   #6
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Yes, we have meets and spirited drives up the canyons. Now that the weather is nice and the canyons are all open, it's time that we try to put something together.
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Old 07-01-2006, 03:26 PM   #7
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I am game for this--- let's get something going. I am itching to see the spots of a few of the hardcore locals.
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Old 07-01-2006, 03:27 PM   #8
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Hey Andrew,

There's a lot of canyons around here that are fun to drive on. I could show you a couple of them if we all wanted to get together for a bit of a drive. Butterfield canyon is awesome, as is south mountain. South mountain is relatively close to Sandy and Butterfield is just on the other side of the valley.

I'd highly recommend going to Butterfield next time you have some time to yourself in the next day or two. Just head up 123000 south until you get past Heriman. It'll sort of fork follow it to the right, then you'll hit another fork. Take this one straight in to Butterfield (there should be a sign there). You won't regret it.

BTW I'm off at 2030 tonight if you want to go for a quick one later.
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Old 07-01-2006, 03:48 PM   #9
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the reason why the canyon runs are less now is because all the old schoolers grew up and dont like doing them anymore. 2 cars have been flipped on drives and at least on the last drive that was suposed to be spritted some sheep almost got hit. after that people got all bitchy about going fast.

maybe its just me but if im gonna waste 3 bucks a gallon just to drive its gonna be worth every penny
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Old 07-01-2006, 03:49 PM   #10
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Butterfield is very fun. SubyDuz, Cassieswrx/Car_Cursed and I can attest to that.
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Old 07-01-2006, 04:08 PM   #11
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ALpine loop and butterfield require some good braking skills if you want to keep up with me and Scoobynightowl....skillz required....not going to be railing the Deerslayer in any canyons though...too much invested...sorry
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Old 07-01-2006, 04:09 PM   #12
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slacker. canyons are safer than race tracks.
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Old 07-02-2006, 02:56 PM   #13
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slacker. canyons are safer than race tracks.
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Old 07-03-2006, 11:49 AM   #14
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Being an Ogden...ite? I don't get up that way much, but if you are ever up north the old Snow Basin road is awesome.
it's like a touge run strait out of Initial D.
I just hope no stupid kids find out about it after seeing 3 Fast 3 Furious.
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Old 07-03-2006, 01:46 PM   #15
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jason, the more i read your post. the dumber i get...
the canyones are NOT SAFE!!!!
last time i was on the track, i dont remember any deer jumping out. i remember seeing safety equipment, run off sections and gravel pits...last time i checked the canyons didnt have any of that.

on a side note. why spend money to drive a car, when a bike is 2X as fun and 2X the gas milage
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Old 07-03-2006, 02:04 PM   #16
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i would explain my coment but nah thats ok. pound for pound their just as dangerous as each other. and im not talking about lapping days where trey gets mad at seth for vesko's driving either when im talking about the track.
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Old 07-03-2006, 02:32 PM   #17
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Canyons have Gravel Pits.

Unfortunately they're just 50 feet lower than the road.
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always a plus in my book-- it just means a little flight time before the fun is over...
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always a plus in my book-- it just means a little flight time before the fun is over...
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always a plus in my book-- it just means a little flight time before the fun is over...
Now that's what I like to hear.
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Old 07-03-2006, 04:19 PM   #21
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i would explain my coment but nah thats ok. pound for pound their just as dangerous as each other. and im not talking about lapping days where trey gets mad at seth for vesko's driving either when im talking about the track.
so when you flip your car and get it stuck between trees who will save you? there is no safety personel, or anything.
and jason, when was the last time you where able to drive 100+ MPH for over 20Min not having to worry about cops, animls, pedestians, and ppl in other cars that are idiots?
tracks are MENT to go fast on. they have banked corners, rumple strips, and hungreds of safety percotions. where all you have in the canyon is a seatbelt and stupidity.
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Old 07-03-2006, 04:22 PM   #22
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I have to agree 100% with Kirill. on this one.
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Old 07-03-2006, 04:35 PM   #23
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thanks danny.
just think, where else could me and you been battleing it out that hard except on the track? nowhere....
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http://s25.photobucket.com/albums/c7...=m3flipmp4.flv


be my guest and battle. end up like the guy above

dont get me wrong both are dangerous but stupid is as stupid does. but your odds of living in a canyon are no worse than at a track. at a track there can be a wreck in the first corner thats devestating (see F1 this week) not only are people trying to pass you in bad spots constantly but their nudging you while doing so causing crap like the vid above. lot of good that run off did now didnt it
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I say know your own ability and stay within it's limits. I myself like to push those limits and I have people like you azn2ner and snowman4us that help push me. I know if there is something above or beyond my ability. And we are all responsible for our own actions. It's not the gun that kills. It's the person with their hand on the trigger.
What we are saying is that you are safer in a controlled environment, than you are out on the open roads.
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