Utah Rocks

Utah Rocks

“Yikes! I don’t like this at all!”, I squeaked as our ATV headed down a steep, narrow trail towards a hairpin turn thousands of feet above the valley below.  Panoramic views grew huge as we approached the cliff edge.  My imagination escaped and I wondered…..if we don’t make the turn will we fly off or tumble and roll down?  Greg negotiated the tight curve deftly and I relaxed.  “Wow! That was incredible! ”, I exclaimed as we headed towards the seemingly safe turn tucked against the mountain wall with no valley views.  And so my mood flip flopped as we serpentined down the mountainside.  That’s what we get for riding our rented “baby” ATV with experienced, veteran off-roaders and their larger, more powerful machines!

However, we quickly learned that our compact, side-by-side Razor did have some advantages…..no 3-point turns or sliding into curves on cliff edges for us!  Plus, we fit easily through narrow gates, avoided monster ruts by skirting along skinny banks, and crossed a bridge too small for the big guys!

ATV Utah-41  ATV Utah-42  ATV Utah-43

As Vehicle #3 in the Fearsome Foursome ATV Line-up, we followed the leaders feeling comfortable that Sharon (Rosanne’s Sister) and hubby Mike tailed us to keep watch or pick up the debris as fate may have it!

ATV Utah-34  ATV Utah-19

Riding about 100 miles that day on the Paiute Trail from our RV Park in Marysvale, UT, we climbed up snowy mountain peaks, skidded through mud, snow and ice, traveled forested trails, rock-crawled dry creek beds, teeter-tottered on rutted paths, sped downhill and raced the flats (although “baby” ATV’s 55 mph max left us in the dust of the mighty machines’ 75 mph!).

ATV Utah-28 ATV Utah-29

ATV Utah-31 ATV Utah-32

ATV Utah-40 ATV Utah-35

ATV Utah-39 ATV Utah-38

ATV Utah-36 ATV Utah-33

Along the way, nature treated us to breathtaking views, aspens clothed in rich autumn foliage, deer grazing in meadows and peaceful rivers.

ATV Utah-25 ATV Utah-37

A day trip to nearby Bryce Canyon with Sharon & Mike topped off the week.

Thank you Mike & Sharon Wallace, Dave & Terrie Schulte and Bob & Debbie Audenried for a fun adventure!

Farewell Utah….Hello Arizona!

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  1. Wow. Your life just keeps getting better! You make retirement look very appealing!! See you in a little over a week!!!


  2. How fun that must have been! – never a dull moment in your world. one can only hope that retirement is half as adventurous as yours!
    Sharon and Mike look fabulous!


  3. Where are you going in AZ.?


  4. Thanks Greg and Rosanne for a great photo documentary of our really fun day in Utah. It was our great pleasure to have you join us. Life is good.

    David and Terrie


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