Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Ride 12: 3-Corners Via Sandhollow Wash

Charley and I took this interesting ride somewhat as a "proof of concept" that one could ride directly from the south side of Mesquite into the far north Utah-Nevada-Arizona riding area (around 3-Corners).   [For a free Google Earth file of this route see: Mesquite to 3-Corners]

I rode from the south side of Mesquite, near Snowbird Headquarters; along 2nd South; up Grapevine; across Mesquite, the brige and Pioneer; On Greens Way to Hardy Way and onto Mesquite Heights (landfill road) to meet Charley.

Although we were heading up… toward 3-Corners we initially turned up the Water Tank road and out onto the flats which showed they eventually would end up in Toquop Wash. A great view but not where we wanted to go so we back-tracked along the fence line and down into Sand Hollow Wash which pretty much proved that we could eventually end up at 3-Corners.

We waved at Lone Mesa as we passed it, still in the wash. That's probably how it got its name - everybody passes it but rarely visits it.

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.”
Albert Einstein

The return from 3-Corners was south, down the Nevada Border fence line until we veered west back into Sand Hollow and to the police firing range. It was then a simple matter of climbing out of the wash onto Landfill Road and back home.

A fairly simple ride but the weather was… COLD! Not entirely expected for a DESERT!


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