Sunday, June 13, 2010

New Submitted Trail: Hamburger Rock Loop, Near Moab Utah

Believe it or not, even with all the trails already described in the Moab Trails Master file we've had another submitted which looks like it's completely new and in a seriously scenic area.

Hamburger Rock Loop was part of an off road vacation taken by Dennis Spanogle and his group in April, 2010. It is also labeled BLM "Trail 25" and runs around the red dirt of Moab, in southern Utah.   [For a free Google Earth file of this route see: Hamburger Rock Loop]

There are camping areas all around although it is labeled a "fee area" and are available "first-come-first-served."

Additional trails join the area loop, for example "trail 26" which is shown as a "difficult" black diamond…The good old "25" however is listed as "blue" or intermediate all around even though there are some slick rock inclinations which prompt you to hold on tight.

Open the trail file in Google Earth using the link above and see the GPS track along with all the waypoints Dennis coded to help those coming afterwards make the right turns at intersections.

There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.”George Carlin
He has also included photographs which do more than words to convey the nuances of the experience. His points have been converted into the Offroading Home style but the locations and descriptions are his.

I've been through Moab many times. Even stayed there and had picnic's there; but, never had the rigs with me to do any riding. There is one thing to remember – it gets DARK at night. Far away from any cityscapes, the only light at night are the moon and stars (unless you have unfortunately camped next to a brain dead adolescent idiot with his boom-box and generator – sorry, I digress).

If you're there at night, bring some lighting gear for your body or rigs cause remember the snakes like coming out in the cool of the evening.

You may also be interested in getting the Moab Master Map from the web site Select the Utah tab and click on the Moab map link.


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