For the third straight summer, I rode from Los Angeles to our horse ranch in the Tetons, near Grand Teton National Park. As ever, I avoided all interstates and sought out the secondary roads that take a rider to some of the most beautiful regions of the American West.
For the third time in the past ten years, I made the hike down the Virgin River and through the entirety of The Narrows in Zion National Park.
Including a day hike up Kolob Canyon, my friend and I traveled about 20 miles in and along the river. Hiking in the 51 degree water for that distance can be a real challenge, but the levels aren’t overly high this time of year and November in Zion always promises the beauty of glorious autumnal colors.
For the second year in a row, I decided to ride a naked bike from Los Angeles to the Tetons and back again. I cunningly waited for my wife to go to work before stealing her new Yamaha SR400 for the trip, and was safely in Ridgecrest before she’d found out.