Have a nice ride up and be careful in the Mt's just south of Torrey on 12 at sunset. There's snow on them already and the Deer & Cows start crossing the roads around that time of the day.
That's why I start from Vegas early on Friday instead of making it all the way in one day. It's exhausting for me if I do it in one day and I really need to be fresh when I go through those Mt. passes to enjoy them.
Here's what a friend saw when going through those Mt's one evening.
" A couple of years back we got delayed replacing a flat tire mid trip and spent the last hour of my ride to Torrey in the dark. To say there was a buttload of deer on the roadway would be an understatement. I had to come to complete stops several times due to multiple deer occupying the roadway who weren't so fast to get out of the way. Including one buck that decided to charge me with the pointy ends of his antlers and I had to jump on the gas to get out of his way. In that hour, we saw somewhere around a total of 30 deer on the roadway or shoulder. This was on route 12 south of Torrey which tends to have more wildlife on it, but still be careful none the less."
PS - Remember you lose an hour due to the Mt Time set back.
Last edited by BMWorDuc; Sep 19th, 2006 at 10:05 am.