OK, you asked for it................more pics!
I couldn't go to Brian Head 'cause the road was closed due to too much snow, so I had to head East a ways, my goal being the Mammoth road, and then cutting North to SR 143, and then down to Panguitch, on the way I stopped at a kiosk which explained some of the past volcanic activity:
And here's a better pic of a lava flow, in the snow!
A little further east there was a pullout, where I took a pic of Navajo Lake, it's obviously still frozen over!
On down the road to Duck Creek Village, all the while losing altitude, the snow melt was causing the creek to run high!
Duck Creek Village is basically a "tourist trap" and offers lots of ATV rentals, restaurants, high dollar cabins, etc.. I headed a little further East and turned north on the Mammoth Road. The temperatures were moderating, and the Ponderosa forests/meadows were largely free of snow, it's getting warmer now, and that's good. There was very little traffic on this road, but as I was taking it a truck came by towing a boat, and it surprised me! Of course I've got my earplugs in, hence no warning.
On down the Mammoth Road, had to go "water the bushes" so drove "off road" a bit.
This road is too much fun, tons of twisties, and if you like old Lava flows, you are gonna love this road!
Finally, after having a ball on the Mammoth Road, I intersected SR 143 and headed NE toward Panguitch. On the way I came upon another village with big cabins:
Then on down to Panguitch Lake!
The road above Panguitch lake has many "tar snakes", and when blasting around some of the corners my bike felt a bit "wobbly", I slowed down a bit. This is a fun stetch of road though! Finally, descended into Panguitch:
OK, remember the lack of wind in Cedar City, well, it came back with a vengeance as I rode north out of Panguitch to the intersection of SR 20 and Hwy 89, I headed west on SR 20 towards I - 15, here's some of the scenery, those are the Tushar Mountains, the locals call them the Beaver Mountains:
I didn't really want to ride down the interstate, especially w/all the wind, but I did the 30 some mile trip, here's the junction just before I leaped on the "super slab":
In about a half hour I'm back to Cedar City, and retracing my steps home, back through Enterprise.
And the "hills" just north of where I live.
It was a fun trip, and I'd like to post a map, but I haven't quite figured that one out yet, if I do, I'll post it. It was about a 280 mile day.
If any of you ever need any info. on this "neck of the woods" let me know!! Next trip, Bryce Canyon, Escalante, etc.. Stay tuned!