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Old 01-14-06, 10:36 PM   #1
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I live in DC. I've been reading a lot of travel logs and doing research of 500 mile or so trek involving the Grand Canyon and Zion NP. I noticed a route on adventure that had just what I was looking for. Has anyone done this trip? It's a north to south trip. Some issues I forsee are a constant southern headwind, and major tourist traffic on the roads. I'm looking at October.
Anyone have any insight on the route detailed in the link below?
Thanks so much,
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Old 01-14-06, 11:25 PM   #2
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In the summer, winds are southerly and traffic is moderately heavy. By October, winds are weaker and more variable and the traffic is significantly less.
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The weather is usually fabulous in October - - But be aware that October can bring cold weather and snow - esp. to the higher elevations like Bryce and the North Rim.
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I've biked the area about 10 times - usually in the summer, but once in October - and it was blue sky and pleasant temps throughout - at least in Utah - but once I got to New Mexico, I got caught in an early snowstorm.

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