Follow Mad Dog Mike Marrion as he rides his Harley on a motorcycle adventure to California.

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Day 6 - June 7, 2012
Steamboat Springs, CO to Vernal, UT
173.2 miles

When I woke up this morning in Steamboat Springs it was downright chilly. I took my time loading the bike and pulled out the jacket liner, sweatshirt, chaps and heavy gloves. After some morning coffee I headed west on Hwy 40 to visit an old Marine Corps buddy in Vernal, Utah.

Another easy, but beautiful riding day. Very little traffic, clear skies and vast expanses of scenery. I arrived at his house at exactly noon and I was done riding for the day. I invited him and his wife to lunch and we caught up on things as I hadnít seen him since I rode my deuce out this way in 2006.

For the afternoons adventure he took me to see some petroglyphs carved into the local mountains. The scenery in Utah is something that has to be seen to be appreciated; pictures do not do it justice.

I had planned on leaving in the morning, but he invited me to stay for a day and as I had scaled back on the adventure, I took him up on his offer. The first four days of the adventure were pretty grueling, but the past two days have more than made up for it.