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Nebo Loop

Fantastic!  Awesome!  Unbelievable!  Incredible!  EPIC!!!!!

Those are but a few of the comments made Saturday on the Fall Colour Tour.   As has been the case this season, the inclement weather in the first part of the morning, went away and blessed the BMCU with some perfect weather for our drive on the Nebo Loop.   I think that we scared away the wet weather when Mother Nature saw that lots of members were showing up and that I had brought two (2) umbrellas and the “waterproof” sign in book that was given to me by Rob Foye. 

Although the day began as a top up day, by the time we arrived at Steen and Arlene’s daughter’s home for lunch, the clouds had begun to dissipate and the sun to break through.  The lunch was a gourmet spread that kept everyone commenting about how tasty and good the pulled pork and homemade cookies were.   As we finished lunch, we declared the Nebo Loop drive to be a TOP DOWN affair.  

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Nebo Loop, Saturday 9/30

On Saturday September 30th the Salt Lake group and points north will meet at the parking lot of the IHC office at 11400 south and Redwood Road at 9:30 for a 10:00 departure, there is plenty of parking. You will Drive south on Redwood Road to the Chevron Top Stop station (36 W 1400 N, Saratoga Springs) for a drain and gain and connect with Utah county members. Steen will meet you there to be the guide.

Depart at 11:00 and drive south on highway 68 west of Utah Lake on a nice newly paved road for a lot of the way. Turn left on highway 6 at the old Sinclair station(and we mean old) and go through Goshen and Genola to Santaquin. Drive through Santaquin and under the freeway and turn left at the light in front of the Maverick Station. We’ll travel north about 2 miles on highway 198 to 12800 south and turn left at the Lewis Feild sign. Drive .2 miles to our daughter’s ranch where we will have lunch prior to our drive over the Nebo Loop.

We’ll plan to arrive there at about noon and try to leave for the drive at 1:00 or shortly after. After lunch we will continue north on highway 198 and turn right on 800 south going east and turn right on Canyon Road then turn right up Payson Canyon. We will plan to make a few short stops in the Canyon for sightseeing and exit the Nebo Loop onto highway 132 turning right toward Nephi. We are planning about 2 hours to drive over the Nebo Loop.

Returning north there are a few options. You can hop on the freeway in Nephi or go under the freeway and stop for a gain and drain at the Chevron station in Nephi then head west to Main Street and turn right and head toward Santaquin. On that road is a charming country store called The Red Barn if any of you would like to stop there. It’s a fun store. From there you head north to Santaquin Main Street and then either turn right and get on the freeway there or turn left and retrace your route around the west of the lake to Redwood Road. Utah county members can turn right and either go on the freeway or go on the side roads through Payson, Salem, Spanish Fork, Springville and Provo.

It will take pretty much all day, but should be a nice day with beautiful scenery and great company.

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Alpine Loop Drive and BBQ

It was a dark and stormy night…

…the night before the annual Alpine Loop drive. Luckily the sun shown brightly (if not warmly) on the morning of and a good group of hardy LBC souls gathered to drive the loop. As we did last year, we scheduled the drive later in the season and a little earlier in the morning to try and avoid the worst of the traffic, bicyclists, parking, 5th wheel trailers, you name it. Once again it was a successful tactic and the loop presented us with relatively clear roads and the beginnings of some beautiful colors.

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The CRUISE 2017

It started with the sweet sound of Martin’s bugle… as most events should start.

We had over 20 vehicles in attendance and just under 40 people and 3 dogs.  A really good turnout.  Even Roger  (our Governor General  who, by the way, was spotted driving a Japanese car) was  impressed  given  the rather  poor job I did of getting the word out to the membership.

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Alpine Loop Run, September 16th, 2017

The annual Alpine Loop Run will happen on Saturday September 16. We will meet at 8:30 AM or so on the east side of the South Towne Mall (take the 106th South exit off I-15 going east, enter the mall parking lot off 106th South or from State Street about a block north of 106th South). We will plan on departing at 9:00 AM.

Alpine Loop starting directions

For those who are coming from down south, we will be stopping at about 9:45 AM for bio-reconditioning at the C-Store and Chevron Station in Alpine just before SR 92 enters Alpine Canyon.

We will be heading to Big Springs Park again for lunch this year. When we get to the intersection of SR 92 and 189 in Provo Canyon, we will turn RIGHT and head down Provo Canyon approximately 1 mile to South Fork Road. We’ll turn left on South Fork Road and proceed about 3 miles to Big Springs Park for lunch. This is a lovely little park near the end of South Fork. There are bathrooms but no other facilities. Rodger and Jill Davis will be serving up tasty BBQ for lunch, so bring your appetites!

We are planning on cooking hamburgers and hot dogs. The appropriate condiments (ketchup, mustard, relish,etc) will be available along with potato chips, plates, utensils, and napkins.

Bring what you’d like to drink since tastes vary so much it would be impossible to have what you’d want.

After lunch we’ll head up Provo Canyon to Heber/Midway and back to our homes. Should be a nice drive, hope to see you there! For those that want to try a little hill climb, the Guardsman pass road up out of Midway has is paved and is an absolutely lovely drive — and a test of your cooling system!


We need to know approximately how many people there will be so that we don’t run out of food, nor purchase way too much.