Re: Los Angeles -Mesa AZ - Washington UT Ride in December 2010
I grew up in Mesa and moved to Utah 28 years ago. I have taken the Kanab-Jacobs Lake-Flagstaff-Mesa route many times at different times of the year. The whole section can be quite nasty in the winter, even in a four wheel drive. You will not have cell service for the majority of the ride between Flagstaff and Kanab and the whole section by Marble Canyon will have very little traffic in December if you have a problem. Take the trip in the summer and visit the Navajo bridge and watch the condors, North rim of the Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zions and the rest of the Parks in southern Utah. Gorgeous country in the summer, unforgiving in the winter. Flagstaff is 7000 ft and Jacobs Lake is 7900 ft.