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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-07-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 996
Posted By John E Davies
Which direction will your work travel take you...

Which direction will your work travel take you most of the time? You do NOT!!!!! want to pick a location that requires you to regularly:

drive through downtown Seattle
drive across Lake...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-15-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By John E Davies
Boy, your requirements are tough. Large dog,...

Boy, your requirements are tough. Large dog, yard, really short lease.... I don't know of any properties like that. Some apartments allow a six month lease, and you can always bail out early if you...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-14-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,105
Posted By John E Davies
Spokane was just voted fifth best city by Outside...

Spokane was just voted fifth best city by Outside Magazine ... http://www.outsideonline.com/adventure-travel/north-america/united-states/Best-Towns-2013-Spokane-Washington.html

and there are a ton...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-14-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 860
Posted By John E Davies
If you are willing to travel a little outside WA...

If you are willing to travel a little outside WA - I strongly recommend the Avery, Idaho area and the Route of the Hiawatha rail trail with its many wonderful trestles and tunnels.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-07-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 742
Posted By John E Davies
I think you will love the scenery and climate,...

I think you will love the scenery and climate, and hate the crowds and traffic. I lived in Ballard a couple of years, then Mukilteo (20 miles north) then in Monroe (30 miles NE). The further from the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-06-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,353
Posted By John E Davies
Zowee - that is the sort of info I was looking...

Zowee - that is the sort of info I was looking for. How many days to do what you described? My wife loves Australian opals - the US versions are pretty sad by comparison - but if I mention "opal...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-04-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,353
Posted By John E Davies
Thanks for the comments. I think I will pass on...

Thanks for the comments. I think I will pass on the DNR map unless I just happen to see one in a bookstore or DNR office enroute.

MasterMarine - thanks for the welcome. I quit riding a couple of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-30-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,353
Posted By John E Davies
Steen's Mt Oregon BLM map any good? Camping info?

I will be visiting the Steen's Mt area in SE Oregon this fall with my family, in my truck, for sightseeing and camping. I already have the Oregon Benchmark Atlas (3.6 inch per mile, 225K), is this...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-08-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By John E Davies
I use this shop often, and they have been...

I use this shop often, and they have been excellent - they are on Freya a few blocks south of Francis, east of Market. They really know how to make a beautiful bead. I recently had them weld a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-20-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 471
Posted By John E Davies
Bump to get this off page 3. Ten more days and...

Bump to get this off page 3. Ten more days and this stuff is gone....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-17-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By John E Davies
The NFS will post a message when the road opens -...

The NFS will post a message when the road opens - here is the latest road report updated June 12:

http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5158968.pdf
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-12-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 471
Posted By John E Davies
Free to a Spokane rider ... helmet stuff

I retired my old-ish Arai XD (first generation circa 2005 - see my Avitar) and have left over a clear face shield (lightly used but still very serviceable) and a royal blue Aerostitch fleece sack for...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-03-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 753
Posted By John E Davies
Spotted: professional pneumatic bike lift FS in Spokane

I ran across this ad in a local classifieds and thought someone here might be interested. Local pickup in Spokane Valley (east Spokane) only. He's asking $900:

http://i39.tinypic.com/2znzkp4.jpg
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-11-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 508
Posted By John E Davies
Bump to page 1 - we are leaving tomorrow, can...

Bump to page 1 - we are leaving tomorrow, can anyone help me out?

Thanks.

John Davies
Spokane WA
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-09-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 508
Posted By John E Davies
MT - Helena NF camping and ghost town info needed PLEZ

Hi;

I will be exploring the Helena area with my wife in our Subaru Outback this weekend. Can anyone give me any recommendations for nice developed National Forest, county park or DNR campgrounds,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-14-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8,147
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,025,833
Posted By John E Davies
The KTM Valdez is for sale - 2005 525EXC PLATED, Spokane WA

Please check the Flea Market/ Bikes section for details. Sorry for the cross post, I am hoping to find a buyer near Spokane WA..
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-20-2009, 09:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,742
Posted By John E Davies
This guy has been living essentially unsupervised...

This guy has been living essentially unsupervised in a downtown Spokane hotel (The Carlysle) (http://www.carlylecare.com/amenities.html) for several years. He has been free to wander anywhere he...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-10-2009, 07:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,432
Posted By John E Davies
Health care is THE big employer in the area -...

Health care is THE big employer in the area - Spokane is a regional medical center for eastern WA, the ID Panhandle and western MT. There are many hospitals and health related companies here - my...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-10-2009, 06:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,432
Posted By John E Davies
I like the city a lot, but it has some problems....

I like the city a lot, but it has some problems. I moved here five years ago from the Horrible Mess called Puget Sound and have no regrets whatsoever.

Before committing to a move I suggest that...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-19-2009, 07:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,229
Posted By John E Davies
Garage sale..... seriously - a guy up the street...

Garage sale..... seriously - a guy up the street had a great yard sale last week and his dad showed up with half a dozen long guns and a couple of handguns. The prices were "gun show" tho, not...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-18-2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 863
Views: 38,067
Posted By John E Davies
Moon Pass road (the first pic?) is probably THE...

Moon Pass road (the first pic?) is probably THE dustiest road in the entire area - goggles recommended! The Moonies (Wallace ATV riders) go up there to play around on the ATV trails at the Pass -...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-17-2009, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,604
Posted By John E Davies
Try the area north of Skyomish - Beckler River Rd...

Try the area north of Skyomish - Beckler River Rd and Jack Pass - there are lots of easy fire roads. I don't know the condition of the roads, you used to be able to make an easy loop back west to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-04-2009, 08:51 AM
Replies: 863
Views: 38,067
Posted By John E Davies
It sure seems like a simple underwater metal...

It sure seems like a simple underwater metal detector, towed a few feet off the bottom by a slow moving boat, would locate that ore pretty quickly... I wonder why it is still lost?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-22-2009, 08:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,892
Posted By John E Davies
Most of those Type A riders go ripping out in the...

Most of those Type A riders go ripping out in the first 5 minutes. If you just take your time and mosey along after waiting 15 minutes you won't encounter many hyper orange bikes, except the lost...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-21-2009, 08:44 AM
Replies: 863
Views: 38,067
Posted By John E Davies
You're quite welcome for the info and gps data -...

You're quite welcome for the info and gps data - this is my favorite place to ride and I have hosted three group rides here. I really enjoy the railroad artifacts.

UNFORTUNATELY, if you study the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-19-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,179
Posted By John E Davies
A drive through North Cascades National Park is a...

A drive through North Cascades National Park is a great way to spend a day or two - you can make a loop by driving east over Stevens Pass (Hwy 2) to Leavenworth (touristy "Bavarian" town) then north...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-18-2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 863
Views: 38,067
Posted By John E Davies
What the heck, I am sure at least some of you...

What the heck, I am sure at least some of you will value this stuff:

Here is my complete gps data for the area around the State Line Road, where the best riding is located. Note that I did NOT...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-18-2009, 08:56 AM
Replies: 863
Views: 38,067
Posted By John E Davies
Since I haven't been following all 37 pages of...

Since I haven't been following all 37 pages of this party fest, can someone please tell me if there are going to be organized group rides or is it going to be a huge free for all?

Some random...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-16-2009, 07:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,892
Posted By John E Davies
Doug, that is a great move, but I suggest more...

Doug, that is a great move, but I suggest more warning.

Last time I rode DF, I nailed a great big hole way too fast, hurt my ankle badly, and would have greatly appreciated some advanced warning....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-15-2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 753
Posted By John E Davies
I dunno, I've installed half a dozen D606s and I...

I dunno, I've installed half a dozen D606s and I wouldn't call it an easy job - I guess it depends mainly on how much room the rim gives you. If the center recess is deep enough to drop the opposite...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-10-2009, 07:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By John E Davies
If you are cyclists, the Route of the Hiawatha...

If you are cyclists, the Route of the Hiawatha (east of Avery ID) is a great way to spend most of a day. It is probably THE best family mountain bike ride you will find anywhere. It's expensive for a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-24-2009, 08:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 583
Posted By John E Davies
OT: Mountain Man Rendezvous, Cataldo ID

Has anyone been to this event in late summer (this year Aug 21-23) at Cataldo Mission State Park? Is it worth seeing?

I can't find any info online. I've been meaning to go for a few years and it...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-24-2009, 08:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,369
Posted By John E Davies
Practically all the land directly east of there...

Practically all the land directly east of there is watershed, and off limits to motorized traffic. You can bust gates but you might get caught. I don't know the penalty.

There isn't much real dirt...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-22-2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,124
Posted By John E Davies
Oh yeah, Little Falls Dam, the one just downriver...

Oh yeah, Little Falls Dam, the one just downriver from (west of) Long Lake Dam, should be glorious right now. You can get pretty close to the discharge using the old (gated off) dam road. It's a very...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-22-2009, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,124
Posted By John E Davies
Spokane Falls is roaring

It's at 22,000 cubic feet per second today and with all the hot weather in the forecast I hope it will increase like last year. If you are in the area it's really cool to park and walk around both...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-18-2009, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By John E Davies
Thanks for the pics, I'm glad somebody went. ...

Thanks for the pics, I'm glad somebody went.

Why were there spectators at the outside of that turn? That isn't safe and you will get peppered by gravel, or nailed by a rolling car....
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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-08-2009, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By John E Davies
OT: Oregon Trail Rally May 15-17 - Portland and Hood River

http://www.oregontrailrally.com/Images/travis08.jpg

http://www.oregontrailrally.com/

Here is a direct link to the excellent spectator guide with maps and stage info:...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-08-2009, 06:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By John E Davies
Dillon, I know they have an MP5 9mm - I can't...

Dillon, I know they have an MP5 9mm - I can't recall what the other choices are - give them a call and ask. With the ammo shortage they may have had to raise their fee (you have to use their range...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-07-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By John E Davies
OT: ammunution reloading class in Post Falls, Idahoo

This is from the Center Target monthly newsletter:

"The practice of reloading is very common and very safe. Reloading is becoming much more popular now that ammunition is limited by supply and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-25-2009, 06:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,978
Posted By John E Davies
Doh... Smack head ! Thanks for the...

Doh... Smack head !

Thanks for the correction. The rivers are not that far apart in that part of the state. It was a brain fart.
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