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Old 02-26-2012, 11:32 AM   #12
roarin calhoun
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Joined: Jul 2011
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I live in the western mountains (US). Some mountain lakes are way back in but can be gotten close to on a dirt bike. I use a old modified Suzuki DR400 but it' s bit heavy for some trails. Works tho. Used a BMW GS12 for long range exploring(have a Yamaha Tenere now & love it). On both,I tie an old metal framed backpack on the rear with fishing gear. I use an Alpaca raft for accessing places on mtn lakes that maybe nobody ever got too as the lakes are really tough to get to carrying float tubes, waders etc. The raft only weighs 4 lbs & is TOUGH. Made in Alaska,I think. Not cheap but really works well. I don't carry a take-down kayak paddle anymore. I just grab a stick in the woods.Works ok. Had a sidecar I fitted for back road stuff (for my dog) but it was awful bumpy & useless on trails( bike was too wide).
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