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Old 12-31-2010, 05:18 PM   #46
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There were indeed grizz in the area ... the Forest Service had posted signs along Gravelly Range Road warning campers of sightings.
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Old 12-31-2010, 05:24 PM   #47
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Day 2 Continued

The CDR goes right by the Gravelly Range which is a shame if you ride right by it. It's basically a loop, entering and exiting in the same place. It took a couple of hours to ride if I remember correctly. I can tell you every single one of us was absolutely blown away. Never have we seen anything quite like it. A magnificent place to ride through on a big trailie.


One of hundreds of beautiful creeks we saw throughout the trip




This is a fantastic section of the Gravely Range; windswept, wide open, high-altitude riding. It was difficult to stop and get a picture without being blown over




We will get higher on this trip. Remember, it's late Sept.




Coming up on Black Butte


Group shot.
Idaho & Montana have no helmet laws or Huegel's helmet fell off due to it being 3x too big.


Bruce and I. You can still see last winters snow pockets on Black Butte.




You can follow this awesome road off in the distance at the next ridge




Your riding high here fellas. Literally !


After a couple of hours of beautiful riding we descend back down. Then the first one happened.


More later as we work our way towards Grand Teton.......
"Grand Teton" The French named it, meaning "Great Tit" Seriously.
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Old 12-31-2010, 05:46 PM   #48
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Old 12-31-2010, 05:58 PM   #49
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Yeah, Blacktail Road from Dillon, to Centennial Divide Road and on up to Gravelly Range Road is NOT to be missed by anyone traveling along the Continental Divide. Too bad the timing didn't fit for camping one of the many gorgeous sites we saw along the way ...
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Old 12-31-2010, 06:06 PM   #50
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Good stuff! Thanks for taking the time to put it together.
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Old 12-31-2010, 06:10 PM   #51
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fantastic landscape, great pics! looking forwards to the rest !
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Old 12-31-2010, 08:01 PM   #52
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Glad to see your report, been waiting since I ran across you guys having lunch in Wilson Wy. Met one of your crew and steered him to the correct cafe.
Looks like you hit Fish Springs (Utah), my old stomping grounds....
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Old 12-31-2010, 10:23 PM   #53
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I'm jealous to say the least, looking forward to the rest of the report. Thanks for sharing your rides Dockingpilot.
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Old 01-01-2011, 04:26 AM   #54
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Hey Frank,

You guys always do a good one--what a great group of guys you ride with.

Loved the aspen pictures---yes, you hit the colors just right.

When I rode that Gravelly Range Rd. I never had anything like the colors you guys had.

Thanks Frank-----looking for more from you Joysey guys

Too bad we have to travel so far to get to the good riding out West---heck I shouldn't complain--you have a lot farther than me.

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Hey Mark ! Glad to hear from you ole friend. Happy New year to all too. You'll see Mark, we will make our way after the Oregon Trail, towards "The Bridge".
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Glad to see your report, been waiting since I ran across you guys having lunch in Wilson Wy. Met one of your crew and steered him to the correct cafe.
Looks like you hit Fish Springs (Utah), my old stomping grounds....
Thanks Mr. B !
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Old 01-01-2011, 05:36 AM   #58
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Old 01-01-2011, 05:41 AM   #59
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Day 2 continued

We just finished riding the Gravelly Range and are headed southerly for Wyoming.

Duane picks up a fence nail and we get our 1st puncture.

We tried to ballast Duane's bike by putting his luggage on the front of the bike but lost the battle with gravity. The beastly KTM still had too much weight in the back so it just kinda plopped back and stuck there until we put the rear tire back on.


And it's fixed.


We are starting to think about fuel. We'll get it and grub in Island Park Id as planned.
"Freedom" this is it fellas.


The Shambo Stage Coach location, not too far from Yellowstone Nat'l Park. At one time the stage line employed 40 people, had 80 horses and 14 stage coaches, providing service from Mondia, MT to Yellowstone


Shambo Pond




The Continental Divide at Red Rock Pass, 7120 ft. elevation. The Divide was determined by the point at which direction rivers and streams flowed; west toward the Pacific or east toward the Atlantic. The mid-point established the Divide.


We eventually came out to the paved road and Island Park where we fueled up and ate supper. It was getting late in the day.


One of the rare times Duane is not in the head.
The food here was excellent. Island Park is a very small ......"town" ? If you blink, you;ll miss it !





We make camp and clean up. Duane really cleans up.

When I come back, we start Day 3 and head into Wyoming............
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Old 01-01-2011, 05:51 AM   #60
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Great photos...makes me want to twist it big time, I love seeing the road go on and on.......Freaking Nails....
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