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Old 06-26-2009, 11:38 PM   #1
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Working out the details for a trip from McCall over to Joseph Oregon. Heading through Council/Bear and then taking dirt roads down to the snake. Anybody know of some interesting ways to get from the snake up to Joseph?
And how about a campground in Joseph?


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Old 06-27-2009, 01:37 AM   #2
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I think everything you want is somewhere in the 2009 Hells Canyon ride thread, or the ride report for it, including a good campground. Have fun
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Old 06-27-2009, 09:33 AM   #3
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Hess Road.

The Hess Road takes off on the Oregon side just about where the Kleinschmidt Grade comes down on the Idaho side.

It comes out on top on the road to Joseph --SH 39??

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Old 06-27-2009, 09:38 AM   #4
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There's the state park at the end of Wallowa lake, but I always camp for free next to Terminal Gravity Brewery in Enterprise. It's been a few years though. There's an RV park on Hwy 3 where you can get a shower for a few bucks.
I've also camped up Hurricane Creek a few miles out of town.
I met a landowner last year who gave me permission to camp on his lot at the edge of Joseph, but I never made it over for the Blues Fest. I'll see if I can find his #
I've got a free campsite on the Imnaha River, but that's 45 miles from Joseph. I may be out there with relatives next week.
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Old 06-27-2009, 10:59 AM   #5
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There's the state park at the end of Wallowa lake, but I always camp for free next to Terminal Gravity Brewery in Enterprise. It's been a few years though. There's an RV park on Hwy 3 where you can get a shower for a few bucks.
I've also camped up Hurricane Creek a few miles out of town.
I met a landowner last year who gave me permission to camp on his lot at the edge of Joseph, but I never made it over for the Blues Fest. I'll see if I can find his #
I've got a free campsite on the Imnaha River, but that's 45 miles from Joseph. I may be out there with relatives next week.
Camping in Joseph is very limited...at the Lake is nice but often crowded...if you plan to spend several days in our area then camp here...otherwise I would camp at Lick Creek Campground or better yet Ollokot Campground on Hwy 39 then ride into Joseph for the day...remember all camprgrounds are not alike...depends on how independent you are and what services you want...I like primitive sites and just stop along one of the rivers..

Last year I took the "long way home" [900 miles of it] from Hells Cyn get together and went East up Kleinschmidt..through Cuprum and then up to Black Lake before heading to Stanley Stomp...if you have time Black Lake is a great ride to a kool Lake out in the boonies...
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Old 06-27-2009, 09:49 PM   #6
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Working out the details for a trip from McCall over to Joseph Oregon. Heading through Council/Bear and then taking dirt roads down to the snake. Anybody know of some interesting ways to get from the snake up to Joseph?
And how about a campground in Joseph?


Thanks
Question. I'm going from Joseph to McCall next week. I have a 12GS but my brother will be riding with me and he has a Harley Fat Boy. What is the shortest route that's paved/good gravel? Thanks
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Old 06-28-2009, 07:33 AM   #7
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Question. I'm going from Joseph to McCall next week. I have a 12GS but my brother will be riding with me and he has a Harley Fat Boy. What is the shortest route that's paved/good gravel? Thanks
FR39 is paved all the way.Be sure to detour up to the lookout.
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Old 06-28-2009, 08:14 AM   #8
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Question. I'm going from Joseph to McCall next week. I have a 12GS but my brother will be riding with me and he has a Harley Fat Boy. What is the shortest route that's paved/good gravel? Thanks
Good gravel is kinda relative.

The shortest route that would be "kinda" feasible would be SH 39 to Oxbow dam and then take Kleinschmidt up to Cuprum. I do that on my GS 1200 several times a year --- but -- there's about 30 miles of dirt/gravel that I would think would be pretty nasty on a Fat Boy. I know guys that have done it, but "fun" isn't a word that they usually use to describe the experience.

My advice would be to take SH 39 to Oxbow then turn South along Oxbow res. to Brownlee and then up over the hill to Cambridge. The hiway from Oxbow to Cambridge (I can't remember the number) is a pretty nice ride and it's about 60 miles from there (Cambridge) to McCall.

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Old 06-28-2009, 09:58 PM   #9
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Thanks for the info. We'll be spending tomorrow night in Joesph than on to McCall Tuesday and Sun Valley the next day.
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Thanks for the info. We'll be spending tomorrow night in Joesph than on to McCall Tuesday and Sun Valley the next day.
Don't miss driving the two miles up from Joseph to see Wallowa Lake...a real jewel and one of the best examples of a glacier scoured lake in the US.

Sadly some folks drive through Joseph and never see it...go South out of town on the main drag..
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Old 04-10-2014, 03:35 PM   #11
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Good thread.

I googled fruitvale, Idaho to Joseph, OR

Do you all think I could do the SH 39 route in late May?

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Old 04-11-2014, 08:15 AM   #12
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I have gone over 39 on memorial weekends past without issues. Call Wallowa Ranger district to be sure. Pine Creek occasionally jumps it's banks and can make a major mess..
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Old 04-11-2014, 09:55 PM   #13
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Where I camped

This is where I camped a couple of years ago:
https://www.google.com/maps/@45.2093.../data=!3m1!1e3
I would not recommend it, better to stay down in Joseph.
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This is where I camped a couple of years ago:
https://www.google.com/maps/@45.2093.../data=!3m1!1e3
I would not recommend it, better to stay down in Joseph.
This is a great place to camp next time your out.
https://www.google.com/maps/@45.1119.../data=!3m1!1e3
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Old 04-12-2014, 07:29 AM   #15
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They were working on 39 (at the end on the Halfway side) last fall and had it closed. I think it still is for a while into this summer. (6/15 maybe?) You can detour over Fish Lake Road (66) to Halfway or else take Hess Road at the summit and drop down into the Canyon. But still, snow might be an issue on Fish Lake Road. Sometimes it's a week or two into June before it's gone.
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