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Old 03-18-2014, 11:31 AM   #7891
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Old 03-18-2014, 12:19 PM   #7892
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Made it out to the hotsprings past the boat ramp at Leslie Gulch on Sunday. I was with a couple of friends on their quads, they unloaded where you turn off hwy95 onto McBride rd. The road was in great shape, but there lots of people out in Leslie Gulch. The water level at the reservoir is still low so the trail is open to the springs. The hot spring was clean, the weather fantastic, and somehow we had the place to ourselves. After a quick dip and a bite to eat we headed out, just as another group showed up. I wanted to show my friends Succor Creek campground on the way back, but they were afraid they didn't have enough gas for the extra 10 miles there and the 10 miles back. Its only a 60 mile round trip + 20 if you include the side trip to the campground. They must get pretty sad fuel mileage, maybe it just feels like a lot further when you never pass 35mph After they loaded up, I went back to Succor Creek rd and took it north past the campground to hwy 201, followed it to Adrian, hwy19 to Parma, then Pearl rd to Sand Hollow, and slabbed it back to Caldwell. In all a great day for a ride
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Old 03-18-2014, 01:00 PM   #7893
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Made it out to the hotsprings past the boat ramp at Leslie Gulch on Sunday. I was with a couple of friends on their quads, they unloaded where you turn off hwy95 onto McBride rd. The road was in great shape, but there lots of people out in Leslie Gulch. The water level at the reservoir is still low so the trail is open to the springs. The hot spring was clean, the weather fantastic, and somehow we had the place to ourselves. After a quick dip and a bite to eat we headed out, just as another group showed up. I wanted to show my friends Succor Creek campground on the way back, but they were afraid they didn't have enough gas for the extra 10 miles there and the 10 miles back. Its only a 60 mile round trip + 20 if you include the side trip to the campground. They must get pretty sad fuel mileage, maybe it just feels like a lot further when you never pass 35mph After they loaded up, I went back to Succor Creek rd and took it north past the campground to hwy 201, followed it to Adrian, hwy19 to Parma, then Pearl rd to Sand Hollow, and slabbed it back to Caldwell. In all a great day for a ride
I've always wanted to get down to that HS... do you simply ride down the beach from the boat ramp at low water to get there?? how far is it? thanks!
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Old 03-18-2014, 01:05 PM   #7894
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OK, I read your post again. When you come down Slide Gulch (Long Gulch) you hit what is normally called the Middle Fork of the Boise, the North Fork is in there, it joins the Middle Fork quite a ways above Slide Gulch, at Trout Creek.

Don't think you got over to the North Fork itself. I think you would have fought a lot of snow. Sorry, kinda makes my other question moot.

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I probably should have just called it FS-213. Google maps shows it as both the North Fork Rd. & Middle Fork Rd, which is a bit odd since it's the Middle Fork of the Boise.

No. I did not go over the North Fork Rd. itself to Hwy. 21. I know its way too early to head up in that direction. I got a couple of photos, but no photo site yet. They show quite a bit of snow, and not far above me in a couple of places. A co-worker asked why I didn't just bail out on Cottonwood / Thorn Creek, but mentioned they thought that there was a bridge out. I could not find anything out about the bridge being out, but I think that portions of the Thorn Creek road is up around 4500-5000 feet, and probably still snowed in once you start dropping down into the shade.

I might go check out Thorn Creek side on Wednesday after work since it's so close. I might not get through, but at least that way there's a 100% chance of getting out of mowing the lawn.
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Old 03-18-2014, 08:06 PM   #7895
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I've always wanted to get down to that HS... do you simply ride down the beach from the boat ramp at low water to get there?? how far is it? thanks!
Yep just turn left at the end of the ramp and follow the trail for about four miles. There are a couple of steep and loose spots that are a bit tricky but 95% of the trail is flat and easy two track. Once you get to a gate, you have arrived. The hot spring is invisible from the trail, but is only about 30 feet away.
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Old 03-19-2014, 07:39 PM   #7896
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Yep just turn left at the end of the ramp and follow the trail for about four miles. There are a couple of steep and loose spots that are a bit tricky but 95% of the trail is flat and easy two track. Once you get to a gate, you have arrived. The hot spring is invisible from the trail, but is only about 30 feet away.
thanks for the info Mike
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Old 03-23-2014, 04:53 PM   #7897
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Solo ride to Little Jacks Creek and Oreana

A good time was had by all.

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Old 03-23-2014, 05:41 PM   #7898
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Old 03-23-2014, 05:48 PM   #7899
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You, as I hope everyone knows, it is against the law to ride off marked road or trail in Owyhee county.

http://www.stayontrails.com/where-to...+Owyhee+County

I love riding off road, and want to keep doing it for as long as I possibly can. Great photography and story writing as always Jason.
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:59 PM   #7900
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You, as I hope everyone knows, it is against the law to ride off marked road or trail in Owyhee county.
Obviously in the wilderness areas, yes, but I didn't realize the whole county was restricted. I guess that's from this provision of the Owyhee Initiative:

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Until the BLM has completed travel planning in Owyhee County, all recreational motorized and mechanized off-highway vehicle, and mountain bike use will be limited to existing roads and trails, and off-trail cross-country travel is prohibited, except in areas specifically identified as open or closed or limited to designated routes by the Owyhee Resource Management Plan.
Good to know. I have adjusted my report to include that provision and clarify my "cross-country" travels as efforts to follow the routes of faded but "existing" trails. Which is true. Thanks for the info.
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:03 PM   #7901
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:20 AM   #7902
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My business is in my tag line.
Tell me about the single track, is it true what I hear?
FYI, there's another seat company (Fisher's) in Eagle, not sure if they're big competition for you but just a data point. That said I can recommend the area. Also I would call the winters here mild, the inversion sucks but when that's not around it's typically doable to ride year round and the snow doesn't stick around for too long when it falls.


Unrelated to the above, I need a set of tubeless tires mounted/balanced, the Pilot Roads on my Strom are still plenty serviceable but I've got a long trip coming up in April that I don't want to lug tires on. I've already got the K60's, can someone recommend a reasonable place to mount them up? Thanks!
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:25 AM   #7903
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Unrelated to the above, I need a set of tubeless tires mounted/balanced, the Pilot Roads on my Strom are still plenty serviceable but I've got a long trip coming up in April that I don't want to lug tires on. I've already got the K60's, can someone recommend a reasonable place to mount them up? Thanks!
I *think* Happy Trails will mount them for something like $25/mount.
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Old 03-27-2014, 11:04 AM   #7904
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Unrelated to the above, I need a set of tubeless tires mounted/balanced, the Pilot Roads on my Strom are still plenty serviceable but I've got a long trip coming up in April that I don't want to lug tires on. I've already got the K60's, can someone recommend a reasonable place to mount them up? Thanks!
Any other recommendations? HT didn't get back to me but Carl's quoted me ~$21/wheel off the bike so they're winning right now.
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