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Old Today, 01:51 PM   #1
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Lost Lake over Lolo to Zigzag??

Can anyone tell me how many miles of gravel road is the unpaved stretch from Lost Lake Rd over the pass to the pave' on the Zigzag side??

How rough is it? I ride a VFR..
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Old Today, 02:04 PM   #2
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Not totally sure, but id guess less that 5 miles?
We did it around June this year but i cant remember exactly how much was gravel.
But, as I remember, it was super easy as far as gravel goes. Its not thick or loose and it's in good shape.
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Old Today, 02:07 PM   #3
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did it last weekend from west to east. It's in good shape. About 5 miles. We had a voyager with us. No problem.
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Old Today, 02:24 PM   #4
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Forget about the gravel road section and take the powerline road up to the pass. It's waaaaay more interesting than a graded road.
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Old Today, 03:14 PM   #5
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Forget about the gravel road section and take the powerline road up to the pass. It's waaaaay more interesting than a graded road.
A VFR on a presumably dirt powerline road?
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Old Today, 03:45 PM   #6
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Forget about the gravel road section and take the powerline road up to the pass. It's waaaaay more interesting than a graded road.
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A VFR on a presumably dirt powerline road?
It was described as "interesting"
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Old Today, 03:46 PM   #7
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Uh ya, some of the powerline road is interesting on the XR! The VFR will be fine on the main road. Been a while since I've been up it, but the paved portion used to have some good sized sink holes to look for on a street bike.
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Old Today, 03:48 PM   #8
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Sorry, I just assumed you would be on a dual sport and didn't even notice what bike you would be riding. But the "interesting" part would still apply in this case.
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Old Today, 03:59 PM   #9
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Personally, I wouldn't take a VFR on the powerline road as there are some gnarly washouts. The general gravel road though should be doable, but will have some typical corrugations exiting the corners. Just take it easy!
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Old Today, 04:17 PM   #10
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great info, thanks for the replies.. hope to cruise through there on Friday enroute to Salem.
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Old Today, 05:50 PM   #11
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On the paved route watch out for potholes. Most of them are marked but they like to hide in the shadows can reach out and grab you. Have fun.
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Old Today, 08:52 PM   #12
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Yeah, there are some sinkholes. Just take it easy and watch for them. I met an oncoming vehicle, hugged the inside of the corner and one snuck up on me exiting the turn. Luckily I was on a drz 400 and was able to raise off the seat grab some throttle and just bumped right over it. Sweating it for a split second! Lol.
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