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Old 03-23-2009, 08:20 PM   #46
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Has anyone made the ride to Avery yet this year? Just wondering how the road conditions in that neck of the woods are progressing.

My friend and I are thinking of possibly doing a run out in that direction on April 17th. I want to scout out some camping locations up in that area for this summer if the forest roads begin to clear.
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:54 PM   #47
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+1 on Enterprise / Joseph. One of my favorite rides in the Pacific NWet or is it Pacific EDry.


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Old 03-23-2009, 10:55 PM   #48
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Has anyone made the ride to Avery yet this year? Just wondering how the road conditions in that neck of the woods are progressing.

My friend and I are thinking of possibly doing a run out in that direction on April 17th. I want to scout out some camping locations up in that area for this summer if the forest roads begin to clear.

The river road is paved and the road from Wallace to Avery is an allweather gravel road. Unsure if they plow over the hill to St Regis. Call the ranger station in Avery for info. Snow hangs in the high country till md June to July.
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:18 PM   #49
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Might be a ride Sunday... Maybe... Any suggestions?
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Old 03-27-2009, 08:18 AM   #50
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Ideas for a ride

The weather looks menacing for Sunday but as accurate as the weather folks are it is a possibility that they are wrong. That being the case I have a couple of suggestions.

Palouse Falls
Road to Enterprise, OR

I know the Enterprise ride could be a long one but I don't know about Palouse Falls. I assume they are fairly close since we live on the Palouse. I still don't know the area very well. Just tossing a couple of ideas out there though.
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Old 03-27-2009, 10:19 AM   #51
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The river road is paved and the road from Wallace to Avery is an allweather gravel road. Unsure if they plow over the hill to St Regis. Call the ranger station in Avery for info. Snow hangs in the high country till md June to July.
Typically they don't plow the pass and you can't get thru until june sometime, but last year they did. It was towards the middle/end of may that we rode thru there, but the snow was still 5' deep along side the road. I will try to find some pictures.
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Old 03-27-2009, 11:35 AM   #52
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Palouse Falls would be fun, but it's actually a ways away: http://tinyurl.com/cf5tmr

It's looking like I won't be able to ride this weekend between some serious yard work, two motorcycle projects, and some family time. But don't let me stop you. And take pictures!
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Old 03-27-2009, 02:46 PM   #53
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The 100 mile mark + -, around Moscow. Post Falls, Avery, Cataldo, Grangeville, Kooskia, Enterprise, Ritzville, Jnct of 26 & 395, Palouse Falls, and somewhere between Dayton and Walla Walla.
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Old 04-06-2009, 09:24 AM   #54
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Monday Ride?

Well its Monday and it is gorgeous outside. If it wasn't for the wind it would be as nice as yesterday. Well my afternoon class is canceled and I was wondering if there are any locals to the Palouse that would like to go riding? I was thinking around 11:00 or 11:30 am. I found some scenic rides yesterday and was wondering if anyone would like to come along? I am also open to any rides that you might suggest. I only have about 4 hours until I have to be back home to feed the farm animals but then I could go back out again after that if anyone is interested.
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Old 04-06-2009, 10:15 AM   #55
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Klemgard Park is looking very springy. South at Dodge Jnct to the windmills was very nice yesterday.
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Old 04-06-2009, 10:28 AM   #56
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South at Dodge Jnct to the windmills was very nice yesterday.
Where is that?
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Old 04-06-2009, 10:51 AM   #57
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So is anyone interested in going on a ride?

Just got home and am pulling out the riding gear right now. Anyone interested in going for a ride?
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Old 04-06-2009, 11:02 AM   #58
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Where is that?
The jnct of 127 and 12 is Dodge Jnct.

Merengo Rd (gravel) a few miles west of Pomeroy. Turner road on the west end, near Dayton. The road was in nice shape, with swept lanes. Very scenic.

Pleasant Ridge is a nice high road (paved) that parralels 12 out of Clarkston


This is another one of those areas that is off the path to a lot of travel, but has a huge number of roads to wander.

Enough "paper work" Time to go outside and make hay while the sun shines.
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Old 04-06-2009, 11:14 AM   #59
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Cool, thanks!
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Old 04-06-2009, 11:20 AM   #60
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To the lake and back over the weekend...

Still plenty of snow, especially on the north slopes:

Anyone else out at McCroskey State Park? I saw fresh tracks here:
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