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Old 12-18-2012, 09:04 AM   #766
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Forest Road 550 update (Wyoming)

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Riders over the last couple of seasons have encountered closures of Forest Road 550 in Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest--part of this route, south of Encampment, Wyo.--due to logging ("treatment," they call it) of "hazard" trees killed by pine bark beetles. That required re-routing.

I received word yesterday, Dec. 18, 2012, from Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest in Wyoming that hazard-tree logging on Road 550 is complete, "so closures and/or delays should not be an issue on this road."

The road passes Hog Park Reservoir south of Encampment.



Just FYI, removal of hazard trees will occur on roads 409 and 496, in this same vicinity, this winter and may continue into the riding season.

For info about roads 550, 409 and 496, call the forest's Saratoga office @ (307) 326-5258.
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:13 AM   #767
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Best RR I have read guys. So easy to read and the pictures just bring the story to life. I take my DSLR when i go and have been trying to up my skill set, now I realize how far I have to go!!
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:19 AM   #768
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:17 PM   #769
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So was that considered one of the trickier sections? I realize pics & videos never do the steepness justice, but that looked dooable 2 up. The bottom with the few soft talc sections looked hard 2 up,but still worth going for. Do you have any other videos of the tough sections-like the parting of the ways in OR? Thanks for the video.
It ascends or descends, depending on your direction, some 3,000 feet in about 5 miles.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:56 PM   #770
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Wyoming lodge offers reduced rate

Box Y Lodge--a charming lodge along the route in the Greys River valley between western Wyoming's Salt River and Wyoming ranges--is offering Heart of the West riders a reduced rate.

For one night's stay it's $80 per cabin for two people. You can buy meals there as you wish as well. It's a gorgeous, quiet locale deep in Bridger-Teton National Forest. However, summer operations typically conclude at the end of the first week of September; then a hunting outfitter takes over. But for folks who ride the route in mid-September, as I often advise, the proprietor says she may well have cabin available, but you must call ahead. Ask for our friend Cindy.

Just visit the website for more information.

This is a sweet deal for ya'll ...







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Old 12-22-2012, 05:42 AM   #771
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So was that considered one of the trickier sections? I realize pics & videos never do the steepness justice, but that looked dooable 2 up. The bottom with the few soft talc sections looked hard 2 up,but still worth going for. Do you have any other videos of the tough sections-like the parting of the ways in OR? Thanks for the video.
Maybe it's my age, or my imagination, or just my ego.. but, is this the big downhill after Echo Park Canyon?
I'm thinking maybe you have your videos mislabeled. We did it in Sept, and I don't think anyone was riding near that fast down that hill. It was second gear for me (on my XC) I think some of the guys I was with might have been in first.
I know for sure, that if I took my GSA down it, I'd be in first. I remember it being considerably steeper and very much just loose rocks.. Once again, my age may have tricked me into thinking it was more difficult. I hardly remember a spot where you could stop and get off the bike. Maybe we went down the wrong road.
I was really happy I was on the 650 that day.
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:44 AM   #772
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Greys River Area Wyoming

....With a sky so clear and star filled we could easily count the satilites orbiting the earth. Seriously.


No, I'm not panning for gold here, I'm bathing in water that was snow 30 minutes prior in prepration for the star show. (yes, bio-degradeable camp soap)




Dennis, Mike, Bruce and John rewinding the days ride in their minds.


You can see our Greys River area camp in the distance


Yep, sadly, in a way, I'm certain this trip will be our apex. I seriously doubt anything going forward will come close to it. From the Great Salt Basin to the Grand Tetons, it had it all......
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:10 PM   #773
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Gotcha!

A tent @ 10k feet ... Ha! You fell for that when a nice warm bed and fireplace was waiting half a mile down the road! Ha ha ha. Ok ... more like 20 miles.

Seriously, that is damned fine camping country. But I can attest to how cold those valleys get at night in September ... painful for the unprepared!

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Old 12-23-2012, 06:19 AM   #774
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Tribe:

Riders over the last couple of seasons have encountered closures of Forest Road 550 in Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest--part of this route, south of Encampment, Wyo.--due to logging ("treatment," they call it) of "hazard" trees killed by pine bark beetles. That required re-routing.

I received word yesterday, Dec. 18, 2012, from Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest in Wyoming that hazard-tree logging on Road 550 is complete, "so closures and/or delays should not be an issue on this road."

The road passes Hog Park Reservoir south of Encampment.



Just FYI, removal of hazard trees will occur on roads 409 and 496, in this same vicinity, this winter and may continue into the riding season.

For info about roads 550, 409 and 496, call the forest's Saratoga office @ (307) 326-5258.
We did in fact run into a crew working in the vicinity of Hog Park. I don't recall any warning that the road was blocked ahead, but their was just enough room for us to squeeze through.
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:54 AM   #775
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After lunch in Encampment


And after we snapped John out of the spell that female server had him under


We had a road block due to beetle infestation, I called the ranger station for info, and had to re-route, we easily reconnected just before Hog Park.

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Old 12-23-2012, 07:57 AM   #776
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Funny how this trip & Idaho 06', I remember every detail to this day, unlike this years Wash/Ore BDR where it all runs together in my mind.
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:02 AM   #777
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:04 AM   #778
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Actually, it is the diversity of the surroundings that do that. Dramatic change throughout, as opposed to 1,400 miles of pine trees........ not to diminish the BDR we did this year by any means, but it paled in comparison to be honest.
I'm having trouble placing all the pics for the upcoming RR.
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:23 AM   #780
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Frank we are patiently waiting for the new ride report!
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