“2010 Forever West” Featuring The Best Of The West On Big Trailies

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by DockingPilot, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    The next morning I woke very early due to being still, on EST. I was snug in my Hilleberg Soulo but I could definitely tell it was cold outside. I filled my urine bottle from the comfort and warmth of the Soulo and the Big Agnes.

    We break camp and head to Ashton Idaho, right on the intended route, for breakfast.
    As evidence of our late year gamble on weather. The date is sown above the dinner.
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    We are on the west side of Yellowstone and Grand Teton NP. We are headed for Grand Teton and we get there on the Ashton-Flagg Ranch Rd will takes in from the west right between the 2 NP's.
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    My 1st time in Wyoming. I was looking forward to it.
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    Redcorn as we enter Grand Teton.
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    Man, those French women must be big breasted :eek1
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    Mike, just loving it.
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    We took a walk to Jenny Lake. Pristine to say the least.
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    By the time we were finished closing our jaws and riding the loop around Grand Teton, it was getting into the afternoon. We decided to head for Union Pass and see what we found for lodging. If nothing we were certain we would fins an excellent primitive camp spot. So off we went.
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    Right on Union Pass at around 9k feet we find this place.
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    We rent this whole cabin for $200 ! Its a no brainer. They have food and all.
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    Every guest camp has a good saloon, no exception here
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    Dennis
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    The owner (guy behind the bar) stated his location was one of the last unrestricted snowmobile havens in WY. Last year however, he almost went broke because of no snow until MAY, losing 300K in the process. In WY, you live or die by the weather and recreation.
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    We had a great supper. One of the best steaks we ever had. After the owner of the lodge offered up the Moose ! Mike being away from his girlfriend for 4 days now, cant resist the urge to hump the moose. :lol3
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    Most of these places around here are closed this time of year. It was really cold that night. Low 20's. We were lucky once again. W ere snug as a bug.
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    We slept sound that night. Not a creature stirred not even a........Wolf :arg
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    Tomorrow we continue south again on the CDR, we'll fuel up in Pinedale and the landscape will suddenly change dramatically as we near the Oregon Trail in central Wyoming. Tomorrow night will be one of the most memorable for me as we camp on South pass and the Sweetwater river just like the Pioneers.
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  2. byways

    byways byways

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    Duane got naked, in public view, in the heart of Mormon Country? Say it ain't so!
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  3. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer

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    Spectacular pictures and to the point narrative Frank.:clap
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  4. 10Cup

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    Awesome report and the pictures are fantastic! Can't wait to ride this area myself!
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  5. DougZ73

    DougZ73 Fading off.........

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    Another awesome RR.

    Anyone else having trouble with the vids loading and starting automatically as you load the ADV page??? maybe its just a Firefox thing??
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  6. jessehere

    jessehere Ridin'

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    keep it coming Frank!
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  7. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Walt, George and all you fellas, thanks ! :1drink
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  8. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Only $200 for that place? Man, that's when it really pays off to have a bunch of riding buddies!! :thumb
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  9. Blagadán

    Blagadán Kevin

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    Excellent RR so far, really enjoying it.
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  10. F.P.

    F.P. Clown who is sick

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    Outstanding photos! Thanks and keep it coming!
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  11. byways

    byways byways

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    Yes.
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  12. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    surely he coulda rolled forward another few feet!
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  13. DingWeed

    DingWeed Been here awhile

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    RR looking Great!!! Fantastick pics!!:clap:clap

    I cant wait to see the "Bridge"

    Thanks for the ridalong!

    Scott
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  14. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter

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    I wonder just how far they would ride to just see a bridge ??????
    I can't wait to see this bridge they talk of.

    Mark
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  15. MTrider16

    MTrider16 Ridin' in MT

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    Wahoo, the RR is in progress. Great to see your pics and prose Frank.

    :clap:lurk:lurk

    David
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  16. eye.surgeon

    eye.surgeon ...riding California

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    Amazing ride and the pictures are phenomenal! Really makes this street rider want to buy a big GS and ride some dirt. Every dirt road in the pictures looks like a blast.
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  17. MP5

    MP5 Been here awhile

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    Awesome stuff Frank....I've been checking the RR's for a while now looking for this gem. Sorry I couldn't make this one, especially now after seeing these awesome shots. Looking forward to reading the rest. Nice to see Bruce, Duane and DiMarco back in action.
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  18. Rendrag

    Rendrag n00b

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    Yeah, doing it in Chrome as well.. Kinda annoying :(
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  19. eddyturn

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    Vids are running with Safari too.
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  20. Motojournalism

    Motojournalism motojournalism.com

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    Love the ghost-town and the morning light, keep it coming guys :thumb
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