2013 Hells Canyon/Wallowa Valley Gathering Picture thread

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by Ladybug0048, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    This years gathering is now pictures and memories and what good memories it is.

    I haven't gone through my photos yet but others are already sharing some of their's so I'm bringing them over here and getting this started.
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  2. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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  3. Idahosam

    Idahosam Set Adrift

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    Hi LB and everyone who came to this very fun filled festive gathering. Well, I only took two pictures this year (yea I know lame) but it was a beautiful place.

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    It was good seeing everyone again, and next year I should be in better shape to get out and ride more.

    Again, a BIG shout-out For Log House Campground Margaret, Brian and their Son... "Semper Fi"


    Hey LadyBug.. after seeing that cool banner and to rid ourselves of the confusion of the hells canyon rally Maybe, just maybe, we should call it the "Wallowa Valley ADV Jamboree"

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    n. 1. a carousal; any noisy merrymaking.
    2. a festive gathering, often including speeches and entertainment. :D


    I was so happy to see all, got a wedding and live music too. :clap I hope nothing but the best for Mike and Tori on their adventurous life together :clap


    Take care until next year, See you out there :ricky
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  4. FoolHardy

    FoolHardy Still Inky

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    Here are a few of my favorite moments.

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    Jim and I happy to be dry.
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    View from Buckhorn LO
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    The view from Zumwalt Rd. Almost to Enterprise!
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    First things first!
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    We didn't make quite it to hatpoint. We turned around and booked it back to camp but we got soaked on Camp Creek Rd.
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    IdahoSam was in good spirits :)
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    DirtyWurty was a happy camper too.
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    Sam taking it all in. I think most of it went up his nose.
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    Following Silver Spurs to Dug Bar
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    Feyala made a friend.
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    I don't have a pic but I really enjoyed the sidecar ride too :)

    I had a great time, thanks again to Ladybug, the staff at the Log House, Apple Jam for the awesome fajitas, IdahoSam for dragging seven of us there through the torrential downpour, and to everyone who worked so hard to coordinate and plan and made this a fun event for everyone :clap
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  5. silverspurs

    silverspurs what's over there?

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    Thanks Ladybug and everyone for a great Rally!!... I've wanted to do this for a couple of years now and finally got it done... glad I did!

    The ADV crowd is a great bunch of folks! Went to Dug Bar on the Snake River in Hells Canyon today with Mike, Brent, Fey, John, Pat and some Fugly guy... had a GREAT time!
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    the gang at Imnaha store
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    30 miles of this fun, twisty, rocky road... woo hoo!
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    the Hells Canyon area never disapoints!
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    gotta love those Tiger stripes!
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    Go Mike!!
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    Dug Bar on the Snake River... you'll never come here by accident!
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    Fey's been on the road with her DR 650 for something like a year and half... go Fey!
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    Somebody likes horses... and somebody else likes Carrots!
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  6. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Awol

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    As I mentioned in the other thread I had my best year of riding at Hells Canyon.
    My first day (thurs) Ladybug, Rainbow007 & I rode the 80 miles at 6:00 am to meet sorebut (Jim) in Asotin.
    Remarkable ride through Misery mtns or valley or some such to Troy..

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    Ridgeline of wind & rain & 36 degrees...
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    Lower down on a little used two track...
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    Then lunch at Troy and onwards...
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    My solo day on friday I made easy due to Mr Morgan playin on me. :D
    Lostine river canyon & then the Elk mtn area.
    Uneventful until the famous horse lady showed up.
    Then eventful... Glad to meet Finisia.
    Met up with Jeff & Craig & their wimenz who had the pleasure of meeting Finisia also. :evil
    This is the woman, the legend, the myth, the...
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    Day three, Sat I rode with James (mrmagoolin). More epic stuff with ridgeline views, grass valleys, Harl Butte lookout tower and MUD!
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    And the infamous bridge built in 1965 with no road on either side of it.
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    Thank you Jim & James for great ride outs - well done.
    Enjoyed riding with Ryan, James son.
    A tip of the hat to nopo(?) for riding the Scrambler in.
    Thanks to everyone I rode with and chatted with in camp.
    You know who you are. A great time had by me. :deal:clap:freaky
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  7. Wansfel

    Wansfel 50 yrs on 2 wheels

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    Had a great ride getting to the Rally. We hit 800 miles (from Spokane Valley) when we arrived in Enterprise late Thursday. Came in cross country from New Meadows/McCall down the Kleinschmidt Grade and up the Hess Road over to Enterprise.

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    Left Friday morning going up the Wiskey Ck Road through the Shilo Ranch down to the Grande Ronde and Troy.

    Bike resting going down to the Grande Ronde. Only rest in 1070 miles!
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    Sorry we didn;t get to ride with others, but met some past riding partners and talked past rides and those coming up. Started in Spokane Valley then Avery on the Little Joe. Hit Elk River, Pierce, Lowell, Elk City, Riggins, New Meadows, Enbterpriose, Troy, then back to Spokane Valley. As much dirt as possible.

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    Cut out trees, stopped by snow banks, rained on, hailed on, lots of muddy, rutted roads, herded cows, got lost a couple times, found ourselves. Had a great trip. My son's first ADV ride and he hasn't stopped talking about it since and planning for rides next year already.

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  8. UpST8

    UpST8 turnin gas to noise

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    I HAVE TO GO THERE
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  9. Loud Al

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  10. oregoncoast

    oregoncoast Racing Like a Noob

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    What a great rally!! Bravo to Sherry, and Brian and Margaret, and everyone else that made it happen. We may have been the only 4-wheel vehicle there for the "rides," we didn't feel too out of place with all of the trailers and tow vehicles at camp :1drink

    We decided to head out to Dug Bar and ended up meeting some fellow ADV'ers down at the River. We offered some cold drinks, but true to form, these ADV'ers had it covered! It was cool to see that we made some cameos in BGT595's photos, and we did have plenty of tools and an air compressor on board in case anyone needed something....no one did! :clap


    oops....I guess we should be reading the road signs.....

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    I did miss not having a bike to ride...

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    What a great road!

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    And if you have to get a flat....there are worse places for sure!

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    We actually had fun changing the flat and got it done quick enough that none of the riders caught up to us! It's all part of the adventure!



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    Some ADV'ers taking rest under the shade tree at Dug Bar (no snake this time).

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    It was fun having the horse whisperer there!!

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    Hamming it up at the Snake River!

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    Finishing the Dug Bar trip off at the Terminal Gravity Brewery didn't suck either.... :freaky

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    We had a blast and it was fun visiting with old friends, and meeting some new ones!

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  11. EOKYLE

    EOKYLE Adventurer

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    Here are the couple pics I got on Friday at Harl Butte with Sorebutt, and the two other guys I rode with. If someone can point out their screen names I would appreciate it :ear. One of the other guy was with Sorebutt and the other was from the Spokane area and rode a Triumph. I'm not sure but I think his screen name was rkclm. I had to leave Friday afternoon because of work... Looks like ya'll had a great day Saturday!

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  12. OrangeYZ

    OrangeYZ Been here awhile

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    Already posted in the other thread too, but these represent the coolest thing I saw the whole week

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  13. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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  14. Mr Dual Sport

    Mr Dual Sport Roamer

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    Little over 1000 miles in 4 days. Professor let me ride his GS! :clap
    Rained most of the second day, and with temps around 37 at 7000' +ft on a 280 mile day, I didn't use the camera much.

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  15. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    Yep. Same story here.....an excellent good time in a stupendously vast location.
    Wow. I said it a hundred times, and I heard it a thousand. Wow :eek1

    I'll start with the curvy section coming up from Dug Bar.
    I know it's been photo'd a hundred times, but here's my take.
    Bruce on his 990R riding up in several shots

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    He's in the middle of this picture, too. Zoom in to see him

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    A little break

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    Mustangshelly, coming and going on Hat Point Rd....

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    Grandma Point ? (can't remember shit) ?

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    PigPen, Zooming down Zoomwalt Rd:

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    Ken & Karen on the tower, they two upped up to Hat Point lookout....

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    Is it June 2014, yet? :cry

    See y'all there next year :nod
    Come hungry :norton

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  16. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

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    Future Mrs1911fan and I rode the tram up last year, on a day with about 500-mile visibility. That's where I proposed to her, but I don't remember the sign?

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  17. LittlePosum

    LittlePosum Scrappy Marsupial

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    Thanks to Ladybug for putting this ride together! :clap
    We left Bend on last Thursday and took our sweet time meandering through central Oregon making the way out east. Hiding out in the woods on gravel roads and speeding down some open highways too! Puffy clouds made for some pretty pictures that afternoon.
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    We thought the BMW was toast as it shut down outside of Post and wouldn't start up. Justin just took it apart and found a striped wire that was shorting out electrical system. He wrapped up the wire with my medical tape and we jumped it off my bike! Hoping that we wouldn't have to peform this procedure everytime we stopped back on the road and away we went.
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    Above was the meadow we camped at the first night we arrived with full bellies. The super nice lady at the Bear Valley Store in Seneca hooked us up with some chow so we mostly drank our dinner! :freaky Had a nice fire and the evening was beautiful with mild temps.
    Rain started falling on us as we packed up the next morning. At the time little did I know that my boots were to be soaking wet for the next 3 days. We covered a lot of ground close to 300 miles that second day the wet wether had robbed us of some of the scenery, but at least there was no dust. Freezing cold and hungry we blasted out of the forest and sped toward camp past the rainbow and in to the sunset. Thank you Jeff and Shelly the fajitas were hot and delicious! :dg
    Woke up with sun on Saturday :D and did the ride up to Hat Point then down to Dug Bar. That was a surprisingly fun road! :clap Met up with a few of the Hood River folks and the rattler down there. It was actually hot enough to take a dip in the water too! Justin picked up nail that really chewed up his back tire on the out he hobbled back to Enterprise with a plug and can of Fix a Flat.
    With both of us having to work Monday we had to take off. Had to make another stop in La Grande to work on the rear tire again this time he put a tube inside of the tube less tire, that did the trick!
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    We slabed it home on the rural highways. I think we saw more deer in those 4 days than we normally see all summer :eek1 look out for those critters. Oh yeah and watch out for OrangeYZ's cougar too! Good to see everybody! :wave
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  18. godaddygo

    godaddygo drdude

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    Many thanks for all the hard work in putting on the event.

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  19. sorebutt

    sorebutt Long timer

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    eokyle - That was mtseeker on the yellow BMW.

    It was fun riding with you. Too bad you had to leave early.
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  20. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    Hi Ladybug!
    Glad to see you got to do some riding yourself :d
    Looks like everyone had a great time at your event - nice job!

    Thanks for sharing your photos, everyone...
    I think I even see Larryboy and Mrs. Larryboy in Allan's group shot!! Wooo!:clap

    Congratulations to the newlyweds!
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