3 Kaboom's, 3 Dudes, and a Chick ride Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho, Montana

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by zeegman, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. byways

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    Jeez, that's freaky. I hate county roads; love Forest Service and BLM roads. In fact, for folks considering riding Forever West, I've rerouted that segment from Wyoming into Idaho Falls to bypass that stretch and go onto more native-surface national forest roads instead.

    I suppose I learned early, in my SUV backroading days, that graveled county roads are among the most dangerous. It's because they lull one into a false sense of security, and we ramp up the speed, not knowing there's a curve ahead and rolling gravel beneath the tires.

    One time many years ago, in central Idaho, my wife and I came upon a brand-new 4Runner lying on its roof at a bend in such a road, far from anywhere. A rancher had already come upon the wreck and was racing off with the passengers toward the nearest town, many miles away.

    Anyway, as they say, a landing you can walk away from is a good landing ...
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  2. Sourjon

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    Hey Tony are you planning a Wyoming Byways? I have the Utah Byways and the Wy Benchmark but a Wyoming from you would be great.

    John
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    Thank you for asking! But no, nothing for Wyoming in terms of a book. But that's not to say there isn't another way of accomplishing something similar ...
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    Day 3 was one of the most memorable for me on this trip. Alpine, WY is one of the most beautiful places I've ever experienced...it is just eye-popping gorgeous. The cool, clean pine air and stunning scenery was breathtaking and I would not pass the chance to visit this place again someday. To add to Mike's excellent write-up, here are some of my favorite pics from day 3...

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    To think what lay ahead for the emigrants ... the Bonneville Salt Flats, the Snake River Plain, the Great Basin, the High Sierra ...
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    What's amazing was the timing required to get across the Sierra once you'd crossed the Great Basin. Early emigrants had such a small window of opportunity to cross. I sat for a moment near where the Donner Party spent the winter. It's a really pretty place in the summer. I cannot imagine what it would be like in a tent for the winter.
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  20. Jwats

    Jwats Bike till u Die

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    Your last post is my back yard and my favorite day ride. I noticed no pics of Big Piney Lake, It is spectacular, also. You back road riders did a nice loop around The Wyoming Range & Wyoming peak down the Grey's River to Alpine. It looked like you were enjoying Big Wyo. Congrats. I would have enjoyed seeing you all. I smoked through that area by myself just in front of you only going the opposite direction. Big Wyo has it all. Great RR, Thanks, Joe