A touch of Idaho... 2012 Challenge

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by silverspurs, May 21, 2012.

  1. obrianmcc

    obrianmcc Been here awhile

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    "The Halstead Fire Emergency Area Closure (Order Number: 04-13-12-521) went into effect August 3, 2012 for all access points to the Cape Horn Area, all access to the Seafoam Bubble, all access to the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness (FCRONRW) that is east of the Middle Fork Wild and Scenic River Corridor, east of Bluebunch Ridge, and north of Lola Creek, National Forest lands north of Hwy 21 & 75 to Sunbeam and west of Yankee Fork Road to Loon Creek Guard Station. The Pinyon Peak Road in its entirety is closed. Forest roads north of Loon Creek Guard Station are closed."
  2. silverspurs

    silverspurs what's over there?

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    thanks!... with the Trinity Peak area also closed, it really is going to make getting 45 of the 48 sites for a platinum sticker a difficult thing... hope things change soon!...
  3. BigKnobby

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    Good god... I hope to settle in Boise after I retire in a couple or three years. The dual sport scene is the sole reason behind my desire to move there. My plan is to saddle up and eventually die with my riding boots on. Reading stuff like this makes it almost impossible for me to wait.
  4. bavarian

    bavarian bavarian

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    Really enjoyed your ride reports and thanks for the time you took to let us ride with you! There's so many places over the pond to ride on dirt roads - makes me really envious!! So many places to ride - so little time! Looks like a perfect place for my retirement! Need an old (62) ranch hand?? No pay, but a suggestion for a ride once a while.
  5. silverspurs

    silverspurs what's over there?

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    we'll look for ya!! let us know when you get here and we'll go ridin'....:ricky
  6. silverspurs

    silverspurs what's over there?

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    you bet!!

    we're up in Prince George Canada on a road trip right now... seeing what the rest of the world has to offer for MC ridin!! and I have to say... BC hiway 99 from Whistler to Lillooet may be my new favorite MC road!!... what a blast!:clap

    over to Prince Rupert and a ferry ride down to Port Hardy in the next couple of days... life is good!:freaky
  7. silverspurs

    silverspurs what's over there?

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    this threads been kinda dead for awhile... so I thought I'd post up some pic's from another thread about clouds... so here are some from Idaho, and some other places too...

    Idaho has nice clouds... some caused by forest fires...


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    some look better when you get closer to them at over 10,000 feet
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    some look good when your above them...
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    and some look better in the evening...
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    some clouds hide behind mountains
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    some look better at dusk
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    and some take on the color of their surroundings...
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  8. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Nice cloud pictures.

    I lost track. Did you complete the challenge?
  9. silverspurs

    silverspurs what's over there?

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    Yes, got them all... see post #80... the fires that shut everything down started while we were out there finishing up during the post #80 ride, after that, you couldn't get to many of the sites due to road closures... I believe one other club member beside myself got them all this year... too bad, many were locked out of the mountains almost until the first snows started...

    [SIZE=4]I reme[SIZE=4]mber back in [SIZE=4]June, Ida[SIZE=4]ho [SIZE=4]Sam asked me w[SIZE=4]hy I was in such a hurry to get em' all done... [SIZE=4](I had visited over half of them by early June)...[/SIZE] it w[SIZE=4]as because [SIZE=4]I had other things scheduled for [SIZE=4]August, Se[SIZE=4]ptember and October[SIZE=4], so I had no cho[SIZE=4]ice but to get out there early... [/SIZE]it turned out for the best, because if I ha[SIZE=4]dn't gotten out there early, I wouldn[SIZE=4]'t have gotten them all.

    [SIZE=4][SIZE=4]every site was unique... [SIZE=4]the challenge is fun if you can find the time to do it...

    [SIZE=4]in August we spent a couple off weeks up in Brit[SIZE=4]ish Columbia... gr[SIZE=4]eat [SIZE=4]place to ride if yo[SIZE=4]u get the c[SIZE=4]h[SIZE=4]an[SIZE=4]ce...

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    [SIZE=4]then a ferry r[SIZE=4]ide from Prince Ru[SIZE=4]pert to Port H[SIZE=4]ardy... great trip if you ever[SIZE=4] get the c[SIZE=4]hance!! [/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE]
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  10. ryanwilliamcantrell

    ryanwilliamcantrell Get Out and Ride!!

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  11. silverspurs

    silverspurs what's over there?

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    ON the North Rim of the Grand Canyon... near North Rim Lodge
  12. ryanwilliamcantrell

    ryanwilliamcantrell Get Out and Ride!!

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  13. ryanwilliamcantrell

    ryanwilliamcantrell Get Out and Ride!!

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    Very pretty
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  14. silverspurs

    silverspurs what's over there?

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    When were you there Ryan?... that is a big ole' ride on a KLR...:clap
    I loved riding the Yellowhead Hiway from Prince George to Prince Rupert... I especially liked Smithers BC... next time I'm at this sign, I won't be going East/West... I'll being going North and won't stop til I get to Prudhoe Bay...
    :ricky
  15. silverspurs

    silverspurs what's over there?

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    Went for a ride out to the Owyhee Desert a couple days ago... My Buddy Trents KLR is getting valve shims changed out, so he road my KLR...:ricky
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    We took a jeep trail that had about 6 inches of sand for a road base... I found out Pluric isn't the ONLY one who has trouble staying upright in the sand!!:roflI was down before I'd gone 100 feet!... :lol3 I found out the super 10 [SIZE=4]is pretty eas[SIZE=4]y to pick up... :clap:clap:clap[SIZE=4] sor[SIZE=4]ry, no [SIZE=4]pics of the sleep[SIZE=4]ing bike... [SIZE=4]but [SIZE=4]I did[SIZE=4] get some of the [SIZE=4]sand ruts where the tra[SIZE=4]g[SIZE=4]e[/SIZE]dy occurred[/SIZE]...:muutt
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    [SIZE=4][SIZE=4][SIZE=4]After a[SIZE=4] couple hun[SIZE=4]dred yards of riding in this stuff, I f[SIZE=4]ig[SIZE=4]ure[SIZE=4]d out how to survive in it a[SIZE=4]nd didn't go down again... but it is work to ride this bike in sand!..:huh
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    it was nice to get out there even though it's still pretty cold!! I sure like this bike!! even though she is a big gal!!:lol3
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    iding the big gal down to Death Valley in a Month... looking forward to letting her stretch her legs for a couple thousand miles:clap:clap:clap
    If anyone from the NW wants to ride down, Let me know!...
  16. silverspurs

    silverspurs what's over there?

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  17. TheAdmiral

    TheAdmiral Long timer

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    ...so I had to re-read this thread. Lots of cool spots. Rich is still the the lookout guy at No Business. We went up there a couple times this past summer.

    Went through Mineral a few times this past summer as well. Sadly, this piece of old mining equipment is gone. Looked around and couldn't find it. I'm guessing a metal thief, but I hope it went to some museum or supp'in.

    I believe it's part of the old Stamp Mill sitting nearby in the creek.
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    Off the www I found this photo of what was labeled "engine powered stamp mill". Different model, but it looks close.
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  18. PapaYolk

    PapaYolk happy camper

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    Price of scrap was stupid high a while back. Shame. I picked up a couple bricks to add to the artifacts in Mama Yolk's gardens from the old smelter down creek. But just a couple.
  19. jobustrom

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    Thanks so much for taking the time to post this thread! Very beautiful pictures and great stories. I'm hoping to relocate to Boise some time within the next 4-5 years. This thread gives me great reference and motivation.

    -Joe