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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by TheAdmiral, May 5, 2012.
Looks like lots of fun! Another great trip!
Thanks. It was fun. Love your ride report too.
The recent rides look really good, especially the Owyhee River area. I've seen that territory featured in quite a few ride reports. Seems vast, remote, and scenic. Perfect for exploring on the TW.
I like the pics when there is a combination of sunlight and stormy weather. Makes you feel as if you are almost riding along. Bad weather usually enhances my memories of a ride unless it just turns in to downright misery. Looks like you and the Mrs. were prepared.
Have fun out there.
Hey Admiral, great thread you have going here! I saw that you've seen mine as well - I guess we had the same idea to "blog" all our rides in one place (although since you started yours first, I'm the copy cat!). My mom likes to call it my "travelogue" to her friends and our relatives . Actually I think it just makes it easier for me that way, and is also a single place to have a quick trip down memory lane.
I think it's great you get to ride with your family sometimes! I also like the overall tenor of your reports. Great pictures, great scenery (I'd love to have that in my back yard!!!), and you're not trying to write a book with every picture!
Keep up the good work!
I also wanted to thank you for requesting that the flag be replaced. Having served in the Air Force myself, I really get disgusted when I see flags that are left out too long like that.
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Nice roads, every one of them! Good you could get around that downed tree. Looked bigger than you might be able to handle with the saw on your Swiss Army knife. Or I guess you could have tried to pull it with the low gearing on the mighty TW, but that not might have worked out too well either.
Keep riding. Hot in southern Utah now. You've got the weather! Head to the mountains!
Anyone willing to ride out and hoist Our Flag, I will pay for or send a new 3'x5' or 5'x8' American Flag to anyone willing to change the old worn and tattered one out.
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Great offer JTBMC, but no need.
Last Friday, sscooter, Todd, Me and Georgie took off from Smiths Ferry to East Mtn Lookout and northern portion of East Mtn Way Trail. I'd done the longer southern trail last year. My original plan for this trip was to replace the American Flag, which I noticed was out of sorts on a trip I made up here about a month ago. To my surprise, the flag had already been replaced. I'm happy to see someone else cared about the flag.
The new flag someone else put up. I'm glad there are other folks who thought about replacing the flag and got'er done!
At the staging area - sscooter
and Todd on his TTR-230
Lunch break up on East Mtn Lookout. Georgie hoping for a morsel?
Fool Creek Trail off the East Mtn Way trail - I'll have to keep this one in mind for the future
Todd looks happy don't he?
Another break next to Clear Creek on Clear Creek rd
Georgie enjoying Clear Creek
And here's a video sscooter one of my riding partner's put together
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Man, you guys have a lot of downed trees. Looks very different than the desert southwest. Nice ride.
Nice ride report thread you have here! I don't hang out in this section much, and I just found this, and read the whole thing. Great reports, and you seem to photograph the interesting stuff, stuff that captures the essence of the ride that gives your reports flavor. I also like that you post up the routes you take so maybe someday we can find these places you visit.
Cool new video, thanks.
I found a video of someone else who had ridden the trail. I think is was from a couple years ago. They were riding earlier in the season that year as there was some snow on the trail they had to go around. The riders also had to go around many many tree's. Since the video was from a couple years ago, I thought no problem. I think we got lucky as it looked like the trail was just cleared. It's steeper and thicker in many places which the video's show being rather flat. The video's can be deceptive at times. As many downed tree's as you saw, I don't think we'd have made it had it not been cleared. Wish we'd have had a slot canyon to go cool off in after the ride.
Thanks for the kind words. Read a while back you got your KLR repaired. Hope all is well with it. Probably more "road" comfy than the butterfly eh? One of my friends rode with you recently, Jim. I think you guys were doing some challenge points. He said it was fun. Take care.
Thanks for watching. Usually take about an hours worth of video and try to keep it around the 5 minute mark for posting. Glad you enjoyed, take care.
Did a little camping, geocaching and riding this past weekend, with the highlight of the weekend being No Business Lookout. Had a few other destinations on the schedule of events, but as usual, ran out of time. Visual of our wanderings
First up was "On Top of the World Cache". Ran into a herd of Elk on the way. Young one's in the bunch as well. Don't usually have the camera ready, but we were parked at the cache
Cache was placed here almost 2 years ago and we are the "First to Find"
Parked near the cache. Hillside in the background still green. Been very hot and dry out here causing most thinks to dry up and turn brown
That water looks good. To bad it's so far away. Spotted Cascade Lake as we near the lookout. If you look close you can see a sailboat out in the middle
Ah, here's our destination - No Business Lookout (had a cache here too). Notice the "Bird cage" lightning protection system surrounding the lookout.
It was busy up here today with lots of traffic.
Did I mention it was busy!
Walk way to the outhouse
Cozy place for the outhouse
George on the doggie lookout platform
Me signing the geocache log here at the lookout
Everyone left the lookout but us. The lookout is here in the picture. Very nice guy and gave us a tour. Notice this is a two story cabin lookout with a storage type basement area too
Mr. Lookout showed us around the place. Here is his first floor living area. This lookout is also unique in that it has electricity, but no running water
Old phone and fire extinguisher
Viewing south from the top floor
Here's the Osborne Firefinder thingy. History link: http://www.nysforestrangers.com/archives/osborne firefinder by kresek.pdf
Viewing NE of Payette Lake and McCall, Idaho. One sure can see a lot up here
George resting while we get ready to leave the lookout
Unfortunately, you can also see some of the fires up here too
On a nearby mountain top, we can see the launching of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM)
Of course I may have this wrong? Oops, it's just an FAA navigation thing, my bad
After visiting the lookout, we spent the rest of the day wondering some old logging roads and taking a break now and then...in the shade
What, road construction up on a logging road? We did have to do some backtracking and finding other routes
Great day of riding and now time for some R & R. Hope you enjoy
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I love this thread, Thanks Admiral
Glad you like it r80rt and I assure you, I enjoy the riding part of it too!
Well, the wife and I wanted to finish exploring some roads and find out where they led. Since we camped at our same spot as a couple weeks ago, and with the girls in tow, we thought we'd ride up and show them No Business Lookout.
Day started out like it does most days when camping, me up early staring at the machine's while waiting for everyone to wake up. I actually have to sometimes wait 2-3 hours for everone to rise and shine. So, here I sit and mess around with the camera
So, after waiting for hours and hours to get going, we finally head down the road with the atv crew behind me to...
No Business Lookout
Girls soaking in the views from the lookout
After the lookout, we find the road we want to explore and after a few hours we end up at Fish Lake near'ish to McCall, ID
Spot a fisherman in a tree overlooking the lake
...and Georgie doing her part to find fish...I guess. Maybe she's just cooling off! Either way, she likes the water
After departing Fish Lake, we take another unknown to us road back to camp which eventually came out to a place we had found a geocache on our earlier ride. So, we took a quick break and then headed back to camp.
I'll tell you, I'd much rather camp and ride than go to work! See ya next time.