Boise ride this weekend...

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by ryanwilliamcantrell, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. silverspurs

    silverspurs what's over there?

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    The fires last year did get into the Seafoam area... I hadn't been aware of that until I rode in there... I think the fires are the reason for the sign...
  2. Jason Abbott

    Jason Abbott Long time Idaho rider

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    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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  4. ryanwilliamcantrell

    ryanwilliamcantrell Get Out and Ride!!

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    Terrible...

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  5. Jason Abbott

    Jason Abbott Long time Idaho rider

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    Anyone ridden there? I found no mention of it here. It shows as single track above Smith Prairie on the Idaho Trails site. Figured I might head up there late tomorrow morning, see what it looks like. Turn back whenever I hit snow or trails closed for the Trinity fire. Google Earth has a few photos along the trail if you turn them on.

    Found a little more info on it:
    http://www.eandsweb.com/trails/trails/idaho/southwest_id/boise_national_forest/lava_mtn.html
    http://www.meetup.com/motorcycle-100/photos/1043287/#17527428

    Want to go? I'm not an early starter on Saturdays. I'll probably ride across the dirt behind Micron to Bonneville Point then Blacks Creek from there. Could meet somewhere along the route. Stop for food at the Y on the way back, of course. PM me if interested. Otherwise it's me and the camera.
  6. Gunga Galunga

    Gunga Galunga Been here awhile

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    Thanks Ryan. BTW I might have an extra set of boots if your boy needs em.
  7. Gunga Galunga

    Gunga Galunga Been here awhile

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    I've ridden a lot of that area but I guess not there. Hope it is a good ride for you with good pics.
  8. Jason Abbott

    Jason Abbott Long time Idaho rider

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    Something like this. Leaving in about 12 hours. Everything from points 0-3 to 0-8 is marked as single track.
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  9. obrianmcc

    obrianmcc Been here awhile

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    The trail from Lower Lava up to the junction of Bear Gulch is awesome and flows nicely....Bear Gulch up to Lonestar lake gets a bit rockier but not too technical...Lonestar Lake to Smith Lake has one rocky section to get through...Smith Lake to Upper Lava is a piece of cake.

    Sheep Crk is an area you probably don't want to venture alone....there is some steep rocky exposure (depending on the section) where one could get into a bind.....also not sure what if anything has been cleared in that area yet?
  10. obrianmcc

    obrianmcc Been here awhile

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    .... It looks like you intend to take Bear Gulch over to Rattlesnake/Devils....Bear Gulch is easy, as is Rattlesnake back to the road so long as there is no blow down....Devils to Sheep Crk is recommended as a one way.

    You could double back to the road and take Corral Crk to the lower section of Sheep to connect Haga. Haga "did" have some gnarly rock exposure that they were going to blast out....not sure if they ever did?
  11. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    Have my wife and Kid all in ID now and have been lurking on the Boise ride thread for some time now.

    As my wife, and daughter ride and/or ride with me its time to start getting to know people and trail rides.

    As things are a little crazy around the house and we have a family reunion on the weekend fallowing the 4th I am not sure when we can ride next but figured it would be good to post so I can get ideas about a day trip out to someplace fun and/or maybe someone who would be willing to ride a slow pace with a wife and Kid along for the ride.

    Now...the back story:
    So I started riding when I was 11 and by 12 had my first trail bike with 4 speed 80 clutch and all. My wife road a dirt bike a little as a kid but didn't really start riding tell about 7 years ago when we got her a street bike. The kid started when she was 9 on a mini bike auto clutch 70CC 4 speed.

    Now... and our bikes:
    For the past year and a half my wife and I have been getting into dual sporting and over the last 6 months trials bikes. Our daughter loves to ride on the back of my dual sport even in light single track (beginner level single track only).

    I have a G650X Challenge, and wife has a CRF230L for the dual sports. Trials bikes: Mine is a Montesa 4RT, the wife has a Gas Gas TXT Pro 125, and our daughter has a Beta Rev 80.

    We are loving all of the rides, I will have our bikes all changed over to ID in the coming weeks, and would love to know more about places to ride with my daughter at the beginner level and the wife at early novice. :)

    Thanks in advance. :D
  12. Jason Abbott

    Jason Abbott Long time Idaho rider

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    Thanks for the information. I really appreciate it. I'll throw in my Sven Saw which is good up to maybe 10 inch diameters. I'm looking just to check out the area, see the scenery. My wife wouldn't be happy if I got myself stuck out there. :D
  13. Jason Abbott

    Jason Abbott Long time Idaho rider

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    Welcome. We picked up a TW200 for my wife to start riding with me this year and have a son who's a new rider on a TTR110. It would be fun to have company. If you're in Boise then an easy ride, I think, is the dirt roads just up on the Boise Ridge — a bit more scenic this time of year than some of the easy desert alternatives.
  14. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    Sounds like fun. Meridian aria for reference, and was thinking maybe a ride on Saturday the 13th or the 20th?

    Would the Boise Ridge work for the ORV'ed bikes or would I need to bring the dual sports?
  15. ryanwilliamcantrell

    ryanwilliamcantrell Get Out and Ride!!

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    I'd love to! I've been 'meaning' to grab him a set... and just haven't gotten around to it this spring.

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    ryanwilliamcantrell Get Out and Ride!!

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    Dang... saw your post too late today, or I'd have gone with you. :cry
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  17. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    Would love to have more join us. As I have to many chores this weekend the soonest I would be able to go would be next Saturday the 29th, but need to make sure the wife didn't already have plans that weekend. (might already be going out to ride the trials bikes but not sure...)

    If not that weekend I would love to on the 13th of July.

    In ether case as I don't have a clue where the Boise Ridge is or what I need in order of bikes (ORV, street legal dual sport?) would love to have a PM with the info needed so I can make sure I have my rides situated before setting a fixed data.

    Thanks in advance! :clap
  18. obrianmcc

    obrianmcc Been here awhile

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    Park up at the 8th st motorcycle parking lot for Boise Ridge ..... You can get away with your ORV tags on the ridge. Boise Ridge runs from Aldalpe Summit off Rocky Canyon Road all the way up to Bogus.

    Most of the Moto trails are along the backside of the ridge....trails 4 and 6 are the only trails heading up from the front side. Newer riders I would just take up the road.
  19. obrianmcc

    obrianmcc Been here awhile

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    No problem.....please report back on the conditions. If I hadn't already made a commitment for today I would have joined you.
  20. silverspurs

    silverspurs what's over there?

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    got to go to part of the Rally this year... Thanks to Ladybug and everyone for a great Rally!!:bow... I've wanted to do this for a couple of years now and finally got it done... glad I did! Several Boise area riders at the rally this year.:clap

    The ADV crowd is a great bunch of folks! Went to Dug Bar on the Snake River in Hells Canyon today with Mike, Brent, Faye, John, Pat and some Fugly guy... had a GREAT time!


    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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    Go Mike!!
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    Dug Bar on the Snake River... you'll never come here by accident!
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    Faye's been on the road with her DR 650 for something like a year and half... go Faye!
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    Somebody likes horses... and somebody else likes Carrots!
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    Can't wait til next year!...