Boise ride this weekend...

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

  1. boomhwr

    boomhwr Been here awhile

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    Did that trail last September on the ATV's. We met some Sierra Club members at the meadow and were scolded for "disrupting nature". Two bone stock rubicons doing less than 10 mph. They were were newer jeeps, spinning and leaving a lot larger footprint than us. Silly. My father-in-law works for Blaine county and every year there are rumors that the trail will be closed to motorized vehicles. Saving grace is the yearly rescue. Great report, not sure when I will be brave enough to do it on the tiger.:clap
  2. obrianmcc

    obrianmcc Been here awhile

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    Biggest mistake you made was engaging these idiots...... IMO give them the finger :flip and ride on.....nothing you can say or do will sway their opinion!
  3. Idahosam

    Idahosam Set Adrift

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    Hey all, got a call yesterday, Shutterman has returned from his epic 60th BD ride to Alaska and back.

    Glad to hear your home safe and sound, but now it's time to get back to work :norton
  4. obrianmcc

    obrianmcc Been here awhile

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    Nice clear day for a ride .....

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  5. daxm

    daxm Been here awhile

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    Technically it isn't mine as I bought it for my wife but I now have a TW200! MUHAHAHAHAHA! :rofl
  6. silverspurs

    silverspurs what's over there?

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    that will get you up to Boulder City!!...:clap
  7. Idahosam

    Idahosam Set Adrift

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    So does that mean your up to a redo? Like before the snow flies!
  8. rockhopjohn

    rockhopjohn I LOVE Orogenies

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    I had a wedding to go to down in Twin Falls this past weekend, and I figured I would head out after the wedding and try to knock out all the IAMC challenge sites I hadn't down in SE ID.

    I camped just south of Twin in the south hills along Rock Creek.

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    I headed south toward Magic Mountain, and over the top to drop down into Oakley and on through City of Rocks.

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    After you head out from City of Rocks to the SE, there is a whole lot of nothing.

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    I stopped at the Naf Mercantile for lunch. This place is out in the middle of nowhere, I am always amazed how places like this can stay in business.

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    I tried to work my way down to Promontory without a map and just the small screen on my GPS. This was one of my failed attempts. I finally decided I couldn't get there from here and turned around at this point.

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    Finally on the right road, the previous road is down in the bottom there somewhere.

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    Finally made it to the Golden Spike National Historic Site.

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    I worked my way from Promontory up to Preston and then over the top towards Bear Lake, I ended up camping near Emigration Pass.

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    First stop of the next day was Paris Tabernacle church.

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    After breakfast in Montpelier I worked my way north on Slug Creek. The sheep were on the move.

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    After hitting Caribou City, I hot footed it up to Ketchum where I spent the night, and then on up towards Stanley, and the Pole Creek Guard Station.

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    From here I headed up to Redfish Lake.

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    With my final stop before heading back home at Josephus Lake. After a few days of riding my dogs were barkin'.

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    This trip wrapped up all of my IAMC challenge sites accept for the ones down in Oregon, which I am thinking about hitting this weekend.
  9. Jason Abbott

    Jason Abbott Long time Idaho rider

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    Just did five days with my brothers up in the Clearwater Forest. One doesn't own a bike so he got my wife's TW200. He loved it. Had no trouble keeping up and having fun. Thinks he might get one for his family to share.
  10. Jason Abbott

    Jason Abbott Long time Idaho rider

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    Really nice. Great framing on your photos. :clap I didn't know some of that stuff was out there. Does everyone have a Tiger now?
  11. rockhopjohn

    rockhopjohn I LOVE Orogenies

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    Thanks, my best friend who's a professional photographer taught me his two main rules of photography a while back. First the rule of thirds, and second, the three "F"s of photography, "Fill the F*cking Frame."

    As for the Tiger, everyone should have one, they're the best all around bike I've ever ridden.
  12. Jason Abbott

    Jason Abbott Long time Idaho rider

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  13. rockhopjohn

    rockhopjohn I LOVE Orogenies

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    Nice, those were some pretty legit trails for a KLR. Reminds me of my days learning to ride on a TW in MT. Great little trail bike until you have to go over something, or you got onto heavily rutted roads.
  14. Jason Abbott

    Jason Abbott Long time Idaho rider

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    Nice way of putting it. They eventually mutinied. Backtracked after a long stretch to find them both under a shade tree with the drinks out. There's a flash of it in the highlights.

    Exactly. Shifter and brake levers were both a bit mangled before the mutiny.
  15. Idahosam

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    Awesome! yet scary, Jason you have always impressed me with your skill set on the Panzer, but now on that 500...... Ohhhhhhh........ think I'll just stand back and watch.
  16. Idahosam

    Idahosam Set Adrift

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    Hello Boise and surrounding area. Well I just couldn't take it any more so I eased Moya out of the garage and rode out towards the training range and back little gravel thrown-in.

    Well ankle starts aching especially after standing on the pegs, but the injury is subsiding every so slowly...... maybe it's time to start thinking of a Ural:D


    Hopefully I'll see some of you out there before the snow flies :(: man taking forever to heal.
  17. liv2rydktms

    liv2rydktms Long timer

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    I think I recognize some of those trails. Are they Weitas creek, Bear Butte (the one with the bridge) and the two track looks like the Clark Mtn lookout trail. We have ridden some of those on our KTM 525/450s and our 650X and LC4 640. Did you camp at Bungalows or Weitas Creek campground. I went to your photo album for more pics but couldn't find the album. If I'm wrong I'll be red faced, yet happy to reminisce of our goods times in the Clearwater area. :clap

    Thank for sharing! :shog
  18. liv2rydktms

    liv2rydktms Long timer

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    We were both hoping you were on the downhill side of your hiatus, take it easy maybe we'll share an IAMC campfire with you before the snow flies. :evil
  19. Jason Abbott

    Jason Abbott Long time Idaho rider

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    You pretty much nailed it. We came off Hemlock Butte to the Larch Butte trail which about killed us (can't remember being that nervous on a trail). It did kill someone last year. It was dark by the time we got down to Weitas, all frazzled. The guard station host let us know Trail 20 to the North Fork was closed and had killed someone else a couple years before (more exposure) so maybe not the best to try.

    Truth be told, on my bare XC-W, the trails wouldn't be bad. But my KLR brother fell off the trail three times I can remember on his loaded KLR as darkness fell and the wind was picking up. It was pretty crazy. He's lucky he didn't go off in the several spots that would really hurt you.

    We went up toward Cook Mountain hoping to hit Windy Ridge down to Fourth of July but it was too much for the TW and KLR. They were scraping rocks badly on the single track that cuts up to the ridge. I ran ahead and flew off my bike in a surprise bog. So we went back around Bear Butte to Yoosa Creek where we camped.

    We did end up going across the bridge and up Fourth of July trail from the North Fork side. Minor exposure to keep you honest. All quite wonderful on the KTM and TW but my KLR brother was less pleased.

    I'll have pictures, longer video and the full tale someday shortly. I have piles of material to go through.
  20. rockhopjohn

    rockhopjohn I LOVE Orogenies

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    Well on Friday I only had 4 IAMC challenge sites left to hit, and I knew that couldn't survive the weekend. So Saturday morning I headed out for SE Oregon to get this thing done.

    I headed down to Murphy on Saturday morning and went over the top down into Jordan Valley.

    An old building at a mining camp on the west side of New York Summit.

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    From Jordan Valley I slabbed down US95 to Whitehorse Road which would take me across the Alvord Desert to Fields

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    Things are pretty laid back in Fields, apparently its pretty common for planes to land on the road and taxi in for lunch.

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    I gassed up in Fields and headed north to hit the Steen's Mountain loop.

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    My first stop was the Riddle Brother's Historic Ranch. The really nice caretaker came out and gave me a great run down on the history of the place and then left me to explore.

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    After hitting Riddle Brothers' I headed up the "rooster comb" as the caretaker called it, the steep winding road that take you to the top of Steens.

    Great views all along the way.

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    The next stop was the Kieger Gorge Overlook, quite the view. Also, those aren't your eyes deceiving you, that is snow on the left that's still survived to mid-August.

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    From here I headed down the road to find a campsite. I ended up finding a good one down at Fish Lake, but it was already occupied.

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    Fortunately the occupant didn't mind sharing, so I set up camp.

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    The next morning it was time to finish things off with a trip up to Peter French Round Barn. I look the gravel loop along Happy Valley Road.

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    The round barn is quite a site, and seems very well constructed.

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    From here I worked my way over to Crowley Road, which I planned to take me all the way up to Harper Junction on HWY 20. This turned out to be 90 miles of some of the most desolate gravel I've ever ridden. About halfway through I was having nightmares of a slashed tire.

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    Luckily everything worked out and with no issues despite long sections of loose rocks, baby heads, and large random pits of poof dust. I finally made it in to Harper Junction, and slabbed it back to Boise.

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    This made for a great end to the 2013 Challenge hopefully next year we'll be able to come up with another 44 great sites.