Treasure Valley Winter Dirt Rides/Campouts

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by trailrider383, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. effensteve

    effensteve Enjoying the ride

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    Not a bit of mud
  2. trailrider383

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    Last winter ride of this season.

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    Plenty of wood.

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    Anyone for a spot o' tea?

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    The DR fan club. Love that bike. Does what you ask of it and doesn't complain. :thumb

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  3. dammitdave

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    Nice end of winter RR Trailrider. What area is that? Thanks, Dave
  4. TheAdmiral

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    It looks so different down there without the leaves on the tree's!
  5. trailrider383

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    Birch Creek on the Owyhee River near Jordan Craters.
  6. trailrider383

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    Still pretty nice weather around here..... Winter rides are just around the corner however. :clap
  7. effensteve

    effensteve Enjoying the ride

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    Super short notice. I just found out that there are going to be 16 thirteen year old girls over for a slumber party at my effen home, so time for an overnighter.


    I'm going to Watson on the Owyhee, I'll be hauling a little bit of fire wood with me, a bottle of something to keep me warm, setting up after dark. I probably won't get there until 7 or 8 in the evening. In the morning I'll go check out the petroglyphs by the cemetary and probably contemplate crossing the owyhee at the crossing I found a couple of weeks ago. If I cross, it will be straight to Juntura for an awesome burger and a pile of home made fries before a 70 mile slab back to Ontario. Pm me if ya want or just be there with a nice fire for me when I get there.


    Steve
  8. trailrider383

    trailrider383 867-5309

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    You're killing me here. :waysad If I wasn't in the middle of getting a new bike up to snuff.

    P.S. I assume you are talking tomorrow (Friday)?
  9. effensteve

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    Yess, tomorrow, You'll be fine. lets go. Good soak, I plan on drinking too much and I'm sure Casey will do something stupid for us to laugh at for years to come,:thumb
  10. dave186

    dave186 Been here awhile

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    I'm game to meet you out there Saturday morning


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  11. effensteve

    effensteve Enjoying the ride

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    cool, that makes 2 to try to egg me on through the river. :lol3
  12. effensteve

    effensteve Enjoying the ride

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    Ed, I'm sure your new v-strom will be fine. I know you had another birthday and have to take it easier now, but I think you'll be fine. We'll get you through the tough spots. :pot
  13. trailrider383

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    You better post some pics here of the carnage. :lurk
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    effensteve Enjoying the ride

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    Sorry no pictures, and no real carnage. But it was an awesome trip.

    You all know that succor creek and leslie gulch are beautiful areas but I'm sure most of you have never ridden them under a full moon. It brings out a new look and beauty. Very peaceful and serene. We got to the springs at around 1 1 or so got the springs started filling and set up camp. We didn't really need lights to set up or walk around anywhere in the valley. Sat in the hotsprings and cooked dinner, ate, drank and relaxed until about 2 am. We then retired to the campsite where a bitchen fire ring up against a huge reflective rock kept us going for another hour or so. The night was only chilley at sunrise, Dave said the valley was about 29 when he left his house to meet up with us. After a slow start, we got rolling around noon. Road down and checked out the Cemetary at Watson and spent a few minutes looking for the petroglyphes. Didn't find them

    We met up with a few guys on UTV's that a couple of coolers and were ready for a long day of cruising. they wanted to watch the river crossing and offered up winches and ropes if necessary. So no excuses now. I waded across the forty or so yards and found what I thought was the shallow path. There were a couple of holes that were about thigh deep, not too bad for the mighty 950's, sort of sketchy for the klr though.

    So, knee deep in water, I waived Dave186 across and he nailed it. Blasted through an survived because of my amazing guidance and uncanny route finding skills. Next, Casey (pyro256), Casey was pretty apprehensive looking on the other bank but charged ahead anyway. He may have gotten a little far to the left/deep side of the crossing and while trying to correct his path towards shallower water he took a little spill. Some how, luckily, it landed in a not so deep spot, and I'm sure the panniers and the quick action from Casey the bike was up and cranking over in a matter of seconds. It was flooded alright, but with gas not water. Lucky us. He got back on and hammered up the bank.

    Next, it was my turn. Braaaaaap, enough said



    We coaxed the utv drivers over to our nicer side of the river and were rewarded with ice cold Coors. After 45 minutes or so and some very intelligent conversation we were off. There were cheese burgers and home made fries about sixty miles away and it wasn't an easy path to them. Rocks, baby heads, lava fields, more rocks and more baby heads led us to wide sweeping triple digit and the land of glory. After a fulfilling meal and watching the first minute and three scores BSU game we were off. Slabbed it home for the last 80 miles or so, took a hot shower and sacked out.


    To every one that didn't show, your a bunch of weiners and missed a great ride. Ride while you can.
  15. dave186

    dave186 Been here awhile

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    Here are a couple pics I took. I think the UTV guys took some pics I will try to get them. Great ride other than coming home in the dark, I'm still a bit sketched out by it.

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    Leslie Gulch

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    Watson Cemetery
  16. TheAdmiral

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    ...and I thought navigating to the cemetery was a handful on my TW with all the lava rock an such. I tip my hat to you guy's which did it on much larger machines. I've not ridden between Leslie Gulch and the cemetery, so guessing I'm missing out on the hot springs thing.
  17. trailrider383

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    Well I would like to believe your water crossing story........... But no pics of it so I guess it didn't happen. :*sip*
  18. effensteve

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    As much as I would like you to believe that we went in the rough way, we didn't. The trip from leslie gulch over to watson is nothing. Very easy two track with only a couple of spots that anyone would have to slow down. From Watson to Juntura on the other hand, that was a little rough.
  19. effensteve

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    Thats Ok, your new Lifan 200cc Chinese dual sport scooter wouldn't have made it anyway. :D
  20. dave186

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    There are pictures!

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