I thought it would be considerate of me to share some of the dumb stuff I sometimes take for granted here in the Rednek Republic of North Idaho. Over the past few years, these gallavants sometimes penetrate in the communist state of Washington, as well as into Oregon and Montana. I'm fairly indiscrimanate about where I go so this could lead anywhwere. I figure that this year i will just try to regularly add few blurbs and photos of the ramblings I make here in the PNW. EDIT!! The nonsense in this thread has gone on now for several years, so I thought I would create a brief summary of what can be found where in the pages of this thread. I will also give you a couple links to other trip reports I have written-up, in case you are curious or just bored. Most all of the rides point of origin is in Coeur d'Alene Idaho, and eventually end here too. I generally travel pretty light, pick back road routes, avoid crowded places, and often camp off the bike for the weekend or longer.. here ya go: Page 1: Lake CdA and Harrison, ID A trip to Palouse Falls, and Starbuck WA A long weekend to Lewiston, Elk City, Hells Canyon, and the Palouse Page 2: A quick campout in Central Oregon. Wallace, Quinss Hot Spring, Bison Land, and Missoula Kenny & Jimmy ride to Glacier Pk.. including Yaak, Koocanusa, and Eureka 2-Up trip to Mt St Helens, with a visit in Packwood. Page 3: (Cont from pg 2)A trip to the Oregon Coast through Maryhill, Grass Valley, Detroit, Salem, and Cape Lookout. Eagles on Lake CdA A spring ride to Ione Oregon Page 4: The North Fork of the CdA River with Murray and Wallace. Camping at Dworshak Reservoir and trippin to Aquarius, and Hells Gate Canfield Mtn on the DRZ Page 5: (cont from pg 4) A four day loop to Missoula, Salmon, Stanley, Lowman, McCall, Riggins, Whitebird, Kooskia. A St Joe River Fishing trip. Up a creek on the DRZ- the CdA River and Shoshone Creek. Page 6: The secret spot near Cusick. A ride through time and Chesaw Crater Lake Page 7: Crater Lake and other sunken volcanoes Pedal bikes on the St Joe. Ring around Hauser Lake Page 8: 2014 begins..on the Palouse A week long walk-about in ID, WA, OR, ID, OR, WA, ID Page 10: A fun viffer ride with other viffer riders A few days of dual sporting in N Idaho Page 11: A little Eastern Washington Loop de loop A weekend ride around Mt Hood. Page 12: Dual Sport Riding on Canfield Mtn Page 13: 2015 A Montana Story Washington Pass in the North Cascades Steamboat Rocks State Park Page 14: More Palouse Trippin' Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes A run up the St Joe River Other threads: A bitchin ride to Colorado http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=774872 Banks Lake, Grand Coulee, and the Sanpoil river http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=763485 BC, Ferries and Beers,, http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=766560 The Original Post: This year (2012) we have had a LOT of cold rainy weather to kick off our Spring so it has been a sloowww start, but a couple weeks ago i was time to roust out the beast and get moving around a bit. It started with this. Then a trip to my mom's garage, cuz she has some extra space. Finally out into the daylight. After getting a new front tire installed it was time to take a little spin around Lake Coeur d'Alene, Heres a few pics from that nice April Day: More recently, Last weekend the GF and I jumped on the bike for a day trip down to Palouse Falls State Park in WA, along the way we saw this little grain siding elevator in Lancaster..one of many like this in Eastern Wa. Some cool views along the way: We stopped for snacks... Since we have had a wet spring I have been anxious to get to these falls, and heres why: Time to head on back home and yes i did ante up and buy my annual Washington State Park Discover Pass so i can park and not worry about getting a $100 ticket. MInd you you a year ago it was all free, but i guess the governor has gotta eat too. Hopefully they are spreading the money in an equitable manner. Actually i really enjoy the Parks, and in general they are all well cared for, and that is worth the price of admission, in my opinion.