Trippin' in and out of the Rednek Republik

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by N-Id-Jim, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. N-Id-Jim

    N-Id-Jim Been here awhile

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    Back out in the daylight I rode into another museum of sorts....
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    My hotel for the night?
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    Watch out for heavy traffic!
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    Or you could end up here
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    I zipped on outta town and headed to Oroville, then Palmer Lake....
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  2. TheAdmiral

    TheAdmiral Long timer

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    The Molson High School is cool as heck. Reminds me of the building where I attended elementry school (including the classroom). Giggle

    I wish I had this view every single night before I go to bed...AWESOME
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    Thanks for taking us along.
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  3. O Team

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    Good pics & trips Jim. Makes me want to head South and ride @ the Palouse area.
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  4. N-Id-Jim

    N-Id-Jim Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the kind words

    The Palouse is cool for sure.. the north central Washington stuff that lies north of hwy 20 is amazing too.
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  5. N-Id-Jim

    N-Id-Jim Been here awhile

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    From Molson, I tripped into Oroville for fuel and groceries supplies for the nights camp. Departed Oville on a westward heading and rode thru an impressive canyon on the way to Palmer lake. The road was good, then bad, but ended well at the beach on the south end of the lake...wher I took a nice swim on this hot day..
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    I rode up and down here looking for a good campsite, but didn't find anything I liked.........
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    So after flailing around for a bit I resorted to the map, and recalled a story about Bonapart Lake, which is west on hwy 20 out of Omak, then north up a forest service rd... up there I found this...
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    Things were looking up! :lol3
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    I set up camp and enjoyed the evening.... again! I recommend this place....
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    Got up and in the morning and made my way home to CdA.. thanks for looking.
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  6. N-Id-Jim

    N-Id-Jim Been here awhile

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    I am most always up for a ride on the Palouse! Lots of good fall riding opportunities coming up..
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  7. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Thanks for sharing your ride. The NW is an incredible place to live and ride. :clap
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  8. N-Id-Jim

    N-Id-Jim Been here awhile

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    Monday night... just got back from Crater Lake.. will try to make you jealous soon!:D
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  9. Ladybug0048

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  10. N-Id-Jim

    N-Id-Jim Been here awhile

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    Me an 'Q blasted south out of CdA Idaho last Thursday en route to Crater Lake Oregon.. We planned stops along the way in Enterprise, Bend, Fossil,, Tri Cities, and lots of waypoint twixt and tween.... Of course, we went right over the edge of the rattlesnake canyon on the first afternoon, but I have posted pictures of that before so none today.. But then, this gorgeous view greeted us as we approached Enterprise, OR so we had to try to capture it...
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    We rolled into town and found a sweet brew-pub which we had visited before, the Terminal Gravity Brewing Co makes great beers and good food!
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    Our trip is off to a good start!
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  11. N-Id-Jim

    N-Id-Jim Been here awhile

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    We stayed in Enterprise at the friendly and clean Ponderosa Motel.. Awoke to a bluebird day and walked about town a bit to see the sights.. The County Courthouse is a nicely cared for building and grounds with this cool veterans memorial out front...
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    Around the inside of the circle are these nice benches, lots of them..
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    Around the outside is this...
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    Other sights in town
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    Got 'Q loaded up and we were off!:D
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  12. N-Id-Jim

    N-Id-Jim Been here awhile

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    The riding down through Ukiah, Long Creek, Spray, Service Creek, Mitchell was fantastic today. Perfect weather too..!
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    Fun Stuff,
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    Nice Views down toward Bend, OR.
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    Got to Bend in time to find a cozy brew-pub.. there are 22 brewers in Bend now!:lol3
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  13. N-Id-Jim

    N-Id-Jim Been here awhile

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    After a night in Bend, checking out a few pubs, on Saturday morning we got motivated and made our way to the Newbery Crater. The viewpoint up top is a bit of a rough ride, but the views are worth it :
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    We then motored the extremely boring Hwy 97 until we got in line to wait..
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    But the wait was worth it..
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    We couldn't have asked for a nicer day to see the Crater Lake! We cruised North toward Bend again, getting thirsty, but on the way we took the Cascade Lakes By-Way around behind Mt Bachelor.. This is a very worthwhile side trip... Lots of info on on volcanic this 'n that, and great views...
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    Time to get back to Bend...
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  14. N-Id-Jim

    N-Id-Jim Been here awhile

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    Sunday am we had to begin the trip towrd home.. Tri Cities (oh boy) to Q's sissy's house..

    But on the way there we stopped by Smith Rocks state park, this is a very popular spot amongst climbers, hmmmm wonder why:
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    Then the we trotted off toward Antelope and Fossil, Or. Some of the best riding ever is on these roads..
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    Too soon the fun stuff ended, and with a bead of sweat on our brows we blasted across the 95 degree desert toward TC, WA

    the end!
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  15. Ladybug0048

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    The end? Already and just when I was looking forward to the ride back . . . Thanks for taking time to share your ride. :clap
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  16. N-Id-Jim

    N-Id-Jim Been here awhile

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    Well, its never really the END,, just sort of an intermission.:D
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  17. Ladybug0048

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    I'll get more popcorn and a soda to enjoy while I'm waiting.

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  18. N-Id-Jim

    N-Id-Jim Been here awhile

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    So once again we found ourselves cruising along in St Joe River canyon on a bluebird day! This is always worth a day trip!
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    we checked out the marble creek historical info..
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    got a cool group shot of our (other) bikes at the Calder Store!
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    close-up!
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    until next time!
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    Cheers!
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  19. N-Id-Jim

    N-Id-Jim Been here awhile

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    Last Sunday I managed to make a little ride out around the nearby lakes and snapped a few pics... these are near Hauser lake, ID

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  20. N-Id-Jim

    N-Id-Jim Been here awhile

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    Its almost Springlike out yea!

    Been doing a lot of this::D

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    Now I am starting to do a bit more of this...:evil

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    Today I hope to ride the VFR..:clap