Wild Wild West 2

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by freefallen, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. freefallen

    freefallen down with gravity

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    Thank you!
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  2. slide

    slide A nation in despair

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    Chamber of Commerce.
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  3. freefallen

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    Yep, agree! At least to compensate the towing expense in Death Valley :deal
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  4. Ruan

    Ruan Adventurer to be

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    I'm in. Thanks for sharing:lurk
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  5. achesley

    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    :clap:clap:clap Fantastic! Great story and even Greater Pictures. Nothing wrong with traveling the country on a KLR. Just have to not be in a hurry. LOL> I love my KLR for local but the 1250S Bandit is for LD rides. Ice Fields Parkway has been on my bucket list for a long time. Maybe some day. Thought about it when I was up in Glacier last July but had contiband with me so didn't want to mess with Canada or be worried about coming back the same roads to get my stuff back from US Customs. Looking forward to the rest of the story and pictures. :clap:clap:clap
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  6. acesandeights

    acesandeights Asperger

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    Just an FYI, Salem is the capital of Oregon, not Porlandia. Great pictures and story. I guess they call it "Death" Valley for a reason :1drink

    Also, I see someone went with the maple/bacon at Voodoo. Always a good choice!
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  7. freefallen

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    Of course, nothing wrong with KLR. S/b is traveling from Sydney to London on a105cc Honda. The key word is "not be in a hurry".
    Ice Fields Parkway is fantastic, the parks nearby are even better.
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  8. freefallen

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    Ooops, thank you for correction!
    Yep, that was me, loved donuts with bacon, yummy:dg
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  9. freefallen

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    Gary, it was nice meeting you tonight. Hope your wrist heals soon.
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  10. houndawgg

    houndawgg Been here awhile

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    Same here, great meeting you and your son.
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  11. freefallen

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    The official site says the following:
    No place else on earth combines a deep, pure lake, so blue in color; sheer surrounding cliffs, almost two thousand feet high; two picturesque islands; and a violent volcanic past.


    Indeed, a very beautiful and majestic lake, a lot can be said about it.

    Yes, it's the deepest fresh water lake in America, yes it's perfect for photographers. But there's something elusive here that I can't put into words. The lake didn't hook my interest, I wouldn't come here a second time. You can definitely spend a whole day, take a boat ride but we made our loop and hurried back to route 1.

    Mountainous road to the lake:


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    One of the two islands:

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    Continuing our ride around the lake:

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    The drop was very sheer and it wasn’t solid ground but very fine gravel. If you get too close to the edge it can give way and you’re not stopping till you hit water. Fatal accidents do happen here are the signs told us:

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    Despite the high altitude and random snow patches, it was rather hot:

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    The roads were nice, the people were sparse and the views were great but again it didn’t leave me with much impression:

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  12. Ruan

    Ruan Adventurer to be

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    Beautiful. Congratulations.:lurk
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  13. Blacknblue

    Blacknblue "I'm outa' here."

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    Nice photos! :clap

    The last time I went to Crater lake I hiked down to the boat launch and swam in the lake on a nice hot day.
    I've been there in the summer when the lodge was still covered with snow and had a sign asking visitors
    to stay off the roof!

    Another time it was really smokey from fires, or cold and scary windy on the ridge tops.

    I don't know, somehow volcanos like Crater Lake and Mt. Shasta have just gotten into my blood.
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  14. ttr

    ttr Been here awhile

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    This is a great trip!!

    Good that you are out of the desert. Keep driving...
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  15. Ot tuda

    Ot tuda Adventurer

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    Edik. klass. :clap
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  16. pfdavidz

    pfdavidz Been here awhile

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    Nice trip!
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  17. freefallen

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    Thank you, Sir!
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  18. freefallen

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    Mt. Shasta in CA?
    Well, we all have different preferences. Perhaps we were tired from the previous days and we needed awaiting rest in SF. Maybe next time it will be different.
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    Thank you, Sir!
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    otkuda-otkuda? ne uznayu. spasibo!