Wyoming Pictures

Discussion in 'Photos' started by greener556, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. Mcgee

    Mcgee Been here awhile

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    Prairie Rattler I believe. He was sunning himself on the road on a cool day at about 7500 feet. I spotted him as he struck at me riding by.
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  2. EricD10563

    EricD10563 Been here awhile

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  3. BaldKnob

    BaldKnob I Wanna Ride

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    Clark's Fork Canyon was brought up on the previous page, thought I would share a few from September of '15. Awesome place! This is rolling in from the town of Clark, looking east. So dramatic, the way this ridge just rises suddenly from the high-desert boulder fields... IMG_0245.JPG
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    Looking south, into the canyon... IMG_0248.JPG
  4. BaldKnob

    BaldKnob I Wanna Ride

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    The plan was to ride to the Switchbacks but I only made it a mile in before the road became way too sandy for this 600lb Yamaha. I took these from down in the river bed. Tell me someone else sees the skull hidden in the rocks... IMG_0294.JPG IMG_0289.JPG
    This tree is alive and kicking despite being pretty much horizontal... IMG_0290.JPG
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  5. DittyBag

    DittyBag A bag of dirty stuff

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    Wow, I see it. :clap

    I was curious about that picture too, and wondered about the trail (Morrison Jeep Trail) looking at GoogleEarf. The uplands above the switchbacks are beautiful. That trail may be beyond me and my Ducati's level, but I'm going to try it anyway.

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  6. BaldKnob

    BaldKnob I Wanna Ride

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    I turned tail, back to Clark then around to the Beartooth Pass. This is about a mile from the western terminus of the Morrison Jeep Trail (120) where I took a break. Good place for a bear ambush? I wasn't taking that chance... IMG_0304.JPG
    From the Chief Joseph Hwy looking into the canyon... IMG_0308.JPG
    Can't wait to go back and use a smaller bike!
  7. BaldKnob

    BaldKnob I Wanna Ride

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    You are completely certifiable!! I luv it! I've watched all of his vids... they take over 30min just to climb the switchbacks with real dirtbikes!!! You're in for an exhausting ride. Just look at the silty, dark sand leading up to those things. You may want to start from the Beartooth. This is what a month on the road looks like... IMG_0271.JPG
  8. DittyBag

    DittyBag A bag of dirty stuff

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    @BaldKnob I probably won't make it anyway. But I'd sure like to camp up there, only if the bears are not a problem. Been around the blacks all my life, but I know nothing of the griz.
  9. BaldKnob

    BaldKnob I Wanna Ride

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    Don't make eye contact and never say anything about his momma!
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  10. The Toecutter

    The Toecutter R U N N O F T

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    Along Atlantic City Rd
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  11. SnowMule

    SnowMule [angry moth noises]

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    Wonderful wind.... glad I have a heavy truck/trailer.
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    About a dozen avalanches ran to the highway between Pinedale and Hoback.
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  12. WYO George

    WYO George Long timer

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    It is indeed windy, currently blowing a sustained 35mph at my place with gusts as high as 68mph according to my weather station.
  13. DGarman

    DGarman What could go wrong?

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    A few from 2015........
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  14. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer

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    ^^^^^^^^^^
    Fine lookin' Shovel.

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  15. Wansfel

    Wansfel 50+ yrs on 2 wheels

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    Any hints riding through the Wind River Reservation? Looking to link a dirt route from Dubois to Thermopolis. Something a bit better than single track.
  16. WYO George

    WYO George Long timer

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    You are looking for something that I've looked for and it may not exist, sorry. It would be possible to take Blondie Pass, but that's several roads connecting and I'm not 100% certain of the access legalities on a couple of them. I've tried to find out, but info has been hard to obtain and on the reservation I don't use the policy of forgiveness over permission. Things get a bit odd on the res so I try to avoid the area completely. If you want to look into it further here's the route that connects, but may require more research:


    From hwy 20/26 at 43.225142, -108.842739 head north/west on Diversion Dam road to Maverick Springs Road. Take Maverick Springs road north to Mail Camp Road. This is about as far as I'm certain of access. It may be fine further, but just know that I give the directions with the disclaimer that it needs further research.

    Anyway, take Mail Camp Road north until it turns to Shotgun Butte Rd, at approximately 43.542103, -108.834156 turn left, going north on a dirt road that may or may not be a private road. One map calls it Mail Camp Road and another call it Shotgun Butte Rd. Whatever it is, it goes a couple miles and turns into Blondie Pass road (also spelled Blondy Pass on some maps). The road is now a two track road so it is definitely questionable. This is the part that looks interesting and makes me wish I had contacts with the res to look into it further. Blondie Pass road has a bunch of switchbacks that takes it on top then more switchbacks going down the other side of Blondie Pass. Eventually, after going down the other side it turns into Owl Creek road.

    This Owl Creek road runs into the other Owl Creek road at about 43.708099, -108.714498. After this point I know you are good. The questionable is between Mail Camp and here. Owl Creek road runs east(ish) and eventually becomes paved county road 170. It dead-ends into hwy 120 at 43.703399, -108.347597. From here just turn right and go about 5 miles or so and you're in Thermopolis.

    As much as I have wanted to make this connection in the past, I have avoided it for reasons listed above. The upside is that the Wind River Canyon is a pretty decent ride and there's a shortcut through the Reservation that lets you bypass Riverton all together. Take 133 north just before Kinnear to 134, turn right on 134 and follow it east. You'll come back onto 20/26 just before Boysen Reservoir having missed Riverton and saved a few miles in the process.

    In keeping with the picture aspect of the thread, here's a shot from the Wind River Canyon.

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  17. Wansfel

    Wansfel 50+ yrs on 2 wheels

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    Thanks for the info. Maybe we should start a new thread for WY tracks.... I plotted out your suggestion and here is a link to a Google version. Green and my plot in Blue. Zooming in close on an Earth view shows some interesting roads on either. Since is a picture thread, we could move to the BOM 2017 Planning thread which is where planning discussion is ongoing. This is in developing the 2017 track for the Best of Montana 1,000 annual ride. We used up the best Montana had, then Idaho. This year it's Wyoming's turn. I have more questions on other Wyoming areas as you can imagine. (Blew past the 1,000 mile bit quite a few years back also.)

    Thanks, Ron
  18. pratered

    pratered Jackpiner

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    A few pictures from my ride over in Dubois.
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  19. pratered

    pratered Jackpiner

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    Trying to find some gravel to ride today, not real successful, but, got some pretty pictures! IMG_3089.JPG IMG_3091.JPG IMG_3102.JPG
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  20. slowgo2

    slowgo2 Adventurer

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    Riding the 296..view from Dead Indian Pass. 526 (4).JPG