Boise ride this weekend...

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by ryanwilliamcantrell, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. dave186

    dave186 Been here awhile

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    Mine came today also.

    I was going to apply to be a trail ranger but when I found out what it paid, decided I better just keep turning wrenches. Would be fun though.
  2. Owyhee

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    I'll bite. What's the pay?
    I'll bite. What's the pay?
  3. obrianmcc

    obrianmcc Long timer

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    .... my renewals showed up yesterday as well.
  4. JeepDawg

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    Do trail rangers get a badge? or do we just get abuse hurled at us by every ATV'r we interact with?
    I'm guessing the latter.
  5. JeepDawg

    JeepDawg Long timer

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  6. Owyhee

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    If they gave me per diem on the trail and provided a bike, I'm game. Beats working in a cube!
  7. drmiller100

    drmiller100 Long timer

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    years ago they were riding honda xr400's, provided by the state. Seems like they work 10 days on, 5 days off or something like that?
    I'd bet lots and lots of cutting of downed trees.....
  8. Owyhee

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    Ten years and three kids ago I'd be game. Although being free from diaper duty for 10 days at a time has its appeals...
  9. obrianmcc

    obrianmcc Long timer

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    .... although you'd probably be hired on as a SS1 cleaning porta-potties :D
  10. Owyhee

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    If I have the expertise, why not apply it? I'm like a NASCAR pit stop when it comes to diaper changing.
  11. Special Ed_65

    Special Ed_65 A.K.A. Special Ed

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    Last September Steens ride.

    1 DRZ, 2 KTM690s, 1 GSA F800 3 day 550 mile adventure.

    Poison creek road out of Marsing, where the Soda Fire burnt 279,144 Acres.
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    Dropping into Jordan Craters
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    This little guy was blending in.
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    Dan, Ron, and Norris are taking a little break
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    From Jordan Craters to Rome we got on some primitive roads (if you would call this a road)
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    Quick break time, a bit rocky.
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    Pillars of Rome, North West of Rome Oregon
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    The first night we stayed at Willow Hot Springs.
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    200 mile day with a Max speed of 406 MPH (I think the GPS was lying)
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    Next morning we headed to Fields for Breakfast

    Ranch between Willow Hot springs and Fields
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    Running deer in the barrow pit (hard to see)
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    Breakfast, Gas, and check in time.
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    After all fueled up we headed to the Steens
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    Our first stop was going to be the Riddle brothers historical ranch, but the gate was closed.

    We walked down the road a little and took a few pictures.
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    Getting some elevation
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    Big Indian
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    Little Blitzen
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    Snow, getting close to the top
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    View from the top looking down on the Alvord Playa
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    9500 feet
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    Norris
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    Top side of Big Indian
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    Top side of Little Blitzen
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    East rim overlook
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    Kiger gorge Overlook
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    dropping back down to Fish lake we found some fall colors
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    From Fish lake we headed North to Diamond the back way.
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    Regrouping at Pete French Round Barn
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    We headed for Crane for Gas, dinner and night 2 at Crystal Crane Hot Springs
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    Next morning we ate at Crane Store & Cafe (never had a bad meal there).
    We headed East on the Crane/Venator Rd hit Crowley Rd then dry creek cut off to twin springs and on into Owyhee Oregon.
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    From there South on 201 to Homedale and back to Nampa. Hope you enjoyed.....Ed
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  12. trailrider383

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    Looks like Special Ed must have worn out the KLR. :nod
  13. OJ-J

    OJ-J Chillin

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    Wow, great pics, thanks for sharing! Looks like good times indeed! :thumb:thumb
  14. Special Ed_65

    Special Ed_65 A.K.A. Special Ed

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    75K on the KLR and it's still going strong just using some oil. With the F800 I thought it might be time for a plated dirt bike as my 2nd bike.
  15. obrianmcc

    obrianmcc Long timer

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    In keeping up with the theme of Winter entertainment .... here is a report on a quick loop we made over Pinyon this Fall

    Winds over Pinyon

    .... the report is spread out over multiple posting, all of which are listed in my blog

    Enjoy!

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  16. obrianmcc

    obrianmcc Long timer

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    Chirp, chirp, chirp

    Hers another ride I took earlier in the summer up to Seafoam Lakes .....

    Link to post one here .... the rest can be found in the July archive. I'd post a purty picture, but Photobucket is down .....
  17. OffRoadRider15f

    OffRoadRider15f Adventurer

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  18. obrianmcc

    obrianmcc Long timer

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    Here's another ride up into Cinnabar ...

    Cinnabar or bust ... posting start in the Aug archive. I'm sure there is a better way to sort posts in Wordpress ... I just haven't figured it out yet.

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  19. wwguy

    wwguy Been here awhile

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    Great stuff Mike. Thanks for taking the time and effort to capture photos and share them later. I can tell you were getting serious about this ride when I saw that rotopax on your tail rack!

    I'm looking forward to exploring some of that country this summer too. To keep my wife happy (and dry) we've rented a few Forest Service cabins this summer to use as base camps for my day rides.
  20. Owyhee

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    Anyone up for a dirt ride in Rabbit Creek or off Silver City road this Sunday? We'll be arriving around 10 and on the trail for a few hours. Nothing too strenuous or crazy and we'll be staying below the snow line. I'll be on an XR600 and my friend is on his CR500AF.
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