Idaho BDR: typical weather late September early October?

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  1. Bravo21

    Bravo21 Been here awhile

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    Tentatively planning to ride the entire Idaho BDR starting September 28 and finishing on or about October 6th, 2020. Anyone here ridden it this late in the season? My concern is snow in high country.

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  2. Hueyflyer61

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    I live in Idaho...Your about a month behind... I rode the Magruder trail this year in late August rained sideways 2/3 of the trail(and Cool).I bow hunt Elk City area the Month of September you can expect Snow.
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  3. Hueyflyer61

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  5. Bravo21

    Bravo21 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the feedback. It was helpful. My brother and I are now re-thinking the time frame and looking at going around Labor Day.
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  6. eakins

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    Might snow...might be beautiful warm and glorious.

    "It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future."
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  7. ryno23nv

    ryno23nv Been here awhile Supporter

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    Idaho like Colorado is glorious! I think late July or August are best. But when you go up on elevation anything can happen.
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  8. jonz

    jonz Miles are my mantra Supporter

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    I rode to Jarbidge on Oct 1 a couple years ago. Cool and rainy the day I rode in and beautiful crisp fall day the day after. Another thing to think about in your timing is the likelihood of fires. August is prime forest fire season and smoke can really mess with the views and determine which roads are closed. If you have a choice, I like earlier in the season -- say mid June/early July. Late summer/early fall are fine if you have a day or two of flexibility to wait out crummy weather but that's the same weather that puts out the summer fires. Always a roll of the dice
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  10. Migolito

    Migolito Prognosticator and MotoYogi

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    I have the opposite concern. I'm riding the Idaho BDR in Late June...I'm hoping the melt opens up the passes by then
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  11. Hueyflyer61

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    IDBDR...Something to hold you over till your on the trail... IMG_20181006_161943179_HDR.jpg
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  12. OldTomRides

    OldTomRides Still on two wheels

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    Sounds like late July might be our best bet. Thanks for the feedback guys!
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  13. SD113

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    Maybe it's an ethics violation to post pictures of the Idaho BDR from a truck, but I had my 80 year old mother with me at the time. We did about 80 miles south of Hwy 200 and about 15 miles north of 200. Just a chance to get out and drive a bit. October 14 to me would be dicey. We ran into a little snow today. I bet September would be nearly ideal.

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