Lost in Wyoming...

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by WYO George, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. 1stgenfarmboy

    1stgenfarmboy The Sherpa Man

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    My gosh George......I couldn't be more jealous...

    I'd give my eye teeth to spend some months riding up there.

    Gorgeous pictures.
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  2. WYO George

    WYO George I have no idea

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    BTW @ScotsFire There's one day we'll have to leave our friend Imu at the lodge while we go out and tackle what we affectionately refer to as "the death road". It has a few water crossings, some ugly and some worse than ugly. It also drops from just over 10,000ft down to about 7,500ft in a short span with a pretty steep rocky descent, but easy enough going down. Then after several more water crossings and after you've used up all your energy for the day you get to climb a very steep section about 150yards or more that feels like it's straight up with loose gravel/sand so you have to pick a line and pin it. It's an amazing road.

    On second though, we should share it with Imu, even if it means we have to help a little with the hill climb.
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  3. WYO George

    WYO George I have no idea

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    No need to part with teeth, just come on up. You're more than welcome up here at any time. Specifically, I am planning a week long get-together with several guys from here that I've ridden with in Moab. It'll be next summer, probably late July after most of the snow has melted and the temps are regularly in the upper 60's. You're definitely on the invite list.
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  4. 1stgenfarmboy

    1stgenfarmboy The Sherpa Man

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    Man-O-Man.....thats gonna be hard to get out of my mind my friend.

    We are really needing to scratch Glacier national Park off our list, we were heading there from Yellowstone last August the night the fire started and our reservation got cancelled, so we went down to Silverton Colorado for a few days.
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    WYO George I have no idea

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    Come up early or stay late and factor in a week of Bighorn riding with friends. The area we will be based out of has three lodges and a half dozen campgrounds within a 5 mile radius so bring your camper and be our neighbor at the campground.
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    WYO George I have no idea

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    We camp at Sibley Lake when in the toy hauler. These pics from the travel trailer thread are the same area as the riding pics.



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  7. ScotsFire

    ScotsFire And then a drifter rode into town... Supporter

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    He will have had Top of the World in Moab under his belt by then. He’ll be in, as am I.
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  8. Shady Pass David

    Shady Pass David Long timer Supporter

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    Check out Nick Zentner a professor at Central Washington University...He has plenty of lessons on the geology here in Washington....Oregon...and Idaho....all available for viewing on the net..
    He's fun to watch and listen to, not like some of my professors at the U of Wa.
    ................................:y0!...........
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  9. DittyBag

    DittyBag A bag of dirty stuff

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    Geo, I've never seen trout colored that way. What are they? Kids having a ball, making lifetime memories.
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    ROYAL COACHMAN Long timer

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    Thanks for sharing the pics George! They are Great!!
    I was returning home through the Big Horns in 2016 but didnt have time to stop.....................
    I wont make that mistake again
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    WYO George I have no idea

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    Slippery and yummy, that’s about all I know. I’m quite good at catching fish and a professional at eating them, but my fishologist skills aren’t the best.
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  12. BigEasy

    BigEasy Fish Eyed Heathen

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    I'm not a professional fishologist by any means but I'm fairly certain those are little Lake Trout
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  13. rtank

    rtank Adventurer

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    Wyo George , where might this "death road " be located ? I live in Illinois but my spirit lives in Wyoming
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    WYO George I have no idea

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    It's forest service 226 from the north end, right where Woodchuck creek runs into the East Fork of teh South Tongue River (confused yet?) at the junction with Red Grade Road, also known as Woodrock Rd or Primary Forest Rd 26.

    Starting point in google maps: 44.629885, -107.408499

    As you head south it turns into a choose your own adventure book. When faced with an intersection typically right turns makes the route easier and left turns makes for more difficulty. We chose all left turns last time and I'm pretty sure my guardian angel bailed on me somewhere around the third intersection. While it would be theoreically possible to run it in the opposite direction, it would be extremely difficult as the 2,500ft of drop would now be 2,500ft of climb. I don't think I will ever attempt it in reverse, but if I do it'll be on something small, light and realtively low. If you take all left turns you'll eventually come out on Shell Creek at Ranger Creek Campground, by Adelaide Trailhead.
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  15. Shady Pass David

    Shady Pass David Long timer Supporter

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    Happy New Year George!......and everyone else....:rilla......
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    WYO George I have no idea

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    Likewise to you ane everyone else who visits this thread.
  17. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    @WYO George I know several 'Christmas Babies' but you are the first that I know that was born on 12/31.
    Happy Birthday.
    Imu
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  18. MrBob

    MrBob In the Pines. Supporter

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    Surely, you've visited these areas.
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    WYO George I have no idea

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    Absolutely, I’m a huge history buff.
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  20. MrBob

    MrBob In the Pines. Supporter

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    The wagon wheel tracks on the Oregon Trail make history real, as do the inscriptions on the cliffs. IIRC, there was also a Pony Express station nearby.
    I spent a morning goofing around in the area and did not see another soul. From there I traveled to Lusk and the stagecoach museum, and then on to Chadron, NE and the Fur Trade museum - the best one I have ever visited.
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