Montana 1000 X Planning

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Putts, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. Horse 607

    Horse 607 Adventurer Supporter

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    just a bit to much snow to make it over the top so i could get a track run on sunday. kinda figured that would be the case, but i didn't wanna mow the lawn and i really didn't wanna clean the house. ill get the track run from dell to where the bannack road hits hwy 278, maybe this weekend weather permiting. i know its gonna be awhile yet before i can run the byway over to Wise River.

    both Lima and Dell have store/gas, inc 91 oct. if youre gonna need something to fix for dinner, either place would be good. if you are in need of liquid refreshment the Peat bar in Lima would be a good place to check out,cool old time bar. Yesterday's cafe is still open in Dell. we always called it the school house. they built a bar onto it so you can get some refreshment there also. Dell Merc is the store/gas.

    Morrison lake is close to where day 5 incampment is going to be. all you that wanna fish, it would be a good place to camp. ill run a track up to it when i go through there and make sure the road is open, as its been awhile since ive been up there.

    at one time Grant used to have a small store with gas. ill stop there and see if thats still the case. if they do it would probably only be 87 oct. but ill check so i know for sure.

    Bannack is pretty cool i think it would be worth stoppin there. above Bannack is road agents rock. its where Plummer and his boys watched for stages to rob. its 2 track but a good road. ill run a track up there i can wear my vid camera so you can see how the road is if anyone is interested in that.

    as has been said, the grasshopper inn, which is by Elkhorn has gas. ill stop there and make sure its 93 oct. there is a small store off of the road a bit opposite the grasshopper inn called Ma Barnes store.

    Wise River does have a small store with gas, but im guessin its only gonna be 87 oct. ill check that out to see for sure. there is the Wisr River club and another small place that you can get something to eat if so inclined. the next place for gas is goin to be Wisdom. Fetty's bar and cafe is a good place to get something to eat there.

    there is a couple different ways to get from the Big Hole over to the Bitterroot for those that wanna take dirt as opposed to blacktop, which come out at Sula. i think you can go from Sula to Darby on dirt but one of the Bitterroot brethren is gonna have to chime in on that. i know its gonna be at least a month before a track can be run out of the Big Hole.
  2. Putts

    Putts Gettin' there.

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    Thanks dude, nice report. :thumb
  3. amazing ricardo

    amazing ricardo Piste Off

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    :clap...awesome...:clap
  4. whenindoubt

    whenindoubt whenindoubt

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    you can go from sula to darby on dirt. There are a couple of roads that do it, but they are a ways up the east fork. One is probably better off taking the Johnson creek road from the Bighole side and coming down either skalkaho or Rye Creek ( just a thought ). Using the Bitterroot Bighole road and Hwy 93 from Sula to Darby isnn't bad either.
  5. Colorado Uli

    Colorado Uli Must I?

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    Rode through Virginia City last summer - yup, total tourist trap (though my parents would so dig it).
    The day started with me trying to ride solo thought he Boulder Tunnel - Dirtrider insisted that I see it -, which didnt' end up so well since it was flooded and mid-tunnel blocked with ice (got quite wet on that one).
    Since I was REALLY bored with black top all day long, I found a little dirt road that lead across the miniature RR-tracks in the middle of VC and up and up and up. Since I didn't see any signs telling the big German to stay the hell away, I just kept going and going past old and newer mines until it got quite steep and rutted for this overloaded 950 bomber magnifique.

    Finally, after a couple of miles of uphill, I was rewarded with this awsome view:

    [​IMG]

    Someone had errected a wooden cross at the summit and previous travelers to this lonely and windy peak had attached momentos as if they needed to leave evidence that they indeed had been to the top, had been above the hustle and bustle of what is after all the Big City - Children's toys, a bottle opener (I wouldn't have parted with it), ribbons, etc.
  6. Horse 607

    Horse 607 Adventurer Supporter

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    Got a track run from Dell, Big Sheep, Medicine Lodge, Bannack to hwy 278, but ill be damned if i can get it loaded on here. i can email it, im sure its more than likely an i d 10 t error. ill keep tryin though.
  7. Putts

    Putts Gettin' there.

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    Thanks mang. Send a PM to MoonDogMT and maybe you two can exchange the file in email.
  8. MoonDogMT

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    Absolutely ... will put on the planning page with credit ... thanks!

    I'll try PMing you, too.
  9. Putts

    Putts Gettin' there.

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    Thanks!
  10. Horse 607

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    PM sent
  11. MoonDogMT

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  12. Snr Moment

    Snr Moment Unafarkler

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    Great work on the routes. :clap

    As a total GPS noob, and one who will be testing some, if not all of this in living person prior to the MT1k, I'm going to have some questions.
    Primarily, do I download the entire trip into my computer and then into the not-so-state-of-the-art Garmin Quest, or do I load each leg separately?

    I think I've reached the stage of understanding that I can save and load the files. If not, I know where to find you.:lol3
  13. MoonDogMT

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    I think you might want to download the .gpx file to your PC and save a copy. Then, load into the software, delete a significant number of the waypoints in the route before downloading to your GPS unit.

    Some folks print a map (or use another map) and mark waypoints on it so you can see where the waypoints are (and therefore where you are going :) ).

    I know one guy who copies the Deloreme, magnified, prints the waypoints on it and then covers it with velom. Zip locks or map holders should work too.

    I'm not the world's expert, but this seems to work for me (so far). I'm sure there are other approaches.

    Hope this helps.

    md
  14. Snr Moment

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    Thanks and I'm bringing the Delorme along just in case. I'll also have a netbook with me and load up the files to that too.
  15. Horse 607

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    http://www.vholdr.com/node/87607 here's the link to the vid to show you what the ride up to roads agents rock is like, just outside of Bannack. at least i hope it works. if not ill try to fix it.
  16. Putts

    Putts Gettin' there.

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    Looks good. Thanks. :thumb
  17. kickstand

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    I would like to thank every body for all their time and hard work to put this ride together. Can't wait for this to happen this will be my first adv rally. I'm still having trouble with gpx files here is what i get when I down load them.
    This is unlike any gpx file I have every down loaded. what do I need to do on my end to view in map source so I can export to my gps?

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  18. Snr Moment

    Snr Moment Unafarkler

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    I think you're supposed to wait for the final version/routes that have yet to be confirmed.
    Good question, though, because you will need to download it sooner or later.
    Help should be along shortly - if I knew, I'd certainly have some answers.
    :lurk
  19. MoonDogMT

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    Looks like an ASCII (text) dump of elevations? Just a guess, since they don't look like lat/long values; definitely NOT .gpx or other XML format.

    md.
  20. MoonDogMT

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