My Idaho

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by thetourist, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. roarin calhoun

    roarin calhoun Been here awhile

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    When's usually the earliest in spring you can ride the Palouse area? I live near it in mountains & snow stays around here til June sometimes. I usually head to Owhyees & Nev for early rides.The Palouse looks neat. Thanks.
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  2. sorebutt

    sorebutt Long timer

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    A lot depends on the winter and spring. One problem is you can have a nice sunny day in late Feb. where you get 50 degrees, but cold nights. You can hit black ice in every shady place or every hill. Even the shadow of a tree may be icy. You can ride the valley almost all year. There are some nice rides along the rivers.
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  3. thetourist

    thetourist Just passing thru

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    What Sorebutt said. Hwy 12 is "the Valley" much warmer there.

    Here on the real Palouse we are 1500-2000 ft higher. More wind, maybe more rain, definitely more snow.

    Day rides are availabel from April on, but scenery is drab with dull gray skies and rain squalls. Temps in the 40's

    June is full green and weather usually dries up about mid June. Lots of 50* days and some 70* days.

    Watch the 10 day weather for Moscow Idaho. 10-20% chance of rain is almost always dry weather. The storms start in Pendleton area and head NE to Moscow.

    To the west, Palouse Falls, Washtucna area, it is drier and warmer, in the spring, if the sun is out..
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  4. roarin calhoun

    roarin calhoun Been here awhile

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    Thanks all. I usually ride south Idaho & north Nevada that time of year. I have ridden some where you guys are. had a great ride west of Lewiston on back roads up in those barely forested hills. Saw a lot of elk,which surprised me. Was really interesting country.Will do more up there. Have ridden all over highway 12 & roads & trails off of it. Love that country. Thanks for the picts & info.
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  5. waylongway

    waylongway madmax Supporter

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    On that note,How much snow did you guys get this year? More than normal? And how about sleeping bag #s for that time of year up there?
    And please go on and on!!
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  6. Vinbowie

    Vinbowie Been here awhile

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    Really incredible country.
    Thanks for the report.
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  7. Wonko T. Sane

    Wonko T. Sane Adventurer

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    Crap. I miss the Palouse.

    Except the snow. :rofl
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  8. thetourist

    thetourist Just passing thru

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  9. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Good grief, where has this thread been all my life? Great pics of an amazing area.
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  10. thetourist

    thetourist Just passing thru

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  11. Thacher

    Thacher That Journey Thing

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    Great pics and information, Tourist. Thanks for these. My daughter lives in Montana and last summer my son-in-law and I rode KLRs to Glacier from Missoula, with the girls following in a pickup. We camped at Polebridge for a few days--cool to see your pic of the Mercantile. I feel lucky to be exploring a most beautiful part of the country now and then, and your posts are inspiring me to do more and ride into Idaho.
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  12. cougsfan

    cougsfan cougsfan

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    Great thread, Tourist! Your pictures are very professional looking. I am looking forward to touring your (our) home area. Pittsburgh Landing.... another place to add to my list.
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  13. obrianmcc

    obrianmcc Long timer

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    ......:thumb
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  14. n16ht5

    n16ht5 ride the night

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    Nice photos in here
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  15. Sasquatch2112

    Sasquatch2112 Old Angry White Guy (OAWG)

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    Visitor caging through with the family in mid/late-September.

    I am dragging the wife and the 4 legged son with me in the truck this September. I was figuring on leaving Butte and taking the ID 1 to the ID 38 and then heading south on the 93 hopping off on the 75 and if the weather is not too bad taking the ID 21 into Boise. We are looking a spending a few days in around Boise, on the north side with the idea of a retirement home, thinking about Horsehoe Bend general area, that is TBD at this point. After we are through I was thinking of taking the 55 north to the US 95 and then head west on the 12.

    Any good side trips while we are in the area? My truck is a 4x long bed ext cab so tight stuff would be a problem, but dirt roads are a :clap



    Sorry for the hijack.


    OBTW, great thread. Beautiful pictures!
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  16. Ladybug

    Ladybug Bug Sister Supporter

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    Tourist, any chance of you adding to this? I know there is a lot more good stuff in your neighborhood you can make others jealous with. :deal :D

    (Don't forget the flowers :flug)
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  17. Drummer

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    As I look through these pictures and posts, I am again amazed at just how beautiful the west side of the USA is and how different than the east. You are very lucky to live there and enjoy that beauty.

    Thanks for the posts ...
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  18. Ladybug

    Ladybug Bug Sister Supporter

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    I was looking for something else and ran across this. It has some great stuff in it so I decided a bump was needed.

    Hi thetourist. :wave
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  19. thetourist

    thetourist Just passing thru

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    Hi ya, :wave

    I need to post some more pics, but having trouble with my account. This computer stuff is beyond me.
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  20. Monzo

    Monzo n00b

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    Went to school at UofI...thanks for sharing!
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