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Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by eakins, Nov 19, 2013.
I see those M+S tires on the 650. Always ready for Adventure!
Sounds like New Mexico might be a better bet. Or Nevada, but I've ridden a bunch of that already. Decisions, decisions...
We aren’t expecting to be able to do all the passes. It is kind of pick your poison.
wait till July and August and hit the monsoon season, or go in June and hit snow pack....
It is all good, I am really looking forward to the camping.....my biggest concern is being able to reprovision our steak and beer supply before camp each day
Absolutely, 105 degrees is perfect
A much larger problem for us has been ice for the gin and tonics....
learned to do G & T's without ice many years ago -------
Magruder is closed until 7/1.
I just read the article you linked. It doesn’t say it’s closed till July 1. It said p:
No road closures are planned during the project, but motorists could experience temporary delays lasting from a few minutes to up to two hours during culvert installations.
Posted the wrong one. Fake news!
We are starting the IDBDR today heading south from Bonners Ferry after finishing a section of the CDR.
From comments here it looks like we may be early in the season, but things change pretty quickly. Can anybody let us know which sections should be avoided or are impassable? We are thinking we may have to cut out the loop heading to Missoula that goes through the Magruder corridor. Would this work?
I would guess every high pass is closed with snow. You can't get by the Blue cabin, Lolo, Magruder, Elk Summit, and Trinity. Many places will be closed with trees unless the ATV groups have been through.
Keep us posted, we will be starting in Pine heading north.
I also sent you a pm with my cell so we can exchange intel
from the horse's mouth: The IDBDR will not be passible until mid July because of snow and down trees.
I don't doubt that it's closed for construction, but the map that links from that page is dated 2016. Reduce, reuse, recycle those electrons!
IDBDR in June
Better than sitting at home like the majority of us.
ROCK N ROLL guys!
Thanks for your input. We figured we would have to cut out the eastern sections comprising Lolo and Magruder this time. We tried for the blue cabin down to Pierce today but its a no go. We had the good sense to ask about conditions while passing through Avery and Dan at the fly fishing outfitter was incredibly helpful and had all kinds of topo maps and intel from locals about where the snowline is. Even if we had gotten to the blue cabin, continuing south or bailing west would not have been possible since we would have to climb above 5500ft and the snowline is around 5100 there. No matter. We found some other great dirt and paved roads and are now in Grangeville and will link back up with the BDR tomorrow to see how far we can go before having to detour away from elk summit pass. Will keep you all posted.
Report from 2 days ago Deadwood section is closed by a couple 4 ft snow drifts. Johnson Creek into Yellow Pine is open. Sunday we got snow in Cascade and more east. I read 10" at Deadwood Summit so it looks like that section may be closed for a bit longer. Deadwood Outfitters has a Facebook page they update pretty frequently with current access conditions. Guessing the sections north of Yellow Pine are still closed. We had alot of snow this year in this area.
You can probably get to Burgdorf. The take the road to Macall and go back up Lick Creek to Yellow Pine. That is a nice ride and should be open.
Looks like it's still closed https://yellowpinetimes.wordpress.com/category/road-reports/