Next in the BDR series - IDBDR

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by eakins, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. 20-MikeMike

    20-MikeMike All Illusion, All The Time

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    I see those M+S tires on the 650. Always ready for Adventure!
  2. Bucko

    Bucko In a parallel world

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    Sounds like New Mexico might be a better bet. Or Nevada, but I've ridden a bunch of that already. Decisions, decisions...
  3. misterk

    misterk Been here awhile Supporter

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    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
  4. misterk

    misterk Been here awhile Supporter

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  5. DA KLIXTER

    DA KLIXTER old and slow

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    A much larger problem for us has been ice for the gin and tonics....

    CK
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    River-Runner Been here awhile

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    learned to do G & T's without ice many years ago -------
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    philthyphil Nomad

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    fjmartin Been here awhile

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    philthyphil Nomad

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  10. Katabatic

    Katabatic Adventurer

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    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?
  11. sorebutt

    sorebutt Long timer

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    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.
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  12. misterk

    misterk Been here awhile Supporter

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    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
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  13. shotty_co

    shotty_co Been here awhile Supporter

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  14. 20-MikeMike

    20-MikeMike All Illusion, All The Time

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    WoodrowBDR Been here awhile

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    IDBDR in June:dhorse
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  16. L.V.

    L.V. Adventurer

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    Better than sitting at home like the majority of us.

    ROCK N ROLL guys!
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  17. Katabatic

    Katabatic Adventurer

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    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.
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  18. Redhawk

    Redhawk Follow Me

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    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.
  19. sorebutt

    sorebutt Long timer

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    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.
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    Tijuana_Taxi Been here awhile Supporter

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