Palouse Riders

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Spaniard, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. Idarider

    Idarider R1200GS

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    Best ride I have ever had in Yellowstone and Teiton today. Very little traffic, lots of near empty parking lots.
  2. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious Supporter

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    Lewiston peeps: IDFG will let you check out the key to the gate at Redbird Road first parking area. 6.6 miles down to the river. Limit of six quads a day.
    Nice beach at the bottom, good spot to fish and camp. Dunno if they allow bikes.
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  3. Idarider

    Idarider R1200GS

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    Thanks for the info!
  4. sorebutt

    sorebutt Long timer

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    I've been down there on a quad and I'm not sure I'd like to ride a bike down there. There are lots of rocks.
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  5. td63

    td63 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Cheated and trailered down to Pittsburgh Landing for a couple nights of camping, some hiking, and a good long day of riding: back up and along the ridge, stumbled onto Grave Point Lookout, up/down the old White Bird Highway, into Grangeville for a burger and then back to camp. Pretty much a perfect day of riding.

    Pittsburgh was actually sorta crowded but surprisingly nice, mild weather for this late in the spring.


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  6. MUDHWY

    MUDHWY Pins & Needles

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    ^^Awesome shots! Looks like heaven to me.
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  7. Idarider

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    I am out of breath just thinking about hiking back up to get those pictures.
  8. countryrebel

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    Idarider and I met at Peck and rode to Harrison Montana and stayed at a tent space. Next day went south and parted ways. I went to anaconda and through the mountains back to Hamilton and back down the Lochsa. Nice ride. Can't wait for the snow to melt and be able to come back across magruder corridor. 20200603_141802.jpg 20200603_204106.jpg 20200604_115437.jpg 20200604_133448.jpg Back on the Idaho prairie
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  9. pckopp

    pckopp Aged Adventurer

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    My wife and I did a day trip down to Lewiston for lunch. The Palouse was the very definition of green. Lovely. Lunch at the Mystic Cafe where they were being very safe.
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  10. Idarider

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    Magruder would be a good day ride once they get done with the culvert work.
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  11. lanztek

    lanztek Been here awhile

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    Culvert work? Damage up there? I crossed it solo in mid July last year in a little over 4 hours, then met up with friends in Hamilton for another 4 days of riding central Idaho and back. Was getting set to do it again this year with my youngest son but he broke his leg yesterday riding in southeast Idaho...don’t think he’s going to heal up in one month
  12. Idarider

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    Check the Magruder question thread, or look up the forest service site for Bitterroot forest or call Todd McKay at 406-363-7122, the site says closed to July 1 for repairs. Probably by snow until then anyway.
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    lanztek Been here awhile

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    Yeah, in the last 5 years that I’ve been doing this ride I don’t think I’ve seen the Magruder open until at least the 7th -10th. Seems like 2 years ago it was the 14th.

    Thanks for the contact and info though. I’ll most definitely be looking into it
  14. td63

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    Stupid ride that accidentally turned into a brilliant ride: I wanted to get down to the Grand Ronde from the Blues...somehow, but the Delorme, Google Earth and Ride With GPS couldn't decide how, so I simply set out to see what I could see. Rode up Asotin Creek to Charley Creek (I think) and was treated to a lot of boring trees...but at the Clearwater Guard Tower signs said I could make my way down to Troy/the Grand Ronde via that Massive Freakin Highway they call USFS 40. Ok, lookin' good...

    Reached the end of 40 and dropped my bike for the first time ever at the big crossroads. Couldn't figure out why but I'd put on one of those Coleman ATV seat pads that made the ground...just...a...little...further down. Anyway, turns out my lil CR250L is sort of heavy! Or I'm old. Or both.

    Sweaty and a bit rattled I found the "road" down to Troy but it was a lil goat path and I was alone and incompetent, so I turned around. Pissed off I figured I'd just backtrack :(...but there's the sign for Anatone...ok, whatever. Ride for a bit....

    AND THEN that Wickiup area with those massive views! Holy 'ell!

    In hindsight half a dozen folks have been telling me to get up there but I kept thinking "yawn, I've seen the Blues and they are boring as mud...." Oh not they ain't!

    Then puttered across the prairie south of Anatone on down to Asotin, which is itself a really sweet lil meander.

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    bluemtnridr Been here awhile

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    The blues ain't the rockies but they arn't to shabby.
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  16. Mtnseker

    Mtnseker Been here awhile

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    The ride on 40 to Troy is a great ride. There's some good options when you get to Troy. We ride that whole area every spring and early summer. Roads 4016 and 4206 near Pataha Creek are also some great riding roads in that area.
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  17. Phoenix101

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    Heading to Yellowstone area, was in the Salmon area this morning... and the day before in McCall when we ran into a pretty good snow storm...

    Got as far as Jackson MT in steady cold rain and checking weather... the next couple of days:

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    So we pulled the plug and headed west and never drove out of the rain until we got past Orofino... yeah it poured rain from Jackson, MT all the way to Orofino.. 4+ hours.... the GREAT NEWS my new Aero-Stich gear kept me warm and dry...

    So, much for a week in the Yellowstone area... we are home today just shy of 500 soggy miles :(
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  18. MUDHWY

    MUDHWY Pins & Needles

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    Ugh...I've been wanting to do a 4-5 day getaway as well to that neck of the woods but this darn March (I mean June) weather is killing me.
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  19. Idarider

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    Sucks that the weather ruined your trip. The high points in Yellowstone were in the 40's on my trip with some rain/hail but I think I would have reversed course with 35 forecast., too easy to end up in a blizzard.
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  20. Phoenix101

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    a few pics from this weeks trip

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    and if you follow the TV show "Yellowstone" you know part of the set they use this ranch just outside of Darby, MT....

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