The Meandering Geezer in Idaho

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Metalcarver, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper Supporter

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    Nice loop and great pics!
    Thanks
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  2. DaveWave

    DaveWave Sometimes you win...sometimes you learn.

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    I thought for sure you guys would get soaked with all the rain we had in I.FÂ…sorry I didn't make the ride with you!:cry
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  3. FloorPoor

    FloorPoor Been here awhile

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    Maybe next time :D
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  4. svs

    svs Posts too much... Supporter

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    nice
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  5. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Incredulous iconoclast 8:46. Woke SJW. Supporter

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  6. Tex83

    Tex83 Motersykle Advntyers

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    Great stuff!! I'll be in this area in a few weeks and I'll be stealing lots of your ideas :evil Thanks for posting up!
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  7. Metalcarver

    Metalcarver Geezer Berserker Supporter

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    Well, PM me if you're in the neighborhood. Bunch of places I haven't gone on accounta they're pretty lonesome for a lone geezer. An extra gun hand might be useful as well...
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  8. Tex83

    Tex83 Motersykle Advntyers

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    Will do. looks like some great riding (and maybe shooting :2guns). I'll pm you my info and touch base when I'm closer to yer neck of the woods.
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  9. FloorPoor

    FloorPoor Been here awhile

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    Count me in. My second favorite activity (after dirt riding of course) is shooting:D
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  10. oldmanb777

    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism! It's a bad drug!

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    Great pix. We went through in July, on our way to LoLo. Some really great scenery and riding. We didn't have the time to explore enough. So gotta make it back there next year.
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  11. Metalcarver

    Metalcarver Geezer Berserker Supporter

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    Finally found some .41 mag ammo. 265g buffalo bore. Gonna hurt me almost as much as the recipient.
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  12. FloorPoor

    FloorPoor Been here awhile

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    I bet! I bought some Buffalo Bore .44 once (when I was in AK) :eek1

    I have a friend in Boise who's a .41 fanatic. You want me to see if he has some he's wiling to sell? I bet he has several thousand put away.
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  13. Metalcarver

    Metalcarver Geezer Berserker Supporter

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    Weather finally pursuaded me to weeble on. Didn't go on a grand loop like I was planning due to time constraints. Basically east from Idaho Falls via Kepps Crossing to Skyline Road (eastern side of little loop -great view of the Tetons) along a high ridge and down to Brockman Road. Thence via McCoy creek and Alpine. Then along Grey's River with a side trip to the Little Grey's River road and camp at mile 34. The next morning up McDougal Gap road to view unexplored Wyoming country - probably next year. Back down and retrace to Idaho Falls. The west side of the little loop is the Dan Creek road.


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  14. Metalcarver

    Metalcarver Geezer Berserker Supporter

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    Skyline Road - Grand Teton on right side...
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    To McCoy Creek
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  15. Metalcarver

    Metalcarver Geezer Berserker Supporter

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    Grey's River Road

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    Up the Little Grey's River

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    Back down to the big Grey's River

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    And the to the camp site.

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    Dinner using my little Zip Stove. C battery blower and can burn twigs, pine cones, and whatever. Very light and lots of heat.

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    An incredible amount of gnats swooping in the trees. They never got down to ground level though...

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    In the morning it was way below freezing and the meadow next to the campground had so much frost it looked like it had snowed.

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    One thing about camping on the open range is that if there are any bears around, what bruin in his right mind would choose a 66 year old piece of goat meat over a nice slab of beef after a fat summer grazing...

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  16. Metalcarver

    Metalcarver Geezer Berserker Supporter

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    Then pack up and go exploring.

    McDougal Gap Road.

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    Turn around at a side road that needs inspection next year.

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    McDougal Peak

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    Back down the Gap.

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    Down the river and back to McCoy Creek.

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    Dan Creek Road

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    And back to Idaho Falls

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  17. swimmer

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    This thread is full of great pics. Thanks for sharing. Idaho looks incredible.
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  18. FloorPoor

    FloorPoor Been here awhile

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    Nice! Bummer I had to work.
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  19. Metalcarver

    Metalcarver Geezer Berserker Supporter

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    One thing I forgot to mention. After almost 1,000 miles of Idaho dirt, finally saw another bike coming down the road. Greys river road. Hauling ass. Prolly a KLR. A belated high five to whoever ya are. I know, yer supposed to sneer and point at the ground....

    Kinda sad. With all the great ADV roads I wonder why... or why not. Then see all the bare nikked folks riding monsters up and down the boulevard.

    Kinda eyeballing the desert mountains south of Burley. Anybody prowled there?
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  20. IDRider

    IDRider Been here awhile

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    Back to God's Country - nurturing my soul!
    The family and I left Idaho Falls 19 months ago. The family is back and I return, permanently, this Friday.

    The pictures from your trips have me pretty damn excited about going home.

    Thanks.
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