Riders – John , Eric
Loop – 60 miles
Ditto Flats , Drive Way , Dollarhide , MF Warm Springs , SF Warm Springs , Warfield ,Red Warrior,Mahoney,
Mars Ridge, North Fork Deer Creek , Lick Creek , SF Warm Springs , Willow Creek
First ride in couple of years because of fire closures on the Dollarhide side.
Great day .
We had the mountains almost to ourselves , one other rider , two parked bikes and
five mountain bikers.
We saw pronghorns, a young buck and huckleberry jam (bear shit).
As we were getting on the bikes we had a few sprinkles , so I backed my jacket on the fender.
No dust and the trails we great. The Ditto Flat entrance hadn't been ridden, not much more than a cow
Me and a rider we met looking for a bull elk he spotted.
View of Pioneer Mounts and new wilderness from Dollarhide Ridge
DollarHide looking back toward Ditto Flats.
Top of Warfield
A few miles from the bottom of Warfield we ran into sheep being herded .
They were on a side hill of shale tailings, totally destroyed the tread . We had to walk the bikes
through the heard.
South Fork * Willow Creek junction
The Willow Creek ATV trail has had the blowouts repaired and they even plowed off many of the cobbley
rocks. Upper Willow Creek is still washing with silt , mud and rocks from recent rains.
Don’t know if I would want to camp at the end of the road.
We finished the day off at the Wrangler.
After dinner Eric bought some diesel for me at pumps next door , $2.75/gal.
PS: Idaho spoils you.
We question a 124 mile two hour drive to world class trails as too long !