Monday, June 24, 2013

Idaho Sweetness -Warm Springs 6/23/2013



Riders- David , Brian, John

Loop ~ 60 miles
Parked at Cherry Creek.
Rode            Ditto Flats=> Warmsprings Drive (AKA Secret Trail) =>Middle Fork Warm Springs => SF Warmsprings=>
                      Warfield=> Red Warrior=> Lodge Pole => Mahoney => Howards Trail => Deer Creek => Poison Flats –>
                      Willow Creek

Three weeks ago David and I were turned around by snow
Snow was gone and the chainsaw fairies were busy Saturday night !

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David & Brian on “The Drive”

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Driveway and Middle Fork intersection.



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Warfield looking across to Pioneer Mountains1052383_696177787074291_739426716_o

Brian helping me cross Warm Springs at the bottom of Warfield.
We decided to walk the bikes because of the high water and big rocks.



Brain on Red Warrior






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Top of Willow Creek ATV trail


My trail trophies

Sunday, June 16, 2013

SMOKY DOME - 6/16/2013



For a fathers day treat David and I rode the Smoky Dome Loop.
We parked just past Soldier Mountain Ski Hill, a first for me .

Riders – David, John

Loop ~ 65 miles ( ~ 15 miles of Federal Roads Sad smile)


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We followed these fellows in from Fairfield. They’re from Buhl , good guys. 


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Smoky Dome- Idaho Single Track is open for business !



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Crest of Smoky Dome trail


From the crest we dropped ~ 4000 ft in 6-7 miles on the Soldier / Miller Creek Trail. Sweet Ride !

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Bottom of Miller Creek.
We rode ~ 14 miles along the South Fork road to Kelly Flats where we had lunch. Then took Kelly Creek=> Bremner.


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View from east side of Iron Mountain


Rush Hour at The Wrangler- See Mt Bikers, Horseman and Dirt Bikers all get along.

My Road Rash. I was gawking at the scenery and washed the front wheel out in a turn  on a logging ROAD !20130616_184728_zps616fa9cf

I wacked the ground pretty quick. Didn’t think I was hurt but had to lie there a moment to make sure.

Saturday, June 8, 2013





Riders- David , John

Loop ~ 48 miles


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South Fork Lime Creek.


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Crest of Ronhide

Dirt was pretty sweet after riding South Fork Lime
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Lunch at Deer Park
I got my groove back after lunch, felt like I found my balance after lunch.

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Presidents Trail

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Willow Creek Dual Sport–6/1/2013


Riders – David , John

Loop- 57 miles

David and Karen went camping at the top of a Willow Creek road. I told him him I would come up for a day ride.

We were a couple of weeks earlier than  last years first ride but optimistic because of this seasons low snow fall.

I parked at Cherry Creek and rode the bike to end of Willow Creek where David was camped.


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Even the high trail was blocked  so we would have to work on an alternative route.


The trail over to the Dollar Hide Ridge was open and looked to have a couple of fresh cuts and old ruts in the snow banks.  However the Middle Fork trail was not passable and neither was the ridge trail all the way over to the road.


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David after helping me get my bike on the trail. While back tracking I went below a snow bank instead above.
I spun out when trying to pop back on the trail.

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We went back to this ATV track , dropped off the ridge and explored some old logging and mining roads.


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David after face plant

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Saddle on “ The Secret Trail” . It’s getting more beat in.


After I loaded up and left Cherry Creek I had to wait for the sheep to be unloaded. They were almost done and only took another 20 minutes for them to move the trucks.


Just another 100 yards was a wide spot  they could of parked and not blocked the road.

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