Friday, March 27, 2015

Big Love–Prairie 3/27/2015




Did a quick afternoon loop ( ~142 miles)  through Prairie with a stop at Long Tom Reservoir along the way.
First time into Long Tom, hoping to see some elk herds but nobody was home.



Long Tom

Cow Creek Road with the Trinities in the background .


South Fork of Boise River form Smith Prairie

Prairie Bar & Restaurant

Crew just came in from planting 56,000 trees Idaho State Land burned by the 2013 fires.

Most from somewhere south of border . Beer ,Pool, and
I  asked one of them if the guys in van lost a bet ? He said no something is wrong with them, they don’t like beer and TV !
The café owner said they come in every afternoon and stay until 10 PM.

In 2013 the state harvested the burned area on state land. This year they are replanting , hoping ~ 30of the samplings take hold.
The Feds haven’t done Jack Shit on Forrest Service or BLM land .



South Fork on the way to Neal's Bridge








I explored a short way up a two track in a side canyon.  I think with a saw and dirt bike you could make a trail all the way up to Long Gulch.

I stopped at this thicket before I got to a spot too narrow to turn a 500 lb bike around.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Spode Daddy is Spode Daddy - Doyle Mountain Ride 3/8/2015




Trail Boss – Spode Daddy

Riders – Chad, Dave

Dave provided the video & most photos  from his Sony Action Cam.

It was Chad’s 1st ride in 7 years & his very 1st ride on his 2015 200 XCW. My 1st ride with Dave.

We parked at Missile Base Road & Oreana Cutoff . 

Rode past the Missile Bunker  > Poison Creek > Half Moon Pass > Doyle Mnt > Savage Crossing >  back to the trucks

Loop ~ 62 miles   , I hit reserve about 50 yards from the truck.


Top of Half Moon Pass.



Me on the ground . Victim of whiskey throttle. Was sitting waiting for  Chad & Dave at a turn, took off sitting down , got bumped , lit up the rear wheel.


Met another group . I crossed paths with them last summer near Dead Wood.

It took a few passes to find the final leg of single track into Savage , then the last ~1/3 of the trails was blocked by
Junipers that were cut last year. We had to take the Side Hill trail to the road into Savage.

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Savage Crossing at Castle Creek.

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Homesteader’s cabin .


Saturday, March 7, 2015

KTM–KNOW THE MECHANIC ! Swan Falls 3/7/2015



Took another afternoon jaunt south of town.

The National Guard Range was crowded.




















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