Monday, May 29, 2017

Sunday’s Bucket List 5/28/2017



Saturday I found out I had a Sunday pass.
Decided to cross a few things off the list :

Lunch at the Wrangler
Scout the Willow Creek trailhead ( Ketchum –Warmsprings )
Magic Reservoir & Little City of Rocks never been to either one in 36 years
I've been in Idaho.

Loop  ~ 380 miles

Slack waters of Arrow Rock / SF Boise

Lupines near Prairie

Along with Priming the Pump , Donald invented the Bacon Cheeseburger .

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Buttercup still has a ton of snow on the south slopes.

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Just past the Cherry Creek campsite the road is closed.
A few miles up the road there is a large washout . I decided
to turn around and use my time visiting Magic .

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Willow Creek cut a lot of new channels.
I think it will be another ~6 weeks before the snow banks
are gone .

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Moonstone campsite Magic Reservoir

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Magic Spillway


Coffee break at Manhattan CafĂ© Shoshone , Idaho  .

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Little City of Rocks , Gooding .
It’s looks like a lost civilization .

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The Camus Prairie

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Indian Country/Edge of the of the Big Empty–Owyhee Reservoir 5/23/2017



Riders- John , Byron
Loop – 231 miles

Byron and I took another stab at riding the Owyhee Tunnel canal road 
into Owyhee Reservoir.



Breakfast at the The Bowling Alley

I thought I knew how to connect to the Tunnel Road off of HWY201 ,
but we still would have to cross peoples yards to connect.

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We rode back to Succor Creek and took the Power line road .



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Owyhee Reservoir  .

tunnel road
The last mile of the descent into the canyon was steep and cobbley .
I found I had more control dead engine coasting , probably
because the ABS was disabled .

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Found some shade at Snively Hot Springs .
I managed to loose my reading glasses.

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Oregon’s Big Empty

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Negro Rock
As we traveled through the canyon the bike showed the temperatures at 95F !
The canyon was also littered with dead cattle , probably winter kill from the storms .


In Vale I bought another pair of reading glasses then we dropped in next door
for a cold beer .

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