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Old 07-10-2014, 02:20 PM   #1
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Idaho where I'm going 2: The dirty version

Hey all,

I had a blast last summer on my Idaho trip riding the Trophy, this year I am taking the DL650 and going back to hit all the dirty stuff in the middle of the state.

Right now I am planning to head out on July 23rd. I will keep this thread updated and post pics as I can. The first step of course is finding a fun route up to our kick off spot in Bend OR. I plan on hitting the slab up to Red Bluff then hit 36 West to 3 North and camp the first night at Trinity Lake. Map

It is the second days ride I'm not as sure about, I love 3 and 66, but don't know if Keno Access Road and 140 are worth back tracking for... any thoughts? After that it's a bit of slab and then the fun scenic lake route into Bend.

Bend will be where we gather and get ready for the dirty stuff. Once I get up there we will then be 99% on dirt roads for 3 to 5 days. I'm bringing the good camera this time so expect some fun shots.

On the way back I plan to hit 101 somewhere up in Oregon and then ride down to Mattole Road and lots of 1 as time allows. I would appreciate any suggestions on how to get from Moscow ID out to the Oregon coast in a twisty way.

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Old 07-10-2014, 02:34 PM   #2
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Getting ready for Idaho at Metcalf.



Ok, maybe I need some practice staying on the trails...


Turns out you have to back up before you can go forward. Good lesson learned, with only a little smoking of the new tire.
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Old 07-10-2014, 11:54 PM   #3
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Important routing note: http://www.transamtrail.com/tat-travel-advisory/
Lots of washouts in NV and OR.

Suggest the Trans America Trail routes. Sam Correro sells individual state roll charts and GPS tracks here:
http://www.transamtrail.com/store/#tat2
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Old 07-11-2014, 07:07 AM   #4
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Thank you for the heads up!
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Sounds like a cool trip. Nothing to offer but encouragement.

Have fun!
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I love Idaho and have done quite a bit of off-roading there. Have fun!!




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Old 07-17-2014, 12:50 PM   #7
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Be sure and stop at Atomic-Moto before leaving Bend if you have any last-minute gear/accessory needs. Cool shop and even cooler owner Brian.
Tell him WoodsChick sent you and hopefully he won't charge you double

http://www.atomic-moto.com//About_ep_7.html

I love Idaho and have done quite a bit of off-roading there. Have fun!!

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Thank you! I will check out Atomic while I'm in Bend.

Right now it looks like the plan is to avoid the TaT, instead we will hit Magruder Corridor & Lolo Motorway along with some other fire roads to be named later.

Last Saturday I went over to Moto Shop and did the Valve class. Great people and a cool way to learn. The bike has only 13,000 miles so all the valves were right where they need to be. Swapped in some new plugs, blew out the air filter, and am ready to go.


I also learned a valuable lesson on how to keep track of screws... I had two extras after she was all pinned up


Turns out I had used the wrong screws holding the front plastic in place.


At least I'm getting good at removing the tupperware
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Old 07-26-2014, 05:07 PM   #8
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So, work got in the way of my play time... I finally got on the road today a bit after 10. Slabbed it up to Red Bluff and took the required photo stop.



I have stopped briefly to cool off, eat, and take advantage of free Wifi. The good stuff will start soon! I enjoyed 36, but 3 is really where it's at.

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Day 1 was 400 miles, mostly slab at over 105f. I found a deserted campground at Trinity Lake.

I was the only person at this campground on Trinity Lake.


Hanging out in my camp.


Day 2 was 670 miles in mostly mid 80s temps. Very beautiful ride ending up camping in Enterprise OR.

Today will be a short hop up to Moscow ID. I'm going to enjoy Rattlesnake Grade this am (hwy 3). Then going shooting this afternoon and rest up a bit before we hit the dirt tomorrow.

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Day 2 was 670 miles in mostly mid 80s temps. Very beautiful ride ending up camping in Enterprise OR.QUOTE]

This sounds like a pretty long day, but also sounds like it was enjoyable.
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Yeah, 7:45am to 10pm ride, with a few stops. It was all good . I was low on fuel and the gas stations were closed so I camped in Enterprise. I could have kept going but I really enjoyed Rattlesnake grade this AM.

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Today and tomorrow are going to be spent shooting and playing. We will hit Lolo motorway Wednesday.

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Old 07-28-2014, 10:33 AM   #12
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Day 1 was 400 miles, mostly slab at over 105f. I found a deserted campground at Trinity Lake. Pics when I get WiFi.

Day 2 was 670 miles in mostly mid 80s temps. Very beautiful ride ending up camping in Enterprise OR.

Today will be a short hop up to Moscow ID. I'm going to enjoy Rattlesnake Grade this am (hwy 3). Then going shooting this afternoon and rest up a bit before we hit the dirt tomorrow.
What was the camping like in Enterprise? I'm headed there on Friday on day one of yearly trip.

If you end up camping around Lolo, check out 12 just before Elk City, great spots along the Red River.
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:31 AM   #13
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I stayed at the Log House RV Park. It's a bit over a mile up 3 from 82, on the left. Fairly standard RV camping, bathrooms and showers, running water and electricity for some spots. $15 per night, $20 with power.

Breakfast at the Red Rooster was excellent.

We will be camping around Lolo, my riding buddy is a local river and hunting guide so I'm in good hands.

Thawing out some venison right now.

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Looks freakin' awesome so far.
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