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visualizerent 09-17-2013 10:30 PM

Jarbige NV in Oct?
Anyone interested in, or already planning on exploring around Jarbidge, Owhyee wilderness and/or the Ruby Mtns in Oct?

I have a bunch of time off in the 1st 1/2 of Oct. and would like to truck the KTM 350EXC-F out to Elko/Wildhorse for some adventuring.

Camp off bike if ain't too friggin' cold, and/or get rooms if avail.
Nevada City, CA
Lassen N.F. High Lakes 2 day moto campout
6 day, 1100 mile High Rock Canyon Adventure
KTM 350 EXC-F 300 mile range

Sandbogg 09-18-2013 09:45 AM

I am interested, let me know when you get your dates set. :-)


visualizerent 09-18-2013 11:30 AM

OK! will do...what's your weapon of choice for such an adventure?


Foot dragger 09-18-2013 08:05 PM

I might be interested,never been out in that part of Nevada.

Pops of the desert 09-19-2013 02:50 PM

Be Advised
You will be riding in the heaviest hunted portion of NV in the middle of deer and elk season. :eek1

visualizerent 09-19-2013 04:37 PM


Originally Posted by Pops of the desert (Post 22369310)
You will be riding in the heaviest hunted portion of NV in the middle of deer and elk season. :eek1

Yea, I' know...that's the only time off I have to get out there.

Orange Elk?

It would make a hell of a story....BLAMMO "motorcyclist mistaken for game animal..."

rooms may be an issue and too noisy. I'm planning on camping if it ain't too cold.

visualizerent 09-24-2013 12:07 PM

Jarbidge Update
I spoke with folks from the Outdoor Inn, plenty of rooms avail he first 1/2 of Oct. Not too many hunters yet.

Sandbog reports from High Rock, cooler temps and some snow at higher elevations. We have a series of lows passing thru the area now, then should dry out and warm up a bit. Perfect for fall colors.

I'm thinkin' trailer the bike out and set up a basecamp at Wildhorse Resv, (if not too stinky from low water level fish kill- anyone have a report?)Then , do big loops from there, camp off bike, or return to base camp, and/or spend at least one night at the Outdoor Inn.

Head out around Monday 7 Oct? (I have 'till the 17th off)

I also want to move basecamp to the Rubies (Harrison Pass?) for some exploring, and later, Spencer hot Springs (Diana's Punch bowl ect).

"Flexibility is the key to indecision"
Nevada City, CA.

renogeorge 09-24-2013 08:31 PM

It has cooled off. High country got some snow last weekend. Supposed to warm back up this weekend--70's. If you want to improve your chances of somewhat warmer weather, you might move south. You could camp out of Belmont or Middlegate. Tonopah would also be an option if you want to motel it.

I have hunted deer out there for years. Lots of country, hunters are spread way out. I wouldn't sweat that part of it too much. Finding rooms in Austin, Eureka could be an issue. But I'm not even sure of that.

Hobbes950 09-25-2013 10:42 PM

Just got back from Jarbidge. Was real nice weather while we were there on Monday. Cold stuff was coming, but we timed it just right. If you have alternate plans and could move your schedule according to the weather, it should work out nice. Colors were just starting to pop. We were in the Santa Rosa range Sunday. It rained all night and the mountain tops got dusted, but daytime temps were nice and we were snug in our tent by the time the rain began.

visualizerent 10-14-2013 07:47 AM

Heading to Jarbige today, plenty of rooms at Outdoor Inn...too cold to camp....snow dusting yesterday. Fall colors Are fantastic!. 116 mile loop Saturday Paradise Valley, with hot tub soak. Details later.
Phone posting difficulties.

Hobbes950 10-14-2013 10:35 AM


visualizerent 10-18-2013 08:26 AM

Day 1 Paradise Valley NV- Fall Colors!
Spent the night in Winnemucca, trailered the bike to Paradise Valley, dropped wife and kids here at the Mercantile with some other local kids. They immediately became part of the community.

The old Micca House around the corner. Paradise valley NV.
Part Ghost Town, part ranching town, like a lot of Nevada
Abundant Fall colors exploring some canyons just West of Paradise Valley

Then Blasted North up the scenic Hinkey Summit...
Looking South back to Paradise Valley and Winnemucca.
(All shots from HTC Cell phone, soon I'll get a real camera...)

Up to Granite Mtn. just west of Hinkey Pass

Then off (East) to Mahogany Pass...
Near Lye Creek Campground

Looking West back towards Granite Mtn. Near Mahogany Pass (Calico Mtns)

Then Greeley Crossing Rd back to Paradise Valley...
..where the KTM 350 EXC-F w/ 13/48 trail gearing land speed record was set...80 mph...for many miles...melting the turn signals!

Had to cool my jets and monkey butt in the'Blossom Pot' Hot Spring near Paradise Valley on the Humbolt River.
Too hot here, need to find the tub....
Algae Blooms="Blossom Pot" name. Crystal clear deep hot water.

Here it is... THE DRILL-Leave hot water pipe out of tub! Only add hot water as required, otherwise it's much to0 hot.....NICE!
Back to family and new friends in Paradise Valley...
and the Sat night Prime Rib Special! sorry too hungry to think of a pic...

Here's a Map of the Loop

And a short Narrated Video of this loop.
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120 mile loop +/-
More soon, still on the road...
Nevada City, CA.

Sandbogg 10-19-2013 12:21 AM

Looks beautiful! I cant wait to get out that way.

Thanks for the awesome report, I look forward to more. :-)

visualizerent 10-21-2013 07:50 AM

Day 2 Lamoille Canyon ELKO NV
Loaded up and headed out to reposition from Winnemucca to Elko. Cool and rainy. Headed up (in the heated truck with the family) to Lamoille Canyon in the Ruby Mountains just south of Elko to catch the first snowfall of the season at sunset-magical!

Headed back into Elko for a large Basque dinner...
Depart for Jarbidge in the AM

auldublinr 10-21-2013 04:03 PM

Great stuff
Thanks for posting.only recently I figured out all this great adventure up that way!!!! Just bought Nevada gazetteer so now I got the gimp on me to get up there. Next spring sounds good right?
Keep up the good work and nice bike .:freaky

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