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Old 12-23-2012, 04:18 PM   #14
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Idaho...More thn just Spuds

If you’ve never been to Coeur d’Alene in August you should. This place is stunning. Silverwood’s Amusement park in Athol (don’t say that too fast) is a great way to spend a hot summer day.


Welcome to Idaho by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


Dan log flume by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

We needed to have our new sprockets and DIG chains mounted. We can’t say enough about the service we had from the Honda dealership in Coeur d’Alene. Thanks Randy (ex BMW master) for your help!



Honda by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



It was enough of luxuries and was now time for some back roads and gravel on our way to Moscow! The winding highway 12 follows the raging rivers and takes you thru Lewiston then east to Kamiah. The Old Spiral Highway outside of Lewiston is like driving down a corkscrew. We then followed the river south thru Grangeville to the rafting Mecca of Riggins. We needed our cooling gel neck wraps and a swim in the river to beat the 36-degree heat.


sara's gas station lunch by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


Moscow by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



gravel plus by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



Old spiral highway lewiston ID by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr




free beer in Riggens ID by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



rafting Idaho style by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


The next mile stone was crossing the 45 th Parallel.



45 th by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



DSC01132 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



Heading south from here we started to see the smoke of the many fires burning in the state. Several roads were closed, but luckily none on our route. There were active fires in Boise National Forrest, but fortunately highway 21 had opened to get us to Stanley and Red Fish Lake. We did get to see the famous Sawtooth mountains, but thru a smoky haze. The high here was 32 but the low 2.



Sawtooth Mountains at dusk by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



Sawtooth Mountains by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


We were heading south- east to Arco and the Craters of the Moon National Monument. Following the Peaks to Craters Scenic byway we arrived in Salmon. Thanks Joe for the tip on Syringa lodge! FYI the Junkyard Bistro there is awesome. No more messing about…. Off to Montana and the Gravelly Range Road!


sunrise in Arco thru the smoke by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



DSC01150 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



Ontop of the Inferno cone by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



North Crater rim by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



caves by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



Indian Tunnel by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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