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Old 08-26-2008, 08:52 PM   #10
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Day 2 - Sunday Into Hells Canyon

Day 2 Sat - We packed up and left Lewiston State Park and headed South to Hells Canyon.

Here is the route we took:


This pic is before Hells Canyon Along the Snake River

Kick stand? Don't need no bloody kickstand.

SAw this sign but no Bighorn Sheep

Only this type

As we got into the canyon more wild life appeared.
Loads of Elk

And Turkeys

Before the entrance to Hell Canyon. There is a great section coming out of the canyon and climbing up to the top of the Hells Canyon

Finally made it

The Road ran top of the canyon for miles about 4k-5k in alt.

I ran into clutch problem from get go and had to bleed my clutch twice a day. More on this later

Stopped for lunch over looking the canyon.

Here is a panorama shot of the canyon.







After lunch this is what waited for us.

Only had two cattle gates to open and close along the route.


Its just get better.


Stopped at another look out

Here I am with a bad hair day which equals to a great ride.

The ride down NF 530 was a hoot.


Here is a shot looking across to Klenschimidt Grade which was on tomorrow agenda.

Opps- Tom did a Monty Python fall over. (Fell over with no forward motion)
Pop off the directional but was able to put it back together. Left a nice scar though


Headed up Hwy 71 for 16 miles to find fuel. Made the mistake in not taking 86 south 3 miles to Pine for fuel. Did find a great eatery and a nice camp ground above the Brownlee Reservior though.

This camp ground did not have any good tent spots to park next to. No one was around so we rode in on the walking path to the end of the tent camping area and had the place to ourselves. Notice the walk way.



Ended the day with 179 miles at 15 mph ave in 11 hrs 51 min.
Here is an attachment of the gpx route for Day 2
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