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Old 06-24-2013, 04:14 AM   #1
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2013 Hells Canyon/Wallowa Valley Gathering Picture thread

This years gathering is now pictures and memories and what good memories it is.

I haven't gone through my photos yet but others are already sharing some of their's so I'm bringing them over here and getting this started.

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Old 06-24-2013, 04:34 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by matloik View Post
A few pics from over the past few days. Most of Susi's and my riding was with Craig and Crash; and Ladukebob joined us on a jaunt down to Dug.

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Old 06-24-2013, 09:10 AM   #3
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Hi LB and everyone who came to this very fun filled festive gathering. Well, I only took two pictures this year (yea I know lame) but it was a beautiful place.

It was good seeing everyone again, and next year I should be in better shape to get out and ride more.

Again, a BIG shout-out For Log House Campground Margaret, Brian and their Son... "Semper Fi"

Hey LadyBug.. after seeing that cool banner and to rid ourselves of the confusion of the hells canyon rally Maybe, just maybe, we should call it the "Wallowa Valley ADV Jamboree"

jam•bo•ree (ˌdʒĉm bəˈri)

n. 1. a carousal; any noisy merrymaking.
2. a festive gathering, often including speeches and entertainment.

I was so happy to see all, got a wedding and live music too. I hope nothing but the best for Mike and Tori on their adventurous life together

Take care until next year, See you out there
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Old 06-24-2013, 11:25 AM   #4
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Here are a few of my favorite moments.

Jim cleaning up our huge mess we made in the cafe in Council after getting soaked on the first day.

Jim and I happy to be dry.

View from Buckhorn LO

The view from Zumwalt Rd. Almost to Enterprise!

First things first!

We didn't make quite it to hatpoint. We turned around and booked it back to camp but we got soaked on Camp Creek Rd.

IdahoSam was in good spirits :)

DirtyWurty was a happy camper too.

You don't want to know....

A good sign.

Sam taking it all in. I think most of it went up his nose.

Following Silver Spurs to Dug Bar

Feyala made a friend.

I don't have a pic but I really enjoyed the sidecar ride too :)

I had a great time, thanks again to Ladybug, the staff at the Log House, Apple Jam for the awesome fajitas, IdahoSam for dragging seven of us there through the torrential downpour, and to everyone who worked so hard to coordinate and plan and made this a fun event for everyone
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Old 06-24-2013, 11:26 AM   #5
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Thanks Ladybug and everyone for a great Rally!!... I've wanted to do this for a couple of years now and finally got it done... glad I did!

The ADV crowd is a great bunch of folks! Went to Dug Bar on the Snake River in Hells Canyon today with Mike, Brent, Fey, John, Pat and some Fugly guy... had a GREAT time!

the gang at Imnaha store

30 miles of this fun, twisty, rocky road... woo hoo!

the Hells Canyon area never disapoints!

gotta love those Tiger stripes!

Go Mike!!

Dug Bar on the Snake River... you'll never come here by accident!

Fey's been on the road with her DR 650 for something like a year and half... go Fey!

Somebody likes horses... and somebody else likes Carrots!
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Old 06-24-2013, 11:55 AM   #6
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As I mentioned in the other thread I had my best year of riding at Hells Canyon.
My first day (thurs) Ladybug, Rainbow007 & I rode the 80 miles at 6:00 am to meet sorebut (Jim) in Asotin.
Remarkable ride through Misery mtns or valley or some such to Troy..


Ridgeline of wind & rain & 36 degrees...

Lower down on a little used two track...
Misery? ...No, bliss.
Then lunch at Troy and onwards...

My solo day on friday I made easy due to Mr Morgan playin on me.
Lostine river canyon & then the Elk mtn area.
Uneventful until the famous horse lady showed up.
Then eventful... Glad to meet Finisia.
Met up with Jeff & Craig & their wimenz who had the pleasure of meeting Finisia also.
This is the woman, the legend, the myth, the...

Day three, Sat I rode with James (mrmagoolin). More epic stuff with ridgeline views, grass valleys, Harl Butte lookout tower and MUD!
Hats off to Ken for riding his big bike through...

And the infamous bridge built in 1965 with no road on either side of it.
Hmmm... Wasted tax dollars in 1965???

Thank you Jim & James for great ride outs - well done.
Enjoyed riding with Ryan, James son.
A tip of the hat to nopo(?) for riding the Scrambler in.
Thanks to everyone I rode with and chatted with in camp.
You know who you are. A great time had by me.

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Old 06-24-2013, 07:06 PM   #7
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Had a great ride getting to the Rally. We hit 800 miles (from Spokane Valley) when we arrived in Enterprise late Thursday. Came in cross country from New Meadows/McCall down the Kleinschmidt Grade and up the Hess Road over to Enterprise.

Hess Road from Kleinschmidt Grade

Kleinschmidt Grade from Hess Road

Left Friday morning going up the Wiskey Ck Road through the Shilo Ranch down to the Grande Ronde and Troy.

Bike resting going down to the Grande Ronde. Only rest in 1070 miles!

Sorry we didn;t get to ride with others, but met some past riding partners and talked past rides and those coming up. Started in Spokane Valley then Avery on the Little Joe. Hit Elk River, Pierce, Lowell, Elk City, Riggins, New Meadows, Enbterpriose, Troy, then back to Spokane Valley. As much dirt as possible.

Cut out trees, stopped by snow banks, rained on, hailed on, lots of muddy, rutted roads, herded cows, got lost a couple times, found ourselves. Had a great trip. My son's first ADV ride and he hasn't stopped talking about it since and planning for rides next year already.

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Old 06-24-2013, 07:21 PM   #8
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:12 PM   #9
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Great time!

What a great rally!! Bravo to Sherry, and Brian and Margaret, and everyone else that made it happen. We may have been the only 4-wheel vehicle there for the "rides," we didn't feel too out of place with all of the trailers and tow vehicles at camp

We decided to head out to Dug Bar and ended up meeting some fellow ADV'ers down at the River. We offered some cold drinks, but true to form, these ADV'ers had it covered! It was cool to see that we made some cameos in BGT595's photos, and we did have plenty of tools and an air compressor on board in case anyone needed one did!

oops....I guess we should be reading the road signs.....

I did miss not having a bike to ride...

What a great road!

And if you have to get a flat....there are worse places for sure!

We actually had fun changing the flat and got it done quick enough that none of the riders caught up to us! It's all part of the adventure!

Some ADV'ers taking rest under the shade tree at Dug Bar (no snake this time).

It was fun having the horse whisperer there!!

Hamming it up at the Snake River!

Finishing the Dug Bar trip off at the Terminal Gravity Brewery didn't suck either....

We had a blast and it was fun visiting with old friends, and meeting some new ones!

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Old 06-25-2013, 07:28 AM   #10
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Here are the couple pics I got on Friday at Harl Butte with Sorebutt, and the two other guys I rode with. If someone can point out their screen names I would appreciate it . One of the other guy was with Sorebutt and the other was from the Spokane area and rode a Triumph. I'm not sure but I think his screen name was rkclm. I had to leave Friday afternoon because of work... Looks like ya'll had a great day Saturday!

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Old 06-25-2013, 12:09 PM   #11
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Already posted in the other thread too, but these represent the coolest thing I saw the whole week

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[QUOTE=OrangeYZ;21723991]Already posted in the other thread too, but these represent the coolest thing I saw the whole week
Awesome! Way cool Pic.
I worked over in Lewiston for two years and rode my Husky449 all over there. Great place.
Hope to get there again someday

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Old 06-25-2013, 04:20 PM   #13
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Random photo's from our weekend

Jodie and Jim

Brent & Jodie (just to prove I was actually there)

Proof that the sun DID shine

Heading to Shilo Ranch

Too early for pie


Link to all my pics

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Old 06-25-2013, 08:05 PM   #14
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Laugh 2013 Hells Canyon Ride!

Little over 1000 miles in 4 days. Professor let me ride his GS!
Rained most of the second day, and with temps around 37 at 7000' +ft on a 280 mile day, I didn't use the camera much.

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

You're never lost till you run out of gas....
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:37 PM   #15
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Yep. Same story excellent good time in a stupendously vast location.
Wow. I said it a hundred times, and I heard it a thousand. Wow

I'll start with the curvy section coming up from Dug Bar.
I know it's been photo'd a hundred times, but here's my take.
Bruce on his 990R riding up in several shots

He's in the middle of this picture, too. Zoom in to see him

A little break

Mustangshelly, coming and going on Hat Point Rd....

Grandma Point ? (can't remember shit) ?

PigPen, Zooming down Zoomwalt Rd:

Ken & Karen on the tower, they two upped up to Hat Point lookout....

Is it June 2014, yet?

See y'all there next year
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