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Old 08-26-2012, 03:29 PM   #31
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Wooo, Cool ride Q, just got home from my own ride catching up.. I just rode a bunch of that area when I came over for the Klim Rally; I always love riding over on the Montana/Idaho Border.

AS for the winters here...... really depends on were you live geographically in the state. Eastern Idaho has some horrendous winters. Over here we have pretty mild weather in comparison. I can ride pretty much 10 months out of the year.

As for being out alone well, I carry a a SPOT and in the olden days I would basically for the lack of better wording file my flight plan and leave it with friends or family.

Good to see you out riding Q

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Hello Mr. Rocket.

The winters are long and harsh here.
Were up at around 5000 feet elevation, and quite north.
(It's like living on top of Mount Washington when the weather gets bad.)
So the winters are cold, and the days are short.
In the picture, did you notice the tall poles along the roadside?
That's how much snow we get here.
Some areas are only accessible a couple of months of the year.
When the sign says, "Road Closed", they mean it.
If you like snowmobiling, this is paradise.

Also note, humans are not the top of the food chain around here.
Between the Grizzly Bears, black bears, brown bears, and the Wolves, which can grow to about 200 pounds, it pays to be aware of your surroundings and be armed. Camping is an adventure, not recreation. Especially if you like bacon.

We tend to get a lot of wind as well.
And, we're in the middle of the worlds largest super caldera known as Yellowstone. When that supereruption happens erupts... well, nobody in the surrounding four states will live to tell about it.
It will make the Krackatoa eruption seem modest.
Did you know that the ground in Yellowstone is rising about 1" a year?
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Aside from that, the four months of summer we get here are heaven.
Come on out and visit. I'd love to show you around.
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:28 PM   #32
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about what roads did that trip take place? 294 and 89? im planin a lewis and clark renactment with motorbikes and might wanna see that on the way
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Old 08-26-2012, 07:10 PM   #33
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Very nice Q
Unless we change direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed.
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:37 AM   #34
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about what roads did that trip take place? 294 and 89? im planin a lewis and clark renactment with motorbikes and might wanna see that on the way
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:45 PM   #35
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Thanks for this- we did that ride last year as an aside to the CDR(thanks to Byways). I think it was my favorite part of the whole trip.
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:58 PM   #36
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Montana Loop

Did about the same loop leaving from St. Anthony last Thursday and Friday.Did not camp so 290 miles first day and 325 the next day The xr took care of a tire in two days. Q-we need to talk. I know a lot of nice secret stuff that I am the only one that rides up there.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:18 PM   #37
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Oh, man, ain't no ghetto KLR on that ride ...

Glad you got out, brotha.
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:42 AM   #38
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Really pretty ride. Love the shots of the locals ... hope they're not killer cows! Maybe they need to be for protection agin them other critters you mention.

Thanks for sharing this with us.

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Old 04-03-2013, 12:08 PM   #39
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That valley was one of my favorite places on the CDT this summer! Its so grand!

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