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Old 05-29-2013, 02:40 PM   #61
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We then headed south over Lost trail pass, crossing back into Idaho and down to the North Fork of the Salmon River, and into Salmon..some noice views along the way.


Highway History




The road to Salmon


more to come.
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Old 05-29-2013, 05:33 PM   #62
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Mighty beautiful territory you got out there! Thanks for the pics!
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:27 PM   #63
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As we drop down Lost Trail we are following along the North Fork of the Salmon River... until you get to North Fork. This is where the main Salmon River joinders and then veers west into the river of no return wilderness, eventually popping out at Riggins, where we will meet again later. For now we head up stream to the river's namesake town.

We were thirsty when we rolled into Salmon so we stopped at the brewpub for locally crafted beverages. This place is great!


Salmon is a great little town, with whitewater access.. A major jump-off point for all kinds of outdoor adventures.


With our thirst slaked, we made like Lonesome Larry and migrated upstream. This is a world class motorcycling road.


We made a quick stop in Challis.


We kept on heading up the road to see what's just over the next hill...


Stanley!
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:58 AM   #64
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Here are a few pics I took while stumbling about...








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Old 05-30-2013, 11:02 AM   #65
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We stayed in Stanley at the Sawtooth Hotel, which I give high praise to. We also had an excellent meal in their dining room, they have a website if your are so inclined.

If you want to stay on the cheap they have these cabins for you.

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Old 05-31-2013, 04:18 PM   #66
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Sunday May 26th

We awoke to fine Idaho day, and after some caffeinated beverages at the fancy little coffee shop we got kitted up to make our way on Hwy 21 toward Lowman, Garden Valley, Banks, Mc Call, then to Riggins.

Ready to go!


Stuff to see.


Middle Fork of the Payette


Famous Kirkham Hot Springs, we soaked at out of the way Bonneville HS


More views:






The storm was on the chase:


Our road ahead:


Up to the North Fork of the Payette




Payette lake was pretty.
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:05 PM   #67
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It was pretty overcast and threatening rain in McCall. And the place was overrun with peeps on the holiday weekend, so we bailed out and headed on down to Riggins ID.

The ride down the Little Salmon River is nice..






the sun came back to greet us!






Riggins is great! so is this place.


Monday is next. Whitebird, Harpster, Kooskia....
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:03 PM   #68
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Lookin good. Your covering some area's I've ridden and some I'd like too. Fun "watching" along. However, your having more fun actually riding!
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Old 06-05-2013, 06:08 AM   #69
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Lookin good. Your covering some area's I've ridden and some I'd like too. Fun "watching" along. However, your having more fun actually riding!

Thanks! The riding and traveling over the past 5 years is a blast. It is the most fun I have had in decades. I hope to keep going for a bit too.

I really like your thread, and plan to meander about some of the places you have described.
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:27 AM   #70
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Monday May 27th

The rest of the story...... not by Paul Harvey tho.

We were greeted with central Idaho's sunny blue skies for our ride home this morning. After plenty of coffee, we kitted up for a ride back in time.

Just north of Riggins you come to the time-travel bridge. Hit it at 88 mph and the clocks change by an hour!



Took a couple quick pics..




Sailed downstream along the Salmon...








We decided to check out the Old White Bird grade road..got some stunning views.






We zoomed down the hill into Grangeville for an awesome meal at Oscars, then took Hwy 13 down the Harpster grade where you get this view of the S Fork of the Clearwater rushing away from Elk City toward Kooskia.


Took one last pics down by Kamiah, and rolle for home.


Had a great trip, thanks for looking. More to come.....
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:53 PM   #71
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Last Saturday June 8

Decided to take a run up the St Joe River. I had a gorgeous ride down Hwy 97 along the lake CDA shore on the way to St Maries. Re-filled w/ fuel in St.M. cuz I planned a long upstream run.

I didn't take too many pics for the first hundred plus miles because I was busy behind bars.


I rolled into Avery, which I think is a pretty neat place.. We have stayed at Scheffys before, it is always a good stop.




After a little break I motored on up the canyon. It was a great day to be riding here..






I headed up top to the MT / ID "line" on Gold Pass..




Great Views, eh?


Ran back down to the river and tried my luck, but didn't catch any lunkers..


Just enjoyed the river


And had a fun ride in the canyon..


I will come back again when I have more time! Cheers
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:39 PM   #72
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Thumb Drooling over here!

Very nice! Keep em coming!

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Old 06-11-2013, 04:05 PM   #73
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Thanks for the kind words, or words of any kind!

I will have more soon.

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Old 06-17-2013, 02:16 PM   #74
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This last weekend

Went up a hill on the DRZ.............



Film at 11 !
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:26 PM   #75
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June 15 & 16

Last weekend we loaded up all our gear and headed up the river to meet some friends for a weekend of camping. We went up the North Fork of the CdA River to Shoshone Creek then seven more miles up the creek with no paddles.. but I did have the DRZ.

Shoshone Cr.


Saturday morning I headed out for Spion Kop Pt, which is a stunning overlook of the CdA River canyon... I got this view....


which created a traffic jam.


Just past the big dead tree was another, then another, so I turned around without reaching the overlook, maybe next time..Some random shots along the way...




Since I wasn't tired yet I headed up from Jordan Saddle toward the MT / ID state line til I got here....


Played in the mud.


Got some cool views of the Cabinet Mountains across the Clark Fork valley below...


You can see the Clark Fork River if you squint...


The DRZ's view..


Got thirsty so I headed back to camp!
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