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Old 05-09-2014, 09:05 AM   #181
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"Thanks PapaYolk. I wouldn't have known about these places if not for your posts!"


Most welcome. Picked up a new trail-bike. Going to convert the belt to sprockets. There is room to run 4 sprockets, the change from the inside set to outside will just take pulling the master-link. Same total number of teeth for both sets. 37% gearing reduction. Yes, it's a real trail-bike now because I put a Trail-90 rack on the back. Now I can find some more out-of-the-way odds and ends.


Dag nabit, I was late and in a hurry to get home last week, but when I passed your place you had the KLR and other bikes lined up out front. Think I saw you too. I wanted to stop, but was late. There will be another time. Your new(er) bike a single cyclinder? Have a good one.
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Old 05-09-2014, 09:33 AM   #182
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Three Fingers Rock

Credit: Got the idea of the ride from Jason Abbott from the Boise Thread.

Originally, this ride was gonna be titled "3 Fingers Gulch", but due to time and sore butt constraints, we cut out a few side trips and save them for another time.

Independent of each other, Ron and I had seen Jason's ride report in another forum of this area near us. This perked our interest. Ron mentioned he'd like to ride there.
I got the gps tracks from Jason. Ron asked his long time riding buddy (#1) if he'd like to go. Next day, we went.


8 days ago...

Looked doable. We did run out of time to ride the whole route, so route's marked in yellow are saved for another time


First, a little video entertainment


Staging area


You can see a long way up here


Wild horse paying no attention to our presence


Lake Owyhee




Suicide Cliff, our first destination. Gotta stop or you may end up having a bad day


Not sure if suicide cliff is what this place is really called. I call it that because of murderer Ted Kestner. Ted killed his land dady, then while fleeing, attempted suicide here by driving his pickup over the cliff. He bailed out at the last second, continuing the saga. The truck is no longer there.

Photo courtesy of Jason Abbott (http://www.trailimage.com/klr-club-in-the-owyhees#21)


Ted then took an elderly couple and held them hostage at their cabin near Lake Owyhee.
(http://www.idahopress.com/news/local...9bb2963f4.html)


Georgie performing a safety check of the cliffs edge


You can barely see the cabins along the high water shoreline in the distance



So we decided to stay awhile and eat lunch here


Ron setting up his kitchen/dinning room


#1 keeping an eye out on the TW's during lunchtime


Iron Mountain


I did grab a nearby geocache, appropriately name "Thelma & Louis" if you are familiar with the movie. I left the Canoe looking "Travel Bug"


#1 in deep thought and taking in the views


After our lunch, we soon were on our way


Short time later we ran into a second small band of wild horses


Even had a little one with 'em (middle)


After the wild horses, we got our first views of Three Fingers Rock




Wasn't hot, but still nice to fine "thee shade tree". Actually there were two tree's here!


We did some exploring nearby. Found this post with an arrow in the middle of nothing. No trail we could see. Maybe pointing east? Who knows. Wonder what the story is


Also found some cool rock formations




Georgie approves




Big Country




Even the ducks have a place to hang


After many miles, we made it to the back side of Three Fingers Rock




Nearing the end, we go through yet another gate. We've gone through many on this day


I can see this terrain feature from my house many miles away. Probably much closer as the crow flies


Well, that about wraps it up. Didn't take any picture's in Succor Creek Canyon, but it was pretty too.

Hope you enjoy, and thanks for following along.

Till next time.
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Old 05-09-2014, 09:19 PM   #183
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Old 05-09-2014, 10:47 PM   #184
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Like Three Fingers Rock. Scenic area.

Is that three mighty TW200s ride the Three Fingers Rock area???

Nice capture of the truck sliding on that blind corner. Good reminder to stay in proper lane.
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Old 05-10-2014, 09:28 AM   #185
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Credit: Got the idea of the ride from Jason Abbott from the Boise Thread....


Looked doable. We did run out of time to ride the whole route, so route's marked in yellow are saved for another time
Looks like a good ride. Too bad about the missed spurs. Those type of things haunt me later.


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Staging area
Staging area? I thought that was supposed to be the garage? Ride there, ride back. If you have to trailer it there, then you've got a dirt bike. And Shesaid "Does not want a dirt bike!"



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Suicide Cliff, our first destination. Gotta stop or you may end up having a bad day


Not sure if suicide cliff is what this place is really called. I call it that because of murderer Ted Kestner. Ted killed his land dady, then while fleeing, attempted suicide here by driving his pickup over the cliff. He bailed out at the last second, continuing the saga. The truck is no longer there.
Man, glad there's a sign there. If you were not aware of what was ahead, it looks like you could wander right off of that!


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#1 keeping an eye out on the TW's during lunchtime
Do you have a lot of problems with them wandering off? We tend to find her Wombat is the more docile of our herd. Well behaved and steady. Not like that uppity Pinkfoot. I'm not sure I'd trust Pinkfoot to sit quietly through lunch.

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Wasn't hot, but still nice to fine "thee shade tree". Actually there were two tree's here!
Yeah, about that. Where are all of your trees? I mean, wide open spaces are nice here and there, but that's a bit over the top.

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We did some exploring nearby. Found this post with an arrow in the middle of nothing. No trail we could see. Maybe pointing east? Who knows. Wonder what the story is
I hate to be the one to tell you this, but that arrow doesn't point east. It points up. You should have looked up, or better yet, moved away from there. When I was much younger I used to spend my Saturdays watching some sort of documentaries on TV and whenever there was a seemingly out of place sign like that, it was often the work of a coyote. Usually there was some sort of boulder related mishap about to take place. It's good that you got out of there.

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Also found some cool rock formations




Georgie approves


See? Now that's exactly what I'm talking about. Those sort of rock formations can house those wily coyotes. I'd be especially concerned for Georgie, as if those films had any manner of truth to them, a train could come rushing out of that one rock at almost anytime.


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Even the ducks have a place to hang
As dry as that area looks, that pond must be the waterfowl equivalent of a Pea Soup Anderson's, with signs hundreds of miles away guiding them in.


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Well, that about wraps it up. Didn't take any picture's in Succor Creek Canyon, but it was pretty too.

Hope you enjoy, and thanks for following along.

Till next time.
Looks like a great day. Great country to explore. How are the weather/temps through the seasons? Do you have a limited window of when to visit?

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Old 05-12-2014, 06:59 AM   #186
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Is that three mighty TW200s ride the Three Fingers Rock area???

Nice capture of the truck sliding on that blind corner. Good reminder to stay in proper lane.
Darn, never occurred to me on the 3 TW ride to 3 Fingers Rock. I coulda used that as a title.

Yep, had a gut feeling I shouldn't hug the inside. Good thing and good reminder for sure.
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:22 AM   #187
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Too bad about the missed spurs. Those type of things haunt me later.

Good excuse to go back isn't it!

Staging area? If you have to trailer it there,

Gotta trailer when I take Georgie with me. I have ridden there from home once before. About an hour of pavement riding. No Georgie on pavement.

Do you have a lot of problems with them wandering off? We tend to find her Wombat is the more docile of our herd. Well behaved and steady. Not like that uppity Pinkfoot. I'm not sure I'd trust Pinkfoot to sit quietly through lunch.

Idaho TW's are too free spirited to go unwatched! Wombat is only "acting" like it's behaving so it gets more riding time. Pinkfoot thinks it's got the upper throttle over Wombat

Where are all of your trees?

I know, right? Oregon must cut 'em all down.

I hate to be the one to tell you this, but that arrow doesn't point east. It points up.

I knew not to rely on my GPS. Never trust arrows!

How are the weather/temps through the seasons? Do you have a limited window of when to visit?

Best time is Spring and Fall for sure. Gets way to hot in summer. Winter is ok if one can tolerate the cold and most likely mud. That not good.

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Can't wait for your camping moto-ride reports!

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Old 05-12-2014, 03:11 PM   #188
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It is neat that you saw so many different things on the same route. I had my eye out for the wild horses but didn't see them. I enjoyed your pictures and remarks.

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Old 05-12-2014, 05:57 PM   #189
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Can't wait for your camping moto-ride reports!

Ride Safe you two!
Well, stay tuned, we going to try for next weekend. But you know what they say about the best made plans...

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Old 05-15-2014, 10:08 AM   #190
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Nice pics as usual, looks like summer over there
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Old 05-15-2014, 11:00 AM   #191
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Old 05-16-2014, 04:27 AM   #192
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It is neat that you saw so many different things on the same route. I had my eye out for the wild horses but didn't see them. I enjoyed your pictures and remarks.

And thank you for the gps tracks. There's lots of 2 track out there. If I had been trying to ride this loop in a timely manner from memory, I would'a been wondering for a while no doubt.
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Old 05-17-2014, 06:27 AM   #193
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Nice pics as usual, looks like summer over there
It was a fun early season ride. Got to get these rides done in between summer inferna heat and left over snow in the high country.

Your "snow machine" video's are pretty cool. Hoping to see more trail video's from you this summer.

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Old 05-17-2014, 06:29 AM   #194
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Awesome as usual... keep'm coming

As "deserty" as I think it get here, you really got the desert riding down. Always waiting for your next installment showing us an old mine, homestead etc.

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Old 05-19-2014, 08:35 PM   #195
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Admiral, we found all your trees. They're at the Whisky Falls campground:



And so were we. Shesaid will have the whole write up soon, but I'll give you a spoiler:



The falls contain no detectable whisky!

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