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Old 06-04-2010, 06:59 AM   #1
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Avery ID > St. Regis MT Road Report Request

Hi, I was wondering if anyone would know whether the St Joe River Road from Avery ID to St. Regis MT is open yet. I believe this is FS50 to the FS218 split toward Dixie, then perhaps FR388 and FR282 over the ID-MT border and down to I-90 and St. Regis.

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Old 06-04-2010, 08:28 AM   #2
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From the MT side. Still snowed in last Sat. Drifts at the state line.

We've had lots of rain this week. May be snow up there, or melted the last of it???
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Old 06-16-2010, 11:13 AM   #3
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Hi folks, just got back from a big swing through ID and MT.

St. Maries to St. Regis is wide open. The forest service people said it opened about two weeks ago. The run up the St. Joe river on ID50 is superb and the short gravel section from the ID-MT border down to I-90 could be done on almost anything - no snow, wide, smooth, good gravel.

If you're going N into Kalispell, I would avoid MT28 between Lonepine and Flathead Lake. There is a grisly 15 miles of construction going on with long waits, pilot cars, bad gravel, and heavy traffic.

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Old 06-16-2010, 01:08 PM   #4
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Yep, came over yesterday and it's in pretty darn good shape. HooDoo Pass is open but pretty muddy at the top. Freezeout behind Clarkia has a ways to go.
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Old 06-16-2010, 02:33 PM   #5
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Thanks Suva. I often use the river route to get east.
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Old 06-17-2010, 02:24 PM   #6
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BTW I'd highly recommend rd 250/ Black canyon rd. between Pierce and Superior following the north fork of the Clearwater, it's incredibly beautiful.
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BTW I'd highly recommend rd 250/ Black canyon rd. between Pierce and Superior following the north fork of the Clearwater, it's incredibly beautiful.
How are the gravel/dirt sections? Looks like about 60 miles of it.

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How are the gravel/dirt sections? Looks like about 60 miles of it.

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For the most part very good, there were some sections where it was potholed up pretty good but they have a crew in there doing some maintenance.
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For the most part very good, there were some sections where it was potholed up pretty good but they have a crew in there doing some maintenance.
Thanks for update. I'm doing the Macgruder to the S in early Sept - I may try and incorporate 250 into some kind of loop.

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Old 06-19-2010, 01:33 AM   #10
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BTW I'd highly recommend rd 250/ Black canyon rd. between Pierce and Superior following the north fork of the Clearwater, it's incredibly beautiful.


Highly agree with Suva on the Hoodoo pass route, but lots of other versions from the Pierce-Weippe area. Doing some this weekend.

See pics form our Overdose 09 ride , some pics of the road between upper Black Canyon and Yellow pine camp ground on the St Jo river, one of thetourists favorite rides, and now one of mine.

Hi Luke! stop by the camper in Pierce on the weekends, we will usually be nearby, thetourist will be there this weekend
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Old 06-19-2010, 10:43 AM   #11
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Fixed link....

See pics form our Overdose 09 ride...

Any chance of a GPS track from this ride?

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