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Old 08-14-2011, 11:56 AM   #841
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Old 08-14-2011, 03:47 PM   #842
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Camping is out for me as I only have a day pass. I don't really have a route in mind, though I had previously thought about up to Thompson Falls and over the hill, then try to figure out a way down to the river from there? I am game for anything really. Basically just want to do a longer shake down run so I can figure out what needs to be done over the winter. I am just running the scorpions that were on the 950 when I bought it, so that rules out anything too terribly gnarly, You have any ideas??
When I get home on Monday I'll look at the maps and post an idea for those of us up north.
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Old 08-14-2011, 07:41 PM   #843
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Old 08-14-2011, 09:35 PM   #844
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Camping is out for me as I only have a day pass. I don't really have a route in mind, though I had previously thought about up to Thompson Falls and over the hill, then try to figure out a way down to the river from there? I am game for anything really. Basically just want to do a longer shake down run so I can figure out what needs to be done over the winter. I am just running the scorpions that were on the 950 when I bought it, so that rules out anything too terribly gnarly, You have any ideas??
Here's an option for you. If you head over Thompson Pass, turn south when you get to Murray. That's Kings Pass, and will take you into Wallace. IIRC you can pick either a paved or part gravel route. From Wallace, on something the size of the 950, I'd recommend Slate Creek. No matter how you go, you're on gravel. Head south on Moon Pass road. Go about 5 miles, IIRC, you're looking for the first right after you hit gravel. It's shortly after you hit an open, untreed section. Go about 3-4 miles and it will take you to Slate Creek Saddle. There is some rocky road getting there, but it's all embedded, not a lot of loose stuff. At the saddle, go south, you bear to the right. DO NOT take the trail that's a hard right (it's looking back where you came from), that's trail 16, and I wouldn't call it big-bike friendly. Slate Creek road takes you down to the St. Joe. It's a pretty ride, and easy. IIRC there are 3 mild dips/water crossings along the road. At the river road, if you cross the road, there is a bridge that takes you over to the far side of the river, there is a good gravel road there. This will be at about mile 42 or so. Head down river, the Big Eddy will be somewhere around mile 20.

I'd recommend Latour Creek (FS 50) on the way back. It's a cool ride! You hit it at about the 10 mile mark, it's signed as a route to Cataldo. This has quite a few loose rocks, it could be interesting on a 950. But given that you're a better rider than me, I doubt it will be an issue. It wasn't for me on the DR.

Let me know if you have a GPS, I can shoot you tracks.

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Old 08-14-2011, 10:11 PM   #845
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Old 08-15-2011, 06:32 AM   #846
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Does anyone know if Freezeout or breezy are clear of snow yet?
I ran into 6' drifts on Breezy 2 weeks ago. No idea about now.
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Old 08-15-2011, 05:28 PM   #847
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Old 08-15-2011, 05:36 PM   #848
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:45 PM   #849
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Here's an option for you. If you head over Thompson Pass, turn south when you get to Murray. That's Kings Pass, and will take you into Wallace. IIRC you can pick either a paved or part gravel route. From Wallace, on something the size of the 950, I'd recommend Slate Creek. No matter how you go, you're on gravel. Head south on Moon Pass road. Go about 5 miles, IIRC, you're looking for the first right after you hit gravel. It's shortly after you hit an open, untreed section. Go about 3-4 miles and it will take you to Slate Creek Saddle. There is some rocky road getting there, but it's all embedded, not a lot of loose stuff. At the saddle, go south, you bear to the right. DO NOT take the trail that's a hard right (it's looking back where you came from), that's trail 16, and I wouldn't call it big-bike friendly. Slate Creek road takes you down to the St. Joe. It's a pretty ride, and easy. IIRC there are 3 mild dips/water crossings along the road. At the river road, if you cross the road, there is a bridge that takes you over to the far side of the river, there is a good gravel road there. This will be at about mile 42 or so. Head down river, the Big Eddy will be somewhere around mile 20.

I'd recommend Latour Creek (FS 50) on the way back. It's a cool ride! You hit it at about the 10 mile mark, it's signed as a route to Cataldo. This has quite a few loose rocks, it could be interesting on a 950. But given that you're a better rider than me, I doubt it will be an issue. It wasn't for me on the DR.

Let me know if you have a GPS, I can shoot you tracks.
Holy Crap, that sounds like a blast. Thanks IR, we definitely need to hook up before too long. Things are going poorly with the remodel, so I am back on the fence until I can see how the rest of the week goes for after work progress. As a life long carpenter, I am well aware that the level and square have been around since the egyptians at least. Funny, they didn't see the need to use them on this old house
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Scoutman, let me know if you decide to go Sat, I may make the trip. Shouldn't due to a committment I have for Sunday, but what the heck. From Priest River that route we were talking about would be a long day...nearly 200 miles just to Avery. It would be shorter to head south at Clark Fork and catch the N Fork of the CDA river. I can't get google maps to auto route it though.

Moto-treks, that look like a great ride with Black Dog. Did you run the 278 along the south side of the lake?

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Old 08-16-2011, 08:30 AM   #851
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Here's an option for you. If you head over Thompson Pass, turn south when you get to Murray. That's Kings Pass, and will take you into Wallace. IIRC you can pick either a paved or part gravel route. From Wallace, on something the size of the 950, I'd recommend Slate Creek. No matter how you go, you're on gravel. Head south on Moon Pass road. Go about 5 miles, IIRC, you're looking for the first right after you hit gravel. It's shortly after you hit an open, untreed section. Go about 3-4 miles and it will take you to Slate Creek Saddle. There is some rocky road getting there, but it's all embedded, not a lot of loose stuff. At the saddle, go south, you bear to the right. DO NOT take the trail that's a hard right (it's looking back where you came from), that's trail 16, and I wouldn't call it big-bike friendly. Slate Creek road takes you down to the St. Joe. It's a pretty ride, and easy. IIRC there are 3 mild dips/water crossings along the road. At the river road, if you cross the road, there is a bridge that takes you over to the far side of the river, there is a good gravel road there. This will be at about mile 42 or so. Head down river, the Big Eddy will be somewhere around mile 20.

I'd recommend Latour Creek (FS 50) on the way back. It's a cool ride! You hit it at about the 10 mile mark, it's signed as a route to Cataldo. This has quite a few loose rocks, it could be interesting on a 950. But given that you're a better rider than me, I doubt it will be an issue. It wasn't for me on the DR.

Let me know if you have a GPS, I can shoot you tracks.
This is close to what I was thinking but I was going to add the east side of Pend Oreille too. However, it is a long day 250+ miles.

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Scoutman, let me know if you decide to go Sat, I may make the trip. Shouldn't due to a committment I have for Sunday, but what the heck. From Priest River that route we were talking about would be a long day...nearly 200 miles just to Avery. It would be shorter to head south at Clark Fork and catch the N Fork of the CDA river. I can't get google maps to auto route it though.

Moto-treks, that look like a great ride with Black Dog. Did you run the 278 along the south side of the lake?
Yup, 278. You have some GPS tracks south of Wallace?
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:57 AM   #852
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Yup, 278. You have some GPS tracks south of Wallace?
I've got quite a few in that area. We've played there for years with the quads, now with the bike. Any in particular you'd like?
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Well the healing up is not going as quickly as I had hoped. In fact I have had more pain the last two days then I have since the “incident” over two weeks ago.

I was really looking forward to this but as of now my status is “on the fence” at best.
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Old 08-16-2011, 05:08 PM   #854
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sorry to her you're not mending as quickly as hoped for. I've been seeing both a chiropractor and physical therapist and am slowly improving. Summer results so far: Bike 3, Dale 0

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Well the healing up is not going as quickly as I had hoped. In fact I have had more pain the last two days then I have since the “incident” over two weeks ago.

I was really looking forward to this but as of now my status is “on the fence” at best.
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Well the healing up is not going as quickly as I had hoped. In fact I have had more pain the last two days then I have since the “incident” over two weeks ago.

I was really looking forward to this but as of now my status is “on the fence” at best.
Sorry to hear about that Rick. My wrist and shoulder are only about 75% after a couple months. Man, this gettin' old sucks, takes far longer to heal than when I was 20.
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