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Old 03-27-2012, 09:13 PM   #61
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I'm hoping to have a proposed route up for review in the next few weeks. I'm getting pumped to do this ride and have been sharing that enthusiasm with a "few" others.
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:06 AM   #62
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Tim, I am planning something similar but on a smaller scale in that area and would love to share notes. I plan on taking a little bike... I may try it a bit earlier in the year though. Maybe you could PM me your contact info?
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:22 PM   #63
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I'm interested, but it could be a zoo with other rides going on at the same time and place. Maybe earlier in Aug. would be a better time. Plus it gets pretty smokey in late Aug. from fires.
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:57 PM   #64
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Last year the Macgruder didn't open up until around 7/20 and with the snow we're having this year, I don't think it will open any sooner. But I don't have control over that aspect.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:07 AM   #65
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Fallen trees is just as bad of problem, especially with all the burned areas. I can remember one year when there was so much snow that the forest circus didn't even attempt to clear out the trees because they figured it would snow again before they could finish the job. Hunters cleared the road.
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:05 PM   #66
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I've got a small chainsaw for trail clearing, I'm going to work on a way for mounting it to the bike. Sure would be nice for firewood or the occasional fallen tree. With all the dead trees due to burns, deadfall is always a problem through there. Though clearing 100 miles of road ain't gonna happen!
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:58 PM   #67
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I've got a small chainsaw for trail clearing, I'm going to work on a way for mounting it to the bike. Sure would be nice for firewood ....
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:38 PM   #68
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chainsaw

I think ProMoto makes a billet plate attachment for chainsaws. Either them or Happy Trails but I know I've seen one out there.

Timmer, I plan on doing this ride so I will watch and wait for more info. Later would be better regarding our high elevation snow pack this year for sure.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:19 AM   #69
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Definitely interested.
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:08 AM   #70
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:19 PM   #71
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When in the Ennis area, be sure to take a side trip to here:

South Meadow Creek Lake, Elevation 8200' Pretty! A little nasty jeep road up to the top of Baldy. But well worth the views!
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:32 PM   #72
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When in the Ennis area, be sure to take a side trip to here:

South Meadow Creek Lake, Elevation 8200' Pretty! A little nasty jeep road up to the top of Baldy. But well worth the views!

Looks like a nice stop! I think every county in Idaho and Montana has a Baldy Mountain!
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Old 04-21-2012, 01:39 PM   #73
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I would like to join you at some point, probably when you get to the end of the Magruder.
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:11 PM   #74
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Timmer, just wanted to confirm that I am definitely IN if this ride comes together. I have booked that week of July off and have been pouring over maps and ride reports of the general route you sketched out for weeks.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:25 PM   #75
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Looks like a fantastic ride and would love to combine it with some camping and general GTFO of the city. End of July and beginning of August is pretty tight for me with work though. I'll keep an eye on the thread and will let you know if I can get free.
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