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Old 07-06-2012, 05:54 PM   #61
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The road appears the same condition as 40 years ago

the road going into Indian HS from the East or Bruneau side hasn't changed much over the years (although it is a nasty road... that road has kept me from rafting the Bruneau in the past...), but it gets used by rafters, MC's, atv's and others...

the road coming in from the West side is another matter, it has deteriorated to the point that most vehicles can't get over it anymore...

Also; were you referring to Indian HS (the one we've been talking about) which is about 40 to 50 miles south of the town of Bruneau on the West side of the Bruneau River??... or Indian Tub HS which is just a few miles South of the town of Bruneau?? I know... it gets confusing...

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4U_kYgV105A&feature=player_detailpage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htyMX8E4Mb4&feature=player_detailpage

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Old 07-08-2012, 03:47 PM   #63
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You've got a really nice thread going here as you notch off more of those challenge sites. I visited Packer John 2 summers ago and it doesn't look like it's changed one bit. Did you and Trent get to visit the old B-47 crash site near the hill south of Packer John? Not much left there, but as with Packer John, both have geocaches which is what brought me to the area.

You and Av_Mech and made the trip to Sheep Rock and it's something I'd like to ride someday. Maybe next year. Been as far as Cuprum in the jeep, now gotta ride it.

Thanks for sharing your challenge ride thread, been very interesting.
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:57 PM   #64
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You've got a really nice thread going here as you notch off more of those challenge sites. I visited Packer John 2 summers ago and it doesn't look like it's changed one bit. Did you and Trent get to visit the old B-47 crash site near the hill south of Packer John? Not much left there, but as with Packer John, both have geocaches which is what brought me to the area.

You and Av_Mech and made the trip to Sheep Rock and it's something I'd like to ride someday. Maybe next year. Been as far as Cuprum in the jeep, now gotta ride it.

Thanks for sharing your challenge ride thread, been very interesting.

we did not get to the plane crash site, would have loved too, but we were running out of daylight and had to chose between plane crash site or soaking in the HS... hmmmm, took me about 3 seconds to chose HS!! was a good soak!

the ride into Sheep Rock overlook is not to missed!... you'll love it... Helena isn't much to look at, but if you choose to go down to the mine, the ATV trail is a lot of fun!

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Old 07-14-2012, 11:50 PM   #65
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Deadwood and Stibnite area ride

July 13 and 14, 2012: Ride to visit Scott Mtn LO, Deadwood City, Cinnabar Ghost Town, Roosevelt city/lake, Thunder Mountain and Meadow Creek LO...

Fellow IAMC member and ADV'r daxm was able to team up for this ride which made the ride a lot more fun and a lot safer... we met up in Horseshoe Bend just after noon Friday. We got some subway sandwiches to take along, and hit the road...

We headed up hiway 55 to Banks, then headed East to Garden Valley for fuel... it would be 256 miles before the next gas station, and I needed a full tank... Dax has a 1200 GSA that holds more than 8 gal of gas, but I would be pushing it with the KLR...


we started off by going up to Scott Mountain LO, it was very hazy from all the fires in Southern Idaho... and the skies were threatening rain, although we were only a few miles from Garden Valley, you could barely see it...


The road to Scott Mtn LO is a good road, easy level 2 ride and if the air had been clearer, the views would have been stunning!... we'll have to get back here on a clear day to check things out... the LO was manned when we were there...


then we headed to Deadwood Res. even though getting into Deadwood Res means 30 or more miles of dirt road, there were lot's of big rigs, trailers, boats etc at Deadwood Res. looks like fun!... and it's a beautiful lake... just a bit of a challenge to get too...


Deadwood Dam...


we circled around the East side of Deadwood Res and headed North to visit Deadwood City and Mine, another challenge site... I'd never been in this part of Idaho, another good reason to do the challenge... it's gets you out there!
the stamp mill at Deadwood mine


and what's left of Deadwood City...




we continued to head North on the Landmark/Stanley road. We had intended to camp somewhere near Landmark, but it was still early evening and it started to rain, so we decided to head for Yellow Pine for some grub and to see if there might be a dry place to spend the night... Yellow Pine's Main Street...


we grabbed a burger and asked around to see if there might be a place available to rent for the night... we got lucky and ran into "Sarge" a retired Vet who has been in Yellow Pine for many years..., he happened to have a place that he had been renting to some Mine workers during the week, but they were headed home for the weekend... so we were in luck!... here's our dry place for the night... and it was right across the street from the local watering hole... Dax liked that!


next morning, with our gear dried out, we were ready to head deeper into the hills. We are heading to an old mining town called Cinnabar... the road in had a pretty significant water crossing (that I failed to get pic's of... dumb) and a fun road going in... Cinnabar has quite a few buildings still standing...








Cinnabar sits high up in a basin... the road in was twisty, rocky and fun... but the ride out was even better!!! we decided we would try to take a road that climbed out of the basin to Monumental Summit... we didn't know if it would be closed from snow or not, but we decided to give it a try... this road would turn out to be the highlight of our trip!.. switchback after switchback, narrow, rocky and fun!




near the top, looking down at Cinnabar... did I mention that this road was fun!


topping out at Monumental Summit, storms are starting to roll in, we are surrounded by the Frank Church Wilderness on all sides...


here's Dax... on top of the world... or at least on top of Monumental Summit


from Monumental Summit, we are heading to Roosevelt Lake... there used to be a town where the lake is, Roosevelt served the Thunder Mountain mines... but a land slide blocked the creek and drowned the town in 1909... there used to be a road to the site, but it is now inside the Frank Church Wilderness, so we parked at the trail head


it's about a mile down this trail to the old town site and current lake


this is a very well maintained trail, it follows along Monumental Creek... it's used by packers, horsemen... it's an easy hike, if you ever get here, it's worth the hike in to check out the lake...




if you look close, you can see the foundations of one of the old buildings of Roosevelt at the bottom of the lake...


another part of a building at the bottom of the lake


all these logs were once part of buildings... they have migrated to the lake outlet...


it's worth the short hike to get here... I'll be back...




next we took a short ride up to the Thunder Mountain Mines, there really wasn't that much to see up there, and they are still actively mining the area, so we headed back to Monumental Summit to pick up the road to our next site, Meadow Creek LO... great views all around and interesting colors in the rock...


the 10 miles to Meadow Creek LO turned out to be a fun and challenging road... plus it started raining on us with lightening included... this made the already challenging road a bit slick...


we were a bit nervous about going to a LO in a thunderstorm, but by the time we got there, the storm had moved on... we also saw 3 nice Bull Elk near the summit and LO... but we were too slow to get a pic! ... great views!!


a bit of lunch while enjoying the scenery...


more views of the Frank...


now we're headed back to Yellow Pine and Home, but on the way is the Mining area of Stibnite... they are still actively mining here, they've just about cut the mountain down to nothing...




this water fall flows over old mine tailings... I guess you can find beauty even in a mine site!...


from here it was out to Yellow Pine, then Cascade for fuel and then home... this ride was one of my favorite rides so far this year, the country was outstanding, the remoteness humbling, some of the roads/trails challenging and the riding company perfect! (thanks Dax)... if you ever get the chance to visit the Yellow Pine, Stibnite and Big Creek areas of Idaho, jump at it... some of the best riding you'll find anywhere... and you'll never forget the vistas...

thanks for coming along!

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Old 07-16-2012, 01:38 PM   #66
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I hit the same sites, but in a different order. I also tried to get to Meadow Creek via the Old Thunder Mountain Road. I couldn't do it. Got turned back by a nasty single track though a boulder field. It was bit scary being that far out and by myself in terrain like that.

Thunder City is on the Challenge map, but not the check in list. It's also in the GPX file. Scott Mountain is on the list, but not the map. I got clarification and the list is the one to follow. Just an FYI. I'm haven't found any other discrepancies. Have you?
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:40 PM   #67
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I just got back from Muldoon Challenge site http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/id/muldoon.html
It was a nice ride and very scenic.





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Old 07-18-2012, 02:56 PM   #68
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I hit the same sites, but in a different order. I also tried to get to Meadow Creek via the Old Thunder Mountain Road. I couldn't do it. Got turned back by a nasty single track though a boulder field. It was bit scary being that far out and by myself in terrain like that.

Thunder City is on the Challenge map, but not the check in list. It's also in the GPX file. Scott Mountain is on the list, but not the map. I got clarification and the list is the one to follow. Just an FYI. I'm haven't found any other discrepancies. Have you?


sorry it took so long to respond... been out ridin!
on our way to Yellow Pine, I stopped and took a long look at rd440 (old Thunder Mtn Rd) and thought "dang, that looks steep... and I bet it doesn't get any better!"... plus it was raining pretty steady at that time, so we passed it up and went into Yellow Pine for a room... while in Yellow Pine, I asked several locals about rd440, and they all told me it was overgrown and pretty much impassible up near the top... even then, after we had visited Meadow Creek LO, I stopped at the upper end of rd440... (up there it is basically a 2 track atv trail...) and decided we better not try it... now I'm glad we didn't
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:01 PM   #69
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I just got back from Muldoon Challenge site http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/id/muldoon.html
It was a nice ride and very scenic.



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Nice report Ed!... looks like a great place to visit... I hope to get over there in a couple of weeks... see you out there!

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Great Ride to Yellow Pine and Beyond

Great stuff. Stibnite, Monumental Summit, Meadow Creek L.O. are all on my list to ride, though for a different reason. Substitute geocaching implace of the IAMC challenge, but they all lead us to great places. I've turned left and headed to Big Creek area many many times, guess it's time to go straight and catch all the sights you've all seen. I'll have to read Av_mech's thread too, as I had been interested in the old Thunderbird road as well. Sounds like that will be a no-go unless I hike or ride our mules up the old road.

Great update and glad your posting your challenge site ride(s).
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More Challenge sites!... that makes 38!

July 16 and 17, 2012 challenge sites: Langer Monument, Pinyon Peak LO, Custer, Yankee Fork Dredge, Sawtooth City, Rocky Bar and Trinity Mtn LO... with a side trip attempt and fail to Boulder City...

Let me say before we get started... this is going to be a Looong ride report, so get a drink, some popcorn and relax... we're gonna be here a while. I'm going to break this up into two reports, one for each day... this is the Report for July 16th...

daxm and I did this ride together... and I was glad for his company... some very remote country visited, some FS roads not yet opened up, and it's good to have somebody to bounce your ideas off of to see how they sound outside your own head...

We left Boise and headed up hiway 55 toward Horseshoe Bend and Banks... then up the South fork of the Payette to Lowman and hiway 21, then up 21 to Cape Horn... at Cape Horn, we headed North on the Seafoam Rd to the Langer Monument. It started to rain along the way and threathened Rain all day, but it was nice because it cooled things off...

all of the roads we'll be riding for the next 50 miles cut through the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness (the Frank)... the roads were grandfathered in when they made the Wilderness to maintain access to mining claims... sooo... when you get o ride on roads that slash through the wilderness areas... thank a miner... other wise we'd be locked out!


Langer Monument.


along the way we found Wagon Town!... didn't see any wagons or a town... but there was this sign!


We backtracked down the Seafoam Rd to where the Pinyon Peak/Loon Creek Guard Station splits off and heads deeper into the Frank...


The road going to Pinyon Peak was passable from the West Side... a fun ridge top run with views that just never quit...




Pinyon Peak sticks way up there...


Pinyon Peak has outstanding 360 degree views




the lookout... manned by Laura, a young lady from Kansas... (or somewhere flat) who was packed in here in Mid June (before the road opened up) on Mule by the Packer out of Loon Creek GS...


we had a good chat with Laura... so good that I forgot to take the dang Challenge picture at the lookout!... so I took it back down where the LO road goes up from Loon Creek Rd...


Laura said only one person had come up the road from the East (Loon Creek), she said there was a big tree and a washout blocking the road... she said he had been on a dirt bike, not big baggers like we were on... We thought about it a minute and decided... yup! we're up for it!... beautiful WF along the Loon Creek Rd


about 1/3 of the way down... we find the Log...


well... if you can't go over it... then...


the washout further down proved to be no big deal for our bikes, but a vehicle would have trouble due to a deep trench... sorry no pic... finally we get to the Diamond D and Loon Creek GS




from Loon Creek GS we head South over the pass to Custer and Bonanza...


Dax at the top of the pass


heading toward Sunbeam Mine


Sunbeam MIne


Finally we get to Custer... old mining town named for Gen Custer as it was founded just after his famous last stand...




it was getting late... so we zoomed it down to Stanley to catch some supper and some sleep... I always love coming into Stanley... this view NEVER gets boring...


We grabbed some dinner here, sat on the balcony that extends out over the Salmon River...


by the time we got done eating, it was getting late... we grabbed a room at Mountain Village in Stanley... sun going down... beautiful!


that's day one... visited Langer Monument, Pinyon Peak LO, Custer and Yankee Fork Dredge... with dinner and some sleep in on of the prettiest valley's anywhere... not a bad day!! more in day two!! coming soon...




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Day Two... July 17th... Sawtooth City, attempt at Boulder City, Ketchum, Rocky Bar, Trinity LO...

We woke up to a bit of fog!... so we got a later start than we had intended...


but 30 miles South of Stanley, the fog cleared out and we had a beautiful day!...

first stop this morning is Sawtooth City an old mining town in the South end of the Sawtooth Valley.. not much here anymore but an old grave yard and a few rotting log structures...



this little beauty saw us
about a hundred yards away, and walked to within about 30 feet, she couldn't figure out what the heck we were with our helmets and gear on...


now, it's South over Galena summit... and what a view!!


Dax wanted to try to get to an old mining town
called Boulder Ctiy that he once went to in a jeep, ... we give it a try... right off the Hiway pavement, this rode has large rocks and no road bed... hmmm it's like this already?? this may not bode well!


this road is a rocky son of a gun!


some water to cross, doesn't look deep, but it's about 18" and 50 feet across... fun!


more rocks and water... and it's getting steeper


finally, I fall... and cannot get started again... I only spin in the softball size rocks til I go down again and again... it's time for me to pack this road in...


Dax got farther than I did on that big ole 1200, but eventually he also found he couldn't get traction and went down... the pic's really don't capture how steep this road is... it reminds me of last mile of the road to Louie Lake, but with softball size marbles to ride on the whole way... nasty!


we retreated in defeat... with our tail pipes between our legs...


we were both exhausted... so we decided we better stop in Ketchum and lick our wounds (and fill our stomachs...) after a very expensive lunch, we headed West over Dollarhide summit toward Featherville... here's the top of Dollarhide summit...


we stopped to get our pictures at Rocky Bar...


then to Trinity Peak LO...


the road to the LO seems easier than last time I was here... have they improved it?


Dax and Allen the lookout guy... great views up here!...



a great road getting up here, you need to pay attention, but lots of fun!


we decided to head home through Prairie and Blacks Creek... the canyon was lookin good! but we noticed it is getting really hot! about 100degrees in Boise today... I nearly melted that last 30 miles...




a great ride except for a nail in my rear tire about 16 miles out from Boise... man!, I did NOT want to stop and change that tire along the interstate in that 100 degree heat!! :o(


I had to stop 5 times and add air to get home, but get home we did... finally!... I've got a new tube in there now...

thanx to Dax for a fun ride... and thanks for coming along!! rick



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Nice rocks and report! Looks pretty hardcore.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:12 PM   #74
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Nice pics!
I hiked up to Boulder City a few years ago, and it looks like Dax made it close to an ugly stream crossing at the top of the climb.
The hike, like the ride is not much fun but the views once you get there are fantastic. I am always amazed at where the miners went and what they had to endure, just to work their tail off .
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Nice rocks and report! Looks pretty hardcore.
I'd like to try the Boulder City trail again sometime with a 250 trail bike... I think it would be a great ride...
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