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Old 07-14-2013, 07:38 PM   #136
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:52 PM   #137
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The massive 3XXLL Shoei Hornet is the clue ... It can only be me.
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:59 PM   #138
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:00 PM   #139
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Did some route checking again today ...

... on the mighty KLR.

Rode through this basin, where the effects of a wildfire in 2012 can be seen ...



... then had lunch above the valley where Dockingpilot's crew camped on the final night of the route's inaugural run. You shoulda been there ...


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Old 07-15-2013, 08:04 AM   #140
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Man, I gotta get out there! Come on Christmas bonus!
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:08 AM   #141
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Some like to camp, some prefer guest ranches ...

... and others may prefer the U.S. Forest Service's historic and rustic backcountry cabins, available for nightly rental along H.o.W.







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Old 07-24-2013, 08:59 AM   #142
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I sure would like to know if this



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Here is our report. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=826706 We did a one week trip and had an awesome time. We had to cut of the very Western parts but may come back next year to do that.
It is a great ride. I have never heard of anyone being disappointed by this trip except maybe Kevin. His DR quit in Encampment, Wy and had to get Wild Bill and his Wife to take him back to Colorado.
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Old 07-27-2013, 05:13 PM   #143
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Historic railroad spike bites tire!!!

An old railroad spike worked its way up from the depths of history along the Transcontinental Railroad National Back Country Byways the other day, an HoW traveler from Florida reports. It destroyed a tire on his Toyota Tacoma pickup truck.

So when you're there, beware of these:


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Old 07-27-2013, 05:20 PM   #144
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Montana ghost town hit by flood; closed for weeks

Montana's historic and lovingly preserved Bannack ghost town, once Montana's territorial capital, was hit July 17 by a powerful flood. A popular stop along Heart of the West ADV Route, it expected to be closed for next five weeks or so.

Here's how it looked through the lens of inmate Spanker's camera in 2010, when Dockingpilot's Forever West group visited Bannack.



And here's how looked as the flood roared through:



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Oh no !! Flood ? That seems so out of place there T. Have any details ?


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Old 07-28-2013, 11:39 AM   #146
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News report says it was flash flood. It does sit right on the banks of the Grasshopper River.

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Old 07-28-2013, 11:49 AM   #147
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Hard to imagine. Well I'm sure Montana will restore it real quick as its history is really important. Such a neat ghost town.


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Old 08-04-2013, 09:03 AM   #148
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Route

Well what is the closest place to "get on track" form northern NM?
So far I have 3 on board and looking for more. We want to go from NM to Yellowstone and maybe further. Leaving mid Aug. Looks like a great route.
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Old 08-04-2013, 09:33 AM   #149
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Airbornexts912, I'm just about out of the driveway to travel the route myself for a few days, just to see how things are looking. At the moment I'm awaiting a group from California who'll base their adventure here in Idaho Falls.

To respond to your question ... Grand Junction would be very good; there's a connecting road that in itself is awesome. I could route you onto it easily.

Rangely, Colo, would be excellent as well in terms of access to the route, altho I don't know what storage options may exist if you need to leave a tow rig behind for the duration. Folks at the town's Rangely Camper Park might be able to help.

If you'd like to add a day or two of adventuring in Moab, there is a good connection that can be made from there as well -- also an adventurous route in itself, more than 70 miles -- although it's not one to tow a trailer over.

Meeker and even Steamboat Springs would be good options in Colorado. Meeker is on the route; Steamboat also is an easy connection away.

Hope this helps!

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Old 08-07-2013, 10:24 PM   #150
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Just returned ...

... from explorations for 2014:



















Oh my heck ... I just can't find the end to the possibilities ... Could you?

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