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Old 03-19-2013, 07:26 PM   #31
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Many thanks Questor , great pics and RR. You made my evening for last year I lost a very good friend who lived in Joseph, he loved the Joseph/ Hell Canyon area and your RR brought back some places he had shared with me on diff occasions. Guess I have another reason to ride back myself.

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Old 03-19-2013, 11:45 PM   #32
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Great roads. Dirt and pavement -- it all looks scenic!

That hot tub by the river -- mix temp to perfection.

Very nice pics and report. Thanks.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:32 AM   #33
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Sad to see it end
It's not over...
One more great day of riding, though some really remote canyons.
(I'll try and get it posted today, but work is crazy right now...)
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:33 PM   #34
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We head due west on Hot Springs Road......
Hey!!
I van-camped on Hot Springs Road West of Ketchum once!!
(pre-Adventure bike days for me)

about 2005....A 1992 Dodge Van with basically one-wheel-drive.
Wife, Two Yellow dogs (a different two yellow dogs that the ones you met at our house)
...and at the end of a two week road-trip to Yellowstone.

We were gonna head over that pass also, but stopped at a beautiful spot at a creek to wet the dogs, and someone else also stopped and told us the pass was still closed to snow (It was AUGUST!!)

So....we camped right where we were at 2pm, and had the BEST, most memorable day/night of the whole trip
We didn't head back down the hill until about 2pm the next day,
then we drove the same stretch of pavement that you did to into Boise.
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:39 PM   #35
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Wait till you see the roads...






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I just had to qoute these pics.
This is what I remember about Hells Canyon
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:36 PM   #36
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Day 5: June 15th, 2012

We had a great nights sleep.
Sleeping next to a river is always so soothing, and soaking in the Hot Springs the night before had me really relaxed.

We slept in late.


We slowly packed up and rode upstream to Stanley to get some breakfast.






I love this picture.


We stopped at this restaurant and got a seat outside on the deck.


And ordered Breakfast Burritos.


After a great feeding, we rode East towards Home following the Snake River.

Today's ride is about 190 miles, and I knew some great canyons that are seldom traveled.

Another day of perfect weather.








We stopped in the booming metropolis of Clayton.




But got a good KTM picture.


A little more down the Snake River.


We turned Right on East Fork Road and headed South.


And then took our second Left and went down Walker Way and Road Creek Road.




The road became less and less traveled. We had the whole canyon to ourselves.


Except for a herd of cows...


We found ourselves in the middle of a round up. Thousands of cows were being herded down the valley...
Cows and motorcycles don't mix to well.

But we carefully made our way though the herd and got though.



Later we stopped for a break.
It was incredibly dangerous and freaky to be surrounded by thousands of cows and we were both in a bit of disbelief at what we had just done.

Pretty motorcycles.


After our break, we followed the road some more.




The nearest person is probably over 40 miles away and several canyons over. This is a really remote spot.




I had never been here before. It was really nice!


Eventually we made it done to the main Valley floor near Arco.


Headed to the mountains I left behind five days ago when I first left the pavement on my way to Copper Basin.




Back on pavement headed to Arco.


We passed the Golden West Cafe.


And Rt 20 back to Idaho Falls...


There's the Big Buttes on the way home.
I like Big Buttes I cannot lie...




MAG takes the lead for a while.


That there is a big butte...


and finally back home.


Looks like I need a new front tire.



Well, that's the end of the ride.
I hope you enjoyed it.

Thanks for coming along.
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:25 PM   #37
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Thanks for sharing your ride. I'm glad you took the time to enjoy the flowers along the way in Hells Canyon.
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:49 PM   #38
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Oops, well Bravo again

Great RR, great pics, great attitude and perspective. Keep it up and thanks
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:34 PM   #39
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Q, thanks for the cool report, and pics.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:15 PM   #40
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Loved your report, great pics! Thanks for sharing. I stumbled onto the Troy Flora area last summer on a street bike trip to Seattle. As I stopped to take a pic of a round barn,





,,two good old boys in a truck stopped to see if I was broke down. Had a nice talk and drank one of their beers that was in a cooler between them.

I thought this was a giant anthill

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Old 03-21-2013, 09:02 AM   #41
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Thanks for sharing your ride. I'm glad you took the time to enjoy the flowers along the way in Hells Canyon.
Hello Ladybug.

Thanks for hosting such a great event.
It was a great surprise to ride the Troy area.

And you've got me slowing down to stop and enjoy the flowers more.
Thank you...

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Old 03-21-2013, 09:47 AM   #42
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Thanks for taking us along. It was good to see MotoAdventureGirl making the cameo appearance.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:51 AM   #43
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excellent!

Great report Questor, and excellent pics! I always enjoy reading your reports. One thing missing was the Glorp??? Where was the glorp?
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:06 AM   #44
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From horizon to horizon, public lands. Idaho's the best!
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:50 AM   #45
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Great report Questor, and excellent pics! I always enjoy reading your reports. One thing missing was the Glorp??? Where was the glorp?
On this trip we upgraded to Steak cooked on a campfire.
We're getting smarter...
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