Monday, May 28, 2012

Nez Perce National Forest Ride

Today's ride was mainly on gravel roads and dirt trails within the Nez Perce National Forest where you can ride for miles and miles with almost no traffic.

Myra, Skip, Nick, Carol, Tom

UTV Magazine's "Rider of the Year"

Okay, who brought a map

Video of Skip and Myra on three wheels...

A track of the ride including distance, time, speed and elevation has been uploaded to EveryTrail.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Private Land Ride

Over two hundred participants met at Killgore Adventures this morning where they were divided into three groups for different rides. Our group followed a member of the Idaho Pathfinders ATV Club, who gave us a tour of his family's 35,000 acre ranch.

Click on photo to enlarge

A track of the ride including distance, time, speed and elevation has been uploaded to EveryTrail.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Kirkwood Ride

Well, I thought yesterday's ride had a little bit of everything but I was wrong.  It did not include snow... which we rectified today.  Click on photos to enlarge.

Fortunately, if you do not like the weather in the Idaho mountains, just wait 15 minutes...

Here's an option for your ATV/UTV that my Polaris dealer did not offer...

A track of the ride including distance, time, speed and elevation has been uploaded to EveryTrail.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Big Canyon Ride

Today was a fun ride!  It had a little bit of everything: good company, magnificent vistas, exotic wildlife, and a trail where I could have used a machete.  The sun even came out in the afternoon.  Click on photos to enlarge.

The unusual suspects

Mountain riding

Big horn sheep

Having too much fun

It's a jungle out there

Here's a video of one of the creek runs....

Lastly, I uploaded a GPS track of the trip to EveryTrail where you can view the route including speed and elevation and if you like, download a GPX file of the track to your GPS.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Hells Canyon Ride

Nick and I met Harold Morris, his wife, and another couple and did a half day ride over to the Snake River in Hells Canyon.  Everyone had the opportunity to try out their rainsuits on the way back.  Click on photos to enlarge.

View going up the mountain

Hells Canyon in the background


Monday, May 21, 2012

Swiftwater RV Park, White Bird, ID

I am staying at the Swiftwater RV Park for the next week where I plan to ride the UTV with friends in the surrounding mountains.  There is no television or cell phone service but they do have an Internet connection.  Also, I am back in the Pacific Time Zone.

That's the Salmon River behind my site - the current discharge is ~50,000 cubic feet per second!  Here is a video that gives you some idea of how much water is moving downstream.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Diners Drive-ins & Dives

I don't know why I did not think of this earlier but I started using the Food Network and Flavortown USA to search for places to eat while traveling.  I am looking forward to trying some of those dishes that Guy Fieri makes look so good on Diners Drive-ins and Dives.

For lunch today, I had a delicious cheeseburger at The Orchard House here in Caldwell.  Weather permitting, I recommend dining outside for the view.

Reno, NV to Caldwell, ID

I would describe the drive from northern Nevada to southern Idaho as "miles and miles of wide open spaces".  Signs like "next services 57 miles" and "next gas 100 miles" give you some idea of how sparsely populated the area is.

I did find it interesting that the speed limit went from 65 mph in Nevada to 55 mph in Oregon to 65 mph in Idaho.  It was essentially the same road with the same road conditions and traffic but different states arrived at different speed limits as to what was safe.

Lastly, I checked into the Ambassador RV Park in Caldwell where I will stay until Monday when I head to White Bird, Idaho for the 3rd Annual Hells Canyon Ride.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Fun Photo Box

Fun Photo Box is an easy, whimsical way to add special effects to your photos...