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    Hey everyone. Our friends in Ketchum need help, now:

    While we are all celebrating the launch of this new route, there are good people in a meeting in Ketchum fighting so that we all can all ride it. Please support these local efforts by sending an email to the Blaine County Commissioners saying that you would like to preserve the historic bicycle access to the Boulder White-Cloud Mountains if it were to recieve National Monument designation: jlovell (at) co.blaine.id.us. It really does help.

    Here is some more information from the Wood River Bike Coalition Public Meeting Tuesday re: Boulder-White Clouds - Wood River Bike Coalition

    It would be great if the commissioners got back from the meeting with a flood of emails!
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    I purchased my maps last night at about 10:45EST.

    Flumphboy-I just sent an email to the Commissioners!

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    JYB, thank you so much for doing that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JYB View Post
    I purchased my maps last night at about 10:45EST.

    Flumphboy-I just sent an email to the Commissioners!
    +1 - email sent as well.
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    I will be riding this route in mid July. With 4 others. An old fart tour at a fairly easy pace. If anyone is interested in joining us, just pm me. I will be driving out from the east coast with a half empty car, if that makes it easier. Let me know, harry

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    The 500-Mile Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route

    I definitely want to do this route!


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    I'm looking at this route, and the reaction to the new maps on the Adventure Cycling page. Lots of pent-up demand. Looks like there will be traffic jams on the route this summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the other Anne View Post
    I'm looking at this route, and the reaction to the new maps on the Adventure Cycling page. Lots of pent-up demand. Looks like there will be traffic jams on the route this summer.
    That's why I am waiting until 2015. Let all the hot springs flush out the dirty bikepacker grime from the first season!
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    I can see that waiting to 2015 might mean things are quieter. But it would be fun to be in the first people/groups doing the tour, too. Also, word of mouth is a thing. If the route is as good as it sounds, maybe in year 2, even more people will do the route because they hear about it from their friends.

    Either 2014 or 2015 would be way fun.

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    Last thing I want to do on a dirt tour is see people I didn't come with [unless they are generous and carrying ice cold beer!]. But it's easy enough to choose dates on the edge of the prime season to avoid any peak crowds.
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    I also have my flight booked and now mappes ordered.

    Flying in from UK on 21st June and plan to start route on 23rd.

    Not sure yet how much of the single track sections I will ride - waiting to study the maps.
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    Really looking forward to riding a couple sections of it this coming season with my wife. Nice work Casey and ACA !

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    For Casey or anyone that gets 'er done this year I'm interested in which section would be the best [particularly considering singletrack] if you can only do one of the top or bottom loops?
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    Not that the top is bad - because it's not - but between the two, bottom, hands down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nwmtb View Post
    Really looking forward to riding a couple sections of it this coming season with my wife. Nice work Casey and ACA !
    Thanks Chad. I almost stopped by last weekend, but the driving was slow, and we had to get to the trailhead, and up the trail to Goldbug before dark. Ill swing by next time.

    Have fun in Island Park this weekend!
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    Quote Originally Posted by flumphboy View Post
    Not that the top is bad - because it's not - but between the two, bottom, hands down.
    Thanks. Just want to have options depending on time available and group that's going.
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    I agree the bottom ones are the best for singletrack with the Whitecloud option being hands down the best. For those wanting even more singletrack there are defiantly more options along the route to include more sections. Idaho is truly the backcountry single track state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smilycook View Post
    I agree the bottom ones are the best for singletrack with the Whitecloud option being hands down the best. For those wanting even more singletrack there are defiantly more options along the route to include more sections. Idaho is truly the backcountry single track state.
    If anyone wants to GPS other singletrack options I'd be willing to curate and compile and "unofficial" set of GPS tracks.

    For someone like me who has to drive 1 day+ each way and ride with a group I can't really "explore" the way somebody more local can.
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    Vik, All the GPS tracks are done. All you need to do is go to: Idaho Trails

    From this site you can export gpx tracks and import them into google earth or other programs. Then you can always post in the Idaho forum for specific trail conditions and direction of travel. I am planning a two day ride from featherville to Sawtooth City and back which includes about 60 miles of singletrack without the need to carry as much gear since you just stay at sawtooth city, which is the half way point. So this would be a good option for people looking for a shorter adventure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smilycook View Post
    Vik, All the GPS tracks are done. All you need to do is go to: Idaho Trails

    From this site you can export gpx tracks and import them into google earth or other programs. Then you can always post in the Idaho forum for specific trail conditions and direction of travel. I am planning a two day ride from featherville to Sawtooth City and back which includes about 60 miles of singletrack without the need to carry as much gear since you just stay at sawtooth city, which is the half way point. So this would be a good option for people looking for a shorter adventure.
    Thanks. That's a great resource.

    If folks ride high quality single-track sections that play nice with the rest of the route I'd love to hear about them and get GPS tracks.

    I'm working on an end to end b-packing route on Vancouver Island and getting feedback from the saddle is critical to understanding which route options are worth pursing and which ones are duds.
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    We (ACA) will have route tracks, and waypoint for the services and hot springs, ready to go by the end of April.

    Personally, I use the "Idaho Topo" base data, with the "Northwest Trails" overlaid on top of it. Both datasets can be found for free here: GPSFileDepot - Idaho Garmin Compatible Maps
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    Quote Originally Posted by smilycook View Post
    For those wanting even more singletrack there are defiantly more options along the route to include more sections. Idaho is truly the backcountry single track state.
    Yes! this is exactly what I hoped people would do. Get in there and create their own trip. To save our ass, we have to suggest people do not use the maps for off-route travel, but I tried to do a thorough job of putting all the trails and roads on there. So, people can at least see that they exist, and do further research. Although as we both know, not all trails exist, like through Ants Basin...

    Basically I tried to create the map that I would want to use.
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    Just received my map set today!! There is just sooo much information its going to take me some time to go thru it all. This is just so awesome and a great way to spend yet another week of below freezing temps, though riding my fat bike is also fun!

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