Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Frog Lake Loop

  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    40

    Frog Lake Loop

    Went to Idaho and rode the Frog Lake Loop on Friday. Then we drove down to ride Fisher Creek later that day. On Saturday we rode Little Casino to Big Casino. I only got pictures from the first ride on friday.

    More Photos at the Blog: alliancebicycles.blogspot.com
    Attached Images Attached Images
    • File Type: jpg 1.JPG (301.3 KB, 297 views)
    • File Type: jpg 3.JPG (215.8 KB, 308 views)
    • File Type: jpg 5.JPG (351.0 KB, 262 views)
    • File Type: jpg 6.JPG (312.1 KB, 270 views)
    • File Type: jpg 8.JPG (344.9 KB, 261 views)
    Erik Rolf
    Ketchum, ID
    Visit the website @ http://www.alliancebicycles.com/

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation: flipnidaho's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    6,415
    Nice! We love that trail...

  3. #3
    aaarrrggghh!
    Reputation: Ivan the Terrible's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    579
    Great ride!

  4. #4
    the new Gilbert Grape
    Reputation: laffeaux's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    5,300
    Nice pics!!

    We rode the same trail on Friday. We must have been a few hours behind you (we had a late start). The views on that trail are great.
    Each bicycle owned exponentially increases the probability that none is working correctly.

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    40
    we started just after 9am and finished at 1:30. We boogied out of there pretty quick due to the bugs from all the horse trailers. Was it hot up there or what? We parked at the end of the downhill and rode all of the dirt road at the beginning. I couldn't imagine riding that at high-noon.
    Erik Rolf
    Ketchum, ID
    Visit the website @ http://www.alliancebicycles.com/

  6. #6
    the new Gilbert Grape
    Reputation: laffeaux's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    5,300
    Quote Originally Posted by Alliance Bicycles
    we started just after 9am and finished at 1:30. We boogied out of there pretty quick due to the bugs from all the horse trailers. Was it hot up there or what? We parked at the end of the downhill and rode all of the dirt road at the beginning. I couldn't imagine riding that at high-noon.
    We didn't start riding until just after 12:30, and started from the end of the downhill too. We parked at a camp site where the road crossed the river - the river was nice for cleaning up afterward.

    The road portion of the climb was really hot, but once we were on the trail the shade made it bearable. I liked the climb - although it was long (nearly 3 hours), it was stair-steeped enough that it never wore me out. The downhill was pretty torn up by motorcycles at the top and horses at the bottom. The guys that had ridden it before (this was my first time) said that it used to be a smooth buff trail - not anything like it is now. I enjoyed it, but definitely could have used more than a 100mm of travel on the downhill.

    And the mosquitoes and flies were bad everywhere this trip. They were less bad on this ride than along Warm Springs Creek, which we'd ridden the day before.
    Each bicycle owned exponentially increases the probability that none is working correctly.

  7. #7
    Horney 4 FR'ers
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    19

    3500!!

    If you promoted FR and told everyone suspension was the way to go, your trails would be much narrower and buff. Gotta love MTBing nowdays! Thanks IMBA! Why did you climb the trail? You can buy MTB bikes with motors now and they sponser the IMBA.

    Congrats on breaking the 3500 post!
    Novice BMXer, Intermediate MTBer, Semi-Pro FRer

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation: lonbalz's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    196
    Great ride. Did that ride a few weeks ago also. Views are incredible. Set my logbook on my altimeter and the climb from the parking lot by where the trail climbs is just over 3600 vert. Some good tech gnar on the dh.

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation: rockman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    3,854
    Quote Originally Posted by Genius'er
    If you promoted FR and told everyone suspension was the way to go, your trails would be much narrower and buff. Gotta love MTBing nowdays! Thanks IMBA! Why did you climb the trail? You can buy MTB bikes with motors now and they sponser the IMBA.

    Congrats on breaking the 3500 post!
    I'm not sure what this is all about but actually doesn't just the opposite occur Mr. Genius? That is trails become less narrow as riders cut the corners (ie., to maintain those high velocities) and mis-timed jumps, etc. lead to widened landing areas.

    I haven't ridden L. Boulder and Big Boulder but I'd sure like to. My understanding is that counterclockwise is a smoother climb w/ a tech downhill. The adventure map recommends counter- and Greg in his book recommends clockwise.

    Nice pics! Cool geology.

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    661
    Last year I rode Little/Big Casinos and then Big/Little Boulder the following day. Both are great rides. The climb up Little Casino was quite steep, particularly all of the mini peak ascents once at the ridgeline. By comparison, the climb up Big Boulder was a piece of cake. I'm glad I did the Casinos first!

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    49
    Frog Lake Loop is definitely backcountry style riding at it's finest. I'd recommend riding up Big Boulder and down Little Boulder. While Big Boulder is probably more fun of a descent, the climb up Little Boulder is brutal. Check out some photos of the trail Idaho mountain biking trip report on my site - Prospecting Idaho - Hot Springs & Mountain Bike Adventure

  12. #12
    mtbr member
    Reputation: rockman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    3,854
    I did the ride counter-clockwise a couple of years ago. I too think CCW is the way to go and although the list is a revolving door Big Boulder-L. Boulder is easily in my top 10. Or, 5. The climb up Big Boulder is quite civil and never overly steep. Say for example, like Boundary Creek to get to L. Casino.
    "Fart in a paper bag, after eating the #17 plate from filibertos. STRAVA!" M77Ranger.

  13. #13
    beer is good
    Reputation: Nels's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    447
    Did this ride Sunday 8-3 the descent down Little Boulder was pretty muddy!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Frog Lake Loop-whcloudpk-018-large-e-mail-view.jpg  

    Frog Lake Loop-whcloudpk-013-large-e-mail-view.jpg  

    Frog Lake Loop-whcloudpk-016-large-e-mail-view.jpg  

    Steve
    "looking California, feeling Minnesota"

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •