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    Danskins Ride Sunday 4/3

    Danskins Ride Sunday 4/3

    We will be exploring the non-motorized side of the danskins, there is some good trails over there although we mght have to do some hiking. Riding about 4 hours or so and this is an advanced ride.

    meet at the burger king off the gowen rd exit of I-84 at 8am.

    bring small portable pruning shears too that will fit in your pack.

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    Sunday 4/3

    Sounds good. Is Sat. 4/2 still a trail work out there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nels
    Sounds good. Is Sat. 4/2 still a trail work out there?
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    your right nels

    Quote Originally Posted by Nels
    Sounds good. Is Sat. 4/2 still a trail work out there?
    4/2 is the trailwork day

    and 4/3 is the ride

    thanks for pointing that out..
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    Will make it if I get my ride

    Quote Originally Posted by smilycook
    Danskins Ride Sunday 4/3

    We will be exploring the non-motorized side of the danskins, there is some good trails over there although we mght have to do some hiking. Riding about 4 hours or so and this is an advanced ride.

    meet at the burger king off the gowen rd exit of I-84 at 8am.

    bring small portable pruning shears too that will fit in your pack.

    chris
    That's a no-brainer. I just picked up a map of the various loops and options from the forest service yesterday.

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    Is this the area north of Blacks Creek? Is there alot of trails in that part?

    I just picked up my Danskin map at lunch, but I left it in my car. I also somehow lost my Idaho Statesman REC Danskin article in which Chris took a part of. What would be a good moderate/intermediate up-and-back or loop trail in the neighborhood of 10-15 miles?

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    We are riding to..

    Quote Originally Posted by BelaySlave
    Is this the area north of Blacks Creek? Is there alot of trails in that part?

    I just picked up my Danskin map at lunch, but I left it in my car. I also somehow lost my Idaho Statesman REC Danskin article in which Chris took a part of. What would be a good moderate/intermediate up-and-back or loop trail in the neighborhood of 10-15 miles?

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    the north of blacks creek rd on the non-motorized side. All the hash marks on your map is where we are riding. There is tons of good stuff on the other side though..

    The nonmotorized side is unmapped so start on the motorized side for your first time. I would suggest starting at bender creek parking area and do either of these loops. They are on the high end of intermediate.

    300 to 520 then down 530 and back on 300

    300 to 520 across 500 then drop down on 502 at 510/502 junction continue down 510.

    ride back up dirt road turn left on 189A2 and left onto 189A3 then drop down on 502 at 510/502 junction continue down 510

    really easy ride
    ride out 300 then turn around and ride back

    depending on how high willow creek, park at willow creek then you could ride out 410 down 414 and back out 400.

    If you want to explore on the nonmot side either ride north up lime cr. deadman cr. or willow cr. and figure it out from there.

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    Thanks for the info Chris. I'm thinking of heading out there today if I can get these chores done.

    How busy does this place get on the weekends? If I start out at Bender Creek and go up 300, am I gonna be dodging motorcyles and ATV's all day long?

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    Thanks

    Chris, Geoff, Nels, Nick (I don't think Nick goes on this site but is deserving of the same praise anyway).

    I just wanted to tell ya I am respectful of how strong of riders you guys are. Chris, you're a freaking animal. Geoff, you're a freaking crazy animal! Nels, you hang right in there with these freaks!

    I really am a little overweight and out of shape right now and am sorry for holding the group up. I do appreciate folks (again Chris, Nels) for waiting up for me; otherwise, the elk or other large mammal would be better fed tonight.

    Becasue of you guys I can make it to work tomorrow

    Anyway, there's no use pretending anymore - I suck as a distance rider or endurance athlete, but am going to start riding more (even if a lot of it is road for now), and try to improve.

    I appreciate riding with you guys

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    Good job! Gilligan's Island

    Props to Chris on the "Gilligan's Island" ride today. What was supposed to be a "3 hour tour" in the Danskins ended up as a 5 and a half hour mini-epic (well, 5 and a half hours for me and I was the first one done!) We had it all today - mud, about a hundred creek crossings, sand, EXTREME hike-a-bike, gut busting climbs, twisty singletrack descents, antelope, grouse, deer, bushwhacking, great views, a little rain, a lot of pain and a lot of fun. "Trails" would be a generous way to describe most of what we rode on today. The best part? The wife didn't try to kill me for being 2 to 3 hours late getting home!

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    Tough Stuff

    Yeah, those were some crazy hike-a-bike sections. You see we were supposed to
    skirt the edge of Arrowrock to connect two trails,but the water was too high, so we had to go up down very steep hills to connect them. Also everything EP said too!
    some pics:
    1..Grouse creek at Arrowrock
    2..Smilycook
    3..Earthpig
    4..Daryl
    5..Nick on rim of AR
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    one more

    Also ran into this guy.
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    Nice pics

    Hey Nelsie, nice shots and always good to see more pics of your terrain.

    I'm glad to hear that you still participate in "Gilligan" epics, especially since I can't be held responsible for any lately! Ha! Sept on Resurrection Trail and McHugh Creek come to mind, or crossing over Powerline Pass and getting caught in a snowstorm. Maybe it's you! Have you warned your buds about your tendencies, or should I? It sounds like you could have hinted to mtnbkrdr98 about your secret plan....

    Just funnin, as hellish as they can be at the time, they are always the ones that I remember the most. Keep on making memories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EndoRando
    Hey Nelsie, nice shots and always good to see more pics of your terrain.

    I'm glad to hear that you still participate in "Gilligan" epics, especially since I can't be held responsible for any lately! Ha! Sept on Resurrection Trail and McHugh Creek come to mind, or crossing over Powerline Pass and getting caught in a snowstorm. Maybe it's you! Have you warned your buds about your tendencies, or should I? It sounds like you could have hinted to mtnbkrdr98 about your secret plan....

    Just funnin, as hellish as they can be at the time, they are always the ones that I remember the most. Keep on making memories.

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    Stumbled out..

    At around 3:30 or so and had the car waiting for us at the bottom, it really wasn't that bad to wait for Daryl especially on the ridge line since we had a nice view and zero wind. If it was raining and windy it might have been a different story, then we would have had to go collect Daryls bones

    Plus me and steve ran into some nice wildlife while we waited, I never realized how deep of a sound a grouse can make during mating season. That guy in the picture was making a deep booming sound all the way up cow creek. That sound must have traveled at least three miles down the creek bottom.

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    Ahhh - good!

    Quote Originally Posted by smilycook
    At around 3:30 or so and had the car waiting for us at the bottom, it really wasn't that bad to wait for Daryl especially on the ridge line since we had a nice view and zero wind. If it was raining and windy it might have been a different story, then we would have had to go collect Daryls bones

    Plus me and steve ran into some nice wildlife while we waited, I never realized how deep of a sound a grouse can make during mating season. That guy in the picture was making a deep booming sound all the way up cow creek. That sound must have traveled at least three miles down the creek bottom.

    These rides always seem shorter until you actually do them again
    I'm glad that was the Grouse and not you guys boomin after me!

    hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earthpig
    "Trails" would be a generous way to describe most of what we rode on today.
    One day we may look back and these trails will be just like the foothills freeways

    Good to hear we all had a good time and a good adventure!

    Made mental note to check water level at:
    http://www.usbr.gov/pn/hydromet/boipaytea.cfm
    who would have thought 66% full would mean the water would be high
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    it is a big place

    Quote Originally Posted by BelaySlave
    Thanks for the info Chris. I'm thinking of heading out there today if I can get these chores done.

    How busy does this place get on the weekends? If I start out at Bender Creek and go up 300, am I gonna be dodging motorcyles and ATV's all day long?

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    Nick
    usually I see a couple near the parking lot and then have the place to myself. There are so many trails that it really spreads out the use.
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