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Re: South West Idaho Meet 2016

Postby shimniok » Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:44 pm

Woah. Those are some amazing pics. You guys just put Idaho on my radar big-time. I had NO idea. Gotta go check it out.

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Re: South West Idaho Meet 2016

Postby ghcoe » Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:29 am

Just realized that I had not posted this here yet.

March 26, Stage Road and Fighter Crash
Time: 6:00am
Meet Place: Travel America 4115 S Broadway Ave Boise, ID 83705
Destination: Owyhee High Desert
Estimated Duration: Full Day
Estimated Distance/Driving Time: 228.58mi ; 6;42
I will be Heading out to drive the old stage road out to the old stage stop. Then a continuation out to a F4 Crash site. At that point, if time permits, on to take in some Petroglyphs. Could be snow or mud.
This is not a guided tour and you are responsible for your own safety if you should decide to join us.
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Re: South West Idaho Meet 2016

Postby ghcoe » Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:30 am

shimniok wrote:Woah. Those are some amazing pics. You guys just put Idaho on my radar big-time. I had NO idea. Gotta go check it out.

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Come on out and join us. Should be a few more trips this year.
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Re: South West Idaho Meet 2016

Postby ghcoe » Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:40 am

Just a heads up. This trip is one week away. Snow depth forecast shows no snow in the areas of this trip. Not to say that there could be drifts though. Weather looks to be holding up with only one day of rain this week. Should allow the roads to dry out some. Saturday's extended forecast is sunny in the upper 50's. All in all it looks to be shaping up to be a good trip.

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March 26, Stage Road and Fighter Crash
Time: 6:00am
Meet Place: Travel America 4115 S Broadway Ave Boise, ID 83705
Destination: Owyhee High Desert
Estimated Duration: Full Day
Estimated Distance/Driving Time: 228.58mi ; 6;42
I will be Heading out to drive the old stage road out to the old stage stop. Then a continuation out to a F4 Crash site. At that point, if time permits, on to take in some Petroglyphs. Could be snow or mud.
This is not a guided tour and you are responsible for your own safety if you should decide to join us.
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Re: South West Idaho Meet 2016

Postby ghcoe » Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:35 am

Heading out tomorrow morning. If you are going we will see you there.

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March 26, Stage Road and Fighter Crash
Time: 6:00am
Meet Place: Travel America 4115 S Broadway Ave Boise, ID 83705
Destination: Owyhee High Desert
Estimated Duration: Full Day
Estimated Distance/Driving Time: 228.58mi ; 6;42
I will be Heading out to drive the old stage road out to the old stage stop. Then a continuation out to a F4 Crash site. At that point, if time permits, on to take in some Petroglyphs. Could be snow or mud.
This is not a guided tour and you are responsible for your own safety if you should decide to join us.
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Re: South West Idaho Meet 2016

Postby ghcoe » Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:26 am

It was a great day to be out in the desert again. Frost in the morning which gave away to a nice clear day with little wind. Perfect for the .59 mile hike into the fighter crash site at noon. We had three vehicles and six people show up for the fun. No major problems except me running point getting stuck in some slimy mud. That was where we decided to return the way we came in rather than risk a more sticky situation.

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Vehicles on the old stage road at the watering hole.

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After the watering hole it was now time for the steady climb up a fairly rough section of the stage road, fun and with beautiful views of the valley below. We finally crested to the next tier of desert to see a beautiful canyon landscape.

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Re: South West Idaho Meet 2016

Postby ghcoe » Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:26 am

We continued to follow the stage road out to the old stage stop. Along this route we began to get into some light snow that must have fallen the night before.

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Then it was off the follow the stage road farther south till we hit the turn off to head to the crash site. At the turn off we have mocked up buildings for military training purposes.

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Re: South West Idaho Meet 2016

Postby ghcoe » Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:00 am

Then it was off to find the F4 fighter crash. Again we climbed higher into the desert passing though a few drainages on the way.

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The last stretch of road to the top of the table, where the crash site is, was a rough little two track. I had to get out and chop some brush back in a few place to allow safe passage for the paint on our rigs. Once we got to the top we stopped for lunch.

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We are now at 6100 feet and after lunch we begin the hike into the crash site. This was a .59 mile hike from our location. Mostly flat but very rocky and muddy. 20 minutes later we arrive to our destination.

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More wreakage below us. Snow drifts looked to iffy to make a hike down although some of us had fun on the drifts.

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Then it was the hike back to the rigs.

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Re: South West Idaho Meet 2016

Postby ghcoe » Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:21 am

Then it was on to the next destination. Unfortunately I ran into a bad section of mud and came to a skidding halt. Did not sink, but no directional control at all, like being on ice. We made a short hike up the road and things did not look any better so we called it a day and turned around. We will be back to see those sites another day.

Made a quick side trip once back on the highway. Stopped at a old café gas stop that my Grandfather used to own in the early 70's. Been about 15 years since I last visited. I was shocked at the state of disrepair the place is in now. Lots of old memories that I fear will not be there mush longer.....

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Then it was time to head home.

Thanks for all who tagged along for the adventure. I enjoyed your company and hope to see you again on another adventure....
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Re: South West Idaho Meet 2016

Postby ghcoe » Sun Mar 27, 2016 3:59 pm

I guess it is time to make a date for April
April 16, Owyhee Front II
Time: 6:00am
Meet Place: Ridley's at 999 N Meridian Rd. Kuna
Destination: Owyhee Front
Estimated Duration: Full Day

The February Owyhee Front trip was planned out for 11 destinations and we only made it to 5. This left 6 more destinations to attempt and a good start for another trip .

Owyhee Front II will be a attempt to finish these last 6 destinations with a return trip to one cool destination due to popular demand.......

This is not a guided trip and you are responsible for your own safety. Thanks for looking.

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Re: South West Idaho Meet 2016

Postby ghcoe » Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:58 pm

I got some info on the jet crash we visited last weekend. Makes visiting that area a bit more special.

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Re: South West Idaho Meet 2016

Postby ghcoe » Sun Apr 10, 2016 6:55 am

I will be heading out this Saturday for a day in the Owyhee Front.
April 16, Owyhee Front II
Time: 6:00am
Meet Place: Ridley's at 999 N Meridian Rd. Kuna
Destination: Owyhee Front
Estimated Duration: Full Day

The February Owyhee Front trip was planned out for 11 destinations and we only made it to 5. This left 6 more destinations to attempt and a good start for another trip .

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This is not a guided trip and you are responsible for your own safety. Thanks for looking.

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Re: South West Idaho Meet 2016

Postby ghcoe » Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:04 am

Heading out tomorrow morning. If you are going I will see you then...
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Re: South West Idaho Meet 2016

Postby ghcoe » Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:09 am

Heading out in the morning. See you there if you are going.....
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Re: South West Idaho Meet 2016

Postby CosmicRhino » Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:17 am

ghcoe wrote:Heading out in the morning. See you there if you are going.....


Planning on seeing you there!
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Re: South West Idaho Meet 2016

Postby ghcoe » Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:13 pm

Cool, I will see you in the morning then. Looks like it is going to be a great day to be out....
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Re: South West Idaho Meet 2016

Postby ghcoe » Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:04 pm

Another successful day in the desert. Met up with three other vehicles at 6:00am and started the day off. Drove through a few small towns and then off to a cool little canyon.

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Then it was off to a old ranch site.

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Then it was back to the road to the next destination......

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Re: South West Idaho Meet 2016

Postby ghcoe » Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:18 pm

We took a couple of interesting roads to next spot.

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The next stop was a interesting tunnel in a rock. This was a water outlet for a old earthen dam. A large portion of the dam is still there too.

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At this time it was time for lunch before hitting the road again.

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Re: South West Idaho Meet 2016

Postby ghcoe » Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:34 pm

Next location was a old homestead site.

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And then along the road again going farther into the desert.

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We finally hit the end of the trail.....

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Re: South West Idaho Meet 2016

Postby ghcoe » Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:42 pm

Time to head back......

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Thanks for all who came out to enjoy a beautiful desert day with me. Hope to see you again on future adventures.
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