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  • Day trips

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  • 2 days, 1 night

    2 15.38%
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    1 7.69%
  • 4 days, 3 nights

    6 46.15%
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Thread: SW Idaho Adventures?

  1. #481
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    Happy New Year!






    With the New Year comes the new memories. Lets make the most of it.....






    So with the cold outside it does make for some down time to plan for the 2018 year. These are trips that I am planning right now for this year.



    Jan 20-Winter Wonderland: a day trip into the nearby foot hills. Could include some snow wheeling or mud or both. Subject to cancellation if there is too much snow/mud at time of trip.




    Feb-Nothing planned unless Winter Wonderland gets canceled. In which case we may try again in February .



    Apr-A Bogus Trip?: A overnight trip into the wilds of the high desert. This trip will include quite a bit of ancient to recent history. Some lava travel will be included in this trip. If you like different road conditions, this one may be for you.



    Jun 7,8,9,10-Mordor: A revisit to the Central Idaho High Desert. Had a great time last year so I am happy to announce a revisit to the same area for another adventure.



    Jul-467: Should start to be getting hot by this time so it is time to turn towards the high mountains. This will be a overnighter and will include a great run (I hope) on a rugged mountain road that reaches 7200+feet. Here is a clip of the road, they did it in a van so should be a piece of cake, right? https://youtu.be/U4SNZI7wT0c?t=8m24s


    Aug-By invite only:


    Oct 4,5,6,7-Steens/Alvord: Yes the place is in the title. Well everyone knows where this place is and what it is now. Gone are the real days of the Alvord/Steens high adventures and isolation, but it is what it is. This 4 day trip is to meet up with some other Full Sized Jeep drivers, but I don't discriminate, all are welcome. This trip will circle the Steens with stops at a few choice locations just to see just how bad it has gotten in the past few years. Maybe I can still pull a rabbit out of my hat.....


    Hey this is the plan, but it is subject to change at a moments notice. For all up to date trip info stay tuned and don't forget to subscribe to the thread.


    All trips are planned, but due to unexpected circumstances such as weather, land conditions, road conditions, private lands, restricted lands, ect. routes may need to be altered, rerouted or abandoned all together. It is part of the experience of seat of the pants Overlanding.


    And as usual this is not a guided tour and all who attend are ultimately responsible for their own safety. I am not responsible for damage, injury and or death. You partake under your own free will knowing the dangers of such activities.


    See you on the Trails, George.
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  2. #482
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    This trip is two weeks out. Snow levels are looking promising....

    Winter Wonderland:
    Jan 20
    Time: 7:00am
    Meet Place: K-mart Parking Lot 1813 Caldwell Blvd, Nampa and Jackson's/Shell 101 E Idaho Ave, Homedale.
    Destination: Owyhee Foothills
    Estimated Duration: Day
    Estimated Distance: 84 miles

    Take note there are now two meeting places for those that may find Homedale a closer location for them.
    Posting the first trip of 2018. Winter wonderland will take us out to the foothills of the Owyhee Mountains near Succor Creek State Park Oregon. This trip will use roads that I have never been on before and will take us places that should be interesting in landscape and road types. The chosen route may need rerouting depending on access and/or road conditions during this time of year. This trip does reach 5000 feet and in January there may be some snow, or lots. Snow levels may change routes or cause cancellation of trip.

    Some tree cutting tools may be needed in this trip such as saws, pruners or machete.

    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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  3. #483
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    I am looking forward to this! Earlier this week I went out above Givens Hot Springs and had a great time. Got above the inversion layer and had brilliant blue skies. The ground is frozen out here in the Owyhees but the top 1/2 inch is super soft. Should be fun.

  4. #484
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    Quote Originally Posted by deckroid View Post
    I am looking forward to this! Earlier this week I went out above Givens Hot Springs and had a great time. Got above the inversion layer and had brilliant blue skies. The ground is frozen out here in the Owyhees but the top 1/2 inch is super soft. Should be fun.
    Going to get that rear main seal fixed for before this trip? Would be cool to have another FSJ on the trails with me again.
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  5. #485
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    Ugh. I had to go to the O'Reilly's on Broadway to get another seal. I seem to have taken all of them over the last 2 days. Drive an hour, one way, for a $12 part. I have plans to put it in tomorrow. This time I have professional help coming over to tell me what an idiot I am, so it should work out much better. So, yeah... I should have her up and running by then.

  6. #486
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    Quote Originally Posted by deckroid View Post
    Ugh. I had to go to the O'Reilly's on Broadway to get another seal. I seem to have taken all of them over the last 2 days. Drive an hour, one way, for a $12 part. I have plans to put it in tomorrow. This time I have professional help coming over to tell me what an idiot I am, so it should work out much better. So, yeah... I should have her up and running by then.
    Good to hear. Good luck.
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  7. #487
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    This trip is 1 week out. Snow levels are looking promising, weather is looking good....




    Winter Wonderland:

    Jan 20

    Time: 7:00am

    Meet Place: K-mart Parking Lot 1813 Caldwell Blvd, Nampa and Jackson's/Shell 101 E Idaho Ave, Homedale.

    Destination: Owyhee Foothills

    Estimated Duration: Day

    Estimated Distance: 84 miles
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  8. #488
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    Really, thought the snow had melted. That's exciting.
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  9. #489
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikekey View Post
    Really, thought the snow had melted. That's exciting.
    When I say snow levels look promising that is there is little to no snow. Not to throw a damper on the snow fun and all. There is precipitation due in on Tuesday and Thursday, but I think it is going to be mostly rain. Mud could be a issue.
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  10. #490
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    Looking forward to it. Rear axle is going back in the Jimmy tomorrow and then just a couple things to button up during the week. This trip should make a good test drive of the new suspension.

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