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The Frank (Church Wilderness) Outdoor Idaho

Postby smitty » Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:20 pm

https://youtu.be/oRfJB3XA0Ws

Nice representation of an area most of us know and love
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Re: The Frank (Church Wilderness) Outdoor Idaho

Postby Eagle1 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:29 pm

We did a complete loop on the edge of the Frank a few years ago. 760 miles on Quads. Great trip.

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Re: The Frank (Church Wilderness) Outdoor Idaho

Postby smitty » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:04 am

Wow - how many days???
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Re: The Frank (Church Wilderness) Outdoor Idaho

Postby Eagle1 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:45 pm

8-9 days. We stayed at some of the hot springs on the loop and one night at Loon Creek campground. I would do it again if I could fine some people. We had three riders last time.

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Re: The Frank (Church Wilderness) Outdoor Idaho

Postby NoProplem » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:08 pm

Eagle1 wrote:8-9 days. We stayed at some of the hot springs on the loop and one night at Loon Creek campground. I would do it again if I could fine some people. We had three riders last time.

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This is something I could easily be talked into.. :Drink1:
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Re: The Frank (Church Wilderness) Outdoor Idaho

Postby Ahusk » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:16 pm

Depending on the time of year so could I.
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Re: The Frank (Church Wilderness) Outdoor Idaho

Postby BigCSS » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:46 pm

If it’s actual trails and not mainly gravel roads I could be interested also.
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Re: The Frank (Church Wilderness) Outdoor Idaho

Postby Eagle1 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:09 pm

We did July. We staged in Grangeville Idaho and drove straight out of town on quads. We went south in the back county to Salmon River then up the river to French Creek south to Bergdorf hot springs, south over to Yellow pine for camp #1, south out of Yellow Pine to the east to Loon Creek for camp #2, east and south to the South fork of the Salmon near Warren Idaho for camp #3. Next to the high desert to Challis. Ribeyes and a shower there. It's a real town. Next day north to the Upper Salmon and Horse creek Hot springs for camp #4. Next day north to Montana and then west on the Magruder Corridor to the Upper Selway River for camp #5.Next day out to Elk City. Next day to Grangeville. We could stage in Riggins this next time and just head up the river. I might of missed a camp as we covered lots of county. I now tow a small aluminum trailer behind my quad for the trips. I'm game for a ride.

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Re: The Frank (Church Wilderness) Outdoor Idaho

Postby Eagle1 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:14 pm

It has all types of road. It's as remote as you want. At night you could hear Wolves. Some places if you go off a cliff you are in another zip code. We did about 100-120 miles a day. Will need a snow shovel for Pinyon Peak area. We climb to about 8000 feet.

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Re: The Frank (Church Wilderness) Outdoor Idaho

Postby broncobran68 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:57 pm

I’d be very interested in a ride like this. I only get two weeks off every month so hopefully it fits into my schedule.
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Re: The Frank (Church Wilderness) Outdoor Idaho

Postby Eagle1 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:40 pm

Lets try and make it work. I retire in 15 days so I'm open to any date. There is snow in the high county so plan ahead. We climbed up to Pinyon Peak lookout and had a big snow drift on a switch back. It was 12-15 feet tall. I rode on a side road to the lookout and the guy in the lookout said we won't make it pass the deep snow. I said give us 1 hour and watch. We cut our way through the deep snow and over and down to Loon Creek. Next day we come to a big map board of the area in the woods and there is a note on the map that said road closed but now open because some guys from Grangeville opened up the road with Quads. We laughed.

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