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    Winter time Riding

    I'm in Idaho. I am self-employed, tired of working around December and have quite a bit of free time during the winter months. Looking for some January/February/March destinations to run away with "Lucile" for some time on the trail... Any suggestions?
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    A few TWers show up in Quartzite AZ. Baja would be good. SoCal deserts.
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    Anza Borrego State Park. 650,000 acres. Free dispersed camping. You have to stay on the roads, some of which are too hairy even for a TW.
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    I don't actually know where it is - but I know there is a hole in Idaho you will want to stay away from in the winter. Maybe in the summer too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by old w/?? View Post
    I don't actually know where it is - but I know there is a hole in Idaho you will want to stay away from in the winter. Maybe in the summer too! [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.tw200forum.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG] [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.tw200forum.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG] [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.tw200forum.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]
    Ha...ha...ha... 🙂
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    With the proper clothing and attitude we ride Basin and Range year round. More than about 3" of snow will chase us out of the Sierras but the frozen sagebrush seas of Nevada are still fun.All depends on how far one wishes to travel in search of warmth. With a warm hot spring, motorhome or motel to recover in off-road winter riding isn't too bad.
    It was 23 degrees F yesterday morning when I crawled out of my van, brushed snow off of stove and fired up the coffee machine in preparation for another day's ride. To be honest I did stop here to soak and warm up on my way home.Travertine.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    With the proper clothing and attitude we ride Basin and Range year round. More than about 3" of snow will chase us out of the Sierras but the frozen sagebrush seas of Nevada are still fun.All depends on how far one wishes to travel in search of warmth. With a warm hot spring, motorhome or motel to recover in off-road winter riding isn't too bad.
    It was 23 degrees F yesterday morning when I crawled out of my van, brushed snow off of stove and fired up the coffee machine in preparation for another day's ride. To be honest I did stop here to soak and warm up on my way home.Travertine.jpg
    Wow Fred, beautiful country!
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    That is the Hoover Wilderness in the sierra background. Adam-in-Nevada, Donzo and I had spent the weekend riding another mountain range twenty miles to right of picture but in our enthusiasm did not anticipate the snow. Fortunately we were well prepared for predicted dawn temps in the teens and twenties at our 9,500 ft base camp.
    Lots of mule deer and hunters. Donzo found fresh bear poop 100 yards from camp as well as other droppings on remote trails. Bears likely delaying hibernation to get one last meal on deer carcasses left by hunters... Hot springs do feature an amazing view. Water enters at about 104 then cools as it flows through a series of soaking pools.
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    Of course as soon as I leave town the critters show up and start making themselves at home despite locked gates...deer, fox and this fat guy came by almost nightly.bear october.jpg
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    my winter riding destination is Wasilla Alaska. do the fat tire mod and put some carbides in those a tv tires. I ride packed snomachine trails all winter.

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