A three hour tour? haha
Rain prevented us from attending the Wallowa Jamboree in Enterprise, OR last weekend. This prevented us a chance to ride with forum member Mountain Yawp. However, he had to travel to our neck of the woods and last night we took him on a 3-hour tour. We even got him back before dark (Curfew). I didn't guarantee to get him back before dark, and Mrs. Admiral warned him I might not so he would be prepared, but we got 'er done. Great night for a ride.
We started in Middleton, ID and wandered the back roads towards Horseshoe Bend through the Ghost Town area of Pearl, ID (not much of a ghost town left anymore).
Mountain Yawp, I found the old picture I was telling you about what Pearl looked like before they invented microwave ovens...or cellphones...
We took a break on the way to Pearl and this "Killer Rooster" tried to kill us. Or was it looking for food? I forget but it's one of those two things.
I mean this Rooster was mad, just look at the fangs on that thing.
Mrs. Admiral and mountain yawp may have seen it differently than me, not sure tho!
Well, we made it through Pearl, barely. A picture I posted with Truelight several years ago of an old mine in the Pearl area. Those bushes at the base of the fence have grown up and you can barely see even the car nowadays.
...and headed to Horseshoe Bend via the old Horseshoe Bend Hill grade.
Proceed at your own risk. Yeah right, we got this!
Made a quick stop to show mountain yawp "Bread Loaf Rock". You can't see it from the new grade opened in 1991. You can see the new road on the other side.
Road hazards. Ok, maybe you do have to be careful on the old road.
Then we headed west on the Old Emmett Road. (Payette River running high for this time of year. We had a large mountain snowpack this year).
Never ever admit to getting lost. Just tell the other riders you're sending a txt message.
Took the group (mountain yawp, Mrs. Admiral and me) up the road less traveled for a rock hunting expedition. We found'em...on the road!
I plotted the Old Freezeout Hill grade descending into Emmett as a little "Road Dessert" to our ride.
We rode 100 miles plus (including from our homes to the meet up in Middleton) in under 4 hours I think. If it wasn't under 4 hours I know we got back before dark (Curfew)!
It was a great evening to ride and we really really enjoyed meeting and riding with mountain yawp. Hopefully, he has been reassured we are not serial killers (inside joke)!