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    Lake Owyhee/Succor Creek Loop-as ridden by the North American Dudes

    The North American Dudes (me, ejfranz from B.C. and Old Man w/a better camera than me) attempt a ride taking us up the Owyhee River, past the Lake Owyhee Dam & Reservoir. We then rode up Birch Creek Canyon on Fisherman Rd. then over to the cliff near Iron Mtn. My camera malfunctioned or I should say it was operator error and the rest of our ride was not video recorded. We continued riding up and around 3 Finger Rock and dropped down to Succor Creek C.G.

    Old man w/he was tired & sore, decided to end his adventure at Succor Creek and headed back with me and ejfranz (not admitting we're sore & tired...we were) continuing up Antelope Springs Rd.

    And then...about 2-3 mile later I got a flat tire. Having tools but no patch kit, spare inner tube or air compressor we limped back down to the campground where I rode the Canadian TW bike back to get the truck/trailer. Ejfranz asked me to keep it under 80...kph that is. I did, on the record. That done I returned to the campground to retrieve my TW and riding partner. Ah, they say it's not an adventure if something doesn't go wrong so I guess I had an adventure.

    With the flat, I only made it to about the 68-mile mark on the map before I had to abort the mission




    As mentioned, this video only captures roughly the first half of the ride. I hope Old Man w/two tires has more video and can fill in the second half.



    Photo evidence of the ride.

    First part of the ride is pavement up the old RR grade which was used to transport workers constructing Lake Owyhee Dam back in the 30's



    Riding up to the dam




    Ride along the lake for a few miles and then we the bumpy part of the ride


    On Fisherman road looking back at the campground on Lake Owyhee at the end of the pavement. You can see part of the dirt road down below too


    Union break as we're heading up canyon


    Wild Horse grazing near Iron Mtn. Old man posted a cool photo of this in the Were have you ridden your TW today thread.


    Don't go any farther or you'll sling yourself off the cliff.


    Ejfranz soaking in the Cliffside views


    "if you move just a few steps to your right you'll be in the center of my picture". I don't think he was buying it.





    Old man w/purple camera. I'm jealous, his camera was better than mine.




    Later than day somewhere in the vicinity of Long Gulch and 3 Finger Gulch


    Took a spur road which lead to an old mine area. This winch frame and some wire rope are all that remain


    This is the mine. Dug open pit style


    We rode on and got some good views of Three Finger Rock. You can see this rock from all over the area.


    We then dropped down into Succor Creek Canyon near the campground




    and then this shortened the day. Had to ride 2-4 miles back to the C.G. were I went to retrieve our tow vehicle


    I see a new inner tube and tire are in my immediate future. Got about 75 miles of a planned 102 ish mile route completed. It was still a great day for riding.





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    great trip! nice 1/2 vids
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    As always Kris, great ride report and pictures...
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    is the campground on the res any good? we were, at one time, thinking of going there to camp and ride
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    Quote Originally Posted by grewen View Post
    is the campground on the res any good? we were, at one time, thinking of going there to camp and ride
    I've only briefly driven one of them several years ago. There are two separate camp area's not far apart, less than 1/4 mile from one another. From the road they appear to be neat and orderly but other than that I don't know much about them such as hookups or price.
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    That filled in the blanks very well. Awesome.
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    Sweet. Looks like a great ride.
    it's just about a year ago that Mrs Trip and I got to enjoy Kris and Lori's hospitality ourselves.

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