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Weekend camp and ride at French Creek CG near Cascade, Idaho. Being fathers day weekend, we had some tag along family members
. One of my son's, my three daughter's, and one of my grandson's accompanied my wife and I.

We only rode on Saturday and don't let the sun fool you, it was really chilly, especially when we hit the higher elevations. This past Thursday it hit 90 something degree's.


My wife all smiles before the clouds moved in and we hit the cold(er) temps higher up


Shortly after we started we got some good views of Cascade Reservoir on our way up (reservoir dam is in the distance)


Another stop is on a side road at one of the three geocaches we stopped at today


This is where we parked here while looking for the cache. (Son and wife). Wife all bundled up. Even wearing some of my gear to stay warm


Most of the day was overcast. Luckily, it didn't rain...or snow!


On the main road up we started seeing some left winter stuff. We started to wonder if we were gonna make it to the top of the ridge.


I guess this is kind of a pass, though not listed as such. This place is called 4 corners. Looked like the old 4 Corner sign I had seen on google earth had been cut down




Surprised some snow from the drifts we had to ride through was still on the TW when we got to 4 Corners


We attempted to ride south on the ridge on an old sheep trail called the Van Wyck Sheep Trail. We dodged some snow, but got
stopped for good about a 1/2 mile from 4 Corners. We could have ridden around it, but didn't want to tear up the ground, so we just turned around.


We really were chilly at this point


Fortunatelly, back at 4 Corners there is a snowmobile warming hut. Pretty nice I must admit. We didn't start a fire to warm up, but we could have


We did spend a little time inside


Plaque inside the hut


After a little warm up, back on the road


Lots of Forest Service signs to help you navigate...if you have a map or know where these places are!



By late afternoon the sun finally came back out. I think my son is thanking the big guy for this. And my wife is smiling again.


Stopped for the second geocache on the day




We rode a big loop on the west side of the ridge on different forest service roads. Time to head back.


And we come to our last geocache on the day after we passed back through 4 Corners. A small micro log only cache


I didn't have a pen to log our visit, so I took a picture to prove it. Giggle




to be continued
 

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We had great views of Cascade Reservoir from this cache


Parked here for the cache, you can see one of the snow drifts we had to ride through both ways on the ride today


On a side trail we saw a sign that said bridge out. Sure enough, the bridge is out. We did see a go around just downstream, but we decided to keep heading back to camp as it was getting late.




Oh, and a little pond near the washed out bridge




That's about it. Got back to camp, had supper and while the kids sat out by the fire, me and wife totally exhausted go to bed.
Hope you enjoyed.


 

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Thanks for sharing your Father's Day weekend with us.

Look's like it's Father's Day about every weekend out your way. You're all the time riding in the most fantastic locations. Your good-looking wife and family, apparently, like to too. Man, you've got it made!

BTW, I was going to ask what the periscope on your fuel tank was for, but I think I got a glimpse of a video camera sitting atop in one photo.

You lucky dog.
 

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I did, thanks! Looks like you had a good time in spite of the cool temps. Thanks for the beautiful pics. How's #3?
 

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Always great pictures to look at Admiral. Tell you son, that, Holister, California sweatshirt wasn't make for snow banks, it doesn't know what cold and snow is all about. No wonder he got cold.
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Thanks for sharing your Father's Day weekend with us.

Look's like it's Father's Day about every weekend out your way. You're all the time riding in the most fantastic locations. Your good-looking wife and family, apparently, like to too. Man, you've got it made!

BTW, I was going to ask what the periscope on your fuel tank was for, but I think I got a glimpse of a video camera sitting atop in one photo.

You lucky dog.
Yep, the periscope is my camera mount. Got the idea from B-dub. Thought I had some great video footage too. Going through the snow drifts, digging out the atv from the snow, the Van Wyck Sheep Trail etc. Got home and nothing on the disk. Don't know if it's a camera or disk problem. Good thing I took picture's!
 

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I did, thanks! Looks like you had a good time in spite of the cool temps. Thanks for the beautiful pics. How's #3?
Pretty sure torn rotator cuff. Suppose to have MRI. I had a torn rotator many years ago. Nothing they could do for it, but to let it heal on it's own.
 

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Always great pictures to look at Admiral. Tell you son, that, Holister, California sweatshirt wasn't make for snow banks, it doesn't know what cold and snow is all about. No wonder he got cold.
Mel
Giggle. I'll have to mention he needs to swap the sweatshirt out for some Alaska or Minnesota sweatshirt in the future!:p
 
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