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Did a little camping, geocaching and riding this past weekend, with the highlight of the weekend being No Business Lookout. Had a few other destinations on the schedule of events, but as usual, ran out of time. Visual of our wanderings


First up was "On Top of the World Cache". Ran into a herd of Elk on the way. Young one's in the bunch as well. Don't usually have the camera ready
but we were parked at the cache


Cache was placed here almost 2 years ago and we are the "First to Find"


Parked near the cache. Hillside in the background still green. Been very hot and dry out here causing most thinks to dry up and turn brown


That water looks good. To bad it's so far away. Spotted Cascade Lake as we near the lookout. If you look close you can see a sailboat out in the middle


Ah, here's our destination - No Business Lookout (had a cache here too). Notice the "Bird cage" lightning protection system surrounding the lookout.
It was busy up here today with lots of traffic.


Did I mention it was busy!




Walk way to the outhouse


Cozy place for the outhouse


George on the doggie lookout platform


Me signing the geocache log here at the lookout


Everyone left the lookout but us. The lookout is here in the picture. Very nice guy and gave us a tour.
Notice this is a two story cabin lookout with a storage type basement area too.


Mr. Lookout showed us around the place. Here is his first floor living area. This lookout is also unique in that it has electricity, but no running water


Old phone and fire extinguisher- cool


Viewing south from the top floor


Here's the Osborne Firefinder thingy. History link: http://www.nysforestrangers.com/archives/osborne firefinder by kresek.pdf


Viewing NE of Payette Lake and McCall, Idaho. One sure can see a lot up here!


George resting while we get ready to leave the lookout


Unfortunately, you can also see some of the fires up here too!


On a nearby mountain top, we can see the launching of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM)


Of course I may have this wrong? Oops, it's just an FAA navigation thing, my bad!


After visiting the lookout, we spent the rest of the day wondering some old logging roads and taking a break now and then...in the shade!




What, road construction up on a logging road? We did have to do some backtracking and finding other routes


Great day of riding and now time for some R & R. Hope you enjoy
 

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Admiral - great pics and video...it looks like you are "finished" at the end of the video! a little warm eh?
Also, I am not sure what muffler/pipe setup you have on that bike but I want it....sounds just like a MotoGP bike sometimes. :D
 

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Admiral, you come up with some of the nicest ride reports and pics! Thanks for sharing so much!
 

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Ah, someone got a little sunburned! Wow, that was a very interesting and enjoyable ride report and video, Admiral. Enjoyed the picture of the elk, they're beautiful animals. First to find on a 2 year old cache! You must've been in some remote country. I especially enjoyed the tour of the lookout. The birdcage lightning protection, the fire finder, the old telephone, that all was pretty cool - and you weren't kidding about it being busy up there! I liked the rear facing camera shot in the video, too. You're lucky to have such great riding buddies. Thanks for taking us along on your ride, that was a lot of fun.
 

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You guys are soooooooooooooooooooooooo lucky to live near all these great trails................ The bad lands were as close as my wife and I have come to trails like that... Nice vid. OMM.
 

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I am not sure what muffler/pipe setup you have on that bike but I want it....sounds just like a MotoGP bike sometimes. :D
I couldn't resist when I ran across the soundtrack!
 

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You guys are soooooooooooooooooooooooo lucky to live near all these great trails................ The bad lands were as close as my wife and I have come to trails like that... Nice vid. OMM.
Badlands, Black Hills, & Devils Tower area are great. Just a lot of miles to get to them. I grew up in Minnesota (you can tell by my accent) and would have never ever considered owning a dual purpose motorcycle. No place to ride except the streets, paved back country roads and gravel roads. After a job transfer brought me out to Idaho 20 years ago, I knew I wasn't going back and was here to stay. Dual purpose here I come! I'm having so much fun discovering this part of the country and occasionally I see a corn field or two!:D
 

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Ah, someone got a little sunburned! Enjoyed the picture of the elk, they're beautiful animals. First to find on a 2 year old cache! You must've been in some remote country. I liked the rear facing camera shot in the video, too. You're lucky to have such great riding buddies.
Being fair skinned, my tan doesn't look so tan does it:D

I use to run into herds of Elk all the time, but since the re-introduction of wolves, it's become much more rare. It was cool to see them. Also, something not caught by video or my camera, while sitting at the cache we could hear a calf calling out to the rest of the heard. Eventually, the calf found the heard. Now that was neat to see and hear.

The cache is not as remote as I would've thought, but I'm guessing since it's only a "log only cache" (no trade items), folks have skipped it. As usual, I myself probably wouldn't have come this way had it not been for the cache. Didn't take a photo, but there were great views of the valley looking north towards New Meadows, ID. Glad I came this way.

All I had to do was turn the camera around in the mount to video rearward. Why I didn't think of that until now is beyond me! I did make a mistake in the video though, I accidently put the clip in twice at the end. To big a hassel to re-edit it and correct this mistake.

I'm so, so happy my wife likes to ride. She really wants to ride a motorcycle, but doesn't want to learn the shifting thing. I'm happy she's along no matter what she rides. Georgie, she's my pard for sure!
 

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Great adventure and ride report. That is a neat area. My wife got an elk just south of there several years ago, near Wilson Peak.

Happy Trails All

Ron in Boise
 

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You weren't kidding when you said busy at the look out. And I like the no helmets -- that should be a personal decision and not one made by Big Brother! Nice pics and video.
 

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Great adventure and ride report. That is a neat area. My wife got an elk just south of there several years ago, near Wilson Peak.

Happy Trails All

Ron in Boise
Thanks Ron. Hope your shoulder recovery is going well. I miss some of the adventure's you could be taking me on. Get well soon!
 

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You weren't kidding when you said busy at the look out. And I like the no helmets -- that should be a personal decision and not one made by Big Brother! Nice pics and video.
I wear a helmet when riding, wife does not on the atv, (Big Husband ain't convinced her to wear one). When wearing my helmet, my cap is perched on my GPS cap mount! Giggle

 

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always appreciate the great reports admiral, and georgie keeps photobombing the pictures, she's such a hound!
 
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