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Herb and I scoped out this route a few weeks ago... Great First time Bike-packer Route (***Not a beginner bike rider event***)
I am not setting the date, so if you are interested, please post a date that would work for you.
See route below:
Drive up Hwy 21. Turn right on E. Spring Shores/Arrowrock Road, Just after the Bridge. Drive past Mack's Creek Park, to where the pavement ends and you arrive at the Arrowrock Dam. Go a little farther and park at the large gear on the left. This is where we will begin the ride.
Light Traffic on this road, but it's dirt, so they can't go tooooo fast.
14 Miles one way with about 500 Feet of Elevation Change.
Let me know if you would like to have a practice "Packing" or "Gear swap" event prior to this ride.
Please ride within your limits, we will take it pretty casually, but heat, elevation gain, dirt, etc will all make it feel much tougher than 14 Miles City riding.
The entire ride is on a dirt road, not technical, but will require wider tires. The weather will probably be extremely Hot, so bring plenty of water. Not a lot of amenities at Willow Creek, so come prepared.
We can have lunch at Hilltop Station on the way back (2nd day) Great Food and Beer, sometimes live music, super nice people.
Ride up from Boise, if you are capable of an additional 21 Miles of Hair Raising, no Shoulder Hwy riding.
Camp at Mack's Creek Park the night before optional (Very nice small campground) See pictures from an earlier trip