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  1. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by hick View Post
    It just took packing my bike through 12’ high alder and Yew brush to get there. The Smokey Ridge (I think that was the name) National Rec trail had enormous potential for loops and a through ride, but... It’s fucked.
    Fuck MAGA, Make Our Trails Great Again!

    Yeah, smokey range has been on our club's maintenance list for a few years now. The trail has the potential to be awesome, but access isn't particularly easy, and yeah, it needs a lot of work. One of these summers we'll get it cleared.

    We were trying to get approval to connect it in to the trails on the ski hill to make it a bit more accessible. But that got shot down because of bears.

  2. #27
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    Ok, so this trip is getting closer, and I am looking to do some more ‘fine tune’ planning. Looks like we need some BLM/FS camping options near the Alpine 7 ride. Two families with trailers, developed or not. Anyone know some good spots via PM?
    We also will likely only have one vehicle for the ride, would any of y’all like to join? (That would help the shuttle logistics), or could we hire someone to pick us up?
    Just spitballing here.
    Ride date would be between the 12th or 13th of August (fires willin’ and the creeks don’t rise)
    StokePimpin' ain't easy

  3. #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Ok, so this trip is getting closer, and I am looking to do some more ‘fine tune’ planning. Looks like we need some BLM/FS camping options near the Alpine 7 ride. Two families with trailers, developed or not. Anyone know some good spots via PM?
    We also will likely only have one vehicle for the ride, would any of y’all like to join? (That would help the shuttle logistics), or could we hire someone to pick us up?
    Just spitballing here.
    Ride date would be between the 12th or 13th of August (fires willin’ and the creeks don’t rise)
    You should be able to camp around the bottom of wire trail or bond creek, no problem. That's all forest service land, so camping is legal, and it's not too steep in there so finding a decent spot shouldn't be too hard. I haven't explored those roads too much, so unfortunately can't give any recs for particularly cool spots.

    I'm out of town then, so won't be able to join. I've heard of a guy that'll shuttle you, but no idea how to contact him. Wheaton's cycles night know. I'm sure you could pay the whitefish shuttle guy to drive you, but I bet it'd be pricey since it's at the other end of the valley.

    If you can bump your timeline a few days, the local bike club (flathead area mountain bikers) is doing a group ride on napa to wire on August 10. Free to join. Check their website for details.

  4. #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Ok, so this trip is getting closer, and I am looking to do some more ‘fine tune’ planning. Looks like we need some BLM/FS camping options near the Alpine 7 ride. Two families with trailers, developed or not. Anyone know some good spots via PM?
    We also will likely only have one vehicle for the ride, would any of y’all like to join? (That would help the shuttle logistics), or could we hire someone to pick us up?
    Just spitballing here.
    Ride date would be between the 12th or 13th of August (fires willin’ and the creeks don’t rise)
    Call Cricket at whitefish bike retreat for shuttles and some other options

    Dave from banff sent ya


  5. #30
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    Thanks, guys, that is helpful.
    Kinda locked in on dates.
    Anyone else wanna join?
    StokePimpin' ain't easy

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