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Silver Creek Plunge


By RonS - Posted on 27 March 2019

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  • Site # 35
  • GPS Coordinates: N 44.3304666504263 W 115.803199997171
  • Elevation: feet
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  • Benchmark Coordinates:
  • Ride Difficulty: 2

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 Nice place to visit.


Posted by englund on 2019-06-25 07:41

 "Casual Sunday Ride"


Posted by rwhopp on 2019-07-03 22:52

 #35 Silver Creek Plunge


Posted by sage on 2019-07-04 08:03

 4th site for the day!  6/30


Posted by BoiseMike on 2019-07-11 16:56

 This was my first time here and I've been in Boise for 30 years!


Posted by shutterman on 2019-09-02 19:28

The ride from Boiling Springs to Silver Creek was an exercise in balance. I knew from the weather forecast that this section of the ride was going to be cold, so I was prepared for that. What I didn't anticipate was the 8" of snow covering NF-678 and that, due to the sub-freezing temps, the tracks left by the hunter's 4x4's were log ribbons of ice a foot or two wide and in the lowest part of the road.


As long as I could stay between their icy tire tracks, I was fine. Unfortunately, the bike decided to randomly slide from the crest of the road into the tire tracks on an all too regular basis - where zero traction was the norm. Ten miles of fighting with my bike was enough. Once I got to Silver Creek, I took the paved (sort of) road back south to Crouch.


Oh, and for anyone who's are looking for a sweet gig involving forests, camping, and hot springs - the Plunge is for sale! Contact information is on the sign behind me in the photo.

In August, this would be a level-1 ride on a big bike. It would be boring but pretty on a little bike. With the snow, ice, and cold temps, it was a challenge for sure.


Posted by KaptSlow on 2019-10-20 17:17