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34 – South Fork Picture Op

The challenge site is simple: Ride to the location, take a picture!

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Coordinates: 43.55044, -115.78729
Elevation: 3818 ft
Difficulty: 2
What to Expect: No info

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JRATZ

Beautiful

What bike did you take?
KTM 500
Ride Difficulty (1 to 5)
2
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dunncd

Great view, and the ride down into the valley, over the bridge, and back out was well worth it.

What bike did you take?
Tenere 700
Ride Difficulty (1 to 5)
2
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Mrs. Dunn

Glad we came while there was still green on the hills. Amazing view!

What bike did you take?
XT250
Ride Difficulty (1 to 5)
2
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KaptSlow

Easy site to bag in between Boise and the Y-Stop!

What bike did you take?
R1200GS
Ride Difficulty (1 to 5)
1
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englund

Nice view

What bike did you take?
DR650
Ride Difficulty (1 to 5)
1
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jsk83687

Always a good photo spot.

What bike did you take?
Husky 901e
Ride Difficulty (1 to 5)
2
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ShaneV

Great View.

What bike did you take?
Africa Twin
Ride Difficulty (1 to 5)
2
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chatty03

best view in town

What bike did you take?
F800GS
Ride Difficulty (1 to 5)
2
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chatty

Still one of the most picturesque places in Idaho. Came home via Blacks Creek. That road is much better than it was 3 years ago!

What bike did you take?
Norden
Ride Difficulty (1 to 5)
2
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Boltupright

Stop one of a 3 stop trip. Road was in great shape despite heavy Memorial day travel. Lovely late spring day with snow still on the mountains.

What bike did you take?
GS 1250 ADV
Ride Difficulty (1 to 5)
2
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Caleb Forrey

Beautiful at sunrise.

What bike did you take?
V-Strom 650
Ride Difficulty (1 to 5)
2
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NjD

Classic South Fork photo op site. Ride was dust free, with little traffic on freshly graded roads. So much green right now!

What bike did you take?
KTM 890R
Ride Difficulty (1 to 5)
2
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BB445

Great place to take a pic. Road was in graded and smooth with no dust. First stop on a quick 170 mile loop with Norb

What bike did you take?
890R
Ride Difficulty (1 to 5)
2
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oldnut

Snow on Rattlesnake Mountain! I believe that might be a first for Sam’s Ride.

What bike did you take?
Royal Enfield
Ride Difficulty (1 to 5)
2
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Nerdy Biker

Got a little squirrely in the sand but was a lot of fun and beautiful scenery

What bike did you take?
Africa Twin
Ride Difficulty (1 to 5)
2
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Idabiker

Nice finish to the Poker Ride

What bike did you take?
KLR 650 2008
Ride Difficulty (1 to 5)
1
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Dan Huff

This is a must-see viewpoint.

What bike did you take?
KTM 890 R
Ride Difficulty (1 to 5)
2
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Alex Crane

Great ride, and incredible views. This is a 2, but watch out for some sandy sections. My front tire got a bit squirrely on a couple of spots.

This was the final section of our Poker Run.

What bike did you take?
R1200GS
Ride Difficulty (1 to 5)
2
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Dougiethenoo

Beautiful spring view! Roans back has some soft sandy sections

What bike did you take?
Klr650
Ride Difficulty (1 to 5)
3
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Ed Torrey

I love this place, to bad I had to be in to picture to ruined it.

What bike did you take?
KTM890
Ride Difficulty (1 to 5)
2
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Trent01

Perfect day for the Prairie ride. The weather was perfect.

What bike did you take?
GSA 1200
Ride Difficulty (1 to 5)
2
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NormOps

I pretty much ride with Justin. Other than some sandy parts it was a good ride

What bike did you take?
Tiger 800
Ride Difficulty (1 to 5)
2
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Justin Wilke

I’m unable to join the Sam’s Prairie Poker Run next weekend, so I went out earlier. It was busy out and very green.

What bike did you take?
DR650
Ride Difficulty (1 to 5)
2
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Jason

Did a nice loop over to Arrowrock. Road was freshly grated deep sand/dirt in spots.

What bike did you take?
KTM 790 ADV
Ride Difficulty (1 to 5)
2
Robert

Nice ride, the road is little slick in places (deep sand). Great scenery nice and green.

What bike did you take?
KTM890 Adventure R
Ride Difficulty (1 to 5)
2
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FW190Pilot

I was slightly off in the location but within about 50 yards. The pinned location is a wide spot in the road. Where I took my photo is on a tennis-court-sized pull-out at the point of the road with a nice wide place to park and turn around (give me 40 acres and I’ll turn this Beemer around…..). Still, a pretty good view. From here back to the Blacks Creek pavement, there were numerous sandy sections on the nominally smooth hard-pack road. These sandy sections were just deep enough to get my attention. YMMV

What bike did you take?
BMW R1250GSA
Ride Difficulty (1 to 5)
2
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