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Idaho Mountain Bike Road Trip

July 2011

Some photos from our 6th annual mountain bike trip. This time we headed back to Idaho for some pristine scenery and epic singletrack.

Destination Idaho

After a miserable night in the cheapest hotel in Vegas--Hooters for just $29.95--we got a 6AM start on Hwy 93 through Nevada to avoid the Interstate 15 traffic. We were rewarded with open road all the way to Twin Falls.

Base Camp

By mid afternoon we were at our destination, Stanley Idaho.

There is so much to do in Stanley we almost forgot about riding...Almost.

Grass Mountain

We started out with a nice local ride, Grass Mountain.

The big meadow at Grass Mountain

One of the 4 large creek crossings.

Yep its grassy here.

Fisher Creek

Next up was the famous Fisher Creek clounter-clockwise loop. Probably the best known mountain bike trail in the Stanley Basin.

Uphill to Fisher Creek

Start of the Fisher loop.

At the Fisher junction you're greeted with a nice mellow downhill for a mile or so. There was a big fire here and old burned lodgepoles were everywhere.

One of the best (and fastest) downhills I've ever experienced.

Ryan taking a breather on the long lodgepole downhill. It was so fun we only stopped once at the bottom for photos.

En route back to the parking area.

Elk Mountain

Ryan riding up Elk Mountain

The downhill at Elk Mountain was worth the short climb.

Elk junction

After the Elk downhill you reach a grassy meadow. Turn right to go 'round the mountain and back to the parking area (Stanley Lake).

Meadow at the junction.

Scenery along Elk

I wonder where this trail goes?

In between riding we did some exploring, including a backpack into the Sawtooth Wilderness since bikes are not allowed.

Thanks for reading and feel free to contact me for any trail info!

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