SW Idaho Overlanding

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GHCOE

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Reminder that this trip is a week and a half away. Hope to see you there, George.

Sep 28-30, 2019
Time: 7:00am
Meet Place: TA Truck Stop 4115 Broadway Ave, Boise, ID 83705
Destination: Bennett Hills
Estimated Duration: 3 days
Estimated Distance: 400 miles (combined)
Comms Channels: HAM=146.480, GRMS=17, CB=13
Zello Channel (phone app): SW Idaho Overlanding and 4x4

SW Idaho is heading to South Central Idaho to look at some rocks! Yes...rocks. If you like rocks this might be the trip for you...

This trip is a base camp style trip. Meaning there will be a easily accessible base camp in rocks with outings on Saturday and Sunday to...You guessed it! Look at Rocks. We will even be driving over rocks on some portions of the outings.

Day 1: Plan is to drive into and set up a base camp. We should be at the camp area by 10:30.
After base camp is set up we will head out to check out two caves. The road to the caves is fairly rocky for a few miles. Meaning slow driving and need of good tires.
After checking out the caves and if enough time is available we will head back to camp on another primitive road.

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The road to the caves is rocky and slow going for the first few miles (about 6). Good tires are recommended for this section of road. It is also pretty narrow in some areas and could cause some pin striping. Dirt and two track the rest of the way to the caves. Caves are not very technical and fairly easy to travers from what I have read on one and prior visit of the other. The primitive road back to camp I have no info on, but I do not think it gets much use so may have same hazards as mentioned above.

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Day 2: Heading out to check on some points of interest and more rocks in a canyon. I am not anticipating anything too hazardous on this route. Probably mostly dirt with some two track travel. A bit of hiking is planned to check out some points of interest. Usually under 1 mile round trip.

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Day 3: Get up, eat, and head back home.

Base camp will be at a interesting place which will be fun to explore on down time. Literally you can walk 10 feet and be in some cool places.

Late September will be starting to get cold so prepare for cold nights and possible cool days.

I set this up as a base camp trip for those who might just want to hang out at camp instead of bumping around out in the desert all day. So if you know someone like that bring them along.

This is not a guided tour and all who attend are ultimately responsible for their own safety. I am not responsible for damage, injury and or death. You partake under your own free will knowing the dangers of such activities.

See you on the Trails, George.
 
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GHCOE

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Weather is turning a bit cold for the weekend. Make sure you pack warm cloths and bedding. If you can bring wood bring it so we can have a nice fire to keep warm by in the evenings. George.
 
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reaver

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Weather is turning a bit cold for the weekend. Make sure you pack warm cloths and bedding. If you can bring wood bring it so we can have a nice fire to keep warm by in the evenings. George.
Hey George, any chance I could get the planned route gpx files?
 

GHCOE

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Well we all made it and boy did we see a lot of rocks! We drove over rocks, climbed in rocks, played in rocks, and licked rocks..... Well maybe we did not lick rocks.

Thanks for all that made it out. It was a great trip to finish up the year (my trips that is). Had a lot of fun with everyone. Hope to see you guys out again in the spring.

Some pictures for others to enjoy till the videos come out in early 2020. See you on the trails, George.4.png5.png6.png7.png8.png9.png10.png11.png12.png13.png
 

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Sounds good. I am doing the Coyote Works Invitational in two weeks. If interested you can caravan with us. Oct 11,12,13. Meetup is in Brothers, Oregon.
Thank you for that.

Looking into that, last year he had 41 or 42 rigs. I am guessing this year will be even more. I wish you all the best of trips, but that sounds like quite a bit of traffic to me.
 
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GHCOE

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Attended the Coyote Works Invitational. I was 1 of 102 vehicles that showed up for the trip. Had a good time with a good group of people. Coyote stopped by and chatted with us a couple of times. Looking forward to his video of this trip. Thanks for looking, George.
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