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ATV Ride – Hope, ID to Char Falls

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Finally joined an ATV club (Panhandle Riders ATV Club). While ATV riding itself is a blast, one major benefit over other options is being able to get to places too difficult for most people to hike, or mountain bike to.

Here are some shots from our first ride from Hope Idaho through the Cabinet Mountains to Char Falls.

Overlooking Lake Pend O'Reille

Overlooking Lake Pend O'Reille (click to enlarge)

Cabinet Mountains

Cabinet Mountains (click to enlarge)

Char Falls (click to enlarge)

Char Falls (click to enlarge)

Char Falls

Char Falls (click to enlarge)

Montana ATV ride

Monday, June 27th, 2011

A few weeks ago, friends and I road ATVs in the hills of Montana. One big observation was the amount of water flowing off the snow packed mountains causing many streams to overflow.

Montana stream

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This stream and many others flow down to a dam that supplies power to the area. As you can see, water is flowing out of the dam so quickly that it is just shooting out after hitting the basin.

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Tressle Creek still snowed in

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Before getting turned back by snow, my friend Steve and I were able to see some beautiful sights up Tressle Creek.

It may look like a hot tub, but that water was melting snow just 30 minutes ago before rushing down the mountain.

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Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Drove 7 hours each way to Portland to pick up a new ATV. Here are some pictures of the trip. The first is breathtaking Mt. Hood (click to enlarge):

Somewhere along the Columbia River:

This was a cool sign. Sorry, it’s a little blurry, I was going fast, on a curvy road, while taking a picture.

The next one is dedicated to my friends, the Woods family. I thought of all three of you when I saw this. Can you think of why that might be?

Take a look at the hills in this image. This is a sample of probably 1500 that sit on an army base. They are deceptively small in this image. I’m betting you could park three semi-trucks in each of these.

And finally, here’s the new ATV which we’ve named Freya.

Love to stay and chat but I need to give her some exercise.