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We rode up to this waterfall from the rally, Stanley Stomp, and the police were up there looking for that amber alert guy. It was Dagget Falls, up some dirt roads off Hiway 21.

I hear they found and dispatched him, and the girl is OK. Strange coincidence.

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Great roads around there! Hwy 21 to Boise is great also. Keep heading east on that road to 95. Real nice country. How are the forest fires there this year? Seems to be on fire every time I go thru there in the summer.

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Great roads around there! Hwy 21 to Boise is great also. Keep heading east on that road to 95. Real nice country. How are the forest fires there this year? Seems to be on fire every time I go thru there in the summer.
Am now in Montana heading north. Went up 21. Followed the Salmon river quite a ways today. In Hamilton for the night.

Planning to go to the rally at Red Lodge via Glacier Park. Had the 6k service done early at Big Twin in Boise.

Lots of smoke and ash.

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If you are around McCall Idaho, stop and eat at Lardo's!

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Headed west today.

Rode over the Beartooth Pass and through Yellowstone NP.

Why do people driving cars in Yellowstone think it is ok to stop in the middle of the road anytime or anywhere?

Stopping in Boise for a new rear tire and then home.

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Headed west today.

Rode over the Beartooth Pass and through Yellowstone NP.

Why do people driving cars in Yellowstone think it is ok to stop in the middle of the road anytime or anywhere?

Stopping in Boise for a new rear tire and then home.

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Now I 'll drink to that.
Similar experience. It my case it was for a grizzly sighting. Cars and campers were everywhere and no one planned a getaway route. The ranger had to come and break it up. But on an LT I was trapped. I got a glimpse but no picture my first concern was 'get out of this mess'. Funny thing about a 1/4 mile beyond there was a pull out area almost void of any vehicles.
Beartooth Pass and Red Lodge were on my menu but such delays in Yellowstone and the weather moving in deterred me. A ranger I was talking to said even though the roads were clear there could be some slick spots at that altitude. I heeded his advice and ran smack into a deluge east or Cody WY. How was it for you? Might have to plan for later into season next time.
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Now I 'll drink to that.
Similar experience. It my case it was for a grizzly sighting. Cars and campers were everywhere and no one planned a getaway route. The ranger had to come and break it up. But on an LT I was trapped. I got a glimpse but no picture my first concern was 'get out of this mess'. Funny thing about a 1/4 mile beyond there was a pull out area almost void of any vehicles.
Beartooth Pass and Red Lodge were on my menu but such delays in Yellowstone and the weather moving in deterred me. A ranger I was talking to said even though the roads were clear there could be some slick spots at that altitude. I heeded his advice and ran smack into a deluge east or Cody WY. How was it for you? Might have to plan for later into season next time.
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Same thing, but with a bison. I started to try to get by as he was walking on the shoulder but he started trotting. Pretty scary cause u don't know which way he might go and a bike and rider would just be knocked over.

I got tired of the creeping traffic so I bailed out at west Yellowstone. Maybe I'll see old faithful next time.

The weather at bear tooth and red lodge was great. No ice. But most of my 2 weeks ride was marred by smoke from all the wild fires.

I am in Boise this AM and as soon as I get my new tire, hopefully first thing this am I am headed home. Depending on the timing, might only make winnemucca and get home tomorrow.

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After getting my tire installed at Big Twin in Boise, I got rolling by 10ish. A good dealer by the way.

I picked up an hour crossing back to pacific time, so when I knocked off at 2, it was really 3. I decided to take a room in Winnemucca. Dinner at the Martin Hotel. Vey good basque dinner.

Thunder lightning hail and rain while I was eating. Dry seat by the time I left.

The GS has developed an issue with the cruise control shutting off abruptly on its own. First problem, 7000 miles. Someone at the rally in Stanley asked me about it, saying they had heard about others having the problem.

It worked most of the way back. Dunno whats up.

Planning an early out in the AM to beat the heat.

Home tomorrow, HDDC? Hope so.

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I see you are still on the road
Check out my thread "OK I'm back" in ride tales.
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Same thing, but with a bison. I started to try to get by as he was walking on the shoulder but he started trotting. Pretty scary cause u don't know which way he might go and a bike and rider would just be knocked over.

I got tired of the creeping traffic so I bailed out at west Yellowstone. Maybe I'll see old faithful next time.

The weather at bear tooth and red lodge was great. No ice. But most of my 2 weeks ride was marred by smoke from all the wild fires.

I am in Boise this AM and as soon as I get my new tire, hopefully first thing this am I am headed home. Depending on the timing, might only make winnemucca and get home tomorrow.
I captures 2 bison
I did it the old fashion way. Once I saw them I was fortunate to get a pull over siding to park the LT. I guess my example was contagious cause I got a few others to follow. It was no far to walk back and get a few shots. They were still quite a distance one in the water and the other on the opposite side. Plus they lazily were grazing and drinking. I used my GoPro with 3 burst setting.
I also got a moose on the way out later that day. This time I was guilty of just finding a spot on the shoulder. But I could not get by anyway so I just made sure the bike on side stand was very secure lean angle and off I went. My internet is messing up so this is my 2nd time doing this thread.
These delays and others messed up my planned trip too Red Lodge. So I say there is always another time.
Notice I was first on the scene, to the far left is my bike, crowd gathers, red car started a trend
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A few pics from the trip.

Sawtooth Mountains Idaho, another rider using my camera


Sawtooth Mountains Idaho


Dagger Falls


Up close deer Kalispel MT city park


Going to the sun road, Glacier NP


Looking south from just east of Great Falls MT
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These are some wonderful pictures.
I am seeing all of what I missed. Points of interest NOTED.
Thanks you very much for sharing.
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