Lolo has a few spurs to check out. There is one really cool one I know of that the MVUM says is open even though it's borderline Jeep trail. (Yet they marked nicely graded roads as closed.......) But that's become the problem with Lolo. They pretty much shut it down. The main way over and a few roads to campgrounds and trailheads is all that remains. The really interesting stuff is a no-no now. And they "expanded" the bull run watershed all the way to the west edge of the road last year for a good portion of it. This eliminated many interesting little powerline roads, some had really good views.
That said it can still be a nice area to explore if you've not been and up FS16 that branches off of it I think has not been checked out much by me. Goes to the big lava flow eventually and a washed out bridge (so does the "Jeep trail road" they marked as open).
These days it's just a way to avoid hwy35 for me when it's not snowed in.
Mt. Defiance area still has plenty I've not been on. Gregg knows that area a bit better. There are marked class 2 trails there now if that's your thing, and going to the top is always fun.
My list in addition to the ones that have become a yearly thing like CV, Slab, and such.
I'd like to make it out to Virtue Flats. Never been and hear it's a fun place.
More exploring around the Detroit area.
I have this thing going on over a year now that I want to get to Skookum Lake, whether it's cool or not I just want to get there. I found the way, but was denied by a guard shack for logging this past summer. Then I think I found a way around the logging but it was getting late and I never continued on.
I'd like to make it to the Bend area a little more. Very limited exploring around there for me.
TSF/coast range. Always go for the trails or to the same spots. Need to change that.
Last but not least a little more wandering in WA. Every year I make it for the Slab run, and that is about it. Need to just get a Discovery Pass, collect some maps and maybe I'll feel more like heading up on a whim.
So that is probably only part of my list. There are other places and areas. And reality says I won't be able to do it all. Pretty sure Detroit area, Skookum, and coast range stuff can get dug into a bit though as they can be day trips or one nighters.
I always make big plans and make a list every year. Then the always must do trips get factored in, the weekends I have to just stay home get factored in, other events get factored in (there are always concerts or nights Cynthia DJs that I have to go to). By the time I look at the calender I have like 4 free weekends and no funds to take care of the list with.
Need to win the lotto, then everyday can be the weekend.
And my biggest thing... I want to take Cynthia along more. I know she enjoys it the few times I've taken her out every year. And maybe it'll allow me more weekends to explore and camp if she gets in on some of them. Instead of the "You're always gone every weekend."
Last edited by TeamCF; 01-09-2013 at 09:45 AM.
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