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Routes / GDMBR MAP 3A NOTES
« on: August 16, 2015, 01:36:16 am »
If you don't have a gps marking diagnus well, once your odometer shows you are in the approximate area, keep a close eye on the South side of the road for lesser used dirt roads, then look carefully for a sign and a fence down that road.

if taking the TD2015 route through the Basin to Wamsutter
- the technical singletrack section didn't seem technical to me, was really an older, lesser used double track. A couple of steep uphills that I walked, only 1 downhill that made me think twice first.
- the first few miles have a couple of turns that are faint and easy to miss, so using a GPS with the TD2015 track makes it much easier.
- 2 solar powered wells on the route, first 22 miles in, Haskell creek before that had some water
- the first 25 miles or so felt very remote, lots of antelope, great views
- the last 30 or so were more of a slog but maybe that is because I had a headwind and one passing thunderstorm. On a Saturday, there were only 3 big rigs speeding through the last section.

I haven't yet done the Wamsutter to savery part of the TD2015 route, but I'm told no water on the route.

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Routes / GMDBR MAP 2B notes
« on: August 16, 2015, 01:20:48 am »
I found Coulter Bay much nicer than Flagg ranch, and with better stores, though around 1k feet of climbing between the two. And the views of the lake are great.

If you're taking the TD2015 route through union pass area, it is quite beautiful, but does have a "wall" section that was a bit tough and I'm not sure would be passable if wet as was fairly hard to get up when dry.

The unpaved roads after union pass can be a bit unpleasant after raining for a while, my 3" front was ok, but my 2.2" rear was sliding around.

The "my place" restaurant is evidently closed to the public now. This is the only restaurant on the way to Pinedale after the road is paved and before Cora (and Pinedale).

In Pinedale, the campground is closed but people are staying there and the cold water is on. Evidently the city bought it but hasn't decided what to do with it.

Boulder's gas station convenience store is pretty well stocked.

Between little sandy creek and the rest stop on highway 28, not much water.

In Atlantic city, the Miner's delight inn is closed and up for sale. There are cabins at wild Bill's guns (oddly, a woman in a car at Flathead Pass in Canada told me about these) and looks like other places are available.

Hope this info is useful!

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From the FB endurance rides and bike packing group:

Just got this emergency text: "9932, FOREST SERVICE IS CLOSING ROADS DUE TO 3 FIRES IN THE RICHMOND RIDGE RD AREA. ROADS WILL BE CLOSED FROM THE EAST SIDE OF HWY 83 FROM LOWER CLEARWATER LAKE RD TO SEELEY CREEK TRL HEAD AN NORTH TO MORELL FALLS OFF MONTURE RD".

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Routes / Note about GDMBR Warm River rail trail on map 2a
« on: August 09, 2015, 09:42:32 pm »
I did this today and did not find it too loose and sandy, at least not for my 29er+ front wheel and 2.2" back wheel.
It was heavily washboarded though which was annoying. As it rained heavily yesterday around Yellowstone, the first 10 miles or so had some fairly muddy areas to ride through.

Ran into 3 groups of ATV'ers, no big deal.

The warm river campground looked good, right on the river but was a bit crowded with a boyscout group so I went to Ashton. The log cabin motel is closed, but I got a small cabin at the Rankin motel. The gas station next door is a large convenience store and small deli as well.  The pizza place on main street was pretty good as well.

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