Monday, September 28, 2015

Frank Church Wilderness Area

Very large mine on the way in.

We actually went into the Frank Church Wilderness Area from two different sides.  The above photos were taken when we traveled through Custer and then headed north from the Simplot dredge.  We went about 22 miles...maybe?  Anyway, it was beautiful, and we could have gone somewhat further to a guard station and ranch, but we didn't.  We would like to go back again and do a loop there.  Since it is wilderness, there are only certain roads that you can ride your machine on.

Yes...the end of June and there was still snow.  It was so sad to see so many acres burned up.  In a few years I'm sure all these trees will rot and fall down, and then it's really going to be a mess.  We rode in from the south/east side this time...after we had been to Twin Peaks (which will be another set of photos).  It was gorgeous where there were rocks just covered with mountain flowers though.
Also, notice that elk track and how big it was.  That's Jeff's glove which is an x-large...

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