Finally Pulled this weekend off. My son and I regularly pick an adventure for Father's Day weekend. Well this year I'll be cruising the Rhine on Father's Day, so my son and I planned our adventure the weekend before. We finally got aligned with some weather for a weekend cruising the un-paved roads (State Forest roads, State Park roads, fire roads, fracking roads, powerlines, roads to nowhere for future rescue options, trails that aren't really roads) this past weekend. We put over 150 miles off asphalt in two days of riding from my cabin in the mountains.
Started Friday morning with Son, Scout, trailer loaded and headed north. First stop at halfway point for fuel for us, truck, spare can of 93 Octane for motorcycles, and a nature break for Scout.
Made good time, got to the cabin, opened it up, unloaded the motorcycles, stretched Scout's legs so he would be ready for the important job of securing the site while we rode. All set:
First explore was a road I walk into the woods regularly during December hunting season. This is an old logging road that has grown over and leads to a powerline about 4 miles from hard road.
Then another mile or so on the Power line: (Longish video of pretty redundant scenery, you'll get the idea pretty quick)
Took off for an afternoon and evening of just exploring. Found an awesome little trail with a marker designating it "Passable - But Travel at your own Risk"
Then more State Park gravel to Hyner View State Park (razors and combs optional at our camp)
Followed by another tour to yet another vista called Lebo Vista:
Son has a head start on me on the beard
As I said, lots of interesting roads to nowhere, to dead end, and to closed gate (typically snow mobile trails closed to other motorized vehicles).
And, on to yet another cool overlook called Spur Vista. Just the XT250 this time - no riders:
In case you are concerned that Scout had to sit in the cabin all weekend, we got out for some hiking. Here he was watching a doe that kept circling us and snorting. Kept at it for about 10 minutes, I suspect there was a fawn in the tall grass somewhere, and she wanted us gone. But it was the only place with cell signal for miles around, and I was checking with my wife. Got to always know what I'm doing wrong.
After a long day, in saddle and in the grass, two of us were in desperate need of some comfortable old couch time:
I've got more video, but not enough editing time. I'll get it and add to this thread. Thanks for following my adventures.