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Old 08-23-2013, 10:30 AM   #61
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YJMaddnes, I was up on that trail Aug 16th. Yea it was very smokey and had ash falling on the Jeep. I camped at Sunny Gultch near Redfish Lake then headed over in the AM on the 16th. When you head up the trail head from ID75 about 1/2 mile in you meet up at a sign that says it is 5.1 miles to Boulder city. From that point I wheeled up to 4.3 miles and stopped. See BLD2 pic. At that point there was a gate ( on the left) that was bent out of the way and sort of hidden behind some brush. The sign on it said closed do to water on the trail. In that pic you will see some shrubs just beyond that the tail climbs again and it as a total boulder field. I probably could have made it but I chickened out. I did not want to have any mechanical failures up there without any back up plus getting back to Texas would be a little difficult. In addition I had my 11yr old son with me. Next time I will bring some extra tie rod ends, ball joints and a universal. Hind sight I was not very smart going up there ill prepaired. I had whatched several videos from other memebers and the trail seemed to pretty un obstructed. Maybe it was my inexperience. Either way next time I come up I will try and contact some of the ID people for guidance. BTW although I have lived in texas since 1983 I was raised in Mnt Home and have been going back to ID every year since. I have a brother that lives in 1A "BOISE". I was going to go to Atlanta as well but the pesky fires were everywhere. A real shame. Thanks for your input/response. See pics

Here are some more pics. In BLD5 you can see the Pony Fire complex just behind the ridge. Darn looks like a nuke. Pick right outside of MNT home on ID20.
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Here are some more pics. In BLD5 you can see the Pony Fire complex just behind the ridge. Darn looks like a nuke. Pick right outside of MNT home on ID20.
I live in mtn home and the nuke looking cloud just keeps getting worse.

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Here are some more pics. In BLD5 you can see the Pony Fire complex just behind the ridge. Darn looks like a nuke. Pick right outside of MNT home on ID20.
There are a few forks if I remember with some harder lines and some easier lines. I did it with open diffs in the yj. A rubi shouldn't have too big of a problem other than some clearance issues but there were ways around most of the hard stuff. The gate may be old? Ill have to ask some friends that have a lot of time logged in up there.

This photo is looking north over magic res. at the fire the second day it was burning.
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There are a few forks if I remember with some harder lines and some easier lines. I did it with open diffs in the yj. A rubi shouldn't have too big of a problem other than some clearance issues but there were ways around most of the hard stuff. The gate may be old? Ill have to ask some friends that have a lot of time logged in up there.

This photo is looking north over magic res. at the fire the second day it was burning.
Thanks, I did see a turn off and I bet that was an easier route. Knowing this I intend on giving it another go next summer when I come up. I also plan on climbing Mtn Borah again with my brother. We have done it several times and it is awesome. Some pics from Mnt Borah
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I live in mtn home and the nuke looking cloud just keeps getting worse.
How long have you been in Mnt Home?
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How long have you been in Mnt Home?
I've been here to years originally from Houston but got stationed in mtn home
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I've been here to years originally from Houston but got stationed in mtn home
I was stationed there 1989-1990 with the 366th, f111 driver. Funny my father was stationed there twice 1970-1972 then again in 1978-1981 (111 driver). From what I can tell with Google earth the base has changed a lot since then. My old house is no longer there (4610A Jackson pl) Looks like the whole area was bulldozed. What is your AFCS?
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I was stationed there 1989-1990 with the 366th, f111 driver. Funny my father was stationed there twice 1970-1972 then again in 1978-1981 (111 driver). From what I can tell with Google earth the base has changed a lot since then. My old house is no longer there (4610A Jackson pl) Looks like the whole area was bulldozed. What is your AFCS?
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