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Re: Plan SB's Elite Vision Quest Through Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho
« Reply #900 on: July 27, 2020, 09:10:46 PM »
Wildflowers are hot right now.  Perfect time for some vision questing.  Get out there.







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Re: Plan SB's Elite Vision Quest Through Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho
« Reply #901 on: July 27, 2020, 10:11:43 PM »
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Re: Plan SB's Elite Vision Quest Through Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho
« Reply #902 on: July 27, 2020, 10:45:27 PM »
Oh dear. Tdaver I love those photos.

Meant to post in this thread a few weeks ago. I went to Ft. Collins for about 5 days and I just can’t even describe how much I love that town and the surrounding hikes and mountain drives. Just amazing. Headed toward Mishawaka, read a book by a river, hiked Greyrock and listened to My Morning Jacket when I got to the top, and then hours later at the end I got back to the trailhead and took off my shoes so my barking dogs could rest in the cool, rushing Poudre River. The next day I went swimming in Horsetooth Reservoir. Can’t stop thinking about Ft. Collins. It might actually be the perfect place for me. Get these motherfuckers in the Big XII immediately.
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Re: Plan SB's Elite Vision Quest Through Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho
« Reply #903 on: July 28, 2020, 08:42:18 AM »
Oh dear. Tdaver I love those photos.

Meant to post in this thread a few weeks ago. I went to Ft. Collins for about 5 days and I just can’t even describe how much I love that town and the surrounding hikes and mountain drives. Just amazing. Headed toward Mishawaka, read a book by a river, hiked Greyrock and listened to My Morning Jacket when I got to the top, and then hours later at the end I got back to the trailhead and took off my shoes so my barking dogs could rest in the cool, rushing Poudre River. The next day I went swimming in Horsetooth Reservoir. Can’t stop thinking about Ft. Collins. It might actually be the perfect place for me. Get these motherfuckers in the Big XII immediately.

Drove through it on the way to WY and it seemed like a pretty cool town but my gawd was the traffic bad.

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Re: Plan SB's Elite Vision Quest Through Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho
« Reply #904 on: July 28, 2020, 08:57:17 AM »
when I went on a lite vision quest to oregon a couple weeks ago a friend we were traveling with is like obsessed with night photography but is scared to go into the middle of nowhere by himself at night so we went up to this mountain where there's an observatory like a half hour east of Bend and the stars were pretty ridiculous even with the naked eye (and he got some nice shots)







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Re: Plan SB's Elite Vision Quest Through Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho
« Reply #905 on: July 28, 2020, 08:59:36 AM »
Nice pics.

Scared of like, animals? The dark?

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« Reply #906 on: July 28, 2020, 09:07:13 AM »
Nice pics.

Scared of like, animals? The dark?

animals and weird dudes murdering him deliverance style. And I kind of teased him about it but you drive through the "badlands" east of bend to get to this place and at like 10:30pm we saw a creepy old pickup with its parking lights on at a side road and a guy with a foot long gray beard to his neck scrolling his phone in a ford tempo on the side of the road. I wasn't weirded out but I could see how it could weird someone out.

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Re: Plan SB's Elite Vision Quest Through Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho
« Reply #907 on: July 28, 2020, 09:11:25 AM »
Imagine the internal struggle of being an avid night photography enthusiast BUT ALSO being scared shitless of dark, desolate areas.

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Re: Plan SB's Elite Vision Quest Through Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho
« Reply #908 on: July 28, 2020, 09:15:00 AM »
none of the killing in deliverance occurred at night.  drew was either shot or fell out of the canoe (daytime) and rapist mountain man (arrow during the day) or the toothless man (shot during the day)


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« Reply #909 on: July 28, 2020, 09:17:44 AM »
Imagine the internal struggle of being an avid night photography enthusiast BUT ALSO being scared shitless of dark, desolate areas.

it's quite a pickle. I was glad to go with him one time but on our way back we stayed a night in Klamath Falls and he wanted to go to Crater Lake at night but I passed.

which isn't very vision-quest-y during the day but still pretty stunning!


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Re: Plan SB's Elite Vision Quest Through Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho
« Reply #910 on: July 28, 2020, 10:39:54 AM »
Earth is pretty amazing
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Re: Plan SB's Elite Vision Quest Through Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho
« Reply #911 on: July 28, 2020, 10:49:03 AM »
I hear those lakes are super deep.  I wonder how good the fishing is and what kind of fish are in them.
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Re: Plan SB's Elite Vision Quest Through Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho
« Reply #912 on: July 28, 2020, 11:22:41 AM »
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Re: Plan SB's Elite Vision Quest Through Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho
« Reply #913 on: July 28, 2020, 11:25:34 AM »
isn’t a foot long beard just par for the course up there?  And greats pics

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Re: Plan SB's Elite Vision Quest Through Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho
« Reply #914 on: July 28, 2020, 11:35:27 AM »
animals and weird dudes murdering him deliverance style. And I kind of teased him about it but you drive through the "badlands" east of bend to get to this place and at like 10:30pm we saw a creepy old pickup with its parking lights on at a side road and a guy with a foot long gray beard to his neck scrolling his phone in a ford tempo on the side of the road. I wasn't weirded out but I could see how it could weird someone out.

I ride my bike in that area a lot, there are some creepy, um... "campers" out there on the forest service roads. And certain areas on the west side too.

The only animal issues I've had were skunks spraying our dog.  :facepalm:

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Re: Plan SB's Elite Vision Quest Through Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho
« Reply #915 on: July 28, 2020, 11:42:08 AM »
isn’t a foot long beard just par for the course up there?  And greats pics

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« Reply #916 on: July 28, 2020, 12:26:23 PM »
I hear those lakes are super deep.  I wonder how good the fishing is and what kind of fish are in them.

crater lake is the deepest lake in the US! There are actually no native fish in Crater Lake but some dumbos wanted to stock it a while back and so now there's a mess of invasive species. Rainbow Trout and a certain kind of salmon are stable and they also added crayfish to feed the trout. And now the crayfish are eating the endangered newts that live there.

we went to this crazy clear lake called "Clear Lake" and it is too cold for anything to grow but they still stock it with fish every year





and we also went to Paulina Lake which has some hot springs that were about a mile hike to get to.


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Re: Plan SB's Elite Vision Quest Through Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho
« Reply #917 on: July 28, 2020, 12:35:02 PM »
animals and weird dudes murdering him deliverance style. And I kind of teased him about it but you drive through the "badlands" east of bend to get to this place and at like 10:30pm we saw a creepy old pickup with its parking lights on at a side road and a guy with a foot long gray beard to his neck scrolling his phone in a ford tempo on the side of the road. I wasn't weirded out but I could see how it could weird someone out.

I ride my bike in that area a lot, there are some creepy, um... "campers" out there on the forest service roads. And certain areas on the west side too.

The only animal issues I've had were skunks spraying our dog.  :facepalm:

yeah we went to Pine Mountain which took like 12 miles of dirt forest road. there was an empty campground there but a pickup was parked there that was another group of stargazers. when we were crossing the road to go to the observatory and peak a sprinter van pulled up and I kinda waved to direct them to the campground and they just turn around and left. Kinda creepy but not too bad

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Re: Plan SB's Elite Vision Quest Through Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho
« Reply #918 on: August 01, 2020, 06:20:42 PM »
Took the boys for a quick overnighter in the Uintas with some friends.  Saw a little smoke behind us as we started in.  Turned around to see this when we got to our spot.



Watched several planes fly through dropping the smokejumpers. Those guys have to be nuts but I’m glad somebody is doing it.  Hope they get paid well.  Fire was under control a few hours later.  Still smoking a little as we drove out today.




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Re: Plan SB's Elite Vision Quest Through Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho
« Reply #919 on: August 01, 2020, 06:39:09 PM »
I hear those lakes are super deep.  I wonder how good the fishing is and what kind of fish are in them.

crater lake is the deepest lake in the US! There are actually no native fish in Crater Lake but some dumbos wanted to stock it a while back and so now there's a mess of invasive species. Rainbow Trout and a certain kind of salmon are stable and they also added crayfish to feed the trout. And now the crayfish are eating the endangered newts that live there.

we went to this crazy clear lake called "Clear Lake" and it is too cold for anything to grow but they still stock it with fish every year





and we also went to Paulina Lake which has some hot springs that were about a mile hike to get to.



Would definitely love to check those sites.  I'm jelly, those are some great pic's.  Can a person boat on them, and if so, are there restrictions on type and size?
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Re: Plan SB's Elite Vision Quest Through Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho
« Reply #920 on: August 02, 2020, 10:06:03 AM »
Clear Lake didn't allow motors but you could kayak or SUP or row. Paulina lake had some pontoons and small fishing boats but I don't know of any size limits

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Re: Plan SB's Elite Vision Quest Through Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho
« Reply #921 on: August 02, 2020, 07:11:09 PM »
I may need to invest in a small flat row boat and an electric troll motor if allowed.  Do they allow camping near these lakes? 
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« Reply #922 on: August 02, 2020, 07:13:09 PM »
I may need to invest in a small flat row boat and an electric troll motor if allowed.  Do they allow camping near these lakes?
Yeah Paulina had a campground right on the beach. Looked pretty amazing.

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Re: Plan SB's Elite Vision Quest Through Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho
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Re: Plan SB's Elite Vision Quest Through Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho
« Reply #924 on: August 03, 2020, 11:38:20 AM »
I'm going back to WY along the N Platte river valley Aug 26-29th. Decided against camping this time and rented some tiny cabin in Riverside/Encampment for $60 a night.  :love: :love: :love: