Day 36, 37 and 38

August 11th, 12th , 13th,  2007

From Idaho (Swan Valley)  to Wyoming (Cokeville).

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A day in the life of Quadtrek.

Our good friend Fred (from Island Park) wanted to live one day with us, the way we live them. So he came to meet us in Swan Valley on friday evening to be ready to spend the whole day with us saturday.

It was him that suggested we take the route we'll follow.


Here's Pallissades reservoir...Immense...


...Hours of fun surrounded by incredible scenery.


Part of the reservoir is almost completely dried out because of the lack of rain.
Guess one mans' blessing is the other mans' sorrow, or something like that...


It gives us a great opportunity to enjoy a little ride a the bottom of the reservoir. How can I describe the feeling?? We feel "miniature" in this vastness.


Just not an easy place to leave...We could stay here for a long time, there's even a campground right at the tip of this bay.


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We simply never know what to expect or look for around the next bend...

...a moose...or...





...Horses that enjoy a walk on the road, free of any ties...




And here we are at the southern tip of the Pallisades Reservoir.


Accessible to who ever would like to enjoy it, the vastness of this reservoir can't be seen on a picture but, trust us, there's lots to see and do here!



Breaktime! Fred, you cream for us!!!!

Yep! With his "Ice cream anywhere" ice cream maker, after a couple of hours of riding (idealisticly on a rather rough trail or with a machine other than a
Polaris ;) , the ingredients in the plastic container combined with the "shaking" effect will give you ICE CREAM... Hummm, Super! And very refreshing!
Thanks Fred!
Of course, all 3 of us being Polaris riders, we had soft ice cream. For very hard ice cream, please install the device on one of your non-Polaris riding buddys' machine...He'll stir that ice cream for you in no time...



Adios Idaho! Here we are in Alpine, Wyoming.
Nice little town, pop. 550. Perfect place to re-stock on food and fuel before entering Bridger National Forest.



Another forest fire. This one is small but looks right on our path...
In fact, the road is just below it. If you look at the picture closely, you can see a difference in vegetation between the 2 sides of the road.

We're in luck, it's still passable...For time being...


Way to go Freddy! You really picked a spectacular route to get us here.

A day in the life of Quadtrek is a well filled day...Right Fred?
Where's Fred???




Shhutt !!  Good Night...
(Naaa...He did'nt actually spent all night there...)


Goodbye Freddy! Tomorrow, you go back to your truck and home.
While we keep our bearing to the SOUTH, towards Mexico.
It's been a real treat to share this day with you.


Yeah ! Top 4 of the most scenic sections ridden yet.
Yeah ! No. 4 "Thompson River rd" ( FR 556, Between US 2 and Thompson Falls) About 45 miles along Thompson river with numerous camping spots on the river.

No. 3 Forest road 058 along the Pallissades Reservoir (Id).

No. 2 FR 301, (Between St-Joe river and FR 201, Idaho). 10 miles in a canyon along the creek. Short but Oh! so sweet!!

No. 1 Rock Creek rd (East of Missoula Montana, FR 102 south between I 90 and 38). 40 miles of trail/road in a continously changing and fabulous decor.

Bof... Sad to see those forests on fire...
Bof... But, of course, the fires lit by lightning are normal and even beneficial to the forests. It's how they regenerate.



Back on the trail, we ride through the Bridger National Forest.


Virginia Peak...


Don't ask me where this road goes...Cokeville...supposedly...



That's different!
At over 9,248ft elevation, this is the scenery we get.
Before, at this height, we would have been on a mountain top with an almost endless view of the surroundings.
Remember when we were all excited 'cause we were at 3000 ft elevation??...


Got to keep an eye on the trail, you just never know what you'll see on there...



We are not snowmobile fans but, these places are to dream about. The scenery here must be absolutely incredible in winter and the majority of the trails/roads we use become snowmobile trails comes winter. It's also possible (yet...) to ride snomachines in Yellowstone Ntl Park. Makes you want to come back...
Hey Polaris! You also make great snomobiles, don't you?!!

Possibly our next Adventure?...


What amazes us most about those National Forests is the accessibility (You can camp anywhere along rivers or roads, for free), the diversity of uses (grazing, logging, ATVing, snowmobiling, hiking, biking, camping, horse back riding, etc...) and the diversity of the scenery. You could spend many weeks in any one of them and would'nt be able to experience it all.


The contrast in vegetation is striking. Where there's a river or creek flowing, you'll see trees and ample vegetation...


...Where there's no stream, it's Sagebrush as far as you can see...
We feel sooo small...Can you see me?...
We are here at the bottom of the more or less 6500ft elevation, you following me?...


...Here we are now at the top of the hill at 8453 ft!!


...Your comment here...


Polaris ATVs, at home in the woods...


...Just like in town...But WE feel away from our preferred environment...When you got ot go, you got to go. When you need fuel, you need fuel...


Near Cokeville, WY, we set-up camp at the foot of a ski hill.

Good night.

Surprising!! To get cool ice cream on your next ride, buy this  "Ice cream Anywhere" kit.

Kit includes:

  • One plastic container in which you will add the following ingredients:
    1/2 cup sugar
    1/4 cup fruits or flavor
    2 cups whole cream
    1 cup 1/2 & 1/2
  • Another, larger plastic container in which you will place the smaller container and add crushed ice and 1/2 cup of salt (coarse, water softner salt...)
  • The insulated bag in which you will put the larger container.

Ride for a couple of hours on a bumpy trail and you'll get ice cream!
That will also work on a personnal water-craft or other...Of course, if you own a Polaris ATV, it might not work as well since it has to shake...But you'll still enjoy nice soft ice cream...

Available on the

Want some ice cream?

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tricks and infos
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tous les trucs,
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À Cokeville, WY

Lat    N   42 05 50
Long W 110 49 40

Elevation 7613 pieds /feet



Just take look at the pics, you'll see...
50C   122F
  40C   104F
30C   86F
20C   68F
10C   50F
0C   32F
-5C   23F
-10C   14F
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Les statistiques

Cumulatif pour ces 3 jours

201 Miles pour 3 jours
for 3 days
1755 Miles: à date/to date
$10 Resto
$48 Épicerie/Food
$48 Essence/fuel
$12 Camping
$10 Divers/Misc.
$128 Total pour 3 jours
for 3 days



11 août: toasts + coffee
12 août: eggs + bacon
13 août: toasts + coffee

11 août: cold potatoe + fake crab meat salad
12 août: just a snack
13 août:tomatoes + cucumbers + cheese

11 août: Steak
12 août: Noodles + chicken
13 août: Resto


Les Oscars-The Oscars: le gagnant est... L'ITEM LE PLUS INUSITÉ:



The "ice cream machine"




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Ils nous ont fourni un soutien important afin de nous aider à réaliser cette aventure. MERCI À TOUS



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