Chasing Snow

Here’s an expanded write-up on the first couple of rides of 2014, including Cuprum, the Kleinschmidt Grade, 10 Mile Creek and Garden Valley: Just over 12 months since I tore my Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Lateral Meniscus, broke my leg, and severely damaged virtually every other structure in my right knee, I’m thrilled to report […]

First Ride of the Season

Originally published in the Boise Weekly: Tour de Rad The first back country road trip of the summer By Andrew Mentzer Andrew Mentzer Friday, 8:10 a.m. Me, via text: “Give me a call when you get a second. I have a rad idea.” 8:55 a.m.: ring… ring… ring. Me: “What’s good, man?” Nolan: “Nothing. What’s […]

10 Mile Creek, Garden Valley and Round Valley

Here are a few pics from my Memorial Day weekend ride from Rocky Canyon to 10 Mile Creek to Garden Valley to Round Valley. We were the first ones to make it all the way over road 670 in 2014, as evidenced by the previously untouched snowpack in several places on the ridge. Total ride: […]

Lolo Motorway Happy Trails Rally

Originally published in the Boise Weekly: Tackling the Lolo Motorway A motorcycle haven in North Idaho by Andrew Mentzer The Lolo Motorway provides the adventurous with access to countless mountain lakes and viewpoints. From Boise, head north on Highway 55 through McCall. Continue on Highway 95 to Grangeville. Turn right toward the Harpster Grade and […]

Magruder Corridor

Originally published in the Boise Weekly: Carved perfectly between the Main Salmon and Middle Fork of the Clearwater rivers is the Magruder Corridor Road–named for Lloyd Magruder, whose 1863 pack train fell to mutiny when Magruder’s hired hands robbed and murdered him along the trail. The corridor sits between the Selway-Bitterroot National Forest to the […]

Deadwood Reservoir and Scott Mountain

Originally published in the Boise Weekly: In previous Motojournals, I have explored Warren, Placerville, Garden Valley and Round Valley. Deadwood Reservoir is the final piece of this region’s puzzle—and a mighty fine piece it is. Nestled high up in the Boise National Forest, Deadwood offers recreationists everything imaginable and just a few hours from Boise: […]