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Banner Ridge Park N’ Ski

Cold nights and accumulating leaves herald the end of the 2012 riding season. I sent some last minute texts and posted in a couple places looking for a riding buddy but ended up leaving for a night at Seafoam Lake¹ on my own.

 

Leaning into consecutive highway corners along crystal clear Mores Creek, hard left, hard right, flying in the crisp air by glittering gold leaves is a beautiful thing. I stopped a moment at the Sinclair station in Idaho City to clean a succulent bug from my face shield and eat half my similarly constituted, also partially squished, PBJ, before continuing on.

 

An underway Highway 21 resurfacing project² has strewn sand and gravel around numerous trench drains dug across twenty miles of the tightly twisting road to Lowman. Normally a fun affair, I was glad to leave the highway to cut across Banner Ridge on Little Beaver and Archie Creek dirt roads.

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¹ advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=16994748&postcount...

² ITD District III Project Report, p. 9: itd.idaho.gov/Projects/D3/D3%20Project%20Report%20-%20Web...

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Taken on October 6, 2012