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    Many ways to the Rally

    For the people who would like to avoid main highways we do have a few remote roads to ride including a few with ferries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kblount View Post
    For the people who would like to avoid main highways we do have a few remote roads to ride including a few with ferries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kblount View Post
    For the people who would like to avoid main highways we do have a few remote roads to ride including a few with ferries.
    Looks really nice road!! Do you have any gpx tracks??


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    Road to Ferry

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    Looks really nice road!! Do you have any gpx tracks??


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    We're kind of a luddite crew and we don't use GPS (I was a cartographer so I prefer paper) so I'm sorry to say we don't have any tracks. However, if you're looking to take a ferry to Great Falls and you're travelling on US Highway 2 turn south at Chinook, MT: https://goo.gl/maps/rMKmerV23CmrEhHy6

    There is no gas between Chinook and Winifred and the roads are impassible if wet.

    The first image is a few miles south looking at the Bears Paw Mountains in northcentral Montana. The second image was taken a few miles north of the Stafford Ferry (the Missouri Breaks).
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    Geez, you guys start to pack that early? A few days earlier I look around, see if I need anything, and start making a pile the day before. I figure if I forget anything I can buy it on the road, (rarely happens!)

    Rain gear, bug spray and sunscreen is always on the bike, so most of the times I just toss some clothes and toiletries in a bag and go.

    Also, you guys will have to do without me. I was thinking about going, heck, I retired this spring, but other stuff got in the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoorUB View Post
    Geez, you guys start to pack that early?.
    Most trips I pack several days ahead. Debbie packs the night before or the morning we leave.
    We usually leave our tank bags and tail rack bags packed.
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    What do pack in your tail bags?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EUGENE View Post
    What do pack in your tail bags?
    Heated jacket liner or a unheated liner. If we don't take the Warm N Safe waterproof heated liner a thin rain coat to wear at end of day if needed. (We take the heated liner on most trips)
    Gloves.
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    Microfiber and cleaner for face shield
    Sun block
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    Quote Originally Posted by kblount View Post
    We're kind of a luddite crew and we don't use GPS (I was a cartographer so I prefer paper) so I'm sorry to say we don't have any tracks. However, if you're looking to take a ferry to Great Falls and you're travelling on US Highway 2 turn south at Chinook, MT: https://goo.gl/maps/rMKmerV23CmrEhHy6

    There is no gas between Chinook and Winifred and the roads are impassible if wet.

    The first image is a few miles south looking at the Bears Paw Mountains in northcentral Montana. The second image was taken a few miles north of the Stafford Ferry (the Missouri Breaks).
    This maybe a nice day ride from Grant Falls? May have to take a day off from the rally and make a loop out of this one! What ya think? Richard
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    Quote Originally Posted by kblount View Post
    We're kind of a luddite crew and we don't use GPS (I was a cartographer so I prefer paper) so I'm sorry to say we don't have any tracks. However, if you're looking to take a ferry to Great Falls and you're travelling on US Highway 2 turn south at Chinook, MT: https://goo.gl/maps/rMKmerV23CmrEhHy6
    On this route, 16 miles south of Chinook is the Bear Paw Battlefield, Nez Perce National Historic Site. This is the location where Chief Joseph and a band of Nez Perce, attempting to flee to Canada, surrendered to the U.S. Army. In what is considered one of the most memorable speeches ever, Chief Joseph has been translated to have said:

    "I am tired of fighting. Our chiefs are killed. Looking Glass is dead. Tu-hul-hul-sote is dead. The old men are all dead. It is the young men who say yes or no. He who led the young men [Ollokot] is dead. It is cold and we have no blankets. The little children are freezing to death. My people, some of them, have run away to the hills, and have no blankets, no food; no one knows where they are – perhaps freezing to death. I want to have time to look for my children and see how many of them I can find. Maybe I shall find them among the dead. Hear me, my chiefs. I am tired; my heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands I will fight no more forever."

    If you are riding across U.S. 2 this is a worthwhile short side trip. We discovered it on a test ride after I replaced the deformed axle tube and rebuilt the rear hub on Voni's F800S in a motel parking lot in Chinook in 2011.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kblount View Post
    We're kind of a luddite crew and we don't use GPS (I was a cartographer so I prefer paper) so I'm sorry to say we don't have any tracks. However, if you're looking to take a ferry to Great Falls and you're travelling on US Highway 2 turn south at Chinook, MT: https://goo.gl/maps/rMKmerV23CmrEhHy6

    There is no gas between Chinook and Winifred and the roads are impassible if wet.

    The first image is a few miles south looking at the Bears Paw Mountains in northcentral Montana. The second image was taken a few miles north of the Stafford Ferry (the Missouri Breaks).
    Thanks for info Richard !!


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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    On this route, 16 miles south of Chinook is the Bear Paw Battlefield, Nez Perce National Historic Site. This is the location where Chief Joseph and a band of Nez Perce, attempting to flee to Canada, surrendered to the U.S. Army. In what is considered one of the most memorable speeches ever, Chief Joseph has been translated to have said:

    "I am tired of fighting. Our chiefs are killed. Looking Glass is dead. Tu-hul-hul-sote is dead. The old men are all dead. It is the young men who say yes or no. He who led the young men [Ollokot] is dead. It is cold and we have no blankets. The little children are freezing to death. My people, some of them, have run away to the hills, and have no blankets, no food; no one knows where they are – perhaps freezing to death. I want to have time to look for my children and see how many of them I can find. Maybe I shall find them among the dead. Hear me, my chiefs. I am tired; my heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands I will fight no more forever."

    If you are riding across U.S. 2 this is a worthwhile short side trip. We discovered it on a test ride after I replaced the deformed axle tube and rebuilt the rear hub on Voni's F800S in a motel parking lot in Chinook in 2011.

    Good history lesson Mr Glaves!
    All the above (well... not the axle rebuild) would have been in October 1877, about 12 years after the US Civil War.
    And for perspective may I include two related events of irony.

    In June of 1805, a mere 72 years before the Bear Paw surrender... at a point 40 miles SW (near Loma MT on Hy 87, about 50mi NE of Great Falls);
    Meriwether Lewis (the Lewis & Clark Expedition) and party spent 9 days at the confluence of the Marias and Missouri River...
    pretty much deciding which way to go. They even named the camp Decision Point.
    They chose correctly, but were plenty befuddled in their exploration of that area.
    And makes me wonder how different history would have been, had they set off up the Marias River toward the Continental Divide
    and the Glacier region.

    And secondly; just about two years later and about 125 mile west of Bear Paw. Near Cut Bank MT.
    On the return trip of the L & C Expedition, Meriwether had the only hostile encounter with Indians.
    Over stolen property he stabbed one and shot one.

    Just imagine that in one man's lifetime, the exploration to determine the boundaries of our Nation, the Civil War and the Indian Wars.

    Incredible.

    5/19/21 Addition: Something had been picking at my mind a few days. I finally remembered!
    No, it wasn't the Pony Express or the Telegraph era across the American west.
    But it's closely related, and it also meant doom for the Indians' way of life.
    It was construction of the Transcontinental Railroad.
    There was a contentious period just 10 years before the Bear Paw siege and surrender, specifically along the route through Nebraska and
    Wyoming. The rail line split the buffalo herds, as they would not cross the tracks. Skirmish and raids were pretty frequent across the plains.
    Weaponry made a significant change to the proceedings beginning summer of 1867, US Army soldiers began receiving the Springfield rifle.
    It was a breechloader sighted for a thousand yards maximum range.
    On two occasions in fall of that year, the Sioux lost some of their best warriors to the quickness and range of the new Springfield.

    From about 1850, as a young hunter and brave, through his passing in 1904...
    Chief Joseph certainly had perspective on western expansion.
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    A stop at the Battlefield

    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    On this route, 16 miles south of Chinook is the Bear Paw Battlefield, Nez Perce National Historic Site. This is the location where Chief Joseph and a band of Nez Perce, attempting to flee to Canada, surrendered to the U.S. Army. In what is considered one of the most memorable speeches ever, Chief Joseph has been translated to have said:

    "I am tired of fighting. Our chiefs are killed. Looking Glass is dead. Tu-hul-hul-sote is dead. The old men are all dead. It is the young men who say yes or no. He who led the young men [Ollokot] is dead. It is cold and we have no blankets. The little children are freezing to death. My people, some of them, have run away to the hills, and have no blankets, no food; no one knows where they are – perhaps freezing to death. I want to have time to look for my children and see how many of them I can find. Maybe I shall find them among the dead. Hear me, my chiefs. I am tired; my heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands I will fight no more forever."

    If you are riding across U.S. 2 this is a worthwhile short side trip. We discovered it on a test ride after I replaced the deformed axle tube and rebuilt the rear hub on Voni's F800S in a motel parking lot in Chinook in 2011.
    Informative Signs at the Battlefield
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyhi2cfar View Post
    Good history lesson Mr Glaves!
    All the above (well... not the axle rebuild) would have been in October 1877, about 12 years after the US Civil War.
    And for perspective may I include two related events of irony.

    In June of 1805, a mere 72 years before the Bear Paw surrender... at a point 40 miles SW (near Loma MT on Hy 87, about 50mi NE of Great Falls);
    Meriwether Lewis (the Lewis & Clark Expedition) and party spent 9 days at the confluence of the Marias and Missouri River...
    pretty much deciding which way to go. They even named the camp Decision Point.
    They chose correctly, but were plenty befuddled in their exploration of that area.
    And makes me wonder how different history would have been, had they set off up the Marias River toward the Continental Divide
    and the Glacier region.

    And secondly; just about two years later and about 125 mile west of Bear Paw. Near Cut Bank MT.
    On the return trip of the L & C Expedition, Meriwether had the only hostile encounter with Indians.
    Over stolen property he stabbed one and shot one.

    Just imagine that in one man's lifetime, the exploration to determine the boundaries of our Nation, the Civil War and the Indian Wars.

    Incredible.

    .... 5/19/21 Addition: Something had been picking at my mind a few days. I finally remembered!
    No, it wasn't the Pony Express or the Telegraph era across the American west.
    But it's closely related, and it also meant doom for the Indians' way of life.
    It was construction of the Transcontinental Railroad.
    There was a contentious period just 10 years before the Bear Paw siege and surrender, specifically along the route through Nebraska and
    Wyoming. The rail line split the buffalo herds, as they would not cross the tracks. Skirmish and raids were pretty frequent across the plains.
    Weaponry made a significant change to the proceedings beginning summer of 1867, US Army soldiers began receiving the Springfield rifle.
    It was a breechloader sighted for a thousand yards maximum range.
    On two occasions in fall of that year, the Sioux lost some of their best warriors to the quickness and range of the new Springfield.

    From about 1850, as a young hunter and brave, at Bear Paw in 1877, and through his passing in 1904....
    Chief Joseph certainly had perspective on western expansion.
    ...the 5/19/21 addition noted above.
    "travel'n" John... on a 2015 R1200GS / MOA# 102452
    "Keep you a steady eye ahead, with a firm grip on the throttle, be ready with the brakes... for every mile of road, there are two miles of the ditch"
    (words of wisdom credited to fellow MOA rider Bill T.)

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