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Re: Interesting Roads and Destinations
« Reply #125 on: June 01, 2019, 01:29:36 pm »
Here are few photos from a few years ago rescued from photo#$%*et.  My brother had never ridden Chief Joseph Highway, Beartooth, or the Going To The Sun road, so we decided to make it a trifecta. 

US 150 through the Uintas in Utah was a good start, a great road in its own right. 






Chief Joseph Highway -





A couple of pix on top of Beartooth Pass -




The general store in Neihart, MT -



Going to the Sun -





The town park at Dupuyer, MT.  Free camping and highly recommended.  Apparently grizzlies like it too, which some people may consider a drawback.

« Last Edit: June 03, 2019, 08:02:54 pm by ofreen »
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Re: Interesting Roads and Destinations
« Reply #126 on: June 03, 2019, 04:13:22 am »
Wow, you guys even pack a recliner too?!  ;D

Beautiful country, thanks for posting!  8)
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Re: Interesting Roads and Destinations
« Reply #127 on: June 03, 2019, 03:21:24 pm »
Great pics, thanks for sharing Greg...
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Re: Interesting Roads and Destinations
« Reply #128 on: June 03, 2019, 06:15:50 pm »
Thanks guys.  That chair was in the middle of the road when we came on it.  I think it had laid there all night and it had been rained on.  It made for a good photo, but it was a cool morning and my ass was damp for the next 100 miles.  :D
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Re: Interesting Roads and Destinations - Frisco, Utah on Utah 21
« Reply #129 on: October 18, 2019, 02:44:09 pm »
Frisco, Utah lies west of Milford on Utah 21.  It was an active mining town established in the late 1870's and sounds like it was a wild place at the height of activity.  I first poked around it in the early 90's and compared to then a lot of the old buildings have caved in.  But what catches the eye from the highway are the charcoal kilns up on the hillside.  So here are a few pix of old Frisco, a town that is quickly being reclaimed by the earth like so many other forgotten mining towns in the west.  Some irony there, I reckon.








The charcoal kilns are quite a feat of masonry.  Time is taking its toll though, and I wouldn't want to be standing in one during an earthquake, or even a heavy thunderstorm. 










I ducked in one to take a couple of photos but didn't linger.  I don't think the HJC would have helped much if something came loose.


A little history is provided on a plaque at the site -


It is a long stretch between Milford and Garrison on 21.  We also traveled US50 in Nevada (touted as the loneliest highway) on this trip and saw a lot more vehicles there than on 21. Maybe three in over a hundred miles on 21.  Not a lot of curves on the road, but it is scenic and there's old stuff to stop and check out.




















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Re: Interesting Roads and Destinations
« Reply #130 on: October 18, 2019, 10:56:47 pm »
More fun time on the road...  nice pics and great story.  What are charcoal ovens used for in mining?
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Re: Interesting Roads and Destinations
« Reply #131 on: October 19, 2019, 08:14:26 am »
Glad the foot is better  ;)
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Re: Interesting Roads and Destinations
« Reply #132 on: October 19, 2019, 08:30:24 am »
More fun time on the road...  nice pics and great story.  What are charcoal ovens used for in mining?

Thanks David.  The kilns generated charcoal to feed smelters by slow burning wood with limited oxygen available.

Glad the foot is better  ;)

Thanks Jerry.  I was able to go on a couple of week-long rides in July and September.  Just had more surgery last Monday to remove a plate on the fibula, which gave me some time to put this post together as I have to sit around with my foot in the air for the next couple of weeks.  But it is coming along.
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