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Posted: 07/15/09 06:15pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

First trip this season. I know, this is terrible for a retired guy. But even retired there are priorities one has to deal with at times.

Horse Thief Reservoir is about 6 miles east of Cascade Idaho. It is very picturesque with adequate free camping although they do require you to register. The only service is a fresh water pump.

The fishing reports were 20-21" German Browns. But being the worst fisherman in the world I expectantly caught nothing. But I have a good excuse!!!!! This was also my first trip with out my enclosed trailer which I sold along with my quad to get my Jeep. One of the things my trailer carried was the motor for my inflatable, which I left at home. All my gear is set up for trolling. Trying to troll while paddling a blow up boat is, well, like trying to paddle a blow up boat. [emoticon]

I also forgot my chainsaw so my campfire was less than pathetic trying to keep it fueled with pine cones and minuscule branches found on the forest floor.

This is my spacious camp spot at Osprey Cove.
The lake is just beyond the trees.

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This is my fishing partner, Gracie, who is pretty darned bored from zero fish!!

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My little blow up performed much better this year with the floor I built from 1/2" OSB and bought an air gauge for inflatables. WOW, a pound and a half of air pressure doesn't sound like much but in an inflatable it is rock hard!!!! I drug it to the lake with my bike. Was thinking about some big wheel transporting device but think I will just get a HD tarp to drag it on. [emoticon]

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Here is the boat strapped to the ladder for transport. I figure if I ever get near the ocean I can use the floor for a surf board!!! And why can't manufacturers make a bag that the boat actually fits in after taking it out the first time!!!! [emoticon]

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Posted: 07/15/09 06:35pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I like that boat. I was thinking about getting a small pontoon boat, but I like yours better since you can take a companion.


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Posted: 07/15/09 06:36pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great pictures! Now that's camping and a pretty slick portable boat set up for RV'ing with.

Looks like a beautiful area and you sure can't complain about the size of your camping site now can you? [emoticon]


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Posted: 07/15/09 06:42pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sure hope you didn't bring your horse! [emoticon]

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Nice pictures and a great little boat. What kind of bike do you have, can't quite see if it's a thumper or not. And I'm real glad to see your front bike ramp. Any issues at all and do you also, besides tie-downs, do you tie off to the truck any way. I'm thinking of that set-up also but worry about the front end of the truck. Thanks for the post!!





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Posted: 07/15/09 07:08pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice !

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thanks for the report - we haven't been up there yet, we weren't quite sure what to expect so keep putting off heading to Horsethief. :^)

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whazoo wrote:

Nice pictures and a great little boat. What kind of bike do you have, can't quite see if it's a thumper or not. And I'm real glad to see your front bike ramp. Any issues at all and do you also, besides tie-downs, do you tie off to the truck any way. I'm thinking of that set-up also but worry about the front end of the truck. Thanks for the post!!


Have had no issues hauling the bike. Been doing it since 03 on my old 01 CTD. The bike is a small 03 Honda XR100. I had a stator and lights installed so it would pass inspection for a motorcyle title vs a motorbike so I can license it and take it on public roads. It is on the small side but will climb anything I point it at. And only a top speed of about 35. It is great on game trails as I can lift it over logs, etc.

The truck has no issues overheating. I have never driven it after dark so I don't know how bad it restricts the lights. As far as tie downs I use one on each corner of the bike. I also use a turnbuckle attached to the frame of the bike and the top of my front bumper. This eliminates the forward and backward movement of the bike, which is actually side to side for the bike. Before I came up with the turnbuckle idea I once had to hit the brakes hard and the bike disappeared from view under the hood. Scared me good. But the bike popped back up once I was stopped!!!!

I use a Zieman MC carrier rated at 350# plugged into a 500# frame mounted front hitch. Hope this helps!!

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DJ wrote:

I also forgot my chainsaw so my campfire was less than pathetic trying to keep it fueled with pine cones and minuscule branches found on the forest floor.
Just being in a position where there's a lake nearby and you have the opportunity to have a campfire is good enough for me.... ANY kind of camping at all is good enough for me. Way to go!

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~DJ~ wrote:

whazoo wrote:

Nice pictures and a great little boat. What kind of bike do you have, can't quite see if it's a thumper or not. And I'm real glad to see your front bike ramp. Any issues at all and do you also, besides tie-downs, do you tie off to the truck any way. I'm thinking of that set-up also but worry about the front end of the truck. Thanks for the post!!


Have had no issues hauling the bike. Been doing it since 03 on my old 01 CTD. The bike is a small 03 Honda XR100. I had a stator and lights installed so it would pass inspection for a motorcyle title vs a motorbike so I can license it and take it on public roads. It is on the small side but will climb anything I point it at. And only a top speed of about 35. It is great on game trails as I can lift it over logs, etc.

The truck has no issues overheating. I have never driven it after dark so I don't know how bad it restricts the lights. As far as tie downs I use one on each corner of the bike. I also use a turnbuckle attached to the frame of the bike and the top of my front bumper. This eliminates the forward and backward movement of the bike, which is actually side to side for the bike. Before I came up with the turnbuckle idea I once had to hit the brakes hard and the bike disappeared from view under the hood. Scared me good. But the bike popped back up once I was stopped!!!!

I use a Zieman MC carrier rated at 350# plugged into a 500# frame mounted front hitch. Hope this helps!!


Thanks a whole bunch, I'm saving your info here. Heck of a way to go!!!

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