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    • #14011
      David Eastly
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      Hey South Coasters, here is the preliminary route for our 2021 Great Falls Montana MOA Rally trip.

      We’ll be visiting at least six national parks, so you should probably purchase an annual pass beforehand. 

      https://store.usgs.gov/pass

      You can pre-register for a $20 discount here

      https://bmwmoaf.regfox.com/2020rally

      Many stops will have a hotel option. I’ll provide a list later. 

      If you hotel-ers want to camp at the rally site to avoid post beer garden riding, the Sherpa Packer offers a cool option. I used them in Billings, and it worked out fine. Not cheap, but very comfortable and convenient.

      http://www.sherpapackers.com/bmw-moa.html

      Saturday 6/19 Day 1, Flo’s Chino – Hurricane UT 375 miles of slabbing.

      Sunday 6/20 Day 2, Hurricane UT – Torrey UT via Zion, Bryce, Escalante 215 miles.

      Monday 6/21 Day 3 Torrey UT -Logan UT via Capitol Reef and Fishlake 342 miles.

      Tuesday 6/22 Day 4 Logan UT – Yellowstone National Park WY via Bear Lake and Jackson 288 miles. I’ll need a camper headcount ASAP so that I can reserve enough campsites.

      Wednesday 6/23 Day 5 Yellowstone WY – Bozeman MT via Beartooth Hwy and Red Lodge.

      Thursday 6/24 Bozeman – Great Falls (The Rally) 190 miles. We’ll get an early start for an afternoon Rally arrival.

      Friday -Saturday 6/25-26 – Rally fun!

      Sunday 6/27 Great Falls MT – Whitefish MT via Going To The Sun Road/Glacier Nat Park, traveling East to West.

      Monday 6/28 Whitefish MT – Kooskia ID (or somewhere nearby)  via Lolo Pass 280 miles.

      Tuesday 6/29 Kooskia ID – Burns OR 324 miles.

      Wednesday 6/30 Burns OR – Reno NV 364 miles.

      Thursday 7/1Reno NV – Confidence CA, home of the Tripp’s country estate and club campground via Sonora Pass.

      Friday – 7/2 Confidence CA – Home  450 miles.

      This is just a draft. We’ll have a riders meeting before we finalize the route. We’ll be riding some of the best roads in the western states, so if you can’t do all of it, do some, and meet up – split off when your schedule permits.

      More to follow. I’m already packing!!

    • #14014
      Chris Roady
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      Nice Big E, thanks. Cant wait 👍🏻

      • #14123
        Jacob Furgatch
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        I’m a yes to camping.

      • #14247
        Henry Salari
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        Hi David,

        Sorry for the late check in. Have you completed the camp reservation? As you may already know, Mammoth is booked and Slough Creek dates will be release on June 15th, while Pebble Creek is first-come first-served.

    • #14015
      Willis Ho
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      Nice route, I like to camp at Yellowstone.

      Thanks, Willis

    • #14016
      John Crittenden
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      Yes, a pre-ride meeting is a great idea. Maybe we can do that following the May General Meeting.
      And, I’m in for the camping.
      Thanks, Dave!

    • #14018
      David Omlor
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      Thank you Mr. Eastly for this exciting plan. I am hoping to be able to join you all in this adventure.

    • #14019
      Chris Roady
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      Would be great to see you again David Omlor, been too long!

      • #14034
        David Omlor
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        Would be great to see you again David Omlor, been too long!

        Thank you Mr. Roady – I concur !

    • #14032
      howard Bland
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      David, thanks for the route. Looking forward to the trip. Thanks Howard Bland

    • #14033
      howard Bland
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      I made reservations at Super 8 motel in Great Falls for 3 nights- $370. Howard Bland

      • #14035
        Willis Ho
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        For Howard’s lead, I made a reservations as a backup plan at Super 8 for 3 nights through expedia @ $222 total, refundable the night before 6/24!

        Willis 714.767.7969

    • #14037
      Karl Wagner
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      Looking like it is going to be an amazing trip and rally! 🙂

    • #14041
      David Eastly
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      Camping update – Yellowstone is sold out 6/22-23! Yikes.
      There’s a campground between Tetons and Yellowstone called Lewis Lake that is first come, first served. I’ve stayed there before and it’s nice. That’s probably our best bet. The revised itinerary is;

      Tuesday 6/22 Day 4 Logan UT – Lewis Lake WY via Bear Lake and Jackson 275 miles.

      Wednesday 6/23 Day 5 Lewis Lake WY – Bozeman MT via Yellowstone NP, Beartooth Hwy and Red Lodge.

    • #14043
      John Crittenden
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      Sounds like a plan!

    • #14045
      Willis Ho
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    • #14075
      Ray Santos
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      I’m interested also in this trip David. Preparing my bike and camping gear.
      Thanks

    • #14183
      David Eastly
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      We’ll be having a ride meeting for the June 19 – July 2 MOA National Rally trip after the general meeting on Saturday May 1 at Irv Seavers. I encourage everyone planning on making the trip to attend!

    • #14194
      David Eastly
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      Thanks to Karl Wagner for alerting me to this new policy!!

      This is for those of you who plan to join the group ride through Glacier Park on Sunday June 27th. We should all get passes in advance, since they are limiting park traffic. Tons of rally-goers will want to ride this amazing road, and It’s likely to sell out.(Remember, we are entering from the East, at St. Mary.)

      The NPS had implemented a ticketed entry for Glacier National Part beginning May 21, 2021. Further information is available at:

      https://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvis…ketedentry.htm

      Note that this is in addition to the regular park entry fee. If you already have an annual NP pass, it’s only a $2 registration fee.

      Here’s a link for checking the road conditions. Plowing is underway now, but the road may not be open until July. Check here:

      https://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/conditions.htm

    • #14195
      Willis Ho
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      Just checked the park entry ticket reservation available starting at 8am on 4/29

    • #14208
      Karl Wagner
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      Just a note Willis and others, the 8am MDT noted on the website is 7am our time. Need to get up an hour earlier… 🙁

    • #14209
      Jacob Furgatch
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      Logged on to recreation.gov right now and it shows tickets not yet released. Will keep pinging it every few minutes and see what happens.

    • #14210
      Karl Wagner
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      Tickets for Glacier Entry purchased for the ride through 6/27. How did everyone do?

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      Chris Roady
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      Logged in @ 7:15 AM and told none available. ON the phone for a 15 minute wait currently. Is this where you got yours Karl? I am logged into my account here: https://www.recreation.gov/timed-entry/10087086/ticket/10087087

      Edit to add I hung up after 10 minutes. Seems like an itinerary change will occur if this many of us early birds still couldn’t gain a pass.

      • #14219
        Karl Wagner
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        Yes, right site. Crazy process. I had to get a ticket for the 6/24 which is good for 7 days to get in the planned date of 6/27……..
        .
        BTW, Yosemite is doing the same thing if anyone is going through there on the way home or around the 49er rally….
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        🙁

    • #14213
      Jacob Furgatch
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      All gone already.

      • #14221
        Jacob Furgatch
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        Karl – I almost did the same thing, get an earlier date. But I hesitated a few seconds and then it was gone.

    • #14214
      Willis Ho
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    • #14218
      Chris Roady
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      Best laid plans I guess

    • #14220
      David Eastly
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      Wow, that’s disappointing! We’ll discuss options at Saturday’s meeting.

    • #14222
      Willis Ho
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      Just called the recreation.gov at 877.444.6777, more ticket will be available 48 hrs in advanced on 6/25. Or we can get in the sun road at non office hours (before 6:00am or after 5:00pm)

      The customer service told me all advanced ticket for the next 60 days are out, except 40+ left for 6/2. It is hard to understand how can that be possible scientifically, will keep trying..

    • #14246
      Henry Salari
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      Sorry for being a little late to this party. I just pulled the trigger on MOA Rally registration and got the last Sherpa Packers glamping tent. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend today’s riders meeting. If anyone could post worthy cliff notes here or email me directly at hsalari@gmail.com I’d greatly appreciate it.

    • #14252
      Mark Borgeson
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      Well since David Omlor is going I decided to go too. I’ll catch you guys somewhere on the road probably around Yellowstone. I’ll be camping at the rally in if there’s room.

      • #14254
        David Omlor
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        unfortunately, family urgencies have required me to un-schedule myself from this epic adventure.
        Y’all have a safe and wonderful rally!

      • #14255
        Chris Roady
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        Mark down!!! Bummer David.

    • #14253
      Henry Salari
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      Did anyone reserve a glamping tent?

    • #14285
      Willis Ho
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      Going-to-the-Sun Road Entry Ticket new release date is on 5/26.

      https://www.recreation.gov/timed-entry/10087086/ticket/10087087

      • #14336
        Mark Borgeson
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        Willis,
        Thanks for the info! I followed your link and if I read it correctly (starting on 5/26) you can order tickets 2 days before you’re desired entry date. So for us that would be 6/25. However, the tickets are good for 7 days so we could start looking on 6/20.

    • #14345
      David Eastly
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      Hey guys, I sent out a group email on 5/23 for the trip TO Great Falls, with maps and lodging info. Please let me know if you did NOT receive it. Thanks.
      dave.eastly@verizon.net

      • #14348
        Willis Ho
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        Hi Dave,

        I did not receive the group email on 5/23. Jacob has forwarded it to me.

        Willis Ho
        714.767.7960
        willis_ho@msn.com

    • #14346
      Henry Salari
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      To gauge how much crap I need to shed, I’m doing a dry run packing exercise today. Stuck on camp kitchen gear. Doesn’t take much space but weighs a couple of lbs which I prefer leaving behind if not needed. Are we planning of cooking along the way and/or at the rally or are we eating out 3X a day?

    • #14351
      David Eastly
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      A lot of guys, including myself, just bring utensils, cup, plate and a Jetboil or a small burner to heat water. Most camping mornings you’ll want hot water for coffee, oatmeal or whatever. Lunch will usually be on the road, and dinner will either be at a nearby restaurant, or whatever you want to cook for yourself in camp. I usually carry few meals with me. REI has some pretty good freeze dried meals, or you can pick up canned/fresh food along the way. There will be plenty of food vendors at the rally.

    • #14371
      Chris Roady
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      Henry, lay out everything you need … then discard half of it and you’re good! Less is more.

    • #14372
      Henry Salari
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      Henry, lay out everything you need … then discard half of it and you’re good! Less is more.

      Thanks Chris. I’m actually pretty anal about packing so I go one step further and eliminate half of that half before slapping my seal of approval on the dry bag. I just wasn’t sure if I needed to pack my spices and Persian cooking goodies to show off at camp.

      As David already nailed it, I thought just utensils, Jetboik, my Persian tea and a couple of Mountain House meals should suffice. I’ve come a long way since my first Moto camping trip.

    • #14374
      David Eastly
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      Hey guys, I just emailed the return route information. Please let me know if you DID’NT get it. Thanks.
      dave.eastly@verizon.net

    • #14385
      Chris Roady
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      Going to be a great turnout in Montana by South Coasters this year. I see 16 signed up on the Ride List as attending … way to represent SCBMWRC. Just finished my RT service, new Road-5-GT’S are mounted up, let the ”what and where” to pack phase begin! Hoping to avoid looking like Jed Clampet moving out to Beverly Hills 🙂

    • #14411
      David Eastly
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      Here is the info that I emailed to all riders that intend to do this epic trip;

        Revised MOA National Rally Route

      I realize that some of you are not making the whole ride with the group, but here it is, FYI.
      Maps to follow.

      Saturday 6/19 Day 1 (Meet @ 7AM, Kickstand up at 7:30AM) Flo’s Airport Cafe, 7000 Merrill Ave Bldg A315 Chino CA – Hurricane UT 375 miles of slabbing.
      Hotel- Econo Lodge Hurricane 280 W State St. Hurricane UT 84737
      https://www.choicehotels.com/utah/hurricane/econo-lodge-hotels/ut219/rates?checkInDate=2021-06-19&checkOutDate=2021-06-20

      Sunday 6/20 Day 2 Hurricane UT – Torrey UT via Zion, Bryce, Escalante 220 miles.
      Hotel – Rim Rock Inn http://therimrock.net

      Monday 6/21 Day 3 Torrey UT – Logan UT via Capitol Reef, Park City and Logan 340 miles.
      Camping, Spring Hollow Campground, 7 miles E of Logan on 89. Group B campsite has been reserved

      Tuesday 6/22 Day 4 Logan UT – Cody WY via Jackson, Grand Tetons and Yellowstone 356 miles.
      Camping- Ponderosa campground 1815 Eighth St. Cody, WY 82414
      reserved – cash or check

      Wednesday 6/23 Day 5 Cody WY – Bozeman MT via Chief Joseph Hwy and Beartooth Hwy and Red Lodge. 261 miles
      Hotel – Baymont by Wyndham, 2020 Wheat Drive, Bozeman MO

      Thursday 6/24 Bozeman – Great Falls (The Rally) via 89 – 178 miles. We’ll get an early start for an afternoon Rally arrival.
      Montana ExpoPark, 400 3rd St NW, Great Falls, MT 59404
      Camping at our chartered club site.

      Friday -Saturday 6/25-26 – Rally fun!

      Sunday 6/27 Great Falls MT – Missoula MT via either Glacier NP or Hwy 2, 340 miles
      Hotel- Super 8 by Wyndham 3901 S Brooks St Missoula MT 59804
      https://secure.rezserver.com/hotels/hotel/?hotel_id=700210456&rdd=1622132274u0s800048976USD52k200bh&refid=8158

      Monday 6/28 Missoula MT – Council ID via Lolo Pass, 272 miles.
      Evergreen Campground, 2092 HIGHWAY 95, COUNCIL, ID 83612 spaces 9 & 12. There are more spaces available on a first come first served basis if we need more room.

      Tuesday 6/29 Council ID – Lakeview OR, 337 miles.
      Hotel – Lakeview Lodge Motel 301 N G St, Lakeview OR 97630
      https://reservation.asiwebres.com/v4/RoomAvailability.aspx?sid=e2d186619ed7411ebc2aa9005dd0e7682

      Wednesday 6/30 Lakeview OR – Confidence CA, home of club members Rob and Kellie Tripp, via 395, 580,395 again, and Sonora pass, Hwy 108, 386 miles.
      Camping on the Tripps estate.

      Thursday 7/1 Confidence CA – Home, 381 miles.

      Total distance – 3,446+ miles.

      Woohoo!

    • #14431
      Chris Roady
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      See y’all there!! Brandon and I roll tonight @ 3AM to try and outsmart the dez 😉

    • #14432
      David Eastly
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      Hi riders!
      Here is the final ride list and departure info for Saturday, June 19, 2021.

      John Crittenden, Jacob Furgatch, Ray Santos and myself will meet at Flo’s Airport Cafe 7000 Merrill Ave Bldg A315, Chino at 5:30AM, 6AM departure.

      Willis Ho, Henry Salari and Bill Kelley Jr will meet us at the In-N-Out parking lot in Victorville at 7:30AM. 15290 Civic Dr Victorville, CA 92394

      Howard Bland will leave SoCal at 1PM, meeting us in Hurricane after 8PM.

      Julito Antolin is riding to the rally with another group, leaving Tuesday.

      Mark Borgeson will meet up with us on Tuesday late morning.

      Harry Hoffman and Michelle will meet us in Cody on Tuesday evening.

      Karl and Sharon Wagner are riding to the rally with another group, leaving Friday.

      Everyone else will meet up at the rally.

      Hopefully the current heatwave will not be as bad when we ride on Saturday, but, again, prepare to ride through some hot weather!!

      I’m keeping an eye on the Robertson Draw fire in Montana. As of today Beartooth Pass is still open. Cross your fingers!

      Here are some GPX files for your navigating pleasure. Thanks to Henry for supplying these!

      Let’s ride!!

      Dave Eastly
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      David Eastly
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    • #14447
      Mark Borgeson
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      Thanks again for all the hard work Dave!
      I’m headed out solo today. See you all on Tuesday.

    • #14448
      Mark Borgeson
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      Ok folks. Don’t forget to start checking for Going-to-the-Sun Road Entry Tickets. Today’s are all gone. Check again tomorrow…

    • #14449
      Bill Allen
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      Bill Schimko left Hacienda Heights at 1 am this morning and arrived in Mesquite, NV at 6 am. He is going to rest and do another midnight run through Utah.

    • #14450
      Bill Allen
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      Update on Bill Schimko:
      He called from Pocatello, Idaho. He rode from 11 pm last night to 6 am this morning.
      He didn’t know what day it is. He thought it was Tuesday. I had a hard time convincing him it was Monday.
      He has three days to get to Great Falls. He says he is done with Interstates and is going to take his time.

      • #14451
        Mark Borgeson
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        I went through Pocatello this afternoon, 6/21. Interstates for 2 days from Portland was boring. The last half of today though was through nice scenic ID highways. I’m meeting up with the club riders later tomorrow morning about 50m south of Jackson WY. Kind of a long shot but if Bill wants to connect up with us (and ride during the daytime) it’s a 2.5 hr ride from Pocatello to WY. If he left early morning he could catch us.

    • #14452
      Bill Allen
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      Did you ride Lolo Pass?

    • #14467
      John Crittenden
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      Welcome back everyone! REALLY GOOD trip!

      A couple of things for all the Rally-goers:

      > Please send Dave E. or me your miles, if you have them, and if you didn’t ride with
      the main group. We will add these to the Club Mileage for the 2020-2021 Ride Year.

      > If you would, please do a page or two writeup on your favorite part/s of the Rally
      trip, with some photos if you have them, and send to Harry for the Newsletter. We
      can include for the July NL and the August NL.

      Thanks!

    • #14491
      Henry Salari
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      For those who haven’t seen the video:

      The video

      • #14496
        Erasmo Brenes
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        Henry, as always, a great video!!
        BTW, I laughed so much at the Windows XP 🙂

    • #14497
      Henry Salari
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      Henry, as always, a great video!!
      BTW, I laughed so much at the Windows XP 🙂

      Thank you Erasmo. Not many people got the reference. 😂😂😂

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    • #14011
      David Eastly
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      Hey South Coasters, here is the preliminary route for our 2021 Great Falls Montana MOA Rally trip.

      We’ll be visiting at least six national parks, so you should probably purchase an annual pass beforehand. 

      https://store.usgs.gov/pass

      You can pre-register for a $20 discount here

      https://bmwmoaf.regfox.com/2020rally

      Many stops will have a hotel option. I’ll provide a list later. 

      If you hotel-ers want to camp at the rally site to avoid post beer garden riding, the Sherpa Packer offers a cool option. I used them in Billings, and it worked out fine. Not cheap, but very comfortable and convenient.

      http://www.sherpapackers.com/bmw-moa.html

      Saturday 6/19 Day 1, Flo’s Chino – Hurricane UT 375 miles of slabbing.

      Sunday 6/20 Day 2, Hurricane UT – Torrey UT via Zion, Bryce, Escalante 215 miles.

      Monday 6/21 Day 3 Torrey UT -Logan UT via Capitol Reef and Fishlake 342 miles.

      Tuesday 6/22 Day 4 Logan UT – Yellowstone National Park WY via Bear Lake and Jackson 288 miles. I’ll need a camper headcount ASAP so that I can reserve enough campsites.

      Wednesday 6/23 Day 5 Yellowstone WY – Bozeman MT via Beartooth Hwy and Red Lodge.

      Thursday 6/24 Bozeman – Great Falls (The Rally) 190 miles. We’ll get an early start for an afternoon Rally arrival.

      Friday -Saturday 6/25-26 – Rally fun!

      Sunday 6/27 Great Falls MT – Whitefish MT via Going To The Sun Road/Glacier Nat Park, traveling East to West.

      Monday 6/28 Whitefish MT – Kooskia ID (or somewhere nearby)  via Lolo Pass 280 miles.

      Tuesday 6/29 Kooskia ID – Burns OR 324 miles.

      Wednesday 6/30 Burns OR – Reno NV 364 miles.

      Thursday 7/1Reno NV – Confidence CA, home of the Tripp’s country estate and club campground via Sonora Pass.

      Friday – 7/2 Confidence CA – Home  450 miles.

      This is just a draft. We’ll have a riders meeting before we finalize the route. We’ll be riding some of the best roads in the western states, so if you can’t do all of it, do some, and meet up – split off when your schedule permits.

      More to follow. I’m already packing!!

    • #14014
      Chris Roady
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      Nice Big E, thanks. Cant wait 👍🏻

      • #14123
        Jacob Furgatch
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        I’m a yes to camping.

      • #14247
        Henry Salari
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        Hi David,

        Sorry for the late check in. Have you completed the camp reservation? As you may already know, Mammoth is booked and Slough Creek dates will be release on June 15th, while Pebble Creek is first-come first-served.

    • #14015
      Willis Ho
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      Nice route, I like to camp at Yellowstone.

      Thanks, Willis

    • #14016
      John Crittenden
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      Yes, a pre-ride meeting is a great idea. Maybe we can do that following the May General Meeting.
      And, I’m in for the camping.
      Thanks, Dave!

    • #14018
      David Omlor
      Participant
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      Thank you Mr. Eastly for this exciting plan. I am hoping to be able to join you all in this adventure.

    • #14019
      Chris Roady
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      Would be great to see you again David Omlor, been too long!

      • #14034
        David Omlor
        Participant
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        • Posts: 137

        Would be great to see you again David Omlor, been too long!

        Thank you Mr. Roady – I concur !

    • #14032
      howard Bland
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      David, thanks for the route. Looking forward to the trip. Thanks Howard Bland

    • #14033
      howard Bland
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      I made reservations at Super 8 motel in Great Falls for 3 nights- $370. Howard Bland

      • #14035
        Willis Ho
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        • Posts: 63

        For Howard’s lead, I made a reservations as a backup plan at Super 8 for 3 nights through expedia @ $222 total, refundable the night before 6/24!

        Willis 714.767.7969

    • #14037
      Karl Wagner
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      • Posts: 839

      Looking like it is going to be an amazing trip and rally! 🙂

    • #14041
      David Eastly
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      Camping update – Yellowstone is sold out 6/22-23! Yikes.
      There’s a campground between Tetons and Yellowstone called Lewis Lake that is first come, first served. I’ve stayed there before and it’s nice. That’s probably our best bet. The revised itinerary is;

      Tuesday 6/22 Day 4 Logan UT – Lewis Lake WY via Bear Lake and Jackson 275 miles.

      Wednesday 6/23 Day 5 Lewis Lake WY – Bozeman MT via Yellowstone NP, Beartooth Hwy and Red Lodge.

    • #14043
      John Crittenden
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      Sounds like a plan!

    • #14045
      Willis Ho
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      • Posts: 63
    • #14075
      Ray Santos
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      • Posts: 7

      I’m interested also in this trip David. Preparing my bike and camping gear.
      Thanks

    • #14183
      David Eastly
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      We’ll be having a ride meeting for the June 19 – July 2 MOA National Rally trip after the general meeting on Saturday May 1 at Irv Seavers. I encourage everyone planning on making the trip to attend!

    • #14194
      David Eastly
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      Thanks to Karl Wagner for alerting me to this new policy!!

      This is for those of you who plan to join the group ride through Glacier Park on Sunday June 27th. We should all get passes in advance, since they are limiting park traffic. Tons of rally-goers will want to ride this amazing road, and It’s likely to sell out.(Remember, we are entering from the East, at St. Mary.)

      The NPS had implemented a ticketed entry for Glacier National Part beginning May 21, 2021. Further information is available at:

      https://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvis…ketedentry.htm

      Note that this is in addition to the regular park entry fee. If you already have an annual NP pass, it’s only a $2 registration fee.

      Here’s a link for checking the road conditions. Plowing is underway now, but the road may not be open until July. Check here:

      https://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/conditions.htm

    • #14195
      Willis Ho
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      Just checked the park entry ticket reservation available starting at 8am on 4/29

    • #14208
      Karl Wagner
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      Just a note Willis and others, the 8am MDT noted on the website is 7am our time. Need to get up an hour earlier… 🙁

    • #14209
      Jacob Furgatch
      Participant
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      • Posts: 57

      Logged on to recreation.gov right now and it shows tickets not yet released. Will keep pinging it every few minutes and see what happens.

    • #14210
      Karl Wagner
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      Tickets for Glacier Entry purchased for the ride through 6/27. How did everyone do?

    • #14212
      Chris Roady
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      Logged in @ 7:15 AM and told none available. ON the phone for a 15 minute wait currently. Is this where you got yours Karl? I am logged into my account here: https://www.recreation.gov/timed-entry/10087086/ticket/10087087

      Edit to add I hung up after 10 minutes. Seems like an itinerary change will occur if this many of us early birds still couldn’t gain a pass.

      • #14219
        Karl Wagner
        Participant
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        Yes, right site. Crazy process. I had to get a ticket for the 6/24 which is good for 7 days to get in the planned date of 6/27……..
        .
        BTW, Yosemite is doing the same thing if anyone is going through there on the way home or around the 49er rally….
        .
        🙁

    • #14213
      Jacob Furgatch
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      All gone already.

      • #14221
        Jacob Furgatch
        Participant
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        Karl – I almost did the same thing, get an earlier date. But I hesitated a few seconds and then it was gone.

    • #14214
      Willis Ho
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    • #14218
      Chris Roady
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      Best laid plans I guess

    • #14220
      David Eastly
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      Wow, that’s disappointing! We’ll discuss options at Saturday’s meeting.

    • #14222
      Willis Ho
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      Just called the recreation.gov at 877.444.6777, more ticket will be available 48 hrs in advanced on 6/25. Or we can get in the sun road at non office hours (before 6:00am or after 5:00pm)

      The customer service told me all advanced ticket for the next 60 days are out, except 40+ left for 6/2. It is hard to understand how can that be possible scientifically, will keep trying..

    • #14246
      Henry Salari
      Participant
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      Sorry for being a little late to this party. I just pulled the trigger on MOA Rally registration and got the last Sherpa Packers glamping tent. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend today’s riders meeting. If anyone could post worthy cliff notes here or email me directly at hsalari@gmail.com I’d greatly appreciate it.

    • #14252
      Mark Borgeson
      Participant
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      Well since David Omlor is going I decided to go too. I’ll catch you guys somewhere on the road probably around Yellowstone. I’ll be camping at the rally in if there’s room.

      • #14254
        David Omlor
        Participant
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        • Posts: 137

        unfortunately, family urgencies have required me to un-schedule myself from this epic adventure.
        Y’all have a safe and wonderful rally!

      • #14255
        Chris Roady
        Moderator
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        Mark down!!! Bummer David.

    • #14253
      Henry Salari
      Participant
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      Did anyone reserve a glamping tent?

    • #14285
      Willis Ho
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      Going-to-the-Sun Road Entry Ticket new release date is on 5/26.

      https://www.recreation.gov/timed-entry/10087086/ticket/10087087

      • #14336
        Mark Borgeson
        Participant
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        Willis,
        Thanks for the info! I followed your link and if I read it correctly (starting on 5/26) you can order tickets 2 days before you’re desired entry date. So for us that would be 6/25. However, the tickets are good for 7 days so we could start looking on 6/20.

    • #14345
      David Eastly
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      Hey guys, I sent out a group email on 5/23 for the trip TO Great Falls, with maps and lodging info. Please let me know if you did NOT receive it. Thanks.
      dave.eastly@verizon.net

      • #14348
        Willis Ho
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        Hi Dave,

        I did not receive the group email on 5/23. Jacob has forwarded it to me.

        Willis Ho
        714.767.7960
        willis_ho@msn.com

    • #14346
      Henry Salari
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      To gauge how much crap I need to shed, I’m doing a dry run packing exercise today. Stuck on camp kitchen gear. Doesn’t take much space but weighs a couple of lbs which I prefer leaving behind if not needed. Are we planning of cooking along the way and/or at the rally or are we eating out 3X a day?

    • #14351
      David Eastly
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      A lot of guys, including myself, just bring utensils, cup, plate and a Jetboil or a small burner to heat water. Most camping mornings you’ll want hot water for coffee, oatmeal or whatever. Lunch will usually be on the road, and dinner will either be at a nearby restaurant, or whatever you want to cook for yourself in camp. I usually carry few meals with me. REI has some pretty good freeze dried meals, or you can pick up canned/fresh food along the way. There will be plenty of food vendors at the rally.

    • #14371
      Chris Roady
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      Henry, lay out everything you need … then discard half of it and you’re good! Less is more.

    • #14372
      Henry Salari
      Participant
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      Henry, lay out everything you need … then discard half of it and you’re good! Less is more.

      Thanks Chris. I’m actually pretty anal about packing so I go one step further and eliminate half of that half before slapping my seal of approval on the dry bag. I just wasn’t sure if I needed to pack my spices and Persian cooking goodies to show off at camp.

      As David already nailed it, I thought just utensils, Jetboik, my Persian tea and a couple of Mountain House meals should suffice. I’ve come a long way since my first Moto camping trip.

    • #14374
      David Eastly
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      Hey guys, I just emailed the return route information. Please let me know if you DID’NT get it. Thanks.
      dave.eastly@verizon.net

    • #14385
      Chris Roady
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      Going to be a great turnout in Montana by South Coasters this year. I see 16 signed up on the Ride List as attending … way to represent SCBMWRC. Just finished my RT service, new Road-5-GT’S are mounted up, let the ”what and where” to pack phase begin! Hoping to avoid looking like Jed Clampet moving out to Beverly Hills 🙂

    • #14411
      David Eastly
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      Here is the info that I emailed to all riders that intend to do this epic trip;

        Revised MOA National Rally Route

      I realize that some of you are not making the whole ride with the group, but here it is, FYI.
      Maps to follow.

      Saturday 6/19 Day 1 (Meet @ 7AM, Kickstand up at 7:30AM) Flo’s Airport Cafe, 7000 Merrill Ave Bldg A315 Chino CA – Hurricane UT 375 miles of slabbing.
      Hotel- Econo Lodge Hurricane 280 W State St. Hurricane UT 84737
      https://www.choicehotels.com/utah/hurricane/econo-lodge-hotels/ut219/rates?checkInDate=2021-06-19&checkOutDate=2021-06-20

      Sunday 6/20 Day 2 Hurricane UT – Torrey UT via Zion, Bryce, Escalante 220 miles.
      Hotel – Rim Rock Inn http://therimrock.net

      Monday 6/21 Day 3 Torrey UT – Logan UT via Capitol Reef, Park City and Logan 340 miles.
      Camping, Spring Hollow Campground, 7 miles E of Logan on 89. Group B campsite has been reserved

      Tuesday 6/22 Day 4 Logan UT – Cody WY via Jackson, Grand Tetons and Yellowstone 356 miles.
      Camping- Ponderosa campground 1815 Eighth St. Cody, WY 82414
      reserved – cash or check

      Wednesday 6/23 Day 5 Cody WY – Bozeman MT via Chief Joseph Hwy and Beartooth Hwy and Red Lodge. 261 miles
      Hotel – Baymont by Wyndham, 2020 Wheat Drive, Bozeman MO

      Thursday 6/24 Bozeman – Great Falls (The Rally) via 89 – 178 miles. We’ll get an early start for an afternoon Rally arrival.
      Montana ExpoPark, 400 3rd St NW, Great Falls, MT 59404
      Camping at our chartered club site.

      Friday -Saturday 6/25-26 – Rally fun!

      Sunday 6/27 Great Falls MT – Missoula MT via either Glacier NP or Hwy 2, 340 miles
      Hotel- Super 8 by Wyndham 3901 S Brooks St Missoula MT 59804
      https://secure.rezserver.com/hotels/hotel/?hotel_id=700210456&rdd=1622132274u0s800048976USD52k200bh&refid=8158

      Monday 6/28 Missoula MT – Council ID via Lolo Pass, 272 miles.
      Evergreen Campground, 2092 HIGHWAY 95, COUNCIL, ID 83612 spaces 9 & 12. There are more spaces available on a first come first served basis if we need more room.

      Tuesday 6/29 Council ID – Lakeview OR, 337 miles.
      Hotel – Lakeview Lodge Motel 301 N G St, Lakeview OR 97630
      https://reservation.asiwebres.com/v4/RoomAvailability.aspx?sid=e2d186619ed7411ebc2aa9005dd0e7682

      Wednesday 6/30 Lakeview OR – Confidence CA, home of club members Rob and Kellie Tripp, via 395, 580,395 again, and Sonora pass, Hwy 108, 386 miles.
      Camping on the Tripps estate.

      Thursday 7/1 Confidence CA – Home, 381 miles.

      Total distance – 3,446+ miles.

      Woohoo!

    • #14431
      Chris Roady
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      See y’all there!! Brandon and I roll tonight @ 3AM to try and outsmart the dez 😉

    • #14432
      David Eastly
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      Hi riders!
      Here is the final ride list and departure info for Saturday, June 19, 2021.

      John Crittenden, Jacob Furgatch, Ray Santos and myself will meet at Flo’s Airport Cafe 7000 Merrill Ave Bldg A315, Chino at 5:30AM, 6AM departure.

      Willis Ho, Henry Salari and Bill Kelley Jr will meet us at the In-N-Out parking lot in Victorville at 7:30AM. 15290 Civic Dr Victorville, CA 92394

      Howard Bland will leave SoCal at 1PM, meeting us in Hurricane after 8PM.

      Julito Antolin is riding to the rally with another group, leaving Tuesday.

      Mark Borgeson will meet up with us on Tuesday late morning.

      Harry Hoffman and Michelle will meet us in Cody on Tuesday evening.

      Karl and Sharon Wagner are riding to the rally with another group, leaving Friday.

      Everyone else will meet up at the rally.

      Hopefully the current heatwave will not be as bad when we ride on Saturday, but, again, prepare to ride through some hot weather!!

      I’m keeping an eye on the Robertson Draw fire in Montana. As of today Beartooth Pass is still open. Cross your fingers!

      Here are some GPX files for your navigating pleasure. Thanks to Henry for supplying these!

      Let’s ride!!

      Dave Eastly
      dave.eastly@verizon.net

    • #14439
      David Eastly
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    • #14447
      Mark Borgeson
      Participant
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      Thanks again for all the hard work Dave!
      I’m headed out solo today. See you all on Tuesday.

    • #14448
      Mark Borgeson
      Participant
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      Ok folks. Don’t forget to start checking for Going-to-the-Sun Road Entry Tickets. Today’s are all gone. Check again tomorrow…

    • #14449
      Bill Allen
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      Bill Schimko left Hacienda Heights at 1 am this morning and arrived in Mesquite, NV at 6 am. He is going to rest and do another midnight run through Utah.

    • #14450
      Bill Allen
      Participant
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      Update on Bill Schimko:
      He called from Pocatello, Idaho. He rode from 11 pm last night to 6 am this morning.
      He didn’t know what day it is. He thought it was Tuesday. I had a hard time convincing him it was Monday.
      He has three days to get to Great Falls. He says he is done with Interstates and is going to take his time.

      • #14451
        Mark Borgeson
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        I went through Pocatello this afternoon, 6/21. Interstates for 2 days from Portland was boring. The last half of today though was through nice scenic ID highways. I’m meeting up with the club riders later tomorrow morning about 50m south of Jackson WY. Kind of a long shot but if Bill wants to connect up with us (and ride during the daytime) it’s a 2.5 hr ride from Pocatello to WY. If he left early morning he could catch us.

    • #14452
      Bill Allen
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      Did you ride Lolo Pass?

    • #14467
      John Crittenden
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      Welcome back everyone! REALLY GOOD trip!

      A couple of things for all the Rally-goers:

      > Please send Dave E. or me your miles, if you have them, and if you didn’t ride with
      the main group. We will add these to the Club Mileage for the 2020-2021 Ride Year.

      > If you would, please do a page or two writeup on your favorite part/s of the Rally
      trip, with some photos if you have them, and send to Harry for the Newsletter. We
      can include for the July NL and the August NL.

      Thanks!

    • #14491
      Henry Salari
      Participant
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      For those who haven’t seen the video:

      The video

      • #14496
        Erasmo Brenes
        Participant
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        Henry, as always, a great video!!
        BTW, I laughed so much at the Windows XP 🙂

    • #14497
      Henry Salari
      Participant
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      Henry, as always, a great video!!
      BTW, I laughed so much at the Windows XP 🙂

      Thank you Erasmo. Not many people got the reference. 😂😂😂

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