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chillywilly
12-17-2010, 03:28 PM
Any good riding there? Best Restaurant?

RevKev
12-17-2010, 08:48 PM
Med Bow is a National Forest in the snowy range MountainsWyoming, the riding is awesome, and their are plenty of good places to eat, what area are you in Question??

nitroman
12-17-2010, 08:52 PM
Are you asking about the snowies(Snowy Mountain Range)? If so yes lot's of great riding!
Look at the other threads about it under western riding.
Best restaurant I like these two at night
http://www.beartreetavernandcafe.com/

http://www.oldcorral.com/dining.html

But the best meal out there is Mountain House Chili Mac @ 10,000ft with a gatorade chaser!

Administrator
12-17-2010, 08:56 PM
For what it's worth, Medicine Bow is a peak within the Snowy Range of mountains.

-John

chillywilly
12-17-2010, 09:02 PM
Thanks for the input. I've never been there. My dad runs a new ranch in Saratoga called Brush Creek Ranch. I have no idea what to expect up there. Any pointers?? Wow, THEEE John Dee even chimed in too!! I'm gonna talk him into putting up a NCN cam asap.

Gary Conine
12-17-2010, 09:17 PM
You are in for a real treat. Some of the greatest riding area you will ever see. Be prepared for snowfall totals that get measured in feet with dangerous winds that can whip up some challenging off trail riding. The riding area has wonderful variety and lots of open territory to explore.... Watch your fuel levels. Have fun

snoluver1
12-18-2010, 04:38 PM
Medicine Bow National Forest encompasses a vast amount of land that includes the Snowy Range, The Sierra Madre Range to the west, Laramie Range to the east and another range to the north By Casper.(forget the name). It encompasses land from northern Colorado to central Wyoming. And then there is Medicine Bow peak as John stated. The Snowy Range can also be referred to as The Medicine Bow Mountains.

chillywilly
12-20-2010, 01:41 PM
Any Hot Spots, or secret good riding area there?

snoluver1
12-20-2010, 03:54 PM
Endless opportunities. From Saratoga side, I would hop off trail in the Lincoln Park area and work my way dew east to the Quealy warming hut. You will more than likely find the deepest snow on the range in this area. Cook yourself up some lunch and head back either via trail or through the bush, depending on how much light you have left to work with. You can easily make a full days ride out of it if you stop to play along the way. You could also work your way up French Creek but I would highly recommend you stay out of there, unless you have someone experienced and knowledgeable about the area with you. It can get REAL technical and gnarly in there if you don't know where your going. Many,many people spend the night in French Creek!

cuzzinolaf
12-20-2010, 04:03 PM
Many,many people spend the night in French Creek!

So true so true. We dropped in one day (not knowing it was Seven Fools) and it took us a while to find our way out.

We could have walked out but what fun is that LOL?

chillywilly
12-20-2010, 04:19 PM
thanks guys

skeedoo
12-20-2010, 04:38 PM
So true so true. We dropped in one day (not knowing it was Seven Fools) and it took us a while to find our way out.

We could have walked out but what fun is that LOL?

I can show a good "all else fails" way out of 7 fools. Not to bad even with alot of snow. But your right, not an easy place to get of, especially with deep fresh powder.

cuzzinolaf
12-20-2010, 04:49 PM
I can show a good "all else fails" way out of 7 fools. Not to bad even with alot of snow. But your right, not an easy place to get of, especially with deep fresh powder.

There is only one "easy" way to ride out. We circled the entire valley and found nothing. I did hear you can ride some creek/river bed but turned around once we got to that area. The opposite side of Seven Fools was too difficult for a few in our group so we left that alone too.

thebreeze
12-20-2010, 05:39 PM
Unless you know what you are doing, and WHERE YOU ARE GOING, I would stay the heck out of that valley when the snow is deep. Seven fools is the only hill in the snowies to ever take lives in an avalanche.

snoluver1
12-20-2010, 08:16 PM
The crazy part is that's where all the newbies end up right off the bat. Like moths to a flame for some reason. I've seen several novice video's posted on here of people playing on that hill, with the riders having no idea of the danger!! I always try to warn people when I catch it.