Idaho Centennial Trail

Discussion in 'Bikepacking' started by mike, Jan 24, 2018.

  1. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

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    Ho, man, does this sound truly epic or what?


    The Idaho Centennial Trail represents nearly 1000 miles of rough and rugged backcountry travel. Crossing the state from Nevada to Canada, it winds through some of the most isolated locations in the lower-48. From the desolate desert of the Snake River Plain to the lush Western forests and world-class rivers, the ICT will show you all there is to love about Idaho.

    With only a handful of completed thru-hikes since its official designation in 1990, the ICT presents a unique and challenging opportunity to any prospective hikers. Come experience the unmatched solitude and incomparable remoteness of the Idaho Centennial Trail.


    http://idahocentennialtrail.org/


    Bumps the Idaho Hot Springs Tour off my list. Wilderness detours, NBD – on tough trails I welcome them. This looks as grand as the CT/AZT, maybe more so. I'd be on it at least a month.

    I love these state-sponsored trans-state trails. Every state should have a few :geek:
     
  2. rossage

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    I'm ready...
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  3. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Rockstah

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    I opened the link. I didn't look for very long but I saw terms like "Wilderness" and "hiking" but no mention of biking. :unsure:
     
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  4. beartooth

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    I have ridden a small part of the trail around the Sawtooths. Epic is an understatement. They did start prohibiting MTB in the designated wilderness areas shortly after. I think it was the summer of 2015. There are still many awesome legal trails in and around Stanley.

    Doing the entire thing would be a akin to a PCT or Appalachian adventure.
     
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  5. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

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    Mountain Biking
    Mountain biking is allowed outside of designated wilderness areas. Alternate routes are in place to bypass these protected areas.

    (On the home page, scroll down.)
     
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  6. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

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    Thanks for the firsthand, Rob. Can you elaborate on the trails you rode? I'm assuming lots of HAB. TIA :thumbsup:
     
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  7. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

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    idahocentennialtrail_Fotor.jpg

    90,000' of elevation gain (hiking trail, I assume).
     
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  8. beartooth

    beartooth Member

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    No HAB at all. I thought I posted a trip report/ let me regroup, find and post
     
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  9. evdog

    evdog Well-Known Member

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    Looks interesting. I don't see any maps or GPS info though, am I missing something?

    Although logistics would be easier being a point to point I'd probably be more interested in this than the hot springs route as well. Both times I've been to Stanley there were tons of hipster douchebag types out mobbing that route. No doubt they've fouled all the hot springs by now...
     
  10. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

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    Good info, I agree, ev. Never been a soaker, myself.

    Thought I saw a GPS file link there...can't find it; despite the beautiful pics/grafix it's an awful web site, apparently a WIP.
     
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