WE’RE BACK!! The Hixson’s and Taylor’s take on the IBDR
After a couple of days to relax and regroup after finishing the Continental Divide Trail, we were up and on the road again. What better way to find our way back south toward Arizona than the Idaho BDR. (We’re running it backwards, north to south)
The Idaho Backcountry Discovery Route (IDBDR) is a scenic route across Idaho State from Southern Idaho to Canada through numerous Mountain Ranges. The route follows a connection of mostly unpaved backroads that can be ridden on dual-sport and adventure motorcycles or driven in 4×4 and high-clearance 4WD vehicles.
If you’ve ever wanted to travel endless twisty mountain roads, the Idaho BDR will throw corners at you for days on end. You also won’t get many digital interruptions because your cell phone won’t have reception on much of this route. It’s a true off- the-grid ride with plenty to see along the way!
We’ve already completed tracks 8, 7, 6, and part of 5 and this is the first opportunity I’ve had to get online!
We have a Garmin Inreach so we’ve kept in touch with family via satellite text. Up on the mountain ridges we were getting one bar on Verizon which was enough to get out a simple text. It may be better with another carrier but we don’t know. Be aware, if you’re going to do this trail there is little or no reception. That’s what we’ve found so far on the northern sections.
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Thursday, July 14
This is great. We were thinking after tracks 8 and 7 that we can finish one track per day at a leisurely pace and be done.
Not so fast, 6 and 5 were very different….. I’ll post more soon.