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Jun 18th 2017, 12:14 PM   #1
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

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Lolo Pass to Lost Lake

Is that normally passable on a street bike in the summer? I was on the Lost Lake side yesterday and encountered a crew clearing the road for snowmobiles (?!).
Jun 18th 2017, 02:00 PM   #2
 
  Jan 2016
  Beaverton

  '13 636, '14 N1k, DR650
It's not for the faint of heart for sure. A few of us did it on dual sports, and it wasn't too bad. They had snow fall in mid May and some roads were still impassable.


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Jun 19th 2017, 11:22 AM   #3
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  May 2016
  Troutdale

  2014 Aprilia Tuono V4R
I rode this recently (checked it out with my pickup first) If you are using FR18 from the Welches side it is paved all the way to the top of the Lolo Pass. If you choose to drop over the other side to continue towards Lost Lake you get to choose between going straight for 3 miles of really rocky dirt road (FR18) or take a right and go 5.5 miles on a maintained dirt road (FR1810). I would definately choose the 5.5 miles unless you were on an adventure bike. My Tuono was an unwilling participant but nevertheless made the journey.

The network of roads back there has enticed me to look into adding a supermoto to my garage over the winter. It is really pretty back there and I did see a black bear...he was in a hurry to get far far away from me.

Edited by grizfan on Jun 19th 2017 at 11:30 AM
Jun 19th 2017, 02:36 PM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  welches, Oregon

  2008 Kawasaki Versys (Sylvester), 1972 Suzuki RV90 (vanvan), 1981 Honda TwinStar (Bobber),yamaha 225
its been sunny just man up and hit it worse case you have to turn around and go back =p
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