Note to self…

Stay off the GWT, North of Bloody Basin when wet!

So I found out, the hard way, the limits of my KTM in it’s current state. The street tires and front fender were both victims of my last attempt to traverse the Northern portion of the GWT. It rained a couple days prior, but all the main forest roads were all in great shape. However, I tried to get to I17 via NF-68D and got stuck halfway up a hill. I gave up trying to climb it, the mud was so bad, and was back-tracking my way down. I was halfway down when I biffed it and put the bike in a muddy ditch. I ended up making a campfire (it was 34 degrees out) and hanging out for about 4 hours until a Deputy picked me up and dropped me in town at McDs.

I had to pay a towing company to get my bike out for me 2 days later. The bike is ok, a bit busted up and scratched, but is getting polished up at the dealer. I’m looking forward to getting out and trying out my new Kifaru Tipi, so once the KTM is back, I’m headed to White Tanks to do a night of camping.