A short trip to the Owyhee range on the outskirts of Boise, Idaho hit the perfect early spring vibe. After months of punishing winter in the Pacific Northwest, the drive time in the Polaris GENERAL and camping time has been too short. The AMA Hare & Hound Desert Championship rolled into the area, so it was perfect timing to catch some Pro desert motorcycle racers ripping through the desert, while adventuring for some new trails.
It was cold and in the low 40’s, so I was thankful Double Ott UTV had recently R&D’d a new split windshield for the Polaris GENERAL If you haven’t driven with a windshield in the cold, I highly recommend it, the drive experience is much warmer!
The Owhyee mountain range is rugged with many sharp features, truly a sight to see, but the large valleys of low sage brush in between allow for some fun and fast driving on the Shock Therapy/FOX RC2 suspension set-up (see POLARIS GENERAL SHOCK UPGRADE). That is until you find yourself at the cattle gate, getting out and in the UTV and so on to cross the barbed wire pathway. I guess cows need boundaries too.
Camping was simple. Tent, sleeping pads, sleeping bags and small propane grill, made for an easy desert-gourmet dinner of Brats and a warm night sleep.
Overall, a short and sweet trip to the desert made going to work on Monday that much harder, at least I can look forward to the next outing!