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Marc from Boston, MA on 8/24/2020 8:35:46 AM:
My Son and I have limited time for a bikepacking trip. We can cover about 100 miles. Any recommendations on which section of the trail would give us the most bang for the buck? Scenery? Point of interests? etc. We can both tent camp and hotel stay as necessary We are from New England so this is some new landscapes for us. Thanks

 
Marc from Boston, MA on 8/24/2020 8:36:42 AM:
Oh, we would cover about 25-30 miles in a day in order to take our time

 
SherryO on 8/24/2020 9:13:45 AM:
Every part of the trail has it's own beauty but if you can only do 100 miles, start in Valentine. You’ll get more diversity of landscapes. Stay at the bunkhouse. It’s fun part of history.

 
Cynthya from Lewis,KS on 8/24/2020 9:46:34 AM:
My thought is the same as Sherry.... each part has its own beauty, but one of the highlights in my book is the old rail trestle just outside of Valentine. I have not ridden since 2017 and hear there is flood damage in places... but it it is all beautiful and worth the ride.

 
Alex on 8/24/2020 10:00:38 AM:
I would recommend doing Valentine to Long Pine and either staying in the bunkhouse or Long Pine SRA if interested in camping. It think that would be about a 110 mile round trip.

 
Alex on 8/24/2020 10:00:39 AM:
I would recommend doing Valentine to Long Pine and either staying in the bunkhouse or Long Pine SRA if interested in camping. It think that would be about a 110 mile round trip.

 
Marc from Boston, MA on 8/24/2020 1:01:37 PM:
Thank you for the posts! Seems starting in Valentine is the way to go! Is something like this possible? Drive to Valentine, leave the bikes, drive the car to say Atkinson get a ride back to Valentine and then bike the 100 miles straight? Are there places of business and trail angels that with compensation would be open to something like that?

 
SherryO on 8/25/2020 7:52:15 AM:
I talked to a couple that rented a car to set their own shuttle and just drove it the day before. They said it was cheaper then the shuttle cost.

 
SherryO on 8/25/2020 7:58:03 AM:
I talked to a couple that rented a car to set their own shuttle and just drove it the day before. They said it was cheaper then the shuttle cost.

 
Bob Clark from Topeka on 8/27/2020 6:53:57 PM:
Loved Long Pine area