There was a one year pause of PANTRA's annual "Fathers Day Weekend Campout & Ride" at Little Pend Oreille (LPO) Trail System because of a scheduling conflict with, PANTRA Gold sponsor, Stix & Stones Off-Road's inaugural "Silver Mountain XC" hard enduro race.
With this years conflict seemingly averted, our annual Fathers Day weekend event was scheduled to return. Unfortunately, the scheduling conflict with the Silver Mountain XC again became a problem after both event dates were set. Even though many PANTRA members would be racing Silver Mountain XC, the club voted to keep its annual Fathers Day Weekend Campout & Ride at LPO on the calendar.
Saturday morning PANTRA provided breakfast with pancakes, eggs, bacon, hash browns, orange juice, and coffee for the 24 riders and the family members that came just for the campout.
After breakfast, the riders headed out on LPO's single-track to Radar Dome, Green Mountain, Frater Lake, and back around to camp via trail #144.
Sunday we had a smaller group and enough food left over that we were treated to a pre-ride breakfast of breakfast-burritos, orange juice, and coffee. Sunday's ride destination was to Granite Peak via the Rufus trail.
The weather was great, the temperatures were mild, and the rain we had the Thursday night into Friday morning before the weekend made the dirt condition perfect for riding. It was a great weekend to spend off-road dirt biking with new and old friends. What a blast!