Sawtooth Mountains in Idaho
This is going to be a catch up post, since we have moved around a few times since last I wrote.
Last Monday we left the Challis, Idaho area and headed for the Sawtooth mountain national forest. We stayed in this area 3 years ago, and fell in love with the beauty. This time, we were smarter and stopped at the forest ranger station to ask about good boondocking spots. With some advice from the ranger, and a map in hand, we found a spot with the Salmon river right outside the RV door.
This couldn’t have been more relaxing, and more scenic. The sawtooth mountains are an incredibly beautiful mountain range.
One morning I wanted to capture the alpen glow on the mountains, but it ended up being too cloudy. I still got some very cool shots however.
One evening we went for a drive. We first went to Hells roaring creek, were we had been 3 years ago. The creek is certainly roaring this year.
The flowers were amazing there too.
We then drove up a random canyon for miles, and miles. It was gorgeous, but the funnest part was seeing this snowshoe hare. This was a first, in all my mountain wanderings I have never seen one. Look at his enormous white feet! He wasn’t too bothered by us either, which was nice.
A second night we went a different way, and stopped at this old homestead.
The old buildings were very interesting, and I especially loved the old wood.
We kept driving and this reflection caught my eye. Thankfully, Al stops when I ask him to. Such a good guy.
And then this happened, a porcupine. This was another first for me. I have seen dead ones on the road, but never a live one. Knowing they don’t waddle very fast, I jumped out of the truck to get his photo.
He played hide and seek.
Then posed on a log.
The log is a much easier way to travel.
He stopped and had a good shake.
Then I thanked him, and let him go on his way.
So fun to see.
We left our beautiful spot on Thursday and went to Sun Valley. We had to stay at the one and only, very tight quarters, RV park there. Our art show was Sat, Sun. and Monday. Lets just say, I can’t see us ever going back to that area again. The shows are never good there, and we are really not fans of the town.
Yesterday we left, and drove to Jackson Hole. And yes, it was like coming home. Just like it is every year. We have a show this weekend in Teton Village, and are looking forward to that. I am also looking forward to wildlife, and beautiful scenery.