Monday afternoon we left our river spot outside of Mackay and headed for Sun Valley. We got kind of a late start, so by the time we were just past Stanley, we wanted to find a spot to spend the night. One thing I am loving about Idaho is all the free camping available here. We haven’t payed to stay anywhere the whole time we have been here. So just past Stanley, we took a turn off, crossed the Salmon river, and found a lovely spot for the night.
The Sawtooth mountains are unbelievable. I can tell you exactly why they got their name. So rugged, and so awesome. When we got to Stanley and started seeing this mountain range, I was in love with the area.
After dinner we went for a bit of wander. Not too far down the dirt road we came in on, was Hell Roaring creek. What a beautiful creek, and it’s pretty obvious how it got it’s name.
I had to keep Roxy away from the shore of this one, one tumble, and she would have been gone. Torrey, avoids water at all costs, so she was fairly safe.
We parked right next to a ground squirrel colony. These babies were very curious about us, and what we were doing in their front yard.
The next day we drove into Sun Valley and found a spot out of town that we had scoped out the other night. It was impossible to drive with the trailer from Mackay to Sun Valley. There is one stretch in the road that is NOT trailer friendly. And besides, we would have missed all the great scenery.
If you ever drive between Stanley and Sun Valley, be sure to stop and soak in the mountains. So beautiful! Galena pass is not too bad, even pulling a house.
Our art show this weekend is in Ketchum, Fri, Sat, and Sun. So if you are in the area, stop and say hello. I would love to meet you.