Saturday we left Palisades lake and came to a spot on the Lost river just outside Mackay. Idaho. Our friend told us about a camp spot that is right on the river with lots of trees. We couldn’t get the rig in a spot on the river, but we found a great grassy spot with nice trees.
Saturday night we took a back road that goes from here, down in to Sun Valley. We have an art show in Sun valley this weekend and wanted to see if we could get there from here, and find a place to park. No, we can’t drive the trailer there. There is one spot in the canyon were the road is steep and narrow. Which is too bad, the rest of the road was great. But we think we found a place to park. We just have to drive down and around to get there. Anyway, the drive was amazing. What a beautiful area this is, and the canyon we went through was gorgeous.
We stopped beside a small river. The water was so clear and their were Indian Paintbrush everywhere.
As we were headed back to the trailer, we saw a herd of elk. They were beautiful. I have seen a lot of elk, but the color on these guys was amazing. And the babies were adorable. It was 9 pm when I took these, so the sun was down and they were pretty far away. Not the best pics ever.
The next day we set off to find a place to hike. Not a hard thing around here. We ended up at a trailhead for Mt. Borah, which is the tallest peak in Idaho. Not wanting to climb 4000 ft in 4 miles, we headed off into the woods instead. We prefer to go our own way anyway, that’s how we usually hike. Wandering in the woods. The dogs had a blast, we haven’t been on a good wander in a while.
We stopped for a lunch break under a pine tree and suddenly Torrey took off. I yelled stop, which she does so well now. She was after this baby bird that had come out of the tree. The mama was not happy, dive bombing Torrey and chirping up a storm. The baby made it to this branch, and of course I had to get photos. I think he looks kinda grumpy. LOL
We plan on leaving this spot today for the one we found above Sun Valley. Hopefully we will still have service there.
There are tons more photos on my Flickr and 500px pages of both these places. Links are in the sidebar.
Reggie killed a baby robin that was learning to fly. We have seen two rabbits in our yard now. We hope they are both girls. We heard there are rabbits all over from people letting them go or they escape. Our four baby swallows in the carport are 40th generation nesters. Well the other day the whole nest gave way and smack down on the cement driveway! Not good. The parents survived because they were not in the nest. in one week they have built another nest and will give it a try again. I hope this nest will be stronger. Our garden is doing good. Pickled beets will be made this week and we harvested the kale and made kale chips which are delicious. the best thing this year is hardly any flies just mesquitos. Well good luck at the art show.
the pic of roxy in the paintbrush and the one of torrey in the stream need to be in calendars!
What a gorgeous place! I love the photos of the valley. I could sit and relax for days there. I hope your next spot is just as beautiful!
What a beautiful place to stay, love the pics!
Lovely area! That bird is cute, looks so fluffy.
Wow! Gorgeous country and wonderful photos of your beautiful fur persons ~ love the 4 legged two ~ thanks, ^_^
artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)
PS ~ Happy Anniversary ~ you make a beautiful couple ~ many more of them ~ xoxo
your photos are just exquisite! You get to see the most beautiful places!
What a beautiful area! I would have had a hard time leaving there. Angry birds must be a recurring theme this week! lol
really beautiful *envious*
Awesome photos! Very beautiful.
Haha! Poor bird – he does look grumpy! Lots of fledglings out of the nest these days – we’re making sure our one cat doesn’t escape for that very reason – he’s a great hunter, which is good for him, but bad for birds. I don’t mind so much if he gets the odd mouse, but I’d be less pleased with a bird.
So happy to have found your blog and photos. Love the dogs already, Looking forward to reading more.
Beautiful! Those skies! I love the big, open, blue expanse. So peaceful!
Loved to hear about your experiences in Idaho. I would like to see more of it. Just made a short trip through from Yellowstone back to California. Also liked the photos especially the first one of the doggie amongst the Indian paintbrush. A real dog portrait!
I really love articles like your as they give a real insight as to who you are regards Dexter
The pooch and painbrush seem to belong together…great pit stop for sure!…:)JP
What a beautiful place to hike!