After a week of boondocking on the shore of the Snake river, I have to say this is one of my favorite spots. We have a good enough mixture of sun and shade to keep us cooler, and power the solar.
There are fisherman in boats that drift past. Mostly over this past weekend. A lot of boats have dogs with them, so it’s like a floating dog parade. I did look out the window Sunday morning however, and saw a boat with no people headed down river. They launch up river from us, and someone obviously didn’t do something right. We watched it till it was out of sight. Hopefully they got it back.
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.
Before we came here, I called the BLM office in Challis to talk to the guy in charge of the horses. I ended up leaving a message, and he called me back Friday morning. This was actually perfect timing, as we were wanting more information about were to find the herd. He was incredibly nice, helpful, and full of information about the area. We packed food, water, and the dogs then set off to explore the area he told me about. He said, at the very least it would be a beautiful drive, and on that he was 100% correct. We climbed in elevation considerably, and the wildflowers were amazing.
The lupine were pretty thick when we hit the higher elevations.