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Travel Blogs from White Bird
... where we read and chatted and just relaxed.
Early in the afternoon, we ate lunch and headed toward Orofino where Steph's boss and his wife (Tam and Sue) live. I wish we had taken pictures of their home because it was pretty impressive. It is a timber building that they built themselves, from blasting basalt for the basement to milling the timbers and boards to doing the plumbing and electrical. They started in 1987 and still ...
... in the water to cool off.
Some of the locals were chasing 12-foot sturgeon in the Snake … REALLY? TWELVE FEET? This is clearly an entirely different league than what we're used to in those small Colorado mountain streams. (Just before we left, several guys raced off in a couple trucks to help a friend downstream land some huge fish, that apparently took an entire team of men to land.)
We then drove up to an old forest service ...
After Adam and Steph arrived, we had breakfast at the local greasy spoon, and then drove up the mountain above Cottonwood to visit the Monastery at St. Gertrude’s, the museum, and wander through the peaceful grounds and flower gardens.
The museum offered a few unexpected delights: a collection of antique adding machines, calculators, typewriters, and specialized recording devices from the late 19th ...
Today started out better after a ****** day yesterday. As I was beginning the climb of White Bird Hill, I stopped and talked to Ranger Scott who told me the detailed story of The Battle Of White Bird. It was between the Cavalry and a band of Nez Pierce that weren't happy about the change in the previous treaty. It was like Ranger Scott was just waiting for me to get there to tell me the story. There was no one else anywhere. Weird but cool. The climb ...
... in the wave trains right aside of our beach. Unfortunately a few of the ladies swam here. I felt so bad that none of them had gotten a roll in this big water and you could see it was playing on their minds.
First we passed Warren Creek Camp, Swimming Hole Camp, Indian Creek, James Creek Camp, and James Ranch before coming to our first named rapid class II James Ranch Rapid, ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed