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... and by the time we crossed the border we were at 7100 ft. At the Idaho border crossing there was a Visitors Center where we met a group of bikers heading north from Colorado. There was also a poster showing the Salmon River Scenic Highway, and that's what we were planning to follow.
Most of the Salmon River Scenic Highway was just what we expected, it followed the path of the Salmon River with all it's twists ...
... canyon rim was excellent. At the south end of the walk way you could see the Twin Pillars Falls... great view.
We were not really dressed for hiking so we returned to the trailer and off we went on the Thousand Springs Scenic Byway. It is amazing how much water is around this area. There are water channels, canals, and rivers every where. As you follow the Snake River Canyon you'll see all kinds of water falls... ...
... was about 10 minutes of winding, curving uphill (with barriers) and 10 more of the same going down. The engine was 'cool' with it, as it should be, but I'm sure my BP spiked considerably.
Next stop was Ketchum which serves Sun Valley. Some very expensive homes ...
... wine, cigars, notes, coins, bottle tops. He would be very happy with the state of his final resting place.
Perhaps I was a little harsh with my "blowing his brains out" comment yesterday as at the grave site we met a local whose father was one of the two people to discover Hemingway's dead body. Apparently he was in bad shape in his last few years with paranoid thoughts that he was being followed, phone calls bugged etc. by the FBI....these fears were ...
... and after several very strong local beers, I got the bright idea to take Colby tent camping in the real wilderness on this beautiful evening. We quickly packed our tent, sleeping bags, some water and granola and headed for the hills leaving the modern conveniences of the RV behind. We hiked a couple of miles into the thick forest and began the process of setting up camp. Colby gathered wood and we made a makeshift fire ring out of rocks. I ...