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Travel Blogs from Stanley
... were forgotten. Beautiful windy roads, cool mountain breezes and the lovely river beside me.
I stayed at Cold Springs Campground (I was alone), next to the river. It has a shower! Well, more like access to a small pool where I went skinny dipping, cooled down and washed off the days road grime.
Thunder and lightning all night, rain off and on, big CRAAACK and a tree limb falls down (luckily not on ...
From the huge grain farms that we had seen on Thursday, the ones today seemed smaller, probably because we were soon in the Nez Perce Indian Reservation area. There was still plenty of grain. Our friends, Jean and Frank, tell us that we didn't see sprinklers yesterday because the volcanic ash is rich in nutrients and the area is wet enough in ...
Got ca,p packed up had a drive to horseshoe bay. Walking at the top of the peaks overlooking the Colorado river. Drove to Grand Canyon. All got blind folded and a poem read before we could look and see the canyon. It was amazing , massive! Had a walk around then went to camp. Started getting the camp set up then it totally down poured and everything got drenched! Saw a elk walking through the camp site, massive creatures! After that the boys were making elk mating noises all ...
... to wake up to crunching gravel and slamming car doors of the locals gathering for the weekly Sat only breakfast. We too made our way in for some excellent grub and got to meet the locals for the first time. The One Way bar officially serves as a watering hole and restaurant, and unofficially serves as a community center, tourism office, and what we would soon learn a sometimes ER unit (a Loatian mushroom picker died there in the parking lot the morning we left - ...
... the doors are as follows:
Humming bird one
Not tremendously impressive, but a start, and we have Yellowstone to come.
In terms of media-watch, the Idaho Mountain Express paper contains an article on the wolf hunting season, which starts on Aug 30.
Anyway, here are a few photos which can perhaps give a bit of a glimpse of our ...