Valley Creek Motel
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... and miss getting through the trees.
Mike and I broke out the Kayak and got it ready to go down to the the south fork of the Payette River. We got it ready to go and loaded into the truck. Barb drove us down the road a bit to drop us off. We got out of the truck and found that the Kayak had a bad seam and we lost our air. Bummer, it would have been cool to take a run down the river.
We decided to come back and go to ...
We got up to get everything loaded in the truck to go to Lowman in the Boise National Forest.
It is less than 2 hours to get to Lowman and it is still warm at about 4327.17 FT. The trip hugs the Payette River and the South Fork of the Payette.
We stopped on the way up and ate lunch and then make our way to ...
Mechanic replaced the radiator which apparently was original (19 years and 238,000 km), beat-up broken and bent. Definitely time for a new one!
I was on my way again soon after lunch. This time going west following the Salmon River Scenic Byway ... and ...
... we arrived, a local author and scholar was about to start a reading from one of his most popular books. We were invited to attend, so we gladly took the opportunity! He educated us about some history of the area and the Sawtooth Mountains. The conversation with him afterwards was equally intriguing. He ended up inviting Chris and I to have dinner with him and his wife. It was as special of an experience as it was comical because we were totally bumming it in shorts ...
... a view of the Sawtooth Mountains. We cooked a gourmet meal of hot dogs and backed beans on the deck and washed it down with a couple of cold beer. Slept like a baby with the sound of the rushing river coming in through the window.
Statistics:Miles: 187 (total to date: 3196)Route: 55 south / 24 east / 21 eastTowns: McCall / Banks / Gardina / Banks / Lowman / Stanley
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