Valley Creek Motel
Travel Blogs from Stanley
... Mike and I smoked some ribs at the house in Boise about 3/4's of the way done and when we got to the cabin, put 'em back on the grill to finish them up. We had some beans and some Cheesy Taters that C & M's daughter made us for the trip. We ate on the back deck with the sound of the river flowing behind us about 100 yards. It was a bit warmer than normal for being this ...
Interstate from Salt Lake to Boise (about 360 miles). Uneventful and kind of pretty. Learning to pass trucks at 80mph with less anxiety - the bike is so stable, it's really just a question of hanging on and letting her do her thing (her name is Audrey, by the way).
Then. After 1 hr of 98 degree weather in rush hour traffic through Boise, I found Hwy 55 North through the Payette River Canyon and all aches ...
... for the grain to get a good start.
We traveled along the Salmon River for a good part of the drive. From the Salmon River Canyon Information sign: "Some 15 million years ago, the Salmon River ran across great Miocene lava flows above here and started to carve this deep canyon. Then this part of the Earth's surface gradually rose. As the ...
... 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 ...