Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch
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Drove 133 miles north of Boise to the town of Stanley the gateway to the Sawtooth Mts in 3 hours.
Was good to get back in the car after some stationery days albeit that we were not driving far and Karen was sad to leave her brothers after our short visit. We arrived at the hotel and they couldn't check us in so we went on a 1.5 ...
... We also got to see some of the local music talent at the Redfish Lodge and had an extended evening with some fellow car campers who had been on the road for over 5 months. Chris enjoyed some east coast banter with his new found friend from NYC who was just about relocate to Seattle. The complaints of west coast pizza, bagels and sandwiches were predictable.
Eventually we headed north - following the Salmon River up the interstate 75 continuing ...
... wilderness area (called sawtooth due to the shape of the mountains here). Before leaving the car park we were required to fill in permits, giving our details - one copy to be left in a box at the trailhead, another to be attached to our rucksacks.
I did not want to worry J (who was already on a rant about what we should do if we met a bear) but I did wonder if the purpose of having a tag on our rucksacks was so that our bodies ...
... for breaky and they had the waffle maker...awesome way to start the day....sad thing is I had to give a guy instructions on how to use it....seriously....I thought it was tard proof...apparently not....he did have a drawl....draw your own conclusions.
Whilst munching away I layed out the map.....**** not a lot of options...but a nice park road goes pretty much north......but goes off my map into Idaho....no biggy...I know they have ...
... but we have a nice camp site and built a great fire with our wood and what we scrounged from around the campsite, ( remember it looks a bit like a forestry site). We later found out that it was the Greene's that wanted to cut down the dead trees and leave them there to rot to keep the life cycle rolling over, too bad we burnt some of their compost.!!! Next morning we woke to a frost of -1 c. ...