Montana Island Lodge
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... preserve the historical mining heritage.
The road up to Garnet is narrow, winding and rocky… mostly one lane wide with occasional turnouts in case a driver met someone coming the other way. Lacey and I made our way up thankful for the Jeep and 4-wheel drive at last arriving at the top and a large parking lot. There were a number of vehicles there and we wondered how they had gotten there since we had not seen anyone else on the ...
... seems so giant out here! I pulled off in a town called Silos to drive down to the shore and take some pictures (If I can figure it out I'll post some). I saw a glimpse of what looked like a big, golden-looking fish jump out of the water, but I was later informed that it was probably just a carp. Still, that really made me want to get a fishing rod.
As I drove out of Silos, I noticed the true character of the town. What I thought was a ...
... beckoning. Finally I turned off on a tiny trail called 583D1, and that is where we are, probably literally miles and miles from the nearest human being. My crude altimeter says we're at about 6500 feet. Gonna be a long way back to 12. Tomorrow - further south and further east, though I should probably stop going east as I am already at the longitude of Salt Lake City.
Claudio has been doing an extraordinary job of leading us. He is both familiar with the area from having ridden it before and he assiduously studies the maps each evening/morning determining our route. His singular goal is to maximize the amount of time we spend on dirt. Today he laid out what promised to be an epic ride with roughly 80% on dirt.
We started the day picking up a dirt road just outside of Challis that followed Panther Creek. ...
... a sign that said "Free BBQ August 10th at 12:00". I thought what day is it and asked Josh, and he said it was the 10th, and I had looked at my phone and knew it was 12:04, so I looked at Josh and said "I think we have a divine appointment with Lunch". So we turned into the parking lot of the Condon Community Church and had wonderful BBQ pork sandwiches and a tremendous welcome from the people at the church. They were very interested in our travels and how we ended up there. It ...