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Sep 15, 2014 - Jasper NP to North Fork, Idaho

Day 99: September 8, 2014 We were up early to start our trip south because the forecast was cold, rainy weather. Brian had drained the holding tanks, disconnected the water, and hooked up the truck in the evening. The outside temperature was 31 degrees and as Brian was finishing the outside preparations to leave, it began spitting small snow pellets. Brian had the truck engine running so that it was warm before we pulled out. When he turned on the defroster, we were shocked to see the crack from a rock impact on the lower left of the...

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Alaska 2014

Aug 8, 2014 - RAIN!!!!!!!!

Okay, I have not been making a big deal of this but now Mother Nature has crossed the line. Except for the four days we in Roosevelt national forest we have had rain every single day. Maybe not all day but at least some portion of the day. Last night we even had a hail storm. I am writing this as yet another rainstorm has befell us. We had rain in Breckenridge, Denver, Lander, Wyoming, the Grand Tetons and now in North Fork, Idaho. Now I would be accepting of the rain if rain in these places was normal for this time of year. But nooooooooo,...

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2014 Trailerama

Aug 27, 2013 - North Fork, Idaho

We just finished a wonderful five night stay in North Fork Idaho, at one of the best campgrounds of our trip to date. "Wagonhammer" is located right on the Salmon River and our campsites were about twenty feet from the river. We saw Deer, elk, and Black Bears from the campsite, as well as several Osprey, Eagles and Blue Heron We have visited here three times and we hope to return again. One of the highlights of this stop was a float down the Salmon River followed by a light lunch along the rivers edge. Another was a drive up the Salmon...

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Aug 27, 2013 - North Fork, Idaho

We spent four leisurely days at Wagonhammer RV Park near North Fork, Idaho. Our sites were right on the river and we enjoyed sitting out in the mornings and evenings. Harold and Mary Ann know the owners of the park and they are wonderful people. If we ever get back to this part of the country we would definitely stay here again. Lewis and Clark went downriver on the Salmon River from the North Fork area but found it to be too rough to be navigable and they turned back. All six of us drove down the river to the approximate place where Lewis...

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Aug 9, 2013 - Lewis/Clark trail

Followed the Lewis and Clark trail for a while through some beautiful country in mt and id. Came thru a valley where haystacks where piled about 30 feet high and 100 ft wide said it was the beat feed for cows in the west. Stopped at the Nez Perce battlefield in Big Hole mt where the US army killed a # of Indians. Very spiritual place but very difficult to think we whites thought we should just destroy a race. Drove on into Idaho and camped at Cottonwood Campground. Yukon has apparently eaten some elk dung or drank bad water not feeling so...

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Jul 1, 2013 - Tetons & Yellowstone

Sunday & Monday, June 30 & July 1 – Sunday was a travel day as we headed to the south end of the Grand Teton National Park. Our trip along Idaho’s Salmon River was just as beautiful as it was in 2010 with miles and miles of desert between two ranges, and along the Sacajawea Historic By-Way. We saw a lot of black lava rock in the more southern part of the Idaho where we had previously visited Craters of the Moon area. We also discovered not a lot is open on Sundays, including gas stations!!! A lot of the small towns looked like what we had...

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Jun 29, 2013 - Washington & Idaho

Friday & Saturday, June 28 & 29 – A much easier time getting through Customs at Oseyoos, BC, back into the United States. We weren’t search this time! Heading for Grand Coulee Dam, we saw miles and miles of vineyards in the desert. Actually the desert can be very fertile when irrigated. Going through the little towns in Washington we felt like we were in the wild-wild west with the squared front buildings, obviously old western towns. Grand Coulee Dam was quite a sight as they were releasing water needed for irrigation in the areas below...

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Sep 1, 2012 - Day 15, Headed to Idaho for 30 mile Bike ride through tunnels

Day #15. Saturday 9/1. We get up at 6am. The showers are warm and we take long ones. We have oatmeal for breakfast and head out of camp (image #168) at 8:40AM. We get back on rte 31 south and head to Tiger where we take rte 20 South into Idaho. We take rte 41 into Blanchard where we stop and get gas at 10:30am. We continue to Interstate 90 and head east. We pass beautiful Coeur d' Alene and exit at rte #3 and head South. Image #169 is the Couer d' Alene river. #170 is Medicine Lake and #'s 171 and 172 are Black Lake. We make a left on St....

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Aug 1, 2011 - Day 1 Corn Creek to Alder Creek Camp Site

This morning we drove from North Fork to our put in on Corn Creek on the Main Salmon. After a busy morning of completing the rigging of the boats and a few butterflies we were off on our first of 7 days on the river. Some of the initial rapids had names of Killum, Gunbarrel, Rainier, Lantz, and Devil’s Teeth Rapids. Out campsite for the night was at Alder Creek. The water level was 7730 cfs (cubic feet per second) which was a very nice level. It covered up most of the rocks and provided a good current down river. Just a couple of weeks ago...

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Aug 30, 2007 - Day 80: Wildfires!

We got up early and drove out just before 8 am. Later we lost that early start by transferring back into The Mountain Time Zone. We must be getting close to home after all these weeks! Our route took us east to Missoula, then south to just north of Salmon, Idaho. So we started the day in Idaho, drove out to Montana, then reentered Idaho for our night's stay. The main feature of the day was smoke from forest fires. We had it in lesser (seldom) and greater (usually) amounts the entire day including here at Wagonhammer Camp Ground on the...

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