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May 31, 2018 - We made the right decision!!

I just love it when i know we made the right decision!! As soon as the thunder started rumbling last night, it was sweet to listen to it from the dryness of 4 solid walls! If it had not been for the thunder, we may not have even been aware of the rain! Quite a change from the night before! The rain finally let up about 10:00am and we could venture out to find some food! One can build up quite the appetite staying warm and dry! Love this little town! Pretty quiet on the streets but things are gearing up for a big weekend, The annual Water...

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May 30, 2018 - 37 Degrees and Downhill from here!

We woke up . . .that was a great sign that we actually did get some sleep despite last night's exciting weather! I think the wind calmed down at some point, woke us up again but by then I guess we were too tired to care and fell asleep! I just know that we were nice and dry, so grateful for the roof overhead and had great confidence in how well our tent handled the wind! It was a bit chilly 37 degrees, compared to the comfortable high 50's of the past few days. Still very warm in the tent, we forced ourselves to move and eventually unzip...

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Aug 15, 2011 - Maxwell Bar to Carey Creek takeout

Saturday is our last day on the river. Two significant rapids today are Chittam and Vinegar. Then it is to the takeout at Carey Creek for lunch and packing for the trip home. What a great trip. Thanks to all who made it possible for Sue and I. We are especially want to thank Tom and Deb. Thanks guys. We are now back home. Sorry for taking so long to make the posts. More pictures from the trip can be found at Jannet...

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Aug 7, 2011 - Fishing in the AM/Hot Springs in the PM

Today everyone went fishing on the Little Salmon River. I stayed back to catch up on the journal and other odds and ends. I am not a fisherman. Not sure how many fish they caught but I heard they did really well. Tom did well at catching some "Rainbow Trout". Around 6:00pm we all went to the local Hot Springs. It really is a pool filled with water from a Volcanic heated Hot Springs. The water felt beautiful.

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Aug 4, 2011 - Hiked Heaven's Gate

Today we packed a light snack and took off to hike Heaven's Gate Trail. It is a trail to the top of a fire watch tower. Debbie found out how useful Walking Sticks are. Tom said I have told her for years, but she would not believe me. Well now she is a believer. When we finally got to the top of this mountain a storm was brewing. When I sat down to rest for a moment, I looked at Darin's (Claretta's grandson) hair and it was standing straight up from static electricity and Debbie said she heard a buzzing sound coming from a nearby metal sign....

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Apr 3, 2011 - Canyon Pines RV Resort

We will be leaving Riggins, Idaho soon. Our next stop will be in Missoula, Montana. We will be picking up our oldest grandson, Jared, from the airport. He will be spending about 10 days with us while he is on spring break from school. We can't wait to pick him up and let the fun begin. :-) When we first arrived in Riggins we had a family emergency and had to leave for Vegas. I didn't really have time to do an update about this campground. I am adding pictures today and especially want to say "thank you" to our wonderful host, Deborah and...

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Apr 1, 2011 - Seven Devils Scenic Drive

Today we visited part of Hells Canyon Recreational Area from the Riggins, Idaho side. The Seven Devils are notable peaks in west central Idaho in the Hells Canyon Wilderness. They are above the east bank of the Snake River, which forms the Idaho-Oregon border. The mountains are part of the Rocky Mountains, and the tallest peaks are 7900 vertical feet above the adjacent Snake River, with few trees in between. Immediately southwest of Riggins, the Seven Devils are accessible from U.S. Highway 95 by a gravel road which climbs over 5000...

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Mar 28, 2011 - Relaxing in Riggins

Jerry has been really sick with the same flu bug I had last week. We have been resting and relaxing, giving him time to recover. The campground we are staying in is the perfect place to relax. We have the awesome sound of the rapid flowing Salmon River outside our windows. We have been watching the birds and deer in the high mountains across the river from our campsite. We even saw a Dipper in the river. A new bird for my bird list, he has the most unusual habits. He lands on the rocks in the river and then dives under the water and swims...

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Mar 25, 2011 - Back Home in Riggins!

Today we drove from Mountain Home, Idaho to Riggins, Idaho. We are very happy to be back home in our little RV. Living out of a suitcase for days and staying in Motels/Hotels will really make you appreciate the RV lifestyle. The drive home was an exciting one. We had snow coming down the size of golf balls most of the way. I have never seen so much snow. I am adding a few pictures of the snowy scenes on the way. More later from Riggins, Idaho.

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Mar 9, 2011 - Riggins, Idaho

This is just a quick update to let everyone know we have safely arrived in Riggins, Idaho. I will be adding much more about the area later. We do not have phone service, but we do have WiFi. If you need to reach us, please send e-mails. We are loving the little town of Riggins. We have already spotted a herd of elk, a ton of deer, two mountain goats high in the hills, rabbits and wild horses. We are planning to do a lot of fishing and exploring. More later from Idaho.

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May 1, 2010 - Riggins 2010

ROGER AND I ENTERED UP AND ROPED ON SATURDAY. WE CAUGHT, BUT I DROPPED A LEG SO +5...TIME = 16.?? WE WERE HAPPY AND WENT INTO TOWN TO DRINK AND WATCH KENTUCKY DERBY AS USUAL. GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL AND WE HIT A BLIZZARD IN MCCALL ON THE WAY HOME. The guy with the yellow Kenworth with the HOT TUB on it was there again this year. YAHOOO.

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Aug 9, 2009 - Riggins Rafting

0 DAY MILES & 627 TRIP MILES Riggins and the river are a great place to just relax and enjoy the views however, rafting was a great way to spend the day. Everyone got soaked, a couple kids road the bull on the front, and we all had a lot of fun. When we got back to the hotel it was of to the hot tub and then dinner in town with friends of Lee's and Jim's who joined us at the Rock Cafe.

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