Finally! We’re able to get back to the road and for far away to get away. We were very much looking forward to turning off everything and just enjoy scenic quiet time.
I was also on a quest for more fall foliage photo opportunities or as someone called it “leaf chasing”! Once we got out to the mountains, there were some beautiful areas worthy of capturing.
- Cell Coverage: No
- Easy to find: Yes
- Type of sites: Dispersed Camping only, no amenities. Several large areas for trailers and even 5th wheels. Additional established camp areas along the side NF roads and in a couple of the trails heads (not all allowed it).
- Metal fire pits available
- Vault toilets only at a couple trail heads, no where near camping spots
- Washboard road but otherwise easy to to drive
- Would we return:nYes!
Our campsite was about half way up the canyon area. Although it was closer to the main road than we’d prefer, with little traffic and no other site in view it was private and quiet.
While out exploring we discovered a dirt trail that wasn’t on my map. The narrow overgrown trail crossed the creek and eventually ended at the base of the mountain. A secluded clearing in the trees gave little clues as to why all this stuff was here. Some was old and some looked like last weekend.
Here’s a few shots of the sites eclectic decor and a storage hut/building. This is one of the new items…water or moonshine? You’re guess is as good as mine.
A tree trunk shack anyone? Or, maybe the hobbits live around here.
An old, rusty box is someone’s discarded RV oven. Must not have worked well for the scavenger.
Next we head to a dispersed camp area east of Sun Valley. It’s outside of town, but close enough to get cell service. Sometimes close to town is a disadvantage, so we want to check it out and see if it’s worthwhile to hang out there.
And as I write this we are driving all the way up to Northern Idaho. I received a last minute inquiry asking if we were attending an overland rally, called the Panhandle Overland Rally. Since we missed a couple of the summer rallys, we spontaneously decided to pack up and start driving the 8+ hours to get there. Will we fit in, or just be a misfit like usual?
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