This is part 2 of our time camping and exploring along the Salmon River in Idaho. We had no idea there were ghost towns around us and set out for the day to visit.

Custer Ghost Town is between Challis, ID and Stanley, ID. In the summer there’s a museum and tour info. As a National Historic Place, it is a well maintained piece of mining history in Idaho.

We also spent time checking out the Yankee Fork Dredge. Very impressive price of machinery considering it was created in the late 1930s and was the 3rd dredger to tackle this area. Previous attempts to dredge the claims failed due to inadequate equipment.


Come explore the history with us! If you make it to this area, it’s a worthwhile trek especially in the summer when you can tour the town but also go inside the dredge.

What’s Next

We are finishing up our replacement solar project for Maximus. We’re both excited to see this fully operational.

And, in a couple of days we’re taking a break to the Cabo San Lucas, MX area. Looks like we’ll be blessed with great weather and we’re planning a couple boating and snorkeling tours.

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An Awful Aroma?

Smelling something? I must’ve been smelling something which distracted me enough to have to publish my weekly photo challenge post a second time. So you may have an email in your inbox with a broken link. This should now fix it! Thanks for visiting my smelly Sunday Stills for this week…An Awful Aroma.

I Live an #Aqua Kind of Life #SundayStill

First of all, in the US it is Mother’s Day! Happy Mother’s Day.

Do you find yourself drawn to a particular color? Usually it’s at least a warm versus cool color that attracts us. For me it is blues and specifically teals and aquas. So how appropriate that this weeks Sunday Stills photo challenge is our monthly color. The color is…yep you guessed it…Teal / Aqua. Come revisit our journey on Washington’s Cascade Highway lined with glacier fed lakes and our recent Cabo San Lucas Trip.