On Tuesday we moved south to Prairie Creek Road, about 20 miles north of Ketchum, Idaho in the middle of the Sawtooth NRA. It was nice that our friends George and Tina had room for another RV at their dispersed campsite. I know some people think half the fun of boondocking is seeking out a site, but sometimes you can spend hours driving around to no avail, so it was nice to know we had a place to park.
We’re only getting a few hours of sun, but with no internet or TV we aren’t using much power.
We can hear the creek but there’s too much vegetation by our site to see it. George and Tina have an open view.
The Harriman bike/hike trail is a short walk from our site.Here are some scenes from the trail.
Goat viewing area, but the goats must have been napping as we didn’t see any.
Yesterday we drove south 5 miles to Baker Creek Road and hiked the trail to Norton lakes and beyond to the pass. 2,400’ of climbing in about 3.6 miles to the 9,950’ pass meant a lot of steep uphill most of the way. It was a beautiful hike despite the climb.
This is Jax, George and Tina’s nine month old long haired dachshund. What a cutie, and a great hiker.
Jax the rock climber in mid-bark.
Heading on up to the pass.
Just another mile, 1,000 more feet of climbing and 14 switchbacks.
I love “top of the world” hikes like this.
We’re running errands in Ketchum today so I am posting this from the laundromat. So far not having internet has been tolerable, but we’ll probably move on to a different spot with signal sometime next week.
The cats are mostly back to normal but it’s probably just a matter of time before we have another incident. Thanks for the suggestions and links.We’ll do more research when we get back to civilization. And yes, they were both neutered and spayed when they were just kittens.
Almost forgot, on Tuesday evening we met Kurt and Toni (The Kuhl Odyssey) at Sawtooth Brewery in Ketchum. It’s always fun to meet up with like minded people and we had a great time talking about beer, pets, fulltiming, you name it. After the cat incident we really needed the diversion!