Tuesday, August 2, 2016

July 25, 2016 - Three Forks, MT to North Fork, ID

Erwin fixed Sasha's bed, set up crowning boards in Zella and Nikkol's room. The boards will be for displaying the crowns the girls won at pageants. While Erwin was busy Edith made a quick trip to Three Forks Market to get groceries for Keri.

After Erwin was done with fixups we bid Keri and the kids so long.  Dustin was away at that time.  We stopped at Town Pump to hook up the Jeep to the Lil' Home and for Erwin to get a cup of coffee before we get back on the meandering road.  

We will miss Three Forks because it was our home at the Travers' residence for 3 months. The Traver family will be missed, also, but we will visit them again in the fall. Erwin wants to go elk hunting with Dustin this coming October or November (He got the Elk B tag).

We left Three Forks, MT at 2:45 pm, got on I-90 West.  Weather was good, little on the hot side. From I-90 we got on I-15 South (first time on this section of I-15 route).

From I-15 South we took Exit 102 for MT 43 . Twisty roads, beautiful view. We made a left turn to MT 93 (Salmon River Scenic Byway).  The road intimately follows the Salmon River all the way to Stanley, ID. We arrived Idaho state line at 5:50 pm. The rest of the way there were twisty/hairpin turns for 5 miles, but the views were beautiful.

In North Fork, ID we decided to settle into Wagonhammer Campground.  It is on Highway 93. The nightly fee for electricity and water was $26.90 with Good Sam membership.  We were assigned to site #31, but the guide realized that there were too many branch overhangs, so he went back to the office to find a suitable site. We were moved to site #29 river view of Salmon River (known as The River of No Return) and the mountains.  

Nice view of the Salmon-Challis National Forest and the Salmon River
from our campsite
Salmon River and the Sunset
Erwin checked out the surroundings through spotting scope and
found this old house or barn in the distance
We fixed a quick/simple supper, then took a stroll around the campground.  The sunset was not as awesome as Edith hoped for.

There were lots of cedar waxwings coming to feed on berries (either chokecherry or huckleberry).

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