Lake Creek NF
Ketchum was a place we were very excited to visit. Not just because of the great boondocking sites or that it was fall or even that there was so much to do. We are finally going to camp with our friends John and Tina that we know from Placerville. They've always loved to camp and have finally made the plunge to fulltime. Well, almost. They are on a trial run this year. So far they seem to be having a great time. John just retired and Tina still works (magazine editor) from the road.
I love this picture Tina took of our rig so much that it's here twice :-) Looks like we will get lucky with the fall color and be able to track it north.
Our first spot didn't work out but they found this nice are of National Forest to spend our week. Almost no one out here. I climbed up the side of the mountain to get this shot.
And here we are zoomed in. Lake Creek runs right behind us.
When John and Tina are around we eat like kings! John made Pork Belly sandwiches were great! A little cole slaw with some pickles and a spicy mustard they picked up in Oregon made these delicious! We also had some ribs and other goodies.
putted zoomed around on John's 1968 Honda Trail 90. We've wanted to get one of these too but just haven't found the right one yet. Maybe one day.
Here is their lovely creekside spot. It's a prettier area. More trees and more sites.
We all brought something to our little feast and shared some great wine.
Neal, Linnea, John, Steve and Tina.
On our last day of fun we took the kayaks to Stanley to paddle on Redfish Lake. This would also give us a chance to check out some camping along the lake after we leave here. The color along the drive was spectacular!
Another stretch of the Salmon River.
The Sawtooth Mountains are gorgeous! They remind me of a slightly smaller version of the Tetons.
Steve and John. They got new kayaks and this would be their maiden voyage.
Me and Tina.
Tina, lookin' good in the new Yak!
We got very lucky and the water was like glass as we started out.
Load 'em up and let's head to the lodge for some liquid refreshments!
We took a nice walk to the lodge passing a creek and some cabins.
We can picture ourselves in something like this later in life.
Tina, Steve and I found a cache hidden up here and she picked up a trackable too.
The Sawtooth Range as seen from the top of Stanley, ID.
Besides a park, picnic area and school, there is a small chapel. Would be a nice place to get married.
What do you do when you're not impressed with the rack on your kill? Mount the other end!
Old cabins in town. So much character.
Cute mountain goat on the sign.
It was a great week with John and Tina and glad that we could still meet up with them since we had to cancel plans with them to head back to California during July. We just caught up with them on the "other side". They head south towards Reno where John cooks/participates in the Family Sauce Contest at the Great Italian Festival. Great time!! Head on over if you're nearby.
I took a picture of them pulling out of our boondocking spot and Tina took the two of our rig.
She got a fantastic picture of our rig as we head north to Redfish Lake!
October is Italian Heritage Month so I hope we can find some fun festivals and food along our travels. We'll see. Ciao!