Sockeye Campground NF
With the temperature change and the higher elevation, Steve was a little bit worried about going over the pass to Stanley. No problem I said. I checked the weather. It's blowing the other way. See?
Oops. Then it blew the OTHER way. Well, it's probably just a little rain.
And at the top of the pass all you could see was clouds.
But... as we came over the other side it was starting to clear. You could see some blue sky!
We passed the tiny town of Smiley Creek and heard they had some good food there. So we drove back and had some really good burgers and chicken tenders. Their coffee was really good too. It was cold outside and I was just in one of those moods to have coffee with my dinner.
Nice outside eating if it were warmer. It was in the 50s daytime, 20s at night. Brrr.
We mostly relaxed and hiked around a little. The Salmon River runs slow and shallow by the campground. It's crystal clear.
On the way back to the truck Hurley seemed very interested in a rock pile. Ever see a gut pile?
It was a nice trail most of the way until it thinned out and there was some bushwacking involved.
We drove to the top of the mountain, enjoyed the views and drove back down.
We past some Pronghorn and just a little bit later, a few elk.
And another awesome sunset as we return to camp.