Stories for: October 2013 - Idaho


It’s been in my mind to devote October to a road trip for quite some time, and now it seems that it is finally gonna happen. I postponed it for a few days to stay home for the first Warriors preseason games. It seemed important that I have some kind of mental image of what this year’s team will look like to carry with me for the month. I’m glad I did that. I waited two more ...


Sunday Cloudy with a threat of rain. I wonder if it’s snowing where I’ll be later this week [answer: no! It cleared up and I had excellent weather for my high country days!!]. Our last installment ended with a Plague of Flies that came out of nowhere at my last campground. I got rid of many of them that night, but there’s still plenty more – probably a hundred, ...


Way before the town of ChallisĀ I happen to notice that the next road is the turnoff to Challis Hot Springs, so off I go. That saved me about 30 miles of driving – woo! delightful spot at Challis Hot Springs I really lucked out on this one. The nice mom/owner in the office/bed and breakfast turned me on to site 23, the sweetest spot in the campground! It’s right on the Salmon ...


Wednesday The same road I was too stressed enjoy at the end of yesterday was wonderfully pretty and interesting this morning. I am in the Palouse – a really odd landscape if you’re never experienced it. Dramatic rolling dried-out hills, but covered in fertile soil so that if you can get water to them they are incredibly fertile. The fields I’m driving through have recently ...


Sunday Ah, a lazy Sunday on the coast in the off-season! It alternated between very gloomy and flat-out raining all morning. I decamped and drove 12 miles to coffee and wifi at the annoying place coffee hop in Yachats (still annoying, yet I keep coming back every time!). They do have nice big pastries, but I just do not dig their servers or their coffee pricing, or really, the good people of ...