Saturday, April 01, 2017

Salmon River



A long ago camp

This morning at breakfast, a thought popped into my brain about a time when I camped alongside the Salmon River in Idaho. That was in May, 2004.

I did a search in my Archives for the term, "Salmon River" and came up with the Blog page for that camp which was located at the confluence of the Salmon River and French Creek.

The thing that makes this particular camp different, was that MsTioga was backed in between two large boulders with her back end a bit over the cliff that goes down to the Salmon River, about 30 feet below.

During the nite, while I was in bed sleeping, some animal squeezed by MsTioga and the large boulder on the right in the pic below. This animal was large enough to move MsTioga side to side enough to wake me up. I kept very quiet, not wanting to attract the attention of whatever was out there!

Here is a [Link] to that Blog page.



MsTioga camped between two boulders above the Salmon River


12:30pm - At the library
I'm at the Apple Valley library. I come here regularly mainly to use their WiFi connection for video streaming.

When I begin camping with Scampy again, I'll likely go to libraries along the way for the same purpose.


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16 comments:

  1. What memories huh? Love the Salmon River camp!

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  2. Hi Rita,

    When I go into my archives and read about my RV traveling, I am awed by all that I did. Where I went. All that I saw!

    George

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  3. George, you're still "boondocking" just differently.
    Some places you stayed quite a while, some just an overnight. Loved the little river camp in Mexico. Find a place you and Scampy like and stay for a few days. Less driving and strain. You used to do hikes, just do smaller ones. Adjust, adapt and appreciate. Is there a new online guide for free campsites and boondocking places? I've followed you from the beginning...our adventures aren't over....just a little different.

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    1. Hi Suz,

      I'm working on doing what you suggest in your comment.

      George

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  4. The good old days George. You are fortunate to have the blog. Just seeing that Salmon camp makes me want to fire up the Winnie and head to the mountains!

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    1. Hi Bill,

      Me too! I want to go out there again. Maybe soon I will.

      George

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  5. George, imagine what animal had enough weight to rock, Ms. Tioga! Wow.

    We are all in awe of what you did. You are still an inspiration, today!

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    1. Hi Kent,

      I always believed that the animal was a bear.

      George

      PS: Thank you for the compliment!


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  6. Was there enough space for a donkey or cow? Sounds scary.

    I did not start reading your blog until 2011, but I read every page of it!

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    1. Hi Grandma,

      When it happened, I believed that it was a bear.

      Every page?! Man-O-Man!

      George

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  7. George--what a surprise!! We live next to the Little Salmon River and know where you were on the Big Salmon. We picked wild cherries in that area. We also take visiting friends there and drive up French Creek. My--you have been around!

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    1. Hi Dee,

      Yes, I have been around! When I think about living on the road for so many years, it boggles my mind. 😏


      George


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  8. George, how did you get Ms Tioga backed in there like that? You had to back her up a long way on such a small-width road!

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    1. Hi Dee,

      I don't remember how I backed up in order to Nite Camp in this site.

      I've camped in much more challenging places. Once in the State of Washington, I camped for a few days maybe
      a 1,000 feet above Dabob Bay!

      George


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  9. George,
    You might want to check out Overdrive, free gal music, and Zinio digital magazines at your library. They're a great source of ebooks, audio books, magazines, and free streaming music.

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  10. I agree with Kent DeCook... You are, without a doubt, the greatest RVer - blogger of all time. You have set the standard.
    I was all set to leave this Tuesday for the COE cg W.P. Franklin North on an island in the Caloosahatchee river here in Florida.... No chance... Wife suddenly ill.
    You are our inspiration. Your blog let's each of us visit great places and meet wonderful people.
    Scampi needs some road time.

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