Sunday, May 20, 2018

Riggins Idaho

6:55am:
Our destination for this trip is Riggins, Idaho. The Main Salmon River flows just to the east of Riggins. This morning we have 928 miles to travel.

However, as is our style, we search shall search for adventure all along the way. Traveling for a few hours, eyes searching the scene for something interesting to explore. Where will we find it?





Camping plan
We will travel short distances on this trip. Going maybe 50 to 100 miles and then making our Nite Camp.

We have no wish to rush.


9:27am:
Scenic route
We have been heading north on US 395. We see on our paper map that if we turn west at Kramer Junction we will be on a designated scenic route.

Seems like a good idea to follow that scenic route. Then we will turn north on State 14. Also a scenic route. And rejoin US 395 around Inyokern.

Click [Here] to view a map of where we are now at Kramer Junction.


Views from the scenic route


12:20pm:
Afternoon Camp
We have made a Camp a couple hundred yards west of State 14. We are visible to drivers traveling along the highway. I prefer not to be visible like that. However, with a front wheel drive tow vehicle, it is not a good idea to go off into the desert. Too easy for Tránsito to get stuck in the sand.

We have not yet decided if this area will also be our Nite Camp location.


1:55pm:
Moved Camp
When our T-Mobile signal became very weak, we went back up the road trying to find a better signal.

Our signal search led us to a place where our signal went from 1-bar to 3-bars [Four bars are max]. But we also found a roughly paved road that led away from State 14! We likely will make our Nite Camp here.

On YouTube, we just watched Sandy Koufax pitch in the 1965 World Series! Wow!






Nite Camp Location Map
Elevation: 2,472 feet



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36 comments:

  1. Safe Travels George and the Team!

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    1. I do not usually allow anonymous comments. However, your comment is so pleasant. Obviously not a spam.

      It would have been nice if you would have signed your comment with your name.

      George

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  2. love that area. enjoy your trip.

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    1. Hi Carol and Bill,

      Thank you so much! 😎

      George

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  3. I've traveled down 93 from Missoula, MT into Vegas, then down into Wickenburg. That highway also has some awesome rivers. We stopped a few times and one point encountered fishermen and asked if they were catching anything. They said 'nope' and one asked if we could do a fish dance...told them don't know fish dance but can do rain dance. He laughed and said that the last thing he wants 'rain.' Told him I liked his hat which was full of fishing lures. He said 'Not for sale.' In some areas its endless wide open spaces...it's beautiful drive. Never traveled highway 95 which is where Riggins, Idaho is located. Looking forward to your trip with lots of pictures.

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  4. No rush! Save travels....

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    1. Hi Rob,

      Agreed. At my age, what is there to rush for?

      Thank you,
      George

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  5. I look forward with anticipation following to your latest journey. 👍

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    1. Hi David,

      Took me a lot of thinking in order to decide to make this trip. Would this trip be to demanding for me?

      Traveling as I am is very similar to my RV time in the San Diego area for the past 6-months. And I had no problem with that.

      Thank you for your comment,
      George

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    2. I will be taking off in July to try my hand at your way, Obi-Wan Georgie. I've been following your adventures from long before Mexico. Safe travels.

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    3. Hi again, David,

      Your July trip sounds great to me!

      George

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  6. Hi George, A cool place to visit is Bodie, an active ghost town near Bridgeport. Besides touring the town, they have a formal tour of the ore mill up the hill.
    Safe travels, John

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    1. Hi John,

      Thank you! I will keep my eye out for Bodie Ghost Town.

      George

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  7. George and About Us, LOL! "active ghost town". How active are the ghosts! So funny!

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    1. Hi Dee,

      How old are those ghosts? 😎

      George

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  8. No hurry at all...900 miles pulling a trailer is a lot! Safe travels.
    Oh and just so you know Mister Ed can be a bit obnoxious on every blog he posts on....just ignore him. Your life...your way! I don't expect you to publish this...because of my comment. That's okay....there is always tomorrow. Don't let anyone rain on your parade!
    Cindy

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    1. Hi Cindy,

      I kinda like Mister Ed. He has helped me several times with his knowledge.

      When I was mounting the solar panel to Tránsito, Mister Ed clued me into the threaded inserts installed in the roof. Those threaded inserts are covered by a plastic cap. I would have never removed that cap to find the insert underneath!

      Without that comment from Mister Ed, I would not have been able to do that installation properly.

      How Mister Ed comes up with some of his info, is beyond me!

      George

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    2. I'm with you George. Mr. Ed is a pretty smart guy and I find hit wit interesting. Sometimes accompanied with a valid pointed message. His participation in your blog is a good thing.

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    3. Hi Bob,

      Thanks for your confirmation of Mister Ed!

      George

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  9. George is "On the road again". Time to listen to the song and wish we were with George on this adventure.... maybe also, "Back in the saddle again". I know you will be even happier on this trip... you were "Born Free"! You are an inspiration to thousands of us kids in our 70's. Enjoy! Oh, and more pics please.

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    1. Hi Ernie,

      Back in 2014 when I had open heart surgery, I believed that my RVing days were over! Done! Finished. I went to live at Guava Garden Apartments. A place for seniors in La Mesa CA.

      Then in 2016 like magic, I became healthy again and began RVing in September 2016.

      And now I am on-the-road again searching for adventure!!

      George

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  10. George, this kind of travel is only as demanding as you want to make it. Drive till you find a spot to park on a river and stay the night or even two nights (maybe even three) and then move on. You have food and your bed with you so you will be fine! No pressure.

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    1. Hi Croft,

      Thank you for your comment! 😎

      You would be amazed to know how little food I need in order to nourish this 80.5 year old body!

      George

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  11. pasadenaray1 instagram5/20/18, 5:43 PM

    Hi George, I will be checking in daily for updates on this journey. regarding your workouts while on the road. do you carry a set of dumbells ? if not consider doing so. many exercises can be had from a set of dumbells . safe travels and enjoy every minute of your trip
    Ray
    Annapolis Md

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    1. Hi Ray,

      Getting dumbbells is a wonderful suggestion!

      Thank you,
      George


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  12. Or a kettleball. I like that even better than dumbells. Enjoy your trip, George! Thanks for taking us along. Ann M

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    1. Hi Ann,

      Thank you for your kettleball suggestion.

      Thank you also for following me on this trip! 😎

      George

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  13. Safe travels, George!

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  14. George, don't miss the Borax museum overlooking the Rio Tinto Borax mine just north of Hwy 14. Follow the signs to the mine entrance and pay the entry fee at the gate (I think it's $5) then follow the road to the museum at the top of the old slag heap.

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    1. Hi Lou,

      I've already passed the Town of Boron where the Borax Museum is located.

      Thank you for your recommendation.

      George

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  15. Also stop in Lone Pine and get a map to the Alabama Hills movie sets. Lots of boondocking opportunities in the area where they filmed the Hollywood westerns.

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    1. Hi again, Lou,

      Thank you for your Lone Pine trip suggestion!

      George

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  16. Also hoping you'll stop and experience Lone Pine. So many old Westerns were filmed in Alabama Hills... Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Hopalong Cassidy. Fascinating!

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  17. I would get a resistance band for exercise.

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