From the Road

"This is a jewel of a campground that sits on the Snake River as it flows through Hell's Canyon & is one of five campgrounds in that section of the river managed by Idaho Power."

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Top photo: Nearby Blue Lake.

Our goal for today was to escape from the smoke that was being created by the Pioneer fire. Sadly, we had to keep moving though some absolutely beautiful areas & nice campgrounds.

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The 1st campground we stopped at was a dust bowl. We thought about spending the night, but decided to push on. The next one down the road was a winner — paved road & sites. Nice!

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"The decision to leave a day early from our previous campground was a wise move. We came up with a very spacious & private campsite at Scout Mountain just south of Pocatello, ID."

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We're not crazy about this campground — it has a ridden hard & put up wet feel. We paid for two nights, but think we'll cut our losses & move on in the morning.

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Top Photo: Spectacular views in the area.

"Driveway surfing in Boise. We spent a wonderful evening visiting with our old friends, Bob & Charlene, who once lived Austin but moved to this area a few years ago."

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Found a nice camp site with a great view nestled in between the lava rocks at Craters of the Moon National Monument.

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"After a short drive from West Yellowstone, MT, we decided to spend a couple of nights in Pocatello, to see friends. Looking forward to visiting with them & exploring the area."

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Bruneau Dunes State Park

Updating this site hasn't gone as planned. Two factors seem to be the culprit. First, we began this trip dry camping in areas with extremely limited or no internet connection, and when we get to an area with good coverage, we played catch-up with e-mail etc. Second factor...

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