Out of the forest
I decided it was time to descend out of the forest and head on down the road. I have been in the Warm Springs Campground for 4 days and figured that was enough. Besides I had to find a dump site and get some groceries.
I checked the atlas and noted that the Sula Country Store and RV Park was only 5 miles away so I headed out of the Bitterroot Forest for the last time and drove over to the country store. It was a quaint little spot just off of highway 93 and a full hook-up site was $25.
I pulled in and found a pull through site so I wouldn’t even have to unhook the “Sami”.
It was nice and cool here and didn’t even have to run the A/C. The store was very small and everything was rather expensive so planned on hitting a Walmart soon.
This place is right on the Bitterroot River and you could walk right down to it.
Treated myself to a great breakfast
This little country store had a restaurant as well that was open for breakfast and lunch. Since I didn’t have any breakfast fixin’s left in my rig I decided to have someone else cook breakfast for me. Two eggs over easy, sourdough toast, bacon and coffee. YUUUUM!
Oops – took the the wrong turn
When I left the next day I filled up with gas and turned left on the 93. My goal was to turn east on the 43 over to Wisdom, MT and then up to Butte, MT. I wasn’t paying much attention and continued down the 93 for a ways then realized I should have turned right coming out from the gas station. By this time I had climbed up a rather steep pass and almost down the other side. I didn’t want to have to turn around and go up that pass again so checked the atlas to see what was available in Idaho.
I passed a recreation site but it was right off the highway. Then I came to Leadore, ID where there was a ranger station. The nice lady inside told me of a couple of spots. One was a forest service campground about 10 miles up into the mountains and the other was a BLM site about 4 miles out of town. Since I was only going to stay one night I opted for the BLM campground. It was a nice little campground and again had a stream running about 20′ from my rig.
It was also at the base of the the Beaverhead Mountains, which run along the Continental Divide.
Found an old miner’s cabin
There was a old mine around there somewhere and I happened to spot this old miner’s cabin while on a hike.
It was very dilapidated. I walked around the cabin to see if I could find any relics, but all I saw were a bunch of ammo shells. Someone else must have cleaned it out.
Run Chica Run
I am very careful to always have Chica on her leash, especially in campgrounds and around other dogs. I am also aware of birds of prey such as hawks or eagles. There was another couple camping but they were at the far end of the campground. I also didn’t see any hawks or other animals in the area. So I let her off her leash for a short time. We walked around and with a bit of coaxing she walked out on the bridge to see the creek.
Then I let her run. Chica loves to run and she will run circles around me.
Then when she is finished running she heads straight for the rig.
It was really a fun time. Tomorrow I will head to the Walmart in Idaho Falls, ID to pick up some supplies and then who knows where I will be.