Driving in the mountains today was down to 39 degrees, it was cloudy and rainy on and off today. The only wildlife on the drive today was one road kill raccoon. I didn’t see wildlife until we got our camp set up, then across the swollen Salmon river we saw three young deer. I got pictures.
Driving up ID-55 we saw three waterfalls and numerous raging rapids. I thought this area would be a good place to try white water rafting but the water is way too rough. The lady who checked us in said the snake river is a little calmer as it is wider. This river is rough because of all the snow melt coming down from the mountains. It was funny we had to use pull outs a couple of times because in Idaho if you have more than 3 cars behind you use designated pull outs.
We stopped twice on the way up, once to take pictures of the rapids, then to eat in the car. We stopped in front of a field of cows this one brown cow would not let her eyes off of Roy.
Tomorrow we are going looking for wildlife and taking a scenic drive into Hells Canyon, via Pittsburg Landing. The road is 17 miles of single lane gravel road, with turn outs.
We are in White Bird for two nights then to Coeur d’Alene for one night.