We had planned for two nights near Salmon, arriving one evening, doing the raft trip all the next day, and departing the following morning. It’s amazing how plans can change for various reasons.
The little Bonair trailer pictured above belongs to Rob and Mary Ann. They happened by chance to be our neighbors when we got settled in. What a wonderful Canadian couple they were. Rob and Mary Ann came over and introduced themselves and it was like we were old friends. Everyone we met at the park was wonderful. I could go on and on, but two days turned into five, and we hated to leave. I highly recommend WagonHammer RV park if you are ever in the area.
From there we made our way south to Stanley for the evening. Had a wonderful site in a NFS campground right above the Salmon River.
Cooling our heels for a while until the weather cooled off.
There was a large fire just 20 miles away and everything was hazy and smoky. This is the smoke column as the sun was setting.
Mornings were the clearest time of the day, but you could still see the smoke.
As the day goes on it gets worse. This is a view looking down at the headwaters of the Salmon River near Ketchum, ID.
Our last look at the Salmon River, Not quite small enough to straddle, but easy enough to wade across.
The evening found us at another NFS campground near Ketchum. An eerie sunset on the Big Wood River through the smoke.
Thanks for looking……jc