Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Camping At Riverside Targhee National Forest

Targhee National Forest

I split up my 8 hour drive back to Yellowstone from Nampa, planning to camp on Sunday night, enjoy some trail time, then head to Lake Yellowstone on Monday, hang with friends there, then check in on Tuesday.

I arrived at the campsite by 2 p.m. It was $13, a nice established fire pit, bathroom facilities and camp ground host. I set up my tent and called it good. I decided to go with the South Col, a 3 person, 4 season tent. Fanstanstic piece of gear. I love it for base or car camping.

There were many campers of all kinds in the A and B loops. Along the river a camper with several bikes attached showed there were kids there. I saw this rock, and three more on my hike. Now, I don't acusse anyone's kids of painting silly stuff on rocks. I blame parents for not teaching them to respect our national treasure. One rock had a pink smiley face and said, SMILE. I will smile when you quit painting rocks.

My first hike on arriving at camp was to walk along the river. I immediately knew why I quit my job in Nampa, refusing to buy a home in the Treasure Valley and headed back to Yellowstone. I raised my arms to the Powers that Be and thanked them all for allowing me this freedom and giving me back my health and strength.

On Monday I hiked 8 miles in Yellowstone itself, on the Continental Divide spur trail near Old Faithful, a secluded spot along Lake Yellowstone, and then around location.

1 comment:

  1. I love my limelight 3 by marmot. It is perfect for car camping and has great ventilation too. You have too much ahead of you to settle just yet! Glad to see you have gotten in some good trail miles since your surgery. Keep the pictures coming!