Saturday August 9, 2019 Jarbidge Nevada
I entered the town of Bruneau in the evening. I went to the library to check email and then decided it might be nice to do an evening wildlife ride. I had about a two hour or more ride from Bruneau to the main Jarbidge road to do on a road called Three Creeks Rd. It was mostly grass land so I thought it might be good for viewing some evening wildlife but I was wrong.It turned out that while I was up in Oregon a big fire burned through this area and blackened both sides of the road for miles.
Pulled over to camp
Eventually it got dark and I had to find a small side road to pull into to camp for the night. There’s not much traffic on that road I think I truck came by during the night.
The next day I got it going and saw a sign that said Bruneau Canyon Overlook about four miles so I drove on out to have a look see.
The Bruneau canyon is nice but I think the Jarbidge Canyon is nicer where it leaves the road at the boat launch area.
I stopped at the boat launch area on the Jarbidge river on the way in. Here’s looking down the canyon. I think they flout this river early in the spring so there’s enough water. Looks like good fishing.
Just as I got back on the road from the boat launch a pickup truck came down the road with flashing lights and said he had four of these big trucks behind him scattered out. I said thanks and pulled over and waited for them to pass which took about 15 minutes. I thought that was better than having to back up for them.
Town of Jarbidge
Not much bull
Next I drove over to the Trading Post where I usually stop to shot the bull with Ray, but Ray died a couple years ago. I stopped in anyway to see if there was still any bull left in the place. Cindy took it over and expanded the store quite a bit but there wasn’t much bull to be had there so I drove on out of two.
Diamond A Ranch
I was hoping to visit with a little five year old girl here, but she was out on the trail with her Dad. I did talk with Jackie, her Mom for a bit.
I’d never heard of this
Her Mom told me about a big Indian face painted on a rock on the road out of Jarbidge I hadn’t heard of before and showed me some pictures of it. It was about six feet high and very well done. I guess I’ll have to look for it next time I’m driving down that road. Look for the big x on a big rock.
That turned out to be an evening rain shower and it only lasted about a half hour or so and it stopped.
Sunflower Flat Camp spot
Lots of lightning during the night
Once it got dark the lightning and thunder started all around me but mostly far off. I could see a long ways in all directions being up on top like I was. The lightning flashes continued until about midnight when things settled down for the night.
I always enjoy the drive through this area. Nice day, nice camp spot.