Thursday August 1, 2019 Bruneau Idaho
Headed to the desert
We got off on our trip around 9 in the morning on Tuesday headed towards Nevada.
We drove for about 8 hours to this spot where highway 95 north runs into highway 80 where I have a camp site I use when I travel through here. it was a long drive and we were happy to crash at this spot.
Day 1 camp
We got an early start the next morning and we drove to Winnemucca where we gassed up and Ray got some ice.
Traveling graveled roads
We than left and headed across the state on the Midas Tuscarora road headed north easterly across the state through the desert.
Ray doesn’t like the dust
Willow Creek Reservoir camp day 1
After having a look around we drove down to the back side of the dam where I had a camp by the creek.
We went for a walk down and up the creek from our camp spot.
Over Maggie’s pass
From there we headed to the Duck Valley Indian Reservation to gas up and check the internet. I hadn’t writing any posts yet so I checked my email and checked in with a short blog.
Had to change plans to Bruneau
Ray wasn’t liking the dust coming into the back of his truck so I decided to give him a chance to do something else as if we went to Jarbidge he’d be driving on dirt roads for three days. So I said we could skip that and just go to Bruneau to camp for a couple days and it was all paved roads so we did that.
We got busted
We were supposed to stop at a boat inspection spot when we entered Idaho but I missed the sign and the next thing we knew there were flashing lights behind us so we pulled over and the guy gave us a lecture. We would have stopped but I missed the turn sign as they had it in a bad place. Anyway we went back and got checked out and then went to the town of Bruneau where Ray bought ice. Then we drove out of town up a road to a possible camp spot on the Bruneau river which actually turned out to be a swimming hole for the kids from Bruneau and elsewhere so we had a lot of nice company.
Lots of nice people here in Bruneau at the swimming hole
We are spending the night and may spend another day here since we didn’t go to Jarbidge.
I will try to post this at the Bruneau library on the way out.
So far we are having a good time driving around the desert except for Ray’s not liking the dust getting into the back of his truck. We’ll be heading up to Troy Oregon from here in a couple days.
We had a good time on the Bruneau river but it is a bit hot here.
Good thing we were on the river.
Ray and I are headed North to Troy Oregon and there is likely no internet there so you’ll heard from us when I can post.