Friday October 14, 2022 Battle Creek Rd. ID.
Battling Battle Creek Rd.
We woke here this morning by the old stone cabin. It got close to freezing last night but we have heaters to help get it going in the morning.
We were sitting there getting it going when we heard a rig coming down the road. This guy and his wife were out deer hunting and they were from around here.
We chatted for quite some time. He told us what to watch out for and the easier way to go, but talking without a map, things get confusing so we went all the ways he advised against. And when we did we understood what he was trying to tell us, but too late. That’s exploring.
We got on the road around 11 and the road wasn’t too bad. We just came down this one. The cows are heading to get some water.
Some of the road was good
This was a nice part of the road as far as driving it, not too bumpy and we made fairly good time on it.
The road got rougher the further down it we went.
We let ourselves through several of these wire gates. I’d open them and Marty would close them.
Eventually the road started to get real rocky so our speed was reduced to a crawl.
We’d get a break from the rocks for short distances.
And then the rocks would return and we poked along at idle speed.
And the road got even rougher, crash bang.
We went by several old homesteads that used to be ranches in years gone by.
Big time crash banging
And then the road got even rougher. Lots of crash bang on this one and it went like this for quite a ways. I was happy we weren’t going up this one. And hoping we can make it through on this road and wouldn’t have to come back and get up through this stuff.
We were fortunate we didn’t break anything on that last one. And yes, we were questioning our sanity.
We crossed Battle creek a couple of times. This area is where Battle creek starts. The road started to improve a bit and our speed picked up considerably.
And finally we came to a good road going our way. The day was late, so we started looking for a camp spot.
We didn’t’ have to go far until we spotted a side small side road where we drove up it a quarter mile and found this camp for the night.
We were beat and happy to be in camp. We didn’t make a lot of miles today, maybe 25, but we did see a lot of open country and had a good day of exploring.
We will continue tomorrow, hoping the roads improve a bit.