Monday August 17, 2015 Bearpaw Mountain Camp near Jarbidge Nevada
It was cold last night for some good sleeping and I waited for the sun to warm up the van this morning before getting it going for the day.
We were going to hike up to the top of Bearpaw Mountain today and we wanted to get started early enough to beat any heat so we were off around 8:30 in the morning.
Headed on back to camp
Back at camp we rested and just sat around enjoying this campsite up on the side of a hill.
The sun was out, but there was a cool breeze coming up the hill so the day was nice.
We watched the antelope for about ten minutes before they spooked and took off for some reason.
Tomorrow we are breaking camp and headed over to the Jarbidge River Canyon where we are setting up for a hike down into the river canyon which we plan to do the next day. We will not be going where most people go around here as most people do not know about this secret access point into the thousand foot deep Jarbidge Canyon. The access point is about in the middle of the 23 mile long, thousand foot deep canyon. If the canyon is entered at the top end of the twenty three miles there is nowhere out until Indian Hot springs where the Jarbidge River meets the Bruneau River where there is a four wheel drive access point right to the river.
I’m looking forward to tomorrow. This trip has been leading up to getting in shape to hike down to the Jarbidge river which I haven’t done in ten years or more. Being a bit older now, I want to be sure I’m in shape to do it. It’s not really that hard, but I don’t want to take any chances and a lot of what I’ve been doing is being sure Steve is ready to do this and it looks like he is.
That wraps up another day out here in the high desert.