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Jun 21, 2020 - Island Park ID

The rain decided to continue into Wednesday but we had reservations at a campground about 2 hours further north near Island Park, Idaho so we left Fort Hall in moderate rain and some pretty stiff winds...so much for having the coach washed in Las Vegas. At least the wind was from the southwest so it was mostly a tailwind as we headed northish on U.S. 20 for about 2½ hours; a little longer than anticipated thanks to the weather and a fuel stop. Our campground just happens to be about 20 minutes west of a certain national park that occupies...

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Sep 2, 2018 - On Our Way

We aren’t in Boise yet but are getting closer. Our trip started out with an alarm going off in the RV before we even got 40 miles away. Last year was similar with a blown tire before we got 50 miles down the road. This time it was a leak in the air suspension bag that caused the alarms to go off. We were able to pull the motorhome off the freeway and called a mobile repair guy who met us in a parking lot and diagnosed the problem. It didn’t take him long to “fix” the air tubing and we were on our way. Unfortunately, what he didn’t notice...

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Aug 21, 2017 - Johnny Sack's Cabin

Not far from Yellowstone, into Island Park Idaho is a small park called Big Spring, run by the US Forest Service. In there is a fresh water spring that produces about 120 million gallons a day. This is the 40th largest spring in the US. It feeds the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River. There is a small cabin on the site, plus a water wheel. This was built by a man named Johnny Sack who was only 4’ 11. He bought the property in 1929 and it took him 3 years to build it. One of the characteristics is that he used a lot of split bark for...

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Aug 13, 2016 - Jello!

On Tuesday, August 2 we left La Grande thinking that we had about two weeks to kill before needing to be back for our never ending slide repair. We decided to head to Plymouth Park, a COE park near the Columbia River. We didn’t have a reservation but hoped that since it was mid-week we would luck out. I had read on an RV Parky review that the staff work very hard to accommodate guests. And that review couldn’t have been more correct. Shirley was in the booth to help us out and since we were only asking for 2 nights she found a great site...

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Aug 1, 2016 - Yikes, Fire!

Catching up again! Joanne and Mike arrived a day early at Henry’s Lake so we scratched our plans to go and do laundry. Instead we tidied up the rig, put a meal into the crock pot, made a salad and dessert and we were ready for guests! So happy to see them and their two delightful dogs, Rosie and Cali. They both acted so surprised and happy to see us on their trip. Cali remembered, from out trip to La Push a couple of years ago that we had Jerry in the RV and ran right up to the screen door to say hello! All she got in return was a great big...

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Jul 18, 2016 - Bringing you Up To Date!

Good Grief! Just noticed that it has been forever since I put up a blog post. I will attempt to bring everybody up to date. First off, Chimacum was great as usual. Since we were going to be there for over a week and the park was very busy with day traffic the office put us on a leased site. Which was OK but we like the visitor sites a lot more, seems like everyone there are friendlier. We never did meet our neighbors. Knew that they were home but never saw them outside in order to even say hello. Oh, well, that’s OK because we kept busy and...

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Jul 11, 2016 - Calderas, Country & Cows,

July 10th I knew going into it, it wouldn’t be pretty BUT this was downright ugly. There once was a glorious building Saltair 1 on Salt Lake by the State Park. It burned down in 1925 & was rebuilt twice although the only thing that would identify it as the former beauty are the golden domes at each corner.The rest is gone. The history of this building however, I found to be utterly fascinating. To think they once swam from its beaches & walked its pier. Now there is nothing but the putrid smell of sulphur and the billions of tiny brine...

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Jul 9, 2016 - Farewell to Yellowstone

Our month at Yellowstone is coming to a close. Since my last entry we have made numerous trips into the park. You could return year after year and never begin to see it all. Due to the tremendous crowds and insufficient parking, we found it best to go into the park very early in the morning. That system worked well except the steaming features were really hard to see amid all the fog when the air was so cool. Another main event was a long circle drive taking us through Yellowstone and on into Grand Teton National Park and back to Island...

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Jun 19, 2016 - Island Park, Idaho

We're staying at Valley View RV Park in Island Park, Idaho for a month. It's just 13 miles from West Yellowstone and 17 miles from the national park. From here we will be visiting Yellowstone as well as Tetons National Parks. So far it has been very cool with some rain and lots of wind! Henry's Lake is just across the road from the RV park, and we have snow-capped mountains again as a backdrop for the park. Park staff have advised us to be on the lookout for cougars and fox but probably no bear concerns. One of the rainy days we saw...

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Aug 30, 2014 - Redrock rv park and other attractions

WE SPENT 8/5-8/19 IN ISLAND PARK AT REDROCK RV PARK. BEAUTIFUL PARK WITH THE BIGGEST FRONT YARD WE'VE EVER HAD. ONLY DRAWBACK WAS WE ALWAYS HAD SOMEONE RIGHT BEHIND US, VERY CLOSE. DIDN'T SEEM TO BE A PROBLEM. VERY NICE PARK WITH BRAND NEW DBL FRONT LOADER WASHERS & DRYERS. THATS IMPORTANT TO RV'ERS. LOL. ONE EVENING THEY HAD A JAM SESSION WITH SOME GUITAR PLAYERS AND WE ALL SANG. LASTNIGHT THERE THEY HAD A MEXICAN POTLUCK. IN ISLAND PARK THERE ARE OVER 500 TRAILS FOR ATV'S OR JEEPS SO LOTS OF ATV'S IN THE PARK. FIRST DAY THERE, WE...

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Aug 30, 2014 - Island park, Idaho. Trip to Mesa Falls

WANTED TO TELL YOU A LITTLE ABOUT ISLAND PARK. IT SITS IN THE WORLD'S LARGEST CALDERA, 23 MILES IN DIAMETER, CREATED FROM A VOLCANO IN PREHISTORIC TIMES. NOW COVERED IN DENSE FOREST OF PINE AND WILDFLOWERS. POPULAR FOR HIKING AND FISHING IN SUMMER, AND CROSS COUNTRY SKIING AND SNOWMOBILING IN THE WINTER. HENRY'S FORK OF THE SNAKE RIVER IS WORLD FAMOUS FOR FLY FISHING. ISLAND PARK WAS GOOD DESTINATION FOR US AS IT WAS ABOUT ONLY 20 MILES TO THE WEST ENTRANCE TO YELLOWSTONE PARK. WE REALLY ENJOYED IT THERE AND FOUND SOME GOOD PLACES TO...

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Aug 29, 2014 - Our trip to Yellowstone Aug 11

YELLOWSTONE WAS JUST AS I REMEMBERED IT AS A KID. MY PARENTS TOOK US KIDS THERE MANY TIMES AND WE CAMPED IN A TENT. WAS EXCITING BECAUSE THE BEARS WOULD COME INTO THE CAMPGROUND AT NIGHT. DAD HELD ONTO A COOKIE CAN THAT A BEAR HAD TRIED TO GET INTO AT OUR SITE. THINGS ARE DIFFERENT NOW AND WE NEVER SEEN ONE BEAR. WE WERE TOLD THAT YRS AGO WHEN THEY DID AWAY WITH THE DUMP IN YELLOWSTONE THAT ENDED SEEING LOTS OF BEARS. THAT WAS THEIR HANGOUT.!!! LOL..US GIRLS USED TO COUNT 50-60 BEARS IN ONE DAY DRIVING THROUGH. ALL WE SEEN WAS LOTS OF...

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