After our stay in Montana, we worked our way back down to Boise, where we would stay for a couple of weeks. The trailer needed another warranty visit (one of the slides scratched the floor) and we needed some consulting from Mica’s surgeon there.
On our route, we stayed a night on the Big Hole River, near the Idaho/Montana Border, at a little campground called Fish Trap Campground.
It was beautiful and quiet here. It was very windy, though. When we woke up in the morning, we noticed that it was sleeting outside. We decided to hurry because we had another pass to go over between us and Salmon Idaho, and we didn’t want to get caught in the snow. By the time we were packed up and hooking up our trailers, the sleet had turned to big fluffy flakes.
On the way to Stanley, we checked out various spots we could camp with cell phone service in the future, finding a few near Challis, and one near Elk Bend.
And then, Stanley!
Ok, so, Stanley is my favorite place in the world. I have often thought about purchasing a lot here and living here for the rest of my life. I like the people, the scenery, and the way of life here.
While in Stanley, we ate at a couple of the local establishments, including picking up fresh cinnamon rolls from the Stanley Baking Co, explored around for places to boon dock, and Ariel came up for a visit!
After a week in Stanley, we headed to Boise.
While in town, Fiberpipe was gracious enough to let us stay again, we got our trailer warranty work done, and consulted Mica’s surgeon. Mica is still having knee issues, and now requires major surgery to try to fix them. This surgery requires notching out sections of her femurs, and changing their angles to try to correct her knee alignment. We’ll be having this surgery in Seattle over the winter for the follow up care.