While we were at Hayspur, our new friends Justin and Stacy talked us into following them on their journey to Yellowstone. Having some space in our immediate plans, it didn’t take much convincing. We’d been there before, and they never had, so we offered to show them around.
Finding a place to stay around Yellowstone at the end of May and the beginning of June can be difficult. However, sometimes that’s where our ability to boondock because of our solar shines through. We joined them at a beautiful, picturesque spot right on Henry’s Lake, which is just on the other side of the border of Montana, and only about 20 minutes from the Yellowstone park entrance. I mean, take a look at these pictures!
The cell service here is fantastic on both ATT and Verizon. Also, Henry’s Lake State Park is only a few miles away, and has a dump station. If you are an Idaho resident and have purchased the Idaho Passport on your registration, it’s also free.
Like all things though, it can be too good to be true.
We were told that the fishing was very hot because the season had just opened on the lake, but unfortunately, that meant a huge, I mean, ginormous, and crazy, MIDGE HATCH!
And if the pictures aren’t enough, here’s a video!
So… after a few days of waiting it out, to see if the hatch cycle would slow down, we determined it was time to scout around for another spot. We were going to be there for a few more days, and it was no fun being outside the trailer. The guys even tried fishing, and had to sit outside with face nets. No fish were caught, unfortunately. We would probably have had better luck on our kayaks, but the midges kept us from getting everything out.
After spending some time on google maps, we found a spot nearby, away from the water and up in the forest a bit, getting us away from the bugs. This spot was also beautiful. And, we actually got to CAMP! I mean, we got to do one of those things you think we actually do. We built a campfire! We roasted s’mores! Brought out the grill and made hotdogs and hamburgers. It was great! Ariel and her friend Tucker drove all the way up from Boise while we were here to spend a few days with us, and visit Yellowstone.
It was such a memorable trip. We plan to come back next year.
I will have some pictures of our Yellowstone visit on another post. There’s just SO many. We had a great time. I even let Tucker run my Canon.