The majority of roads into Atlanta close during winter save for one
route which is sketchy, especially given the
large amount of deaths that occur on this road during the summer
months. Note: The Middle Fork Boise River Road is a rough one - this
is one of my least favorite roads to drive on in Idaho due to the
insane washboards. Just something to keep in mind. During the summer
you can cut down on the drive time by taking on of the many FSRs off
State HWY 21 to the Middle Fork Road.
Plenty of nearby National Forest campgrounds and primitive sites to choose from.
Just .5 mi up the road there are free developed sites available for
use at Powerplant Campground. This might very well be one of the
last campgrounds in Idaho that remains free despite having water,
tables and an outhouse.
09.16.06 & 09.17.06
I've been wanting to come here forever! Well, at least since I've
been into hot springs, which has been the last 10 years of my life.
The stories are true! The soaking was stellar despite Red Spider
Mites (RSMs). I figured out long ago, that you can almost completely
avoid RSMs by applying natural insect repellent lotion immediately
AFTER soaking. The little buggars don't like the stuff and usually