This part of Idaho really
appeals to me. Find Dagger Creek HS by finding Dagger Falls (Middle Fork
Salmon River) and then look above the mouth of Dagger Creek for the
pools (3). You might not want to sit in this one though! If you don't
like goobers (who doesn't), horse/deer flies and pools with mud/silt
bottoms than this HS is not for you.
I had to dangle my legs in the only soakable pool just because I was there. But, before long we couldn't
stand the swarm of huge horse/deer flies that circled constantly when in
the small perimeter of the HS. The worst part was that those flies bite
and hang on when you try to shake them. It was a little much for us, and
subsequently we were not there any longer than the time it took to take
a couple pics, get the temperature and soak our legs (fast).
thing we noticed about this area is that we drove by 6 Suburbans in a
row on forest road 579 and 568. They and just about everyone else were
hauling ass on the dirt/gravel road, sending a spray of rocks cascading
across the exterior of my vehicle every time because of the excess
speeds they were traveling. One in particular almost pushed us off the
side of a cliff that would clearly have been fatal because of their
driving speed when coming around the corner (oh yes, that was a huge
Suburban as well).
Drive careful out there on the forest roads, most
importantly... drive defensively.