Wildlife Sighted: Deer
There are seasonal forest service road closures on the best
access roads into this area. However, all-year access is available via the
insanely wash boarded Middle Fork Boise River Road - one of the most
irritating road I've EVER been on.
There are 2 excellent primitive sites
nearby along with the official Troutdale Campground as well as plenty of
other official and primitive camping sites along the Middle Fork of
the Boise River.
Not much new to report here. Area was clean. Didn't feel like
fording the river to check on the pools, which were visible (see
I found a couple somewhat suitable pools for soaking at the first
source of three, but with so many other, sweeter, soaking
opportunities nearby this one only warranted a short foot soak.
Across the river, #2 and #3 were quite visible during this
particularly brisk autumn day. No soaking pools could be found, so I
continued up the road - I was in search of something a bit more
accommodating to my tastes.