UPDATE: Tuesday, July 19, we are finally back in the land of internet and cellphones in Grangeville, Idaho. I am posting two blogs today.
Saturday under very cloudy skies we left our boondocking spot for more ATV riding—our goal was to have lunch in Montana. It’s the middle of July and we were all dressed in multiple layers against the damp, chilly air. Geri has worked so hard to map out these rides, obtaining USFS maps and using an app on her new smartphone—Avenza—we appreciate her!
Once again, the scenery was gorgeous but dang it was cold! We did have a brief sunny respite while we enjoyed lunch high on a ridge looking over into Montana. It’s funny to see all of us grab our cellphones when we stop on a high ridge—we’ve been without internet or cell phone for almost two weeks and I for one am having withdrawal symptoms! Watching the clouds we decided to head down off the mountain—we hadn’t gone far when the skies opened—UGH—now it’s both cold and wet. We all have rain gear but it’s still miserable riding an ATV in the rain! This truck camper has two awnings and we’ve been parking the RZR under the larger side awning—we had just unloaded the RZR, hung our wet clothing to dry and gotten inside the camper when the skies really dumped—it poured! So glad we at least made it home before that deluge—we would have been drowned rats!
Sunday we took a spectacular ride under mostly sunny skies and managed to go through a whole day without donning rain gear! But as I type this blog Sunday evening, it is raining, hard!
It was a beautiful day—a 360 degree view from the fire tower location—wildflowers everywhere.
One more day of riding here then on to another spot in Idaho—Grangeville—sure hope there is enough signal for internet!