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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Boondocking At Its Finest

UPDATE:  Once again we are back in the land of cell phones and internet—thank goodness!  I am posting two blogs today.

Thursday morning we left our boondocking spot under the huge trees and headed back toward I-90 and Kingston, ID where we all took advantage of the $5 charge for dumping tanks and filling with water at the local gas station.  Mike and Cathy headed to Coeur d’ Alene to await the arrival of parts for their RZR.  The rest of us—three rigs—headed southeast on Idaho Highway 3 to St. Maries, Idaho. 

It was a stunning drive and once reaching St. Maries we all visited the IGA grocery store leaving lots of money in the local economy!  Now—off to find a boondocking spot for four rigs in an area unfamiliar to all of us. We drove and drove alongside the St. Joe River—towering evergreens, beautiful river and full campgrounds/boondocking spots.  Every USFS campground—and there are many—was full as were any boondocking spots we found.  It wasn’t looking good!  Almost 65 miles from the town of St. Maries we hit the jackpot—a pull through dispersed camping spot with our own private outhouse!Winking smile  There was plenty of room for four rigs right beside the St. Joe River.  Lucky, lucky—smiles all around!!


DSCN2738Michael took a ride up river to find firewood--DSCN2740

DSCN2747And once again we are eating well—Rollie, I tried your rib cooking method Thursday night and they were delicious—thanks Geri and Henrietta for providing the ribs!

Early Friday morning Larry and Geri made a 20 mile run back to Avery where there is a pay phone so we could let Mike and Cathy know where to meet us today—how long has it been since you used a pay phone???—cell service/internet is non-existent again.  Once they returned we packed lunches and took off on the RZRs.  Breathtakingly beautiful country—towering evergreens, clear, fast moving creeks and an abundance of wildflowers.




Mike and Cathy pulled in about 5:30pm Friday afternoon—the gang is all here again and ready for some more riding. 


  1. Wow, Janna. I mapped that entire forest from St Marie's to the headwaters of the Joe near the Mallard Larkin wilderness. You are in home territory and your photo brought back precious memories

  2. Your group is really having a wonderful time despite the rain. What beautiful areas and scenery:)

  3. That's a long way to find a spot - but it looks like you found a beautiful one! Love the butterfly :-) I'm still surprised when I see a pay phone, even more surprised if it's one that still works!


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