Friday, June 19, 2009

June 16 & 17

We left Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve and headed out for the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. We stopped along the way in Hailey, Idaho and had the oil changed in the Pathfinder. One of the Casita tires was developing a bulge so we also had the spare mounted in its place. We will stop at the only Discount Tire store in Idaho in Coeur D' Alene in a few days to have them look at the tire. We went to Sun Valley Brewing in Hailey where we had a taster of their beers. We didn’t know which campground to stay for the night and we checked out two before deciding on the Mountain View Campground on Little Redfish Lake. We had a great view of Williams, Thompson, and Baron Peaks across the lake. The weather was mostly rainy and overcast. As we were playing dominoes, another Casita came along and set up beside us. They were a nice couple named Dale and Edie Beasley from Washington, and they had their grandson, Mika, with them. They were headed to Craters of the Moon where we just left.

The next morning we only drove 25 miles to another Sawtooth campground because the area was so beautiful that Jim wanted to see if the weather would improve. We picked the Inlet Campground on Stanley Lake. It rained off and on but we still had a chance to take a late afternoon hike to Lady Face Waterfall. We took our umbrellas and slickers with us and had to use the umbrellas. The trail was muddy in a few places because of all the rain recently. When we got back we played dominoes and suddenly the sun came out but it was still raining a little and there was a beautiful rainbow.

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