South Fork Salmon River, Idaho July Multi-day Trip

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  1. buckfynn

    buckfynn Old Geezer Lifetime Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    The temperature dropped for a few days so I decided it would be a good time for a short trip. And while I am out and about fulfill the requirement of an overnight outing for Bushclass I Basic. On some of these trips I never know how long I might stay. I initially was thinking about spending one night, maybe two out, but I was having a good time and the weather was cooperating so I ended up spending 4 days and 3 nights on this trip. So I arrived at camp on Wednesday 17th and left on Saturday 20th.

    Typical Idaho road, except this one happens to be paved, more common they are dirt.
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    A view from the road looking down to the river.
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    Arriving at camp my two main priorities are shelter and fire.

    Trying out another tent, an Ozark Trails, Tipi tent. My mattress on the side of the tent drying out after being drenched from a cooler flipping over bouncing around in the back of the jeep.
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    Fire!
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    I was enjoying the stars and fire, when I heard a loud splash in the river, and another loud splash, so I shined my light across the river and I could see a couple of pair of eyes looking back at me. I just happened to camp at a spot where mule deer cross the river.
     
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    The next morning a soak in a natural hot springs along the river would comfort my old man aches and pains.

    Riverside hot springs.
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    A few views from camp.
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    Reflections
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    Reminds me of some of the best country the Western USA has to offer. :dblthumb:

    What do you suppose the elevation was in that area?

    Oops, of course there were more photos!

    I will comment again once I am sure I have seen all the photo's! :D
     
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    In mid morning a fellow stopped right in the middle of the road in front of my camp. I went up and chatted with him a bit. He said he was doing layout work for a complete rebuild of the road and informed me they were going to close the road on Monday. So I picked perfect timing any later in the month the trip would be a no go. A really nice guy to talk with.

    Some of the equipment of Cook & Sons for the road rebuild.
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    buckfynn Old Geezer Lifetime Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    I always bring a cooler but often nature provides a better one. A little creek through camp made for a perfect natural cooler.
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    The wood getting ritual, I always feel better after it is done and I have more than enough for a few days.
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    buckfynn Old Geezer Lifetime Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    Now time to get down to some bushcraft basic skills.

    Twig fire prep for starting a fire with flint and steel.
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    I like to use the strike down onto the char cloth method. The char cloth kept blowing away so I ended up putting a small rock on it to keep it in place until it took a spark.
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    Very nice trip and I like your yj.
     
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    Time to replenish my char cloth supply. I had a couple of tins set out ready to go with me, but a case of 'old timers' disease set in and they were left at home. So I picked up a couple new ones at a Family Dollar store along the way.
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    Tossed the cookies in a bag for later. Normally not big on sweets, but after the bag was laying out in the sun for a few hours, it gave the cookies a fresh baked, soft texture that was hard to resist.
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    Worn out jeans, perfect for char cloth.
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    One entire pants leg fit fine in the cookie tin cut into two pieces.
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    Into the fire they go.
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    A test piece of char cloth, worked great.
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    Time for some chili. I used an alcohol stove and my make shift hobo cooking pot to heat up the chili. I put the chili can inside of the bigger can and then added water to 2/3rds of the height of the chili can. The chili will get boiling hot without burning to the bottom of the can using this technique.

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    Man I get to get out...too cooped up lately. Great pics. Really like the one of smoke coming out of the char tin.
     
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    Yep! More photos are coming.

    The elevation of my camp was approx 4200'. To get into the South Fork I go over a pass that is 6500'. The mountain peaks in the area are at 8500' - 9500'.
     
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    Thanks! It will never win a beauty contest but mechanically it is great shape and fits my needs well for trips like this one.
     
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    Beautiful spot you had to camp in. Very nice trip.
     
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    Thank you! Definitely always feels good getting out and about.
     
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    Thank you! I appreciate the feed back.
     
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    In early evening it was time to cook up some ribs.
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    Coals to go underneath the dutch oven.
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    A few coals on top.
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    Left overs, they don't look like much in the photo, but man they were good.
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    Another day, another fire, this time fire by solar ignition.

    Nope not this try.
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    15 tries later, I get an ember, not even a good one, but good enough to make it work.
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    Twig prep for fire by solar ignition.
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    Finally success! Hooray!
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    On the third day, I had my fill of Poweraide, Soda, and even barley pop. It was time for some clean, refreshing, mountain water.

    I brought some bottled water with me, but to me it has a bland off taste that I dislike.
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    Using a hobo billy can to boil the creek water for 10 minutes.
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    The board gives the water a yellow appearance. But it is crystal clear as one can see in the creek cooler.
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    Fine trip and skills post! Thanks for posting this!

    ezra
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Wow, great pictures, description, and TR. I also enjoyed learning a new tip for cooking chili without the burn! Glad you got out.
     
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    Tarps, knots and such... Although I brought three usable tarps, I didn't feel the need to use any of them. One was in need of replacement and now was good as time as any to get them prepped for the next trip.

    Worn well used tarp shown with my glued on patches coming off. I definitely got my money out of this one.
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    The new tarp, compliments of Tractor Supply.
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    The old tarp, a slip knot with a half hitch, we'll see if we can't come up with something better for the new one.
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    Recycled old guy lines from old tarp now with figure eight knots on one end. And on the other I'll probably use a taut-line hitch on the stakes for the new tarp.
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    New tarp setup with end loops, trying something a bit different.
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    And I bought one of these light weight 10x10 tarps a couple years back. I still haven't tried it, will have to wait for another day to give it a go. Anyone tried this brand?
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    The area is filled full of wildlife.

    Geese
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    Eagle hunting, waiting for his prey to move.
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    Mamma duck with little ones tagging behind.
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    A deer across the river starring at me.
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    No photos, but I saw a young lone wolf which is highly unusual to spot one by itself and in the surrounds where he was spotted.

    Dozens of garter snakes and song birds were everywhere.

    Right below my camp, I could see where a raccoon had been cracking open clams that he found in the river and was eating them.

    'Old timers' disease is setting in again now I can't remember all the rest of the wildlife I spotted in the area.
     
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    Nice trip and beautiful country. Great fire skills. Solar fire sounds like one needs a bit of patience, that I am not sure I have. Thanks for posting.
     
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    Odds and ends that don't fit anywhere else.

    A cool little foot bridge crossing the creek in camp.
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    I found a treble hook with a weight on it. The ShoBan Indians are the only ones allowed to snag Salmon using them.
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    Made a walking stick.
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    Harvested some Hawthorn thorns to attempt to make an improvised fish hook.
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    A simple pot hook and hobo billy can.
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    I brought two messenger bags full of knives with me but mainly used the two below.
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    After spraying myself with DEET my watch turned from green to white. I really need to find a natural alternative that won't slowly kill me or dissolve plastic.
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    Time for a well deserved beer.
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    Kind of a funny looking tree, it has the appearance of a young kid being slammed into the ground and turning into a Ponderosa Pine tree.
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    Amazing a tent that actually fits back in the bag it came in.
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    Time to go and let the next folks enjoy the campsite.
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    Sometimes one can come across rather odd things in the mountains. The pilot undoubtedly was having a bad day. It must have happened within a few hours of me coming upon his plane.
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    On the side of the side of the plane was written 'EXPERIMENTAL'
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    On the way out, I spotted several different berry varieties.

    Salmon berries almost ready for harvest, a week later they will be ripe.
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    Serviceberries almost but not quite ready.
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    Choke cherry a long way to go before being ready to harvest.
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    A view of mountains off the Lick Creek road.
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    A helicopter used to fight wild fires. Just a friendly reminder fire season is just around the corner.
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    That's all folks for this trip.

    Thanks for taking the time to come along with me on my adventure.
     
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    Such a gorgeous country we live in. :dblthumb:

    I especially love the combination of skills practice and your full exploration of an area that is foreign to many of us. :)

    Really awesome adventure! Looking forward to seeing more in the future. :)
     
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    based on those photo's yeah he was having a bad day or not that experienced. he landed too hard and fast for the ground, nose wheel dug in and flipped the plane. plan and simple case of pilot error..... coming from a former pilot.....
     
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    Thank you! I am glad you enjoyed it.
     
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    Thank you! Solar fire by magnification has been trying my patience as well. I have had great success with any dried animal dropping that eat grass. Also successful with poly pore mushrooms. For me punkwood has been hit or miss. Everything else that I have tried has been a crap shoot. I haven't tried any charred material other than char cloth which I suspect would work better than what i have been doing.
     
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    Thank you! More trip reports are coming. I was in the same general area in May for 10 days and need to get a trip report written up on it. Pretty much I was out the entire month of June so another trip report as well.

    Thanks for taking the time to come along on my trip. I really appreciate your comments and am glad you enjoyed the trip photos.
     
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    Not a pilot, but something went south for him. The runway is pretty rough in spots. I am wondering if his front tire hit a deep hole?
     
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    it's possible, just looking at the pictures it looks like he may have hit a hole, potentially over corrected b/c there are several different divots where the front tire really dug and his nose gear collapsed on him which i'm guessing really what caused him to flip, plus the only way he could have flipped nose 1st indicated by the way the propellers are bent along with bending the nose gear he had too much speed coming in, thinking the ground was harder than he expected. 1st thing i learn from my instructors when landing on non paved run ways is land as slow as possible at the very last moment, basically stalling the airplane and letting gravity do it's work and keep the nose up so the nose doesn't hit and dig into the dirt.... to me it looks like he failed on all accounts.... no matter what happened, just glad he walked away from it!! which in any pilot's book makes for a good landing, the landing you can fly the plan again makes for a great landing!
     
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    Dang that looks like some awesome country to mess around in. Thanks for sharing your TR.
     
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    Maybe he was doing some "Experimental" nose-over landings?

    Steve
     
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    I may be spending too much time with my Young Roughians, but that looks like really scary Crocodile to me! LOL!
     
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    What a cool and beautiful trip! Thanks for bringing us along!
     
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    Now that you mention it, it does look a head of a croc.
     
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    Thanks, it is some interesting country, I have been going there for 50+ years and I find something new or unique every time I go.
     
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    The 'EXPERIMENTAL' written on the side of the plane just adds a touch of special to the mishap of flipping it.
     
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    Thank you for coming along!
     
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    Osprey, not eagle maybe...? Grand birds...

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    @buckfynn SHHHHH! You're supposed to keep this state a secret!

    Awesome pictures and looks like you had a nice time.
     
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    If it is an Osprey, it should be in the world's book of records for its size. I can see where you are going with your thoughts of the white on the front of him.

    Edit: I may be wrong but I am sticking with my original identification of being an eagle. When in flight it didn't have the complete white underside like an Osprey. Nor was the size right for an osprey.

    It had more characteristics of a two year old bald eagle than an osprey.

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