D-Day. We had planned to arrive early and ride a day by ourselves. With no particular destination in mind and with a suggestion of direction offered by Wa Larry, we headed up the St. Joe River towards St. Ives Historic Ranger Station.
St. Joe River
We then backtracked a couple miles to NF303 and headed up the Beaver Creek.
Posing as bridge inspectors, we inspect the bridge which crosses the St. Joe River and heads up the Beaver Creek
Bridge view of the St. Joe River is satisfactory
Mrs. Admiral's view of the Admiral on the bridge is satisfactory as well
Mrs. Admiral is satisfied with the bridges construction which crosses the St. Joe River.
So we proceed up the Beaver Creek to the junction of NF303 & NF201 near Bad Bear Peak.
We then head on the NF201 in the general direction of East Sister, Middle Sister, and West Sister Peaks. Along the way we stop in to check out Mammouth Springs Campground.
Even though nobody was here, I think they knew Mrs. Admiral was coming and left here some flowers
Short distance down the NF201 we come across Dismal Lake. Doesn't look that dismal to me. Have to keep note of this place as there are a couple camp sites.
As we go whizzing by Whistling Peak we spot this funny looking thing on the top of Middle Sister Peak. Me/we thinks it's a Lookout
Yes sir by golly, it's a lookout on Middle Sister Peak
The person in the lookout must have been taking a nap 'er sump'in as the blinds were pulled down by the time we got there
As we're expecting some of the riders to start showing up to camp, we didn't stay long and try to find our way back without backtracking. While it looked promising on the map, in reality, it wasn't such a good idea.
We ended up backtracking and swiftly headed back to camp where we found Eric from Montana waiting for us. Later Wa Larry and his sidekick Chad showed up. We chatted a bit and headed to bed.
End of Day 1
To be continued