Pressing on towards Bozeman, MT we were near the Idaho and Montana border and needed a place to stay the night. It was National Forest territory so we got off at a promising exit and drove around on a gravel road. There was an amazing view of some snow covered mountains so we stopped and saw that there was a quasi-campsite basically on the side of the road. We parked then hiked up a bit to explore the mountainside that we were on then came down and I saw a river down in the valley and snow still on the ground (It was about 65 degrees and had been 80 where we were earlier in the day!. I convinced Dan to drive down to the valley to see if there was a campsite and, sure enough, there was a campsite fit for kings. It was next to the river and a bank of snow with a huge fire pit, a bench, and a counter and table crafted from some slices of tree trunk. We got out, played in the snow a bit then set up camp with my, Brand New! REI ! Passenger 2 Tent! Complete with two doors on each side, a hammock for random stuff and much much more! All with a weight of under 5 pounds!
The view from the road
Throwing snowballs at the little red car
Snow by the campsite that I used to wash my hands with and keep water cold
5 star camping facilities
Goodbye Idaho, Hello Montana!