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Old 08-27-2016, 08:59 PM   #1
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Boondocking Lemhi Mountains

A few of us went up in the Lemhi Montains in ID to do some boondocking and saw nothing but animals the entire time.

Took a couple hours to crawl up the mountain road to a great wide open spot at about 8000 feet.

Nights dropped down to around 22 degrees, or so my outdoor temp gauge showed at about 3:30AM one morning. Days in the 50s, with one day being very windy.

We didn't see any wolves, but we heard them, sounded like they were down the mountain area we were in.

Supposed to be a lot of bear in the area, but didn't see any.

On leaving we stopped at a FS office and talked with someone inside who said there are some wolves in the range, but not an actual pack. Also surprised we didn't see any bears since they are very plentiful in that area. Our large dogs might have kept them away.


One morning had a few moose outside playing around. My dogs just laid there staring at them, but one of the other people in the group brought a Husky that barked like crazy and they left.

(Learned a lesson and that is make sure your camera has a battery. I have two Nikons one with a wide angle zoom mounted and another with a 300mm mounted mounted to it. I uncased the camera with the 300mm and the battery had been removed for charging before I left, so it was DEAD. In a hurry to get some photos, I just took the other camera with the wide angle vs. switching lenese, was able to shoot a few before they ran off due to the Husky.)

Nice part was plenty of trails to hike, no one else around, and at least the smoke from all the fires east of the area was not a problem where we were.













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Old 08-28-2016, 07:24 AM   #2
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That looks very nice, glad you had a great time. We are going to the Frio river for 4 days next week, it can't get here soon enough.
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Old 08-28-2016, 07:45 AM   #3
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That sort of camping is the reason I downsized from a class A to my TT
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Thanks for sharing f5- we were out that way (western Montana / Wyoming) early this past Spring. Any chance you have GPS coordinates for the area you boondocked? Also, when were you there?

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Old 08-29-2016, 06:16 PM   #5
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We were there last week. GPS? I followed a friend from MT who met up with me and he started on Lee Road from Leadore, then starting taking smaller trails until we hit were we were. We just kept going up until we found a nice spot that had been used before; probably by hunters to setup. Plenty of hiking trails that go up and up.

Since I took a very photos with my Nikon DSLRs, I never turned on the GPS module.
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