Back in Idaho, at the Coeur d’Alene National Forest, it’s time to enjoy the winter just a little more. The snow is melting at the lower elevations … so let’s get out with our families and enjoy the winter that is left.
A peaceful winter morning by the lake would be heavenly enough. But … there’s a road sign ahead that reads …
Isn’t that how you read it?
Stay close because the snow is getting deep.
Sure enough … we can’t see one of our folks. We back up, and pull her out of the snow bank with a tow rope. Ooops, then another gets a flat tire (the tires have been aired-down to around 6 lbs. pressure … and a bead has broken). Oh, and now an e-brake shreds … and a wheel is removed and the broken parts collected. It’s OK, because we’re all watching out for one another, and we’re equipped.
Get ’em fixed, and air ’em up (a little). It’s a good time for lunch too.
Over to the left, it looks like the big Ford has blown something. It has been towed up … and will have to be towed down too.
On the way up, a couple of trees have fallen across the road. A quick few cuts restores access. Here’s what it looks like.
Lots of pushing the logs aside after cutting, and we can go through.
Another fun day in the snow … beautiful scenes, and fun people. Down at the bottom, there’s still work to do loading up the big Ford.
It took a little figuring … cable up to a pulley on the trailer, then over to the Jeep. But, the big Ford is big … so we had to back the Jeep up to gravel, where the tires had a grip. A good day, all-in-all, everyone had a good snow run!
The Beauty Creek campground is everything its name would have you believe.