|A falls across the Selway River.|
At 6:00 AM the Wednesday of “wedding weekend” we drove down I-95 through Moscow, past stinky hot Lewiston, up the Clearwater River to Lowell, Idaho. July 24th, was not only three days prior to the wedding, it more importantly was Linda’s birthday. We had two camp goals when we left on our trip, one was to camp on the Selway, accomplishing Linda’s annual requirement of being on a river for her birthday. The other was to see Selway Falls during our adventure. Just past Lowell we turned right and crossed the river on a bridge that spans the Lochsaw River. This bridge is located just above where the Selway joins the Lochsaw on its journey to the sea. This area is called Three Rivers. The Lochsaw and Selway come together and form the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River which then flows down to Lewiston Idaho and on down to form the Columbia River.
|Our camp sight for the three days.|
We drove up to Selway Falls and checked it our briefly. The river was flowing low which made the falls look a lot less intimidating then saw on my past visits. We drove on and checked out the camp sites at Selway Falls Campground, turned the truck around and headed back down river. Our upriver scout had provide us two choices for camping, 25 Mile Camp and Boyd Camp. We chose Boyd campsite #1 because of the access road into the site. It was farther away from the river, but the site had shade most all day and was far enough off the road to let the dust dissipate before it hit us. The site has a concrete slab that overlooks the river. It was level and easy to set up on.
|It was hot, just ask Kobi.|
On Thursday we ate breakfast and went for a bike ride up river. Kobi ran along beside us and we let him go down to the river to lie in the cool water whenever he wanted. He was not allowed to go into any culverts along the way. This was a big point of contention between the humans and the dog. The humans won, sort of.
|Big guy, big bike.|
|Our beach at Boyd Camp.|
|Fish - Before Kobi.|
|No fish, Hand HOOKED. - After Kobi.|