We decided to go for a walk, and left around 11:00am. We weren't planning on being gone long...just heading up the road that leads towards the mountain in behind where we're parked. Still, Ruth brought the small backpack with water and snacks because we have been known to get sidetracked sometimes!
I guess this was one of those times!
Looking back at Lake Roosevelt.
Red Tailed Hawk? Just a guess...
Out for a hike.
Eventually, there was a small turnaround and the road became 4 wheel drive only. Sherman would not have made it this far!
So interestingly, there are really only three possible camping spots along this road, and Sherman got the best one!
We had hiked maybe an hour and it had been a slow gradual uphill. We were thinking of turning around, but it always looked like there was going to be something more interesting around the next corner!
Starting to get some nice views.
Where we decided to turn around.
An odd section of the road where the dirt changes color.
Ruth spotted this snake skin, right near a hole in the ground. I bet it was sleeping in there!
We didn't get back until after 2:00pm! I worked out our route online afterwards and we had done 5.5 miles (8.5 kms) with an altitude gain of 1,100 ft. Good workout!
Relaxed for the afternoon. I even had a nap for an hour! In the evening, we did a 3.5 lb sirloin tip roast in the oven. Sure do love our full size RV gas oven. The smell of it cooking was wonderful! Plus, having the oven on keeps us toasty warm because it did get down to 38F (3C) outside last night. What a good meal, and with lots of leftovers. We had bought it on sale for $3.99 per lb.
Going to change Ruth's bike inner tubes this morning and then go for a bike ride down to the lake.
Anybody ever used one of these? I think we're going to order one...
Have a great day!