Ahhh...the Jarbidge life...
Just before dawn, I'd slip outside of The Red Barn and make a pot of joe on the camp stove on the back of the trailer. Come back in when the family was stirring and serve coffee and 'breakfast' in bed. We'd hang around inside till the sun was up (takes awhile down in the canyon) and warmer. No TV or any electronic distractions, just everyone together.
Then pile in the Toyo for 'driving lessons' and let Pete (2) and Julianne(4) take turns driving on dad's lap up to the Outdoor in for a real homemade hot Breakfast. Mmmmm.
Then hang around town, play with the 'slow children' till about 10-11...
then take off for the day exploring on the KTM to return by "Beer:30" (5pm Mountain time) at the Trading Post.
DEER MTN. RIDGE ROAD JUST WEST OF JARBIDGE
STRAIGHT UP INTO THE MOUNTAINS EAST OF JARBIDGE
400 million years ago, the "Jarbidge Event"- a huge climate altering volcanic eruption occurred here, killing Bison as far as Nebraska,
and leaving behind the mountains of the Jarbidge wilderness.
SAME SPOT, LOOKING NORTH-OWYHEE DESERT
The flat, high plain to the North that stretches nearly to Boise is hundreds of feet of ash, debris, and lava flow from the "Jarbidge Event".
This allows the rivers (like the Owhee and Bruneau) to cut the dramatic vertical canyons into the plain as they head North to the Snake river
and eventually the Pacific via the Columbia.
THROUGH GROVES OF ASPEN
Lots of jeep trails all around Jarbidge that lead to the edge of the Wilderness Boundry. Given the extreme topography, there are many steep,
loose, rocky sections. Quite a few steep, rocky creek (pronounced 'crik') crossings as well.
It's nice to be back in the conifer forest after the miles and miles of desert
surrounding the Jarbidge Wilderness.
PINE CREEK WILDERNESS BOUNDARY TRAIL HEAD
6+ mile hike to Emerald lake from here.
Here on the Pine Creek Rd on July 4th 2000 the Jarbidge Shovel Brigade made there stand with the USDA Forest Service,
reopening this road after the Forest Service closed it for questionable reasons.
Here's a video with an interview (starts around 2:30) of very well spoken Rancher and Organizer of the Shovel Brigade, Demar Dahl
explaining that which is of great importance to all who enjoy the outdoors.
This spirit is very much a part of Jarbidge today.
BEAVER DAM-COPPER CREEK
Just Southwest of Jarbidge near Bear Creek Summit.
CLOSER LOOK AT THE STRUCTURE
GLACIER LAKE-COPPER BASIN
This is the one you see below the 748 road driving into Jarbidge from the South.
SHEEP HERDERS CABIN
It's Beer:30 time...