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Old August 29th, 2016, 07:28 PM
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Car Camping: Idaho/BC

Heading to Idaho and British Columbia. Should be in BC around the town of Nelson Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Unfortunately not in LR product. The GF prefers the comforts of more modern cars for longer trips. Anything I have to see while in the area?
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Talk to Jason Rose, and go to Silver City. Good place to visit and camp.
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Old August 29th, 2016, 08:31 PM
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Shame your not in your LR, we got about 440,000km of dirt road you can explore in BC.
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Old August 29th, 2016, 08:33 PM
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Depends what you like to do. Lots of lake stuff in the Nelson area. There is a also a lot of historical stuff to see.

If you like ghost towns, go to Sandon and further up the road to Cody. If a narrow forestry road is okay with the "car", continue up to Idaho Peak from Sandon.

There are a few hotsprings in the area. Ainsworth, just up the road. There are other more wild ones further afield. Close to Ainsworth is Cody Caves, with a full range of cave exploration levels.

Probably enough suggestions for a couple of days.
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Thanks for the suggestions guys. The "modern" car with modern amenities (she is good about trips in the 110 BTW - just not this long) is a 4Runner Trail Edition. So more than capable off road. If I have to have a DD I chose one I could go further afield with too. And I couldn't afford the LR4. We drove Baja this last Christmas in the 4Runner. .

I will research the suggestions.
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Southwestern Idaho is amazing.

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Old August 29th, 2016, 11:26 PM
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Drew, PM me if you want some bad advice about the Idaho leg or need help.
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Magruder corridor; Magruder Corridor Guide - Idaho | AllTrails.com

Just so you know, back about the last few ice ages there used to be great glaciers that covered the land. One of these ice sheets formed a dam which blocked drainage from Montana to the west and the dam was around Lake Pend Oreille in northern Idaho.
When the melted water would get deep enough it would float the dam and drain the 200 mile lake behind the dam. In a week! Imagine 500 cubic miles of bashing, roaring, grinding water ripping though Idaho and Western Washington. These cataclysmic flows created what we know as the Channeled Scablands. One such channel we call Grand Coulee.
There are places where the ripple deposits from the floods are 24 ft in height and 360 feet apart, they lie 150 to 250 feet above the current river height and contains boulders 4.5 feet in diameter. Geologist figure the water was 650 feet deep and moving at 50 to 80mph.
There was so much water that when it hit the Columbia River gorge it backed up and was 1,100 feet deep.
Self guided tours of the Channeled Scablands is on my list.
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