Time to leave, and I hate to . This is a great place and I could hang . With some guidance I was pointed to yet another dirt road over Harrison Pass . Smack - dab - in - the - middle of the Rubys ! This would take me out to a real road that could get me to Lamoille . I just can't express the remote beauty these Basin mountain ranges are holding . I waved to the one pickup I saw coming the other way and stopped at a ranch turnoff near the summit . Sure enough a few minutes later the rancher driving the pickup drove up to say hello . Larry . We yakked for at least a half hour . He was out looking for a doggies that had lost their way . 3rd generation cattleman and had grandsons following in the boot steps . We talked about travel , and cheap trailers and where to stay for free . Then moved on to Florida talk because he had a buddy who had moved there to ranch . And then of course the weather . An education for me and a terrific guy to boot.
The only way I can describe Lamoille … it is a smaller , Nevada spin on Yosemite. When you enter, it is between sheer mountain flanks . And then it just opens up .. (12 miles in length) ..in a long crescent . Lamoille creek remains mostly hidden in a tangle of Aspen and the canyon sides rise straight up to crazy heights , blocking out the rest of the world . The waterfalls must be incredible when the snow melts . Being late summer, after a dry snow year ,there were only a few . The camp host said they really thunder in May and June as the ice comes crashing down the sides of these cliffs .
|Trail in the canyon ( walk - run was best i could do )|
|here you can sort of get a feel for the glacier shaped canyon|
|beaver dam .... from below|
|.... from above|
|not sure what they are but I loved them|
Didn't do this canyon justice with the pics . It is big . And its totally Nevada