Biking alongside Warm River in southeast Idaho

Last night I went camping with Seth's scout troop at Warm River campground, northeast from Ashton, Idaho. It was raining plenty on the way there, and kept raining all night until maybe 5 this morning. But scoutmaster Aaron Jenkins and assistant George Bates had large tarps we set up tied to the trees to give us cover from the rain, and we had a good night.

Today after breakfast we broke camp and drove north up the road toward Mesa Falls with our bikes in the back of the truck to a spot where the road meets the railbed of the railroad that used to go from Ashton to West Yellowstone.

We had an easy, nice 8-mile ride downhill from there back to the campground. As the day progressed, the clouds cleared and the views just kept getting better. A dust-free, cool ride was a great payoff for a little rain beforehand.

We drove back to Teton Valley through Ashton, Lamont, and Felt, and the hills and fall colors were amazing.

We should do a longer ride on that former railbed another time, maybe all the way to West Yellowstone. It's a beautiful area!


  1. I was in Idaho last week, down around Salmon. It was just as beautiful.


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