My Little Piece of Heaven – Riggins

With this freezing inversion getting the best of me, I thought it was time to edit pictures taken last August of one of my favorite camping spots of all time — Riggins — where it is so unbearably hot that I have to wear cool wet scarves around my neck and point a battery-operated fan in my face to try and keep the 100+ temperatures tolerable. We have registered it some years at 112 in the shade! There’s no electricity so no relief from the heat … inside the trailers is hotter than outside and getting to sleep is difficult. You are probably wondering why any sane person would want to tolerate such extreme camping conditions but I have yet to tell you that near the campground (where the deer graze unafraid) is my little piece of Heaven — a white sandy beach with a warm breeze and a cool river — and my handsome hubby supplying cold drinks at my request. To top it off, there is usually 6-8 great friends near by at all times. If that wasn’t enough, there is one morsel of information yet to share that keeps me going back year after year (since I could do the other things in less difficult temperatures) and that would be … blackberries. Miles and miles of the super fruit just waiting to be picked and me wanting to pick them. I come home with enough bags of the black gold filling my freezer to last almost an entire year. When the fire smoke was so thick in Boise that you could cut it with a knife, we escaped most of it in Riggins. I’d love to share where our spot is, but then you know what I’d have to do next! Most of these pictures will be scenic of the nearby beauty from long walks with friends or alone with my camera to snap away at my heart’s content … and when I stop to really see the beauty God has provided for our enjoyment, well … my heart is pretty content.

And then we found your Uncle Ned. Well, just his feet but not his head.

In mourning, this is “The End.”

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Your Man - January 24, 2013 - 5:38 PM

I love it. Can’t wait to go back this summer. Anybody else wanna go?

Matt - January 24, 2013 - 8:20 PM

Well Dani and I were gonna go this year while you two stayed home and babysat for 5 or 6 days. Boy oh boy what a deal.

Diane - January 25, 2013 - 7:03 AM

Beautiful pictures. I love the fruit on the tree pix’s. And of course the Hell’s Canyon shots are awesome. Good job!!!

Mary - January 25, 2013 - 8:34 AM

So which one did you pick for your wall

Linda J. - January 25, 2013 - 10:21 AM

I love these!! They bring back memories of fun times with amazing friends, hot days in the sun, the delicious experience of cooling off in the river, long walks while reveling in God’s handiwork (and one little broken toe). Ahh, is it August yet?

Kathy - January 26, 2013 - 9:28 AM

I am more than ready!!! Swimming in the river, melting in the hot sun, enjoying great friends, I am SO THERE!

Fairly Candid - January 28, 2013 - 9:14 AM

You mean the Salmon River … but they do look an awful lot alike in spots. You probably just had wishful thinking that you were back in Hells Canyon again. 🙂

Fairly Candid - January 28, 2013 - 9:16 AM

Boy oh boy my boy has a sense of humor. NOT (going to happen). 😉 Love, Mom

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