After descending Indian Creek to the Middle Fork, I had a rest day. It was two hard days getting there, but I hiked for one hour on the third day to get to the ranger station. It was July 4. After chatting with the ranger, I just took it easy, my feet needed a rest. I just did some easy strolls int he area. And Ranger Rick invited me to join him for dinner, cooking chicken breasts. It was a nice change from the freeze dried food.
Valley of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River.
Junction with the Middle Fork trail.
Middle Fork of the Salmon River.
Forest burn on the south side of the Middle Fork.
Indian Creek Ranger Station.
Boater on the Salmon River.
Middle Fork from a bridge.
Forest burn again.
Continue to the Big Baldy Ridge