One of my friends declared that landing a military plane on an aircraft carrier was easier than the drive. That was hard to believe, but since I've never landed on an aircraft carrier, I had to take his word for it. Backing up for two oncoming trucks in the most narrow place around was probably the last straw. I sighed. Once again, an adventure miscalculation.
|not my picture. You think I was taking pictures? Source|
After a harrowing two hours we finally arrived at the trailhead. Fortunately, the hike was worth it, because it always is. My friends agreed with this assessment: 4.5 miles one way, mostly flat! There's something about a confluence that calms everyone, though one friend was heard to say this was a once in a lifetime trip.
|The Snake River at last!|