Day 3 – Idaho Off Pavement

Town of Warren, Switchbacks, The Salmon River, Hungry Ridge.

On day 3 I continued on FR 340 over Warren Summit and into the town of Warren. Warren is sort of a living ghost town with several old abandoned buildings along side homes and businesses. There is also a Forest Ranger Station there and an airstrip. Warren is an interesting stop and should be an easy drive if you are coming from McCall. 

Warren Main Street
Warren Main Street
Warren Idaho School
Old Warren School - Notice the backwards N?

Heading out of Warren to the West takes you up Steamboat Summit and down along the Secesh River and a lot of private residences. I turned back North on Forest Road 246 which took me past Burgdorf Hot Springs and then down into the Salmon River Valley on a long set of switchbacks. I ate lunch along the Salmon and then headed into Riggins for a resupply. I mostly needed fuel and licorice. Upon returning from Riggins I continued North on FR 221. This was a really well graded logging road with some great views but little to now spots to camp. So I continued on FR 309 up Hungry Ridge. I found a nice spot to camp at the north end of Hungry Ridge which wrapped up a pretty long day of driving. 

switchbacks to salmon river
Switchbacks down to the Salmon River.
Campsite view from Hungary Ridge
Campsite view from Hungary Ridge.
Salmon River Beach Lunch Location
Lunch location on the Salmon River.
Hungary Ridge Campsite
Hungary Ridge Campsite.
View looking west from FR 221
View looking west from FR 221.
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