We continue to luck out with campgrounds and weather. On a recommendation from a couple we met in Oregon, we headed to Stanley, Idaho–specifically, Redfish Lake in the Sawtooth Range.
Once again, even though it’s now June, the campgrounds there were almost empty. They will be filling up over the weekend, but during the week, we owned the place. We had a huge space with a panoramic view of the Sawtooth Mountains and Redfish Lake.
Redfish is a natural lake, not a reservoir (making it extra beautiful, in my opinion), and was named for its salmon spawns.
There is a designated dog beach right down the hill from our campsite and Zoe swam three times a day. She was so stiff and sore from all the exercise that she was hobbling around on our second evening there. The intense blue and green lake colors were like the Caribbean and the dog beach was so beautiful most humans have never had the opportunity to swim in such surroundings. Lucky dog. I went swimming too, very briefly. It was extremely cold.
It was so deserted, I was able to play the fiddle outside on the hillside near our campsite and took an outside solar shower (with bathing suit). Lovely. As our last evening was winding down, we heard a very loud repeated eek, eek, eek, call and an osprey flew over the campsite toward the lake carrying a fish in its talons. There were butterflies and birds everywhere—and no people. The place was magical.