See you on the trail!
We will meet up at The Gym on Mt. Idaho Rd in Grangeville, ID at 9:45 AM. We’ll head out at 10:00. Fish Creek is about 8 miles south of Grangeville on Grangeville Salmon Rd.
Where Mt Idaho Rd turns left to go around the Sunset Drive-In Theatre, continued straight onto Grangeville Salmon Rd (Forest Road 221), following signs toward the Snowhaven Ski Area.
As you enter the Fish Creek area, there are two parking lots, one to the right and one to the left. If you have an Idaho State Park and Ski Pass, you can take a left and park next to the pavilion where the groomed snowshoe and ski trails start; otherwise, you can take a right and park in the free parking area where the snowmobiles unload.
You can get a 3 day Park n Ski Pass from Tackett’s Saw Shop or Askers Harvest Foods in Grangeville for $7.50.
We’ll hike out to the cabin and enjoy a stove fire with lunch. Then we can decide if we want to do the full 7 mile Debbie’s Cutoff loop, or backtrack to the Cabin Loop for a 5 mile hike.
We should be back to the cars by 3:30 or so. Hope to see you there!
Isabella Landing was the starting point for the annual log drive that floated logs down the North Fork and Clearwater rivers to the Potlatch Mill in Lewiston, Idaho. About a 90 mile distance.
The drive to Isabella Landing is 2+ hours from the Lewiston Park and Rec Community Center, but the hike is well worth the drive. The drive will take you past Orofino where you will head north to Weippe and Headquarters along Grangemont Rd. The hike itself is along the Northfork of the Clearwater River. The trail will be through lush greenery and ferns. It is an easy to moderate hike and will be in and out for a total of about 6-7 miles. We will eat lunch along the trail.
Hope to see you there!