6,000 To Go, & Back to Challis

20160425_131554_001 Another one bites the dust! Hope you guys are able to keep up.

It helps when you get some long distance assignments back to back. It helps the miles fly by.

I had to go back out to Challis to see a small trailer that a large rock dislodged from the mountain side and bounced down into the side wall totaling it. On my many trips to Salmon & Challis, I’ve seen all sorts of animals…

Wild Long Tailed Weasels








& a young Black Bear once.

But this trip, I saw the crown jewel, a Mountain Lion! Spotting a Mountain Lion is very rare out here. I saw him just a few miles West of Clayton. I came around a bend & caught him just getting ready to cross the street toward the river. I was only about 100ft away from him. He was about the size of a 100 lb German Shepard. Absolutely beautiful! By the time I got my camera out, he was already back up the mountainside about 60 yards away. This pic was zoomed all the way in one my phone…IMG_20160420_212503You can see him in the middle of the pic just off to the left a bit. The long black stripe is his tail. Those rocks are about the size of beach balls and couch ottomans. I would have loved a better shot of him, but he was practically gliding up the mountainside with what seemed like very little effort on his part.

Here are a few other reasons I love this particular drive out here in Idaho…Resized_20160420_090940_001 20160420_121813_002 20160420_105911 20160420_100442I’ll be posting again real soon, as I’m already over 100 miles into the next 1,000 & tomorrow I’m heading to John Day, OR. Almost a 400 mile round trip jaunt. Stay safe out there!

About clymerdude

A Property Damage Appraiser in the State of Idaho.
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6 Responses to 6,000 To Go, & Back to Challis

  1. tysonhugie says:

    Bring on the miles! Pretty cool about the wildlife sightings up there. Those scenery shots are calendar worthy. 2017 Acura calendar anyone? I have a few shots to contribute.

  2. Carlos says:

    Anytime I see mountains and hills, I like it. 😀

  3. Midnight Mystery says:

    Well, that was fast… You’re now just an oil change away… I’m going the be chasing here constantly now… My next though is, what does July bring for you? Anyway… Good job TSX!!! Final stretch!!!

    • clymerdude says:

      It does seem to be going pretty fast now. I’m already over 500 miles into this 1,000 with a possible 400ish round trip tomorrow. I have a 500k video in my head but I have to work out a few kinks. I’ll continue to drive it. I still have to beat Tyson’s Legend coupe. So that will take a little while. Haha

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