We camped for five nights at the Joe’s Valley Reservoir Campground. When we arrived in the evening of Tuesday October 19, 2016 there were very few others in the campground. We chose a back-in spot with a great view of the lake.
While there we went to see the Little Grand Canyon of Utah.
We also went down a really cool canyon with great scenery and ancient Native American art.
In addition to beautiful scenery and the canyon art, we enjoyed some fun fishing at Potters Pond that is about 15 miles north of the campground in Upper Joe’s Valley. There is a small primitive campground there and two ponds. At this campground a single site for our trailer is site 11 and site 6 is better for a trailer and tents.
The East pond seems to have more fish, but they’re smaller. The West pond had 12-16 inch trout that were down deep. They seemed to like a blue and black balanced leech pattern. Preston caught his first trout on a fly rod at these ponds.
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Our first outing was to Riverside Campground on the bank of the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River in Eastern Idaho. We arrived early in the evening of Wednesday August 17th. On Thursday morning I arose, dressed in my suit and tie, and went to work at Brigham Young University – Idaho.
We fished on our own in the Henry’s Fork. When we get fishing we have a difficult time stopping for meals or anything else. Fortunately, the sun sets, ending our day. With our beautiful trailer we go home, turn on the furnace and the lights, and enjoy a great meal before retiring for the night.
Friday August 19 was our anniversary and we celebrated by floating down the South Fork of the Snake River with a guide. The guide wasn’t great, but the fishing was fun.
We stayed in a pull through campsite on the opposite side of the road from the river, but still quite nice. While there we drove through the Buffalo Campground, a bit further north, and thought the loop with hookups looked interesting to try someday.
On this trip we noticed several issues with the trailer. Several items were missing including the remote for the trailer, the remote’s charging cable, 12′ propane hose for a barbecue hookup, a hair dryer, and the remote for the TV. On the way home the refrigerator cover on the outside of the trailer blew or fell off. We returned the trailer to Stewart’s RV and they made appropriate adjustments under warrantee; they’ve been great to work with.
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