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Begins: May 6, 2017
Date: Sat, Aug 26th, 2000
Start: Jarbidge River
Daily Distance: 12
Trip Distance: 12.0
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We walked the 12 easy dirt road miles along the Jarbidge river which was
more like a wide creek. The canyon walls were really scenic with all kinds
of pillars and rock formations. We hit the town of Jarbidge around noon
which bills itself as the most remote town in America. It was a cute little
conglomeration of small houses. Typical of small towns but looking like
people had put in an effort to make things nicer than we normally see this
far out. There was a cafe and motel and even a tiny store which had a
pretty bad selection of the small amount it had, mostly canned goods, but
did sell 6 cans of soda for $ 5. A steal this far out!
We had sent a resupply box to the post office which is only open 3 days a
week. Since it was Sunday we had called the post woman and asked if she
could give the 2 boxes to the cafe or motel and she said sure which was
nice. Only problem was that one box was still in transit so she would have
to remember when it arrived. We put a note on it and tried to call the
other day but had no reception. When we arrived we asked all around town
and no one had our boxes. I guess she forget but I just felt like she was
going to do it and someone had it.
Luckily the motel in town had another small motel building with rooms with
a shared bathroom for only $ 35. Since we were the only guests this worked
great, plus the cafe had really good food, a lot of it made from scratch.
Heather was able to get cell reception if we sat on the cafe porch which
was across from the Verizon booster and then after asking about 10 people
about the supposed free WiFi (which apparently no longer exists) a nice
waitress gave us the password to the fire station.
So all in all a nice stay. And then in our room at 8 pm, the bartender from
the cafe/bar shows up with our packages! She was apologetic and had them
the whole time. She said she had told a ton of people that she had these
boxes for these hikers but i guess no one we had talked too. It was still a
nice stay so no big deal but it kind of messed us up for our next stop
which also has a box and we will need have to push for Friday or call the
postwoman there and ask her to give that box to the cafe too.