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Fern Falls Camping Trip

[fa icon="calendar"] Jul 24, 2017 10:45:29 AM / by Terri White

Terri White

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Fern Falls is a beautiful spot to visit in North Idaho.  We made our way up to this great spot.  After a slight delay due to a mechanical issue, we were back on the camping trail.  This time we ended up at Fern Falls up the CDA River 37 miles.  It’s a short 5 mile drive either by car or ATV to the trailhead then it’s a short walk to the falls.  Oh goodness what a treat.  A little incline to the falls but a great photo opportunity.  Plenty of parking and you can also just wade in the river on the way up to the falls.

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We continued our ATV trek up Forest Service Road 513 that turned into Road 440 – a trip that ended up being 27 miles.  We took off half a mile from our camp at Teddi Creek and came out at Flat Creek just a mile up the road. The road is very easy for travel – wide enough for either vehicles or atv’s.  The views are amazing.  Sights of the mountains near Kellogg and possibly the Montana border are clear enough for great photo opportunities.

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We were also reminded that field mice can make their way into very tiny spaces.  At 4am we heard this noise – I say it’s just the rain… no he says it’s a mouse!  All I want to do is hide under my covers.  So Mr. Ninja mouse stalker gets up and sees this little deer mouse with a red M&M in his mouth.  So he grabs a bowl and is able to trap the little guy – so we put a bottle of Captain Morgan on top for weight – just in case.  So no more noise, back to sleep for a couple hours.  Then later we released the little guy out in the field with the rest of the M&M’s – so he can be hyped up on chocolate. 

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Terri White

Written by Terri White

I am one of the few true Idaho Natives - born in CDA, ID. Currently working in the Title Department of Blue Dog RV - so with that you know I definitely need time off.. so the camping takes me away to a stress free happy place... I have lived in CDA, Post Falls, Sandpoint and Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Seriously living in Bonners Ferry was a kick because all the friends we had were amazing fun people. Where else can you go "Trick or Drinking" Before Blue Dog I had a 20 year career in Banking being a personal banker/new accounts girl. I won a trip to Las Vegas the last year I was there by being #4 out of 5 in obtaining new deposit money for our branch in CDA - competing with other branches in CA; OR, WA, ID and MT. So that was pretty neat for a treat. I have raised two great children - Katie is 20 and currently enrolled at U of I pursuing a degree in Psychology. She has never had less than an "A" on a report card until college - oh dear she finally got a B. Kenny is 24 and is very tech savvy working at a fraud detection company in CDA. Both live at home and make life interesting. We went to Maui two years ago for the first time - loved the sun and sand in December - made coming back home HORRIBLE - snow wasn't apprciated. This spring my daughter took me to Rome for a week long vacation. Loved the Italian pasta and their pizza was amazing as well. Cobblestone streets and all made for a quick visit. And the little teeny bopper who stole my wallet on the subway got my heart racing - but I got it back with cash & cards in tact - before he left the car. So at times I have had excitement - but usually let others have the fun.

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