Monday, September 6, 2010
Bloomington Lake, Idaho, on Labor Day
Today Man and I went to Bloomington Lake. The girls didn't want to go and we did, so we went. I drove up--past Riverdale, through Mink Creek canyon, over to Ovid and south, through Paris and to Bloomington (the village). We headed up the canyon road toward the lake in our van. After three portable speed bumps the pavement ended and we drove on a gravel road for quite a while. We passed some 4 wheelers and vehicles on the one lane wide road. When we got to the trailhead there were 38 cars, besides 4-wheelers and motorcycles. We had lunch in the quite cold air. I found a walking stick by our picnic table. We walked the .6 miles to the lake. The Pond came first. Bloomington Lake butted up to very sheer cliffs. The rope swing looked really fun to do. Many swung out and fell in to the water. Some just swung out and back for fun. I took a little thermometer. A few inches down into the water it read 56 degrees. PRITTY COLD! We waded a bit. Man went up higher onto some cliffs to look down into the water. He saw some fish in the very clear water. He showed me where he had been snowmobiling there on the lake and pond and up the hills. The drive each way took about 1 1/2 hours, but it was worth it. I'm so glad we went.