Pictured above: one of many jasperoid outcrops near the Prudent Man mining claim. The image on the right is a close-up of the jasperoid outcrop near the entrance to Bedy Canyon.  All photos @Lynna Howard.

Pictured above, and on the right, are overviews of the landscape in which the jasperoids can be found. The peaks in the far background are part of the Lost River Range. In the photo on the right, you can see the road leading into Bedy Canyon. All photos @Lynna Howard.

Photo on the left: Steve Howard, eating breakfast as dawn breaks. Lynna’s tent, wash stand, and the “kitchen” are also in the frame.

All photos @Lynna Howard.

Plume agate from the PrueHeart Lode has been carved into some interesting art pieces. See the link below.


For more information on the Challis Volcanics, see U.S. Geological Survey Bulletins, including 2064-ii, "Geology and Stratigraphy of the Challis Volcanic Group and Related Rocks, Little Wood River Area, South-Central Idaho," by Richard F. Sanford, with a section on Geochronology by Lawrence W. Snee. http://pubs.usgs.gov/bul/2064/ii/

For tips on camping in the dry, primitive conditions here, I’m not sure you should consult me. How many decades can one spend camping and still depart with the tailgate on the truck down? Apparently, there is no upper limit. I loaded my truck and used 4WD to negotiate the steep hill leading out of the Prudent Man site. All my gear slid out the back, bouncing as it went. Luckily, I noticed fairly quickly and went back to find Steve laughing in the middle of the mess.