So this is last minute announcement, but I have planned a solo camping/kayaking trip to Hells Canyon this weekend. Here is the intended route: https://goo.gl/maps/vNdqy
Notes to self:
Cuprum, Idaho info: http://pnwphotoblog.com/ghost-town-cuprum-idaho
Directions: From Ontario, Oregon head north on US-95 North for 44 miles. At the town of Cambridge Idaho, take a left on to ID-71. The road will cross the Snake River to Brownlee, Oregon and then join OR-86. Take a right towards Copperfield, Oregon, then take the next right to cross the Snake River again on NF-4545. After crossing the river take a left onto Hells Canyon Road. Just under six miles, take right onto Kleinschmidt Grade. This road is also labeled National Forest Development Road 050. In 5 and half miles Windy Ridge Road joins Kleinschmidt Grade at a “Y” intersection.
Hells Canyon Dam
Kleinschmidt Grade (Nat for Dev Rd 050)
Wallowa-Whitman scenic overlooks of Hells Canyon (National Forest Development Road 490, OR 97842)
Possible camping spot owned by Idaho Power in canyon at bottom of K Grade: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=138350
(But sounds like it will be super hot in canyon.)
Continue for another two and half miles, when Council Cuprum Road joins Windy Ridge Road. Cuprum is 1.6 miles further.
Good reference trail journal: http://www.brian894x4.com/Lowerhellscanyontrip.html
If anyone has been in the area before and has any sight-seeing stuff to recommend, I'm all ears. My agenda is pretty much open. I plan to leave on Saturday morning to do a roadside pick up event along mp 98-100 of Hwy 55 with some coworkers then head to Cascade lake for some kayaking. After that, anything is game. Any camping spots would be highly appreciated. Thanks!