In Late June 2001, Greg Doner, Mike Clover (and his son, John), Glen Kerr and Chuck Packer got together at
Doner's in Boise, ID. Greg hosted a four day outing for us. After camping out at his house the first night, we headed for some white-water rafting on the South Folk of the Payette River. Then back
to Doner's to packed-up his llamas, and gear, and off we went to hike and camp in the Sawtooth Mountains. We headed up Hey 21 to Standley, ID, where we had a late supper (and a few beers). We then
backtracked somewhat and found a meadow to pitch camp for the night. Early next morning we broke camp, and headed up a forest road to the trail head of the River of No Return Wilderness. We packed the
llamas, and took off up the trail, arriving at our final campsite a few hours later. Along the way we used the llamas to help us ford the fast running river (except Kerr, who has always enjoyed doing things
the hard way). Our camp was right up from the river, and some thermal springs that had been made into three stepped pools.
We had a great time. There are no friends like shipmates. We'd pretty
much gotten the "remember whens" and "remember whos" covered during our larger reunion the year before. This was just old shipmates enjoying each other's company.
Here are some pictures. All of the
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