We drove to Elk River this morning with the intention of hiking at Elk Creek Falls. Unfortunately it poured rain, so we decided to explore from (mostly) inside the car. I found myself intrigued by the number of unusual and interesting signs we found along the way, so I started photographing them.
Among other destinations, this sign read "Elk Creek CG." What was a CG? We could not figure it out, so we followed the road to see what it was.
Then we felt a little stupid. Elk Creek Camp Ground. Duh.
"No Vehicles or ATV's on Airstrip." From the amount of trees and bushes, I'd say there won't be any airplanes there either.
"Elk River, Elk Creek." We never did figure out the difference.
"Elk River Redneck Men's Club. Members Only. No Women Allowed."
"Granddad Bridge. Reid Wedding. Snowmobile & ATV Parking Area."
"Log Inn Specials" We ate lunch at the Log Inn.
This sign was in the "non-bar" side of the Inn. Propped on a very noisy ice machine, it reads "This Area For Non-Smokers."
"Cafe. Open. Visa/Mastercard."
"Carrie's Suggestion Box"
"Lancaster Cider Mill Apple Cider"
"Live Music Saturday, May 26th (a week ago) by the Dirty Buckle"
"Elk Butte Recreation. Snowmobile Rentals and Sales. Rock for Sale."
"Elk River Lodge and General Store"
"Single to Group Lodging. B&B. A Jacuzzi Suite. Ice Cream. Huckleberry Products."
"Elk River Community Bible Church."
"Give Us A Break, Slow Down. Kids Playing."
"Public School." Evidently when the town was larger, and the roof wasn't falling in, this had been the Hallowed Halls of Learning.
"Watch For Stock" (Sorry, blurry moving car picture.)
"Elk Creek Falls, 2 mi." This is where we had hoped to go hiking.
"Elk River Backcountry Byway." In Idaho, if the road is too small to get more than 100 cars a day, they call it a scenic byway, because that sounds better than "out in the sticks."
"Boville, population 305." I forgot to get one of Elk River, but it was about 150 souls.
"Helmer Store and Cafe" We had planned to eat lunch here, but chose the Log Inn instead. Next time, we'll eat here. The food is much, much better.
"Lost Hope? Trust Jesus." As you can see from the highly populated background, this sign reaches many. Maybe they have Christian cows.