After leaving Cottonwood Campground, fifteen miles further we reached the small town of Challis (pop. 1088) which is the biggest town in these parts. I resupplied in town (picked up three books at the thrift store!) then moved on. Ten miles out of town was this site where I pulled in to eat lunch. I realized the three day holiday weekend (Labor Day) was coming up in a week. These are always an issue for me. I need to be in a place to escape the mayhem. I thought about it while eating. The campgrounds along the way ahead are remote and everything unknown for 120 miles.