Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Idaho Panhandle
The NF is sweet.
Some great camping up there. I can't speak to the trout fishing too much. I've caught a couple up there with a 4-weight single-hander so I suppose that speaks for itself, since I know just about zero as far as trout fishing goes. We always went up there for kayaking.
But the area is stellar. Your car should be fine if you're not rally driving. From Aquarius you can drive upstream maybe 40+ miles to Kelly Creek and a bit beyond. In between, you can drive up Black Canyon, Orogrande Creek, Quartz Creek, Skull Creek, and possibly one or two others. With the exception of Orogrande, the roads all dead-end at some point but you can hike upstream past that. There's hiking all over the place. Quartz and Black Canyon both (I believe) have had landslides sometime in the past 25-or-so years that have dammed the creeks and created little lakes. Actually, I'm a bit cloudy on that now that I think on it. But it might be worth checking out since the creeks themselves will be trickles in the summer and fall.
Love the NF.
"I was spey casting for sure. Everything else I'm unsure about." ~Mumbles