From this point on, I hit the hiking trails pretty hard and tried to get out as often as possible. My route finding skills were not fine tuned though, and I sort of got skunked on this hike to Chimney Rock. My main form of transportation is a 1989 Honda CRX. It was the perfect college car as it got great gas mileage and doesn't have a backseat, so I never had to drive on road trips. However, this type of vehicle isn't ideal for the mountains. I drove up Pack River Road as far as I could and fortunately got a ride the rest of the way to the trailhead.
Chimney Rock is a stone tower that can be reached from the Pack River Drainage area (east route) or from the Priest River, Idaho, side (west route). It is a popular site for people who rock climb and is a destination climb in the area. The hike didn't seem too difficult where, but after running out of trail and bushwacking a while, I decided to call it a day and figured I missed a turn somewhere. It was an enjoyable day hike and I plan on returning sometime to actually reach the base of Chimney Rock from this direction. After getting a ride to the trailhead because of my car, I began devising a plan to get myself a more appropriate vehicle.