The area were "dugout dick" lived is absoulutely beautiful, of course the pictures don't show it. There is a road right above his caves that takes you into some of the best elk hunting country around. I saw those caves from the road back in 2003 when I was in Salmon River.
My hunting camp was about two miles down the road from him. I didn't realize what all the building on the side of the hill were until we hit a gas station and the clerk told us that some old guy lived in the caves there.