August 15th, 2015

SMOF License

Through Fire and Smoke to Idaho

We were on the move pretty early this morning, wanting to get moving before the day got too hot. It turned out to be a not-too-long but very smoky day. OTOH, it could have been much worse.

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We had to jettison the planned day at the Sumpter Valley Railroad tomorrow (the railroad has suspended operations due to the fires, and roads in the area have been intermittently closed) and rearrange the trip plans, so tomorrow's trip is to Lewiston ID: 285 miles to Lewiston, about forty miles longer than today. There is another forest first up toward Lewiston, but it looks like it's off to the east of the highway, so we hope to get through with nothing worse than irritated eyes from the smoke.