I left Boise because of the heat and smoke, drifting down from the Boise Nat Forest. Riding thru the Boise was a bit nervous, breathing in smoke, passing all the fire crews, closed roads, and burnt forest. All to escape to Challis, north and east of most of the fire. It is really amazing to think of the effort put into controlling these natural disasters EVERY SUMMER!
After several days of escaping the encroaching smoke, I packed up yesterday and went south.