As we were getting ready to leave the Haven Hot Springs a big group of Porches pulled in- a club from Boise out for a drive-
We continued north-east on the Ponderosa Pine Scenic Route 21-
From Boise National Forest we enter the Challis National Forest-
So many campgrounds along this route!
Sawtooth National Recreation Area-
Some impressive mountains off to the south-
Welcome to Stanley, Idaho, population 63!
We motor on, following the Salmon River in the direction of Challis-
Yet another fantastic motorcycle road!
Green valleys, brown hills, dilapidated buildings-
Abandoned service station-
Smokey the Bear tells us the fire danger is only moderate here, yet they are fighting a big fire nearby…
US Dept of Ag. Yankee Fork Work Center. Wonder what they do here?
What a gorgeous day!!
Crossing the Salmon River-
Clayton, Idaho- population 7!!
Now we’re riding north on the Salmon River Scenic Byway 75-
A cool old single lane bridge across the Salmon River-
79 miles to Salmon, Idaho!
Hmmm, clouds are getting thicker- looks like we might get wet…
Rain off in the distance-
Here’s a sign you don’t see every day- Caution- Bighorn Sheep on Highway!
I tell Kristhawee to keep his eyes open for bighorn sheep-
By sheer luck we’re still dry-
Wow these are some rugged mountains!
The Salmon River Scenic Byway 75 ends at a T-junction with highway 93. The sky to the west is dark and threatening. We stop here for fuel and some food and to assess the weather and our route-
It looks like the storm clouds have passed. As we’re getting ready to hit the road a group of guys pulls in on an interesting mix of bikes- Ducati Multistrada, Honda VFR, Suzuki V-Strom, and there was a BMW in the group too-
They’re really friendly, it turns out we’re all riding in the direction of Salmon and they don’t mind at all if we tag along