We set off early this morning.
We have an extra special destination today.
We ride over the Lolo Pass through extensively burned forests.
In 1804 Lewis and Clark and their guides walked through these Bitterroot Mountains on their expedition to and from the Pacific Coast.
Kevin and Bill Idaho bikers waiting for coffee at Lolo.
Meet Olga and Brian who live in the wilderness. Brian is an artist and makes kaleidoscopes. We had an other worldly conversation about life here and synaethesia. They are attending...
The Shanty moon festival combined with an Alien Abduction Festival. Electronic music and laser art. It is 8.00am and music is wafting across to the store.
We are riding alongside the Lochsa river. It is very cool-hovering around 50degF
Where we meet David who is on a ride from Oregon.
Lily is cooking western hash browns for Dick's lunch.
First peel and parboil baking potatoes. Cool and grate them.
Sauté chopped onions, capsicum and ham.
Sauté the grated potatoes until brown, turn and top with the sautéed onion mixture.
Top with grated cheese and cover for a few minutes.
Lift the lid and squirt some water onto the griddle and replace the lid.
And a hot cake for me. It is a huge pancake served with butter and syrup.
We set off down the Salmon river
There are rafters and swimmers out on the river.
We arrive at the global headquarters of the Shallow Thinking Institute in McCall, Idaho.
We are so glad to be here with our friends and founders of the Institute Anne and Joe.
Take a peek at my Come, Walk with me blog and you will read about my walks with Anne in Queenstown on the 45th parallel South.
Radioman, our friend Mark arrives.
We head off to Lake Payette for a swim.
There are ripe huckleberries under the trees. Anne and I go foraging huckleberries.
While Joe, Mark and Dick catch up.