Today is like a holiday. We slept late, had a great talk over breakfast with two motorcyclists from Idaho, Larry and Jan, and didn't actually get on the road until 11. Total mileage for the day was just over 20, so we felt free to stop at every historical marker and spend time admiring the views. Crossing into Idaho means we are now on Pacific Time. Roy remarked that if we had been on a motorcycle we could have arrived at Lochsa Lodge before we left Lolo Hot Springs!
We installed handlebar-mounted rear view mirrors before leaving this morning. They are still a work in progress. We don't know if they are an improvement or not.
Route 12 continued along the beautiful Lolo Creek Canyon. The roads turned constantly and rose gradually for 4 miles.
Then we came to the truck chain up area that indicates a climb is about to begin. But 3 easy miles later we were being welcomed to Idaho. The border is at the top of Lolo Pass.
Before we knew it, we were at Lochsa Lodge. My kind of day: time to stop at every sight, not enough mileage to cause any pain, and a quitting time that's like early release from school.
The Lodge has cleverly located the wifi in the bar, so Roy and I are enjoying drinks and Nachos while we try to catch up on the blog. We tried the lobby first, but there the signal is like the days of dial up Internet.
Tomorrow we have 66 miles, mostly downhill, but our ACA map says no services for 66 miles. Indeed, when we turned off the road, the sign said no gas for 66 miles.