The wife and I took a drive. We ended up visiting my brother in Pinedale, WY.
Leaving Pinedale, we drove to Jackson, WY crossed the Teton Pass into Idaho. Then north on the I-15 to I-90. We spent the night in Missoula, MT. That evening at Corrino's restaurtant, I discovered a new local brewery, Kettle House Brewery. They make Cold Smoke Scotch Ale. Excellent! During the night it rained and snowed in the surrounding mountains and cleansed the air of the smoke from the forest fires. That morning while I gassed up the Honda Pilot and cleaned the windows, the wife went into the mini-mart to buy me a cup of coffee. She returned with a large cup of black coffee and 3 8-packs of 16 ounce Cold Smoke. I love that woman! We drove west across Montana to Lolo Pass. We followed US-12 home. The smoke wasn't as bad as we experienced when we left on our trip but there was still a 70 mile area where all exits and pull-offs are blocked....signs warning not to stop on the pavement and to use your headlights so other drivers can see you in the smoke.
A few photos you might appreciate. The first photos were taken on the Hoback River south of Jackson Hole, WY.
The last 2 photos were taken of the Lochsa River along US-12 in Idaho after just crossing into Idaho.
The above photo was taken from the summit of Teton Pass. It pictures Jackson Hole. While the town is named Jackson. You can see why the trappers named the area Jackson's Hole after a trapper Davey Jackson who wintered there.
In this photo you can see the smoke from the forest fire in the distance....