Since then, we've logged hundreds of miles on our dual sport motorcycles, riding Idaho highways and forest service roads, exploring this scenic state that we love so much. I've been fortunate enough to be able to upgrade to riding a 2007 BMW F650GS, which is a hoot to ride. This is a photo taken at Deadwood Fire Lookout, elevation 8200 feet. There's a lovely place to eat lunch where you have a fantastic view of the mountains while surrounded by wildflowers.
On a motorcycle, it's easy to enjoy the views and the sunny day while you cruise along.
Yesterday we rode up to Sunset Fire Lookout, and once you leave the highway we proceeded up the scariest road I've ever ridden a motorcycle on. Six miles of very steep, sandy road with tight, steep corners. I was so happy when we finally reached the top and I could catch my breath. On the way up we passed an intrepid soul on a bicycle, pedaling like mad to make the hills. He finally made it to the fire lookout, which was amazing-he must have legs made out of steel!
Here I'm contemplating the hard ride back down to the highway while watching a red breasted nuthatch and mountain bluebird, our state bird, fly by.
This is the view from the fire lookout where you can see the Sawtooth and Trinity mountains. Do you see those rain clouds rolling in? It was time to head down the mountain before the rain hit us.
This morning we're tired and sore, but we're planning our next motorcycling trip to another fire lookout.
And I'll be ready :-)