From our moist campsite surrounded by swamp and cattle poo we set off early. There was little traffic on the road. That’s right I’m road walking on a highway due to the fires that have closed the CDT. I did see an Amish couple traveling up the road on their horse and cart. I don’t think I’ve seen that before.
It wasn’t long before we arrived in the town of Salmon. It was large enough to have a family dollar store for me to resupply and a Burger King to charge up my electronics. We lingered long enough till we realised there was a brewery in town. It was lunch time so we had a beer with our salad. That’s right, all three of us had salad and a beer. The brewery was open for breakfast, why on earth did we linger at Burger King. Live and learn.
By 2pm we set off only to get hit with a wall of heat. It was over 100F. We hiked about a mile to a gas station that made me a large milkshake. I suffered from minor brain freeze. Nips and Easyrider took delight in sipping a beer or three or four. I set off without them.
I managed to hike about 10 miles out of the town of Salmon. It stayed hot all evening as I hiked. Farmers fields dominated the roadside but I found a small grassy field near a roadside turnout that mentioned it was part of the Idaho Bird Trail. I waited till it was completely dark expecting Nips and Easyrider to arrive. They did not. I camped alone.