I can’t tell you what it is about Idaho. And no it is not the Potatoes. Something about Idaho has been calling us for years. There is a show on the National Geographic Channel called Aerial America. A few months ago they had a one hour show on Idaho. Seeing this only added fuel to the fire. Idaho was destined to be a on the itinerary for this trip. Crossing over from Oregon into Idaho the landscape unfolded like an Alpine postcard. It was quickly living up to our expectations. We were headed for the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. In National Forests and National Recreation Areas, you are generally allowed to set up camp just about anywhere that you want free of charge. Our first stop was to the Ranger Station to ask for a recommendation. Ranger Rick was a nice slow talking mountain man who went over ALL of our options with very detailed descriptions of the 673 different regions of the park we should look at. After 7 hours or so we thanked Ranger Rick and started out the door.
Fifteen minutes later my joy quickly faded as I learned that we were too late. The racing was underway and they were not allowing any more spectators in. We were so close that I could hear the horsepower echo off the canyons, yet too far too see a damn thing. After trying every scam possible to talk my way in, I finally conceded defeat and headed into town. I did get a good look at one very cool car while in Sun Valley. It was the brand new 2015 Porsche 918 Hybrid which is now the worlds quickest production car that goes zero to sixty in 2.3 seconds with the help of electric motors.