Like every year lately, wildfires factor prominently into the ride plan. The highway along the Little Salmon River between New Meadows and Riggins is reduced to 45 MPH to accommodate several staging areas to fight the Rattlesnake Creek fire. The riding is a bit tedious.
A downside to directly experiencing the air and environment while riding is the smell of death. I seem to pass ripe roadkill every few miles. Perhaps the fire activity is to blame. Puffy and I don’t like it.