The crack of a rock against my windshield jolted me out of my autopilot daze as a truck spend past me going 70mph on this undivided back road. Damn it. This was a serious bullseye and I really had to stop and assess my situation. Was it even worth going further? A stones throw from the Canadian Border, I was in northern Idaho headed to a lake I had heard was not to miss.
What originally was imagined to be a romantic escape into the old growth forest seemed more like a disastrous journey into the dark reaches of the wilderness. Smoke from recent forest fires mixed with dark rain clouds, blocking out all but the faintest rays of sun. Sporadically, Those clouds would start to leak rain without notice, only to stop again suddenly.