Imagine you are riding in the back seat of a 2012 Forrester. We are leaving early in the morning from Challis with the goal of shooting along the highway until we get to Salmon. Your job is helping us find safe pull-outs for shooting and joining us as we photograph whatever looks interesting (could involve some walking along the road to get back to what we thought that was the 'perfect' shot). Stay with us as we decide to go a few extra miles to check out Lemhi Pass. Laugh with us as we realize that this short trip is turning into a long one and we are not prepared for that! Bump along 12 miles on a dirt road to get to Lemhi Pass. Feel a bit smug when you get to what might feel like the top of the world. Enjoy being surrounded by wildflowers. Breathe in cool fresh air. Be treated to the most blue sky you have seen in decades. When you get back into the car, realize that only half the trip has been completed . . . you have the trip back to Challis to enjoy.
If you are thinking of a great place to explore central Idaho, Challis is the place to consider for a home base. We stayed at the Pioneer RV Park and were delightfully surprised with great internet service, a convenient and cheap launderette and grass outside our door. We will happily return here. If you are a 'senior' you get a discount!