Just off the MFS late Friday. It was smokey along most of the river but tolerable. The was some ash fall about 1/2 way down the river. There were several fires burning to the North of Cache Bar. It was very smokey in Stanley form the Halstead fire. Hwy 21 was closed at Banner Summit this morning, but I detoured through Bear Valley to Lowman. By the time I got to Lowman the reader board said Hwy 21 was open with a pilot car. Highway 55 had been closed at Banks yesterday. The fire was still burning but traffic was not impeded.
I'm not happy about being over the hill, but I am grateful there wasn't a cliff at the summit! - Frank and Ernest