|It took a lot of effort to get the bear bag hung way up there.
|A nice little bridge to start the morning.
|I’d never seen such purple pine cones.
|Trail junction! I’m on the road to Grand Jean.
|As close as I got to Smith Falls.
|Crossing the South Fork of the Payette River.
|Elk Lake would be nice to camp at, but my timing wasn’t right.
|Smoke beginning to creep into the valley.
|Even more smoke.
|So close to Grand Jean!
|I took the log over this stream.
|I wondered if someone was missing this boot…
|I thought Ambrose would be meeting me at the footbridge.
|Okay, to the left I go.
|Ambrose was at the trailhead.
|The sky remained smoke-filled at the campsite Ambrose found at Grand Jean.