aka The Tour de Tater aka Running from The ManA 2,500 mile mostly off-road tour through the mountains, canyons, deserts and high plains of the Tater State, plus a little Montana and Washington. We liked it so much that afterward we moved here. We did this ride in late 2007. Idaho has incredible variety. Most of it is beautiful, wild and rugged. There are few paved roads. It is a dualsporter's heaven. But, services are few and far between so it requires some planning. TRACKS https://advrider.com/f/threads/2-dirtbags-dualsport-idaho-2007.1349883/ The cast of characters: yours truly on a Suzuki DRZ400S and Moragabiker on a KTM 525 EXC. I suppose one of these days we should update our ADV names to reflect our new location. another view Day 0 Home (at the time) to Meridian ID, 630 miles We loaded the bikes into our pickup and drove to a suburb of Boise, where we left our truck with relatives. If you don't happen to have accommodating friends or relatives nearby, we suggest leaving your vehicle at a RV storage lot. There are plenty in the area and cost about $60 per month for covered storage. Save your knobbies for the fun part. Day 1 Meridian to Mountain Home ID, 156 miles We headed southwest past Snake River farmland into the desert mountains near the Oregon border. This is a former mining area and is popular with ATVer's. The road appeared to dead end into private land, but skirted it and turned into a rough two-track with face-slappers. Are we lost already? We crossed over a mountaintop, enjoying the vistas then descended into Silver City, which had some of the richest mines in the West. Many original buildings remain and are worth the visit. The church is still used. A wedding party was just arriving. We crashed the wedding, dusty boots and all. Just kidding. Although it was hot and dry, we're told the town receives deep snow in the winter and only has one year-round resident. The rustic Idaho Hotel and Bar is still in business and also serves food.