Took a day trip from Salmon, ID over into the Big Hole this past Saturday. Our route started north along the Salmon River Scenic Byway and over Chief Joseph Pass. We dropped into Wisdom, then north and east to Wise River. Then south over the Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway. Then looped back to Jackson, Wisdom and back to Salmon. Highlights: - Lots of bikes on the road. Mostly day-trippers. Mostly big touring bikes. - Temps were from 60 to 75 degrees. - Traffic was light and polite. - More rafters in the Big Hole River than I have ever seen. - Snow level on Chief Joseph pass was around 7,500 feet. - All the campgrounds were packed, more campers than I have ever seen in this area. - Campers were almost all from MT with a few from ID and a mix of other. - Calves are fresh and the bulls have not been put out with the girls yet. - "The Crossing" (one of my favorite cafes) is open. We ate at Rosie's in Jackson. - Jackson Hot Springs is open. Still looking for a cook. - Gas is available in Wisdom. - The section of Hwy 93 from Lost Trail Pass was paved last summer and is "A+" quality.