Avejoe and I trucked the bikes from the Sacramento, CA area up to a friend's home in Eagle, just outside of Boise. Our plan was to hop over to the BDR route, follow it up and across over to Darby, MT then loop back to Eagle. We had a week. Both Dave and I hadn't really used our bikes for camping, especially for a week long outing. We both upgraded since the days of the trusty Yamaha WR250Rs. Dave was now on a KTM 500, me a Beta 390. We hopped on Hwy 55 north out of Eagle to Horseshoe Bend and jumped off on a gravel road that took us to Placerville. Quaint little gold rush era town. Continuing north on dirt we crossed the Payette River and took the paved road east to Lowman for the first gas stop and where we connected with the actual BDR route. We followed the route toward Deadhorse Reservoir. Did a bit of a creek crossing - deeper than it looked. The illusion of clear water! Lunch stop at a small creek. Much of this area of Idaho has been burned, a lot of standing dead trees. The wild flowers seem to like the sunshine. Because it was getting late in the day, we bypassed Deadhorse Reservoir and found a campsite near Yellowpine. After setting up camp we rode in to Yellowpine to get gas and dinner. The store/gas station was closed, hours of 10-5, but we did get a great BBQ dinner and a PBR at the Corner. Not many pics taken, too busy riding. Also, the smokey air wasn't good for vista shots. Great roads, lots of ups and downs, many switch backs! End of Day 1.