A few weeks ago I took a road trip around the central mountains in Idaho. I live in a remote county with only 2 Covid cases. My route passed through neighboring counties also with low Covid. I considered this a reasonable exposure risk. Since then things have changed. I just got back from a trip around the central mountains (93, over Hwy 12, down to McCall and back through Stanley along the Salmon River. What I saw changed my mind... First, the number of Covid cases in Idaho was steady at about 30 a day through June. Recently the number of cases has surged to between 400 to 500 cases a day. This is statistically real. Second, (and maybe the cause of the shift) is the very unusual volume of road tourists. I think folks are fleeing the cities or fed-up with their isolation, and now hitting the road. There are more out of state folks clearly set up to tour and camp. Cars/SUVs with packed roof racks, Sedans with bumper hitch loaded full. Trucks with trailers of all sorts, lots of motorhomes. Camp grounds are packed. I stayed in McCall and it was hopping. Lots of mixing and potential for exposure. Quite frankly, it was not fun...just weird. I am not a fearful person, but I am thoughtful. There is clearly a significant surge in Covid and lots of mixing from visitors from who knows where. I think exposure potential in Idaho is a full magnitude higher than a month ago. I am going to ground my GS and ride my 690 and drive my Jeep on the dirt. This posted is not intended to spark an angry assault about Covid and how I should live my life. I am just sharing my thoughtful perspective based on current events and recent travels. Be safe.