July 21, 2019: IDBDR Section 2 (continued) - Lowman-ish, to Pine I woke up MUCH warmer than the previous day. A very pleasant and easy morning ensued. I'd been hitting it hard for quite a while and had actually wanted to have a short day or even a full rest day, but the ride times and locations just didn't work out. So I actually got more stuff out and had breakfast and coffee at a relaxing pace before packing up and hitting the trail. The fire from yesterday was hiding under an inversion in the valley in the distance. But the camp site was pretty nice. Nimrod of the day! Today's award goes to whomever decided that building a fire, with new and complete fire ring, in the middle of the road was a good idea. Especially given that there was a large opening next to the road. It was another great weather day, though it felt warmer as the elevations were lower in the valleys. A bit of a challenge here. The culvert had washed out, leaving a pretty good drop into the creek crossing, around three feet. From the other side. But I took a swing at it. (video 32 seconds) I think that going this way, North to South, made this pretty easy, even with a loaded ADV bike. I don't imagine that I'd have gotten it back up that drop off going the other way. This sign was for that road, for those traveling northward. No signage or anything from the other way. The next ways were pretty nice. Clear skies, if a little more hazy due to smoke, and good roads. Not quite as scenic it seemed, at least for a little while. Maybe it was more sensory familiarity or something. And still the very frequent burn scar. Going up towards Trinity Lakes Recreation Area, the traffic increased a lot. Which is really to say there was some. But that just gave me an excuse to stop for pics more often. The campground was pretty nice. Or I though so since it had a timely toilet, and good fresh spring water available to refill my mostly empty bottles. And a nice view. The ride down from here to Pine was pretty easy. Lots of elevation loss and temperature gain. I did swing through Featherville on the way, or at least not too far out of the way. I didn't find anyone at that town of RV parks if it was called Featherville since the name Tickletown had already been taken. Pine has a nice café/tavern, though it was camouflaged pretty well. They'd just put fresh "log" siding on and all the signs were still off the building. Only the neon beer signs gave it away. Decent enough sandwich, though once again pesto seems to mean something in Idaho other than what I expect. After fuel and an ice cream bar from the convenience store, I continued south.