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Roy&Lynne

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Posted: 08/01/20 06:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We live in WA and have taken just about every southbond road there is and pretty sick of all of them. What about Hwy 95 through Idaho in November. We have a Class B so no issue with that but just wondering what the road is like, and if there are any must see stops along the way.


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Posted: 08/01/20 08:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good two lane highway. November can be hit and miss on weather. Watch weather reports for your travel time. We cut off just into Idaho near Fruitland and stay away from Boise area. Watch your fuel gauge after before leaving Marsing area southbound.


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We have taken our Boulder over that route twice. Both times northbound. Make sure things are tied down well.


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Posted: 08/02/20 08:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Most people will say there is nothing out there. That's because they look but do not see.
Be ready for some snow.

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Make sure 95 is open. It probably will be by November, but it has needed major surgery this year - there was a HUGE rockslide about a month ago which closed the entire road for a week or so. They have been working on it, as it's the only way to get from some towns to other places in Idaho.


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Posted: 08/03/20 07:02am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OPs portion is south of damaged area.

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Posted: 08/03/20 04:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

US 95 open during daylight hours.

https://www.eastidahonews.com/2020/08/temporary-road-around-us-95-now-open-during-daylight-hours-after-rock-slides/

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Posted: 08/03/20 05:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Slide is up by Riggins, ID. OP plans on going south from I-84 the way I understand it. Slide is north of I-84 like 100 miles.

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Posted: 08/03/20 08:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

enblethen wrote:

Slide is up by Riggins, ID. OP plans on going south from I-84 the way I understand it. Slide is north of I-84 like 100 miles.


You may know more about the OP than is obvious from the post, but I don't see any mention of I84 or first passing through Oregon. So I assumed they were thinking picking up 95 further north, such as Spokane or Lewiston.

US95 south of I84 remains of Idaho for only 60 miles (out of a total of 500). I was going to say that's pretty flat, but I see from the map it has a 1000 ft climb over a ridge. When I drove to Jordan Valley some years ago I went through Succor Creek, bypassing that part of US95.

In terms of road conditions, weather related or grades, it's the central part of US95 that should be of most concern. The main grades pass in and out of the Snake and Salmon River valleys.

One spring when I vacationed in the Idaho mountains, the main state park at McCall didn't open until after Memorial Day due to lingering snow. That's somewhat higher than US95 at NewMeadows. Later we encountered snow flurries at Lost Trail pass on US93.

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Posted: 08/03/20 09:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Paulj: Good point about northern end of OPs planned route.

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