since my last blog post, I have been working my way south from the town of Payette, Idaho to yesterday's new tag point in Notus, Idaho.
This is roughly a 28 mile stretch, which I walked in sections. I used Elmore Road which roughly parallels highway 95, walked that road north and west into Fruitland. Then I had to road walk highway 95 to get across the Payette River and to my previous tag point in the town of Payette.
From Echo Ave. and Elmore Road intersection, I walked Elmore Road (x2) to the south to where it Tees into Pearl Road. This section crosses a lot of farm and cattle land and had a lot of ups and down from the rolling hills.
A short jaunt on Pearl Road took me to the top of Lon Davis Road. This road is paved further south, but the 4.25 mile section across a huge section of hills was all dirt road. I had to first scout it with my car in order to find where Lon Davis Road connected in to Pearl Road. It is not marked with a sign. it's just one of many dirt roads that exit onto Pearl Road.
I went out on a bitterly cold day and walked the section (x2) of Lon Davis Road, there and back through the crunchy snow.
Yesterday 12/23/13 I walked a 5.6 mile section (x2) from Market Road to Iverson Road, down Iverson to Purple Sage Road, over to Notus Road. Then I followed Notus Road a short way into the town of Notus, to highway 20/26, and crossed the highway and the railroad tracks.
this is my newest "tag point" and is where I will take up again in the new year on my continuing trek south to the Snake River.