Redmond OR, 0 miles
I had intended to drive to Redmond Oregon and catch a flight back to Missoula, as I neared town I encountered the worst wildfire smoke I have ever experienced. Visibility was less than ¼ mile. While that may sound overly dramatic, it’s really an understatement.
I’m putting the rest of the tour on hold. I don’t know when the fires will abate, but I don’t expect that will be before September. I’m saddened by this turn of events, but the situation does not warrant the potential health risks that would be encountered if I were to return to the road right now.
Sadly, I won’t be returning to Missoula soon…