The trail north was mostly in nice level green forest but soon turned to a recovering burn zone of dead standing trees. It was interesting to note how the forest floor was rapidly renewing with new growth.
Crossing over Gibbons Pass was interesting. It's a pass with a lot of history and an intersection that including the Lewis and Clark route, old Indian route, Nez Perce Nee-Me-Poo National Historic Trail, and of course the CDT.
Dry camping as there is no water for the first 20 miles. I settled for a less than perfect spot that didn't have dead trees ready to fall on me.