As wonderful and unique as the Alaskan flying experience was for us, Idaho backcountry flying was the highlight of this adventure. So many of us have read about this beautiful, pilot-friendly state, but to live it was a dream. To gain experience with Valdez competitors, like Dennis Wittenberg among others, was truly a gift. Breakfast at Dixie Town, then on to Cabin Creek and Soldier Bar, places I had only heard of, became reality. The people we met along our entire journey eventually back to Illinois were as wonderful as the scenery. So many offered us places to stay, cars, meals, ice cream, and friendship.