Made the same loop as the other guys it sounds like. The river was low enough to drive across in a dodge diesel at the time I was there in early August. Very pretty hike, lots of elk, mulies, and some goats. Crazy t-storms that afternoon and the next day. Saw the biggest hail of my life that weekend in Challis.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe