The '05 backcountry trip was the first for Doug's recently completed RV-10 and for my newly redone engine. Up until a few days before our departure, we were both breaking in the new engines. I finished my first 25 hrs. and had the engine inspected just a few days before departure. Doug finished his 40 hr. experimental fly-off at about the same time.
Our trip consisted of stops in some old favorite spots, like West Yellowstone, Schafer Meadows and Johnson Creek. This year we also added a new camping destination, Moose Creek in Northern Idaho. I'd flown in to Moose Creek many years ago, but had never camped there.