Re:Northern Idaho to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
On one of your trips out or back come down to Lewiston from Moscow and follow US 12 up Lolo Pass over the Divide into Missoula, MT. This follows closely the Lewis & Clark Route over the Mountains and is not only a historic route, but absolutely beautiful as well. Read the sections of the Explorer's journals before traveling in these mountains to gain appreciation for what you will see. LoLo Hot Springs right on US 12 is a great rest stop high in the mountains..as it was 210 years ago when the Captains soaked in the hot waters there.
I lived and worked in the college in Lewiston for a year some time ago. It was a very interesting place to visit.