there is one place on the reservation with some mean dogs, but other than that, it's fantastic in all respects). Once you cross the river south of Ione, stop at that little museum in Tiger for some ice cream. You'll need some nourishment for the upcoming climbs.[/quote]
Heh. I wasn't going to go there, but since you did...The second meanest dog I encountered on the entire Northern Tier was on Le Clerc. Scrappy little guy. Stopped me dead in my tracks. When yelling at house produced no owner, I opened up my Siwss Arm Knife just in case. His bark turned out be worse than his bite.
A couple of us were amazed at the map profile for the stretch of SR 20 that takes you into Tiger. It was nearly vertical. Fortunately, we got to go down it.