That is a beautiful area--the Sawtooth wilderness in Idaho. . . . I went there a few times as a boy and really loved it; so wild and rugged. Nez Perce' country and not too far from where Chief Joseph made his famous retreat from U.S. army, although Joseph started on the east end of Oregon and clipped across northern Idaho, while Al is more in the south we suspect. [That is an amazing story, btw, and well worth a good read on, how Joseph and his small band of warriors, women and children managed to constantly slip through the lines of the army, fighting all the way, up to the sad ending and final battle on the Montana/Canada border. Most of the chief's top warriors were gone by then, but he still lived and eventually surrendered, when he gave his famous speech with the words, "From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever."]
Anyway--thanks for your prayers for Al, if you've been so led, that he and the others maintain in safety in a rough situation.....
And God bless you!
Nez Perce' warriors