My wife had keyed in to Priest Lake during our initial searches - I wasn't sure if we were going to head that far north, but it seems like a beautiful area. In general, it just seems like the entire panhandle of ID is a bit more remote and less inhabited - I hope my premonition is close to correct. We are used to reserving a few of our favorite close to home campground spots a year in advance just as soon as the reservation system comes on line because they fill up so quickly, but from what I've seen so far most of the reservable campgrounds in the areas we are looking at still have vacancy. I also looked at the area east of CDL and it looks like there are some great spots, Larrie. I'm just now exploring a few of the app's and websites for camp spots - I'd recommend putting campendium.com on the resource list as well.
Eric - good food is always part of a great road trip. Note taken!
We'll be in the area around early July, so most of the snows should be melted but no guarantee this year! Mt. Bachelor (Bend, OR) recently announced that they would open up again for skiing over the July 4 weekend!
2009 Express AWD, CCV Top & 50-ish home build. Daily driver/camper/kid hauler