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May 9, 2016 - Montana Bound

Back on the road & leaving Oregon behind (for the time being), we'll be back. We jumped in the truck early this morning & drove up Hwy 11 (our eventual destination will be Polson, Montana. We traveled on Hwy's 11 & 12 through some beautiful countryside. We decided to break the trip up & spend our first night In Kamiah, Idaho at the Long Camp RV Park. The park is small but very quiet & peaceful. Long Camp is on the banks of the Clearwater River, which we had running right behind our 5th-wheel. We had a few visitors right behind our rig, a...

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Pete & Jan's Travels

Oct 5, 2014 - Dworshak Dam...

Saturday we decided to travel US Highway 12 about 25 miles west to the town of Orofino at the suggestion of our campground host. He thought we might enjoy a tour of Dworshak Dam on the North Fork Clearwater River. The dam is located approximately 4 miles northeast of Orofino and impounds the Dworshak Reservoir for flood control and hydroelectricity generation. Dworshak is the third tallest dam in the United States and the tallest straight-axis concrete dam in the Western Hemisphere. Construction of the dam by the U.S. Army Corps of...

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Oct 4, 2014 - Darby, MT to Kamiah, ID...

The Lolo Trail, known as naptnišaqs, or "Nez Perce Trail" in Salish was used by Nez Perce in the 18th century, and by the Lewis and Clark Expedition on their westward snowbound journey in September 1805. Under the guidance of a member of the Shoshone nation known as Old Toby, the Lewis and Clark crew turned northward and began their ascent into the daunting Bitterroot Mountains. To get through this more than 200-mile stretch of unforgiving mountain terrain, the pioneers followed the Lolo Trail for 11 harrowing days. Suffering from...

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Aug 23, 2012 - The Bitterroots, Lolo Trail

It is cold this morning…low 30s and the there is no smoke over the ridge so maybe the choppers doused it. Our travel today is along the most difficult part of the trip that the Corps of Discovery endured. They had been expecting a short half day trek but it turned out to be many days of trial and tribulation over very rough mountains, which would become known as the Bitterroots. They hired an Indian guide from the Shoshones, Old Toby, to get them through to the hopefully friendly Nez Perce and the other side. It was now late September and...

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Sep 4, 2010 - Northwest Passage - Idaho

Well, Fri the 4th of Sept and we’re on the road again heading east from the Tri City’s of Richland, Kennewick & Pasco WA. Not much to report of today’s travels, a whole lot of hills and wheat fields. We had 10 miles of Apple orchards coming out of the Tri-City’s, after that it was wheat fields as far as you could see. We traveled east along the Northwest Passage, first explored by Lewis & Clark in 1804. Pretty country following the various rivers they explored. The real exciting part of today’s travels was found when we pulled into our...

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Jun 13, 2010 - Clearwater Lake, WA - Lewis & Clark, ID

We left Fairchild AFB Thursday morning. I dropped the rig off at an RV repair place for them to fix or replace my TV antenna. For some reason (I’m told it was just “old age”, so I can “relate”), the whole thing just fell apart. While they checked that out we went to breakfast and then to the Fairchild commissary to stock up. The rig was ready when promised and, as expected, the old antenna was beyond fixin’ so I had to buy a new one. Parts, labor, etc. = $287.00, but I finally have TV to watch (if I can locked onto a local station). We...

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2010 Travels

May 24, 2009 - Kamiah, Idaho

May 21-24 We spent Memorial Day weekend in Kamiah, Idaho, arriving at Lewis & Clark RV Resort on Thursday. It is a Coast to Coast park, so parking was relatively inexpensive considering that most parks we have been in so far were in the 24-35 dollar range. Our C2C membership allows us to park for $10/night. Kamiah is a small community on the Clearwater River. It is a beautiful valley with historic ties to the Lewis & Clark expedition of 1805. This is where the explorers wintered after meeting up with the Nez Perce Indian tribe, and then...

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May 24, 2009 - 2nd Indian Presbyterian Church

We all attended a local Church this morning in Kamiah, ID at the 2nd Indian Presbyterian Church. Its is a small church with a minister that preaches at this church at 10am and then preaches again at a local Lutheran church at 11:15am. Most all of the members attending the service was Nez Perce Indians and they were an extremely friendly and warm group that really welcomed us. We sang several songs, and they also sang one in their Nez Perce Indian language which we did not understand, but was interesting to hear. We all really enjoyed the...

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May 24, 2009 - Lewis and Clark RV Park Kamiah ID

Our group has a few activities that we like to do together. Number 1 is eat of course. We sometimes eat out together or pool our food and have a community pot luck meal which is what we are doing tonight. Last night, Bill grilled some of the best pork loin that I have had. Bonita grilled several vegetables. and Don & Alice Faye made homemade strawberry ice cream. I contribution was to be the taste tester. LOL. We also play a game called Pegs and Jokers. Its always the men against the women and right now its Men 7 and Women 4, but there is...

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May 22, 2009 - Trip to Kamiah, ID

Miles Today: 228 Day: 22 Total Miles: 2313 Yesterday was one of the most scenic drives we have made yet and it was one of the most difficult. The trip from the Boise, ID area to Kamiah, ID allowed us to travel through canyons and mountains, with a beautiful river flowing next to the ever turning winding hilly road. Its hard to describe how beautiful the river was with its fast flowing rapids cutting through the canyons. Driving motorhomes for 228 miles through this was very tiring. Constantly turning, braking, and struggling up hills. We...

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Jul 5, 2007 - Lewis-Clark Resort

Our CampClub USA membership was a factor in choosing this park. Since the rate is 50% off the usual rate, it was a good stopover on our way to the LOW (Life on Wheels) conference in Moscow. We literally drove through Hell's Canyon on our way here which meant the truck had to endure another long, hot climb while the canyon's temperature rose to 113 degrees (according to the truck's reading). After stopping on the shoulder again to bring the tranny temp down, we proceeded at 10 mph in low gear to the top of the hill. Every time we went around...

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Jun 9, 2007 - Butte, MT to Kamiah, ID ~ 270 miles

We prepared ourselves and the coach for travel, loaded the SUV on its trailer and headed out around 10 AM. The route to Missoula, MT was quick and pleasant. We had a nice tailwind. Around noon, we stopped to top off the fuel tank, eat an Arby's sandwich and walk Socks. We picked up Hwy 12 to Kamiah (pronounced Cam'-ee-a) in Missoula. In fact, we drove through Missoula on it. It then moved along the river up and over the mountains and down into Kamiah. It was slow going, due to the grades and curves. I don't think there was a straight piece...

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Greg's 2007 Odyssey

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