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Sep 7, 2017 - Short trip down to Lewiston, ID

It was an extremely smoky drive today. We had heard that the smoke might be from the grass seed farmers burning their fields after harvesting the seed (a normal practice on the reservation) but as the smoke got worse and we saw no fields burning, we knew there had to be another source. Later we learned that there was wildfires in Idaho, one started by a teen playing with fireworks. We were surprised by a long steep descent down to the Clearwater and Snake River convergence. While up on summit of the highway before the switchbacks began, we...

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Jun 2, 2017 - Journey back in Time

They call this part of the highway "a journey back in time" and we can certainly see why. Miles and miles and miles of scenery exactly as it was centuries ago. Gentle rolling foothills covered in green pasture land, rising hills with tall pine trees and low underbrush freshly green with recent rain. Weathered cabins, line shacks, and barns showing the ravages of time, but once somebody's hope and dream and promise. Wednesday afternoon Tank finally started eating, so Thursday morning we feel comfortable to leave and resume our trip...

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Summer 2017

Jun 6, 2016 - Hell's Gate State Park (6/1 - 6/4/16)

We arrived at our new location and set up in site #40. This park sits right on the Snake River. The Snake River begins from tiny headwaters in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks in Wyoming and empties into the Columbia River at Sacajawea Park in Pasco, WA. This is such a beautiful river. Hell's Gate is the gateway to Hell's Canyon which begins about 20 miles upriver. Once we got set up, we took a walk through the park and did some geocaching. There was one about 50' off the path under a tree. It would require walking through some...

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Aug 20, 2015 - Lewiston

Lewiston Idaho is located at the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater rivers. Immediately west of Lewiston is the smaller twin city of Clarkston, Washington. The north-flowing Snake River departs Hells Canyon and forms the state boundary with Washington, while west-flowing Clearwater River defines the northern border of the city. At their confluence at the city's northwest corner, the lower Snake River turns west into Washington. The Lewis and Clark Expedition, also known as the Corps of Discovery Expedition, was the first American...

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2015 RV Adventure

Aug 7, 2015 - A Tiring Day

Super 8 in Twin Falls was very noisy last night and early morning so at 5 O'Clock we were awake and ready to hit the road. Our goal for the day was to drive to Lewiston, ID but since we started so early we saw where there was an old town called Silver City and decided to take a side trip to see. Silver City is an old mining town from the 1800's. At one time there were about 250 mines in operation with a population of 2500 people. Today the buildings are in poor condition although there are 4 business there and some of the buildings are...

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JC&Linda Clark

Aug 29, 2014 - Day 6 - Idaho

per the Garmin - 102 miles, 4357 climbing, 17.32 average and 41.37 max speed. Temp in the upper 80's, sunny and windy. As usual Walt and I were a two man paceline. We were with another group of three after lunch but they were too slow into the wind. As one of the photos shows we had a nice long downhill. Of course, Walt kicked my ass on this as 40 is pretty much my max going down. Have plenty of time to work on this during trip. We got lost again coming into town and had to google our way to hotel. Quesheet and Garmin not much help - other...

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jakes bike ride

Aug 26, 2014 - Lewiston, ID

Larry and I took a half day boat trip on the Snake River, a beautiful river on a beautiful day. It was a jet boat, only drew 6 inches of water when it was planned off. We left about 10 and were back by 3:30. It was a glorious ride, calm water interspersed with rapids, some of them about a class 3 I’d guess. The walls of the canyon were constantly changing (see the pictures). We stopped at Cache Creek for lunch – fried chicken, pasta salad, baked beans, a veggie tray, and chips and something to drink. Cache Creek is an old sheep ranch that...

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Alaska Trip

Aug 25, 2014 - Lewiston, ID

Another rainy day. A travel day. We had some road work, about 10 miles worth that was as bad as we had in Alaska. And the truck and trailer were a mess! Ah, those rain soaked muddy roads. It cleared up as we traveled westward (after the road work) and it turned into a rather pleasant day. We stopped for the night at a Walmart with some other trailers. The sunset was magnificent, red sky and all. August 25 We got on the road early (for us) and made it to Clarkston, WA, and have a really nice campground. After we set up camp we decided to go...

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Alaska Trip

Aug 19, 2014 - Tuesday and it is time to move on towards Idaho

As planned, once the event concluded we headed east. First destination is Lewiston, Idaho. We decided to take the scenic route on highway 26 through farm country. Pleasant, easy driving. Around 150 miles later we decided to stop for the night as only another 100 miles to Lewiston. Mile after mile rolled by as we continued enjoying the view and kept noticing the lack of camping spots, dry or otherwise. Around 1700 hours we rolled into Lewiston. Our first view of the valley and rivers below - priceless. Wish we could stay here at the lookout....

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Joe and Jane

Aug 28, 2012 - Lewis & Clark Trail

Aug 28, 2012 Lewis & Clark Trail This morning we planned another “scenic drive” on US 12 East, which is also known as the “Lewis & Clark Trail” and the “Northwest Passage Scenic Byway.” We didn’t know anything about it, but it was highly recommended by a young man we chatted with while doing laundry last week. Apparently he was on a bicycle trip which started from Virginia Beach and heading West, his final destination somewhere in Colorado, where he’ll meet up with his girlfriend and another friend. Don and I were amazed at the number of...

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Sep 8, 2011 - Polson, MT and Lewiston, ID

September 2, 3, 4, 2011 Polson, MT (Flathead Lake) Eagle Nest RV Resort September 5, 6, 7, 8, 2011 Lewiston, ID Hells Gate State Park Polson, MT (Flathead Lake) --- After we left Glacier National Park we traveled to Polson, MT. Polson is at the southern end of Flathead Lake. Flathead Lake is 30 miles long from north to south. A few years ago we had traveled through this area and we said at the time we would like to come back here is we got the chance. It is a very pretty area with lots of little towns around the lake and also a lot of...

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Sep 5, 2011 - Images of Idaho

After two full weeks in Montana I finally made it into Idaho and crossed the north-central part of the state along Highway 12. It is an absolutely beautiful stretch with the road following two crystal clear rivers, the Lochsa and the Clearwater, the entire 180 miles from Montana to the Washington border. On either side of the road are tall hills covered in pine trees. Although it's very beautiful in our time, Lewis and Clark had a tough time through these parts. There was little game and they were on starvation rations--first killing some...

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Ripsy Walkabout

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