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Jul 9, 2018 - Libby, Montana

Part 1 What a day. Our goal is Libby with a stop at the Ross Creek Cedars. Libby is an hour away. This should be doable. Our campground has poor WIFI. Our Jet Pack has no Verizon. We get an early start. Our campground is on the corner of Route 200 and Route 56. We turn north on 56. We find our first pull-off. That didn’t take too long. We take pictures. This highway isn’t even marked “scenic.” Sign: Watch of big horn sheep. Okay, there’s one. We pull over and it stays for pictures. Down the road a bit, we stop again. John finds a place to...

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Jul 5, 2018 - Libby, Montana

We take care of our normal chores in the AM. We go grocery shopping, get gas in the RV and we clean up the RV in preparation of our big move. We take the twenty-minute drive to Kootenai Anglers. Although not an RV Park, they have several sites for their fishermen. It will be good to go right to bed after fishing. We have WIFI but no phone service. We take it easy in the afternoon. We discuss our options for the next few days. We watch a DVD. We want to be rested for our 4-8 trip. At 3:30, there is a knock on the RV. I open the door and it...

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Jul 2, 2018 - Libby, Montana

We don’t eat out much. We start today at the Echo Lake Café. The food is really, really good! We drive a half hour to Kalispell. We camped here in 2007. This area has certainly grown. This is good for us as we have errands to run. We buy our groceries at Albertson’s. We get a florescent light and a few items we forgot at Walmart. We need a new electric blanket for John. We are told that they are a seasonal item. - Even in Montana. At Target, we get the same answer. At Bed Bath and Beyond, we find a heated mattress cover. John may love it....

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Jun 29, 2018 - A Round About Route

A look at the map in the morning before departing led us to rethink our route by heading north along Lake Koocanusa, a 90-mile long reservoir which is held back by 422 foot tall Libby Dam, located 16 miles upstream from the town of Libby. The dam provides flood protection and hydroelectric power. We like to travel on the blue line roads when we can because they usually have great views and provide a more interesting slower paced drive. Highway 37 eventually joins Highway 93 at Eureka where we headed south to Whitefish and then onto West...

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Jun 28, 2018 - Montana Bound

We left Priest Lake State Park mid morning in a push to move to Glacier Park in Montana. Any Frank Zappa fans? Remember his Montana song? I might be movin' to Montana soon Just to raise me up a crop of Dental floss We digress... We decided to break the drive up into two travel days to arrive in West Glacier. and we chose to spend the night in Libby Montana. Clouds hung on the tops of the Cabinet Mountains for most of the time we were there but a few brief views were offered us. We stayed in a small RV park in Libby, managers were super...

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Jun 20, 2017 - Turning west

Almost missed the best part of Libby...we did go up to the dam and see the very calm lake and boring dam...nice ride, but we've had so many nice rides. Then the host of our little campground, the Volunteer Firemen City Park, who had lived in Libby all his life, mentioned Kootenai Falls. Well, it wasn't too far, and we didn't really have anything else to do. So, why not? We loaded up the dogs and took off. Parking lot seemed a bit crowded....hmmmm....well, let's try it. Nice walk through the forest, dogs sniffing. Uh oh. A tall, metal...

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Summer 2017

Jun 16, 2017 - Big Sky

For some reason, my post from yesterday did not get sent and disappeared from the web site so I recreated it. Not many pictures and not much to say for our trip today (6/16) as it rained on and off most of the way up US 95 and along US 2. We picked up US 2 in Moyle Springs in the panhandle of Idaho and at this point we were about 30 miles from Canada. I had intended on getting to an RV park on McGregor Lake where we stayed in 2014, but out stop for gas and groceries put us behind and I forgot we would change from Pacific to Mountain time...

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Sep 7, 2016 - Kootenia Falls

On Sept.1st we took a ride to Kootenia Falls & Suspension Bridge. They are located on Hwy 2, south of the town of Libby. The falls are breathtaking & the suspension bridge...well lets just say ...Pete had a great time walking on it. As for me, I watched & took photos. Not my thing..to high off the ground & it moves to much. Not to mention the creaking & popping. I enjoyed watching Pete take his stroll across the bridge.

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Pete & Jan's Travels

Jun 12, 2016 - Logan State Park

We left Spokane RV Resort heading for Kalispell and an eventual rendezvous with our friends John and Tracy who were in route from Texas. Driving on US2 through the northern Idaho forests and along the Kootenai River was a visual treat. We cut our day short and pulled into Logan Lake State Park which is about 40 miles west of Kalispell, MT. We had no reservation but the host was able to put us in the number one spot since we only needed the one night. We were parked looking straight out at the lake. It was very peaceful here and we would...

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Jul 15, 2015 - Almost to First Destination

At Missoula, Montana, we left the interstate to take US 93 north. We passed under a "critter crossin'" (animal bridge) which is a fairly frequent sight in the west. Seems like a good idea if the animals will comply. Later, we switched to US 2 at Kalispell to take us into Libby and our destination of the Kootenai National Forest. We are staying in a full hookup site tonight because the following four nights we hope to be "roughing it" up in the mountains. To me, roughing it is no water, electric or sewer hookups. We will not be sleeping on...

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Oct 6, 2014 - Columbia Falls to Libby, MT

October 6, 2014 We have been on the far west of MDT for some time and it really does not become light until 7:30. Bob does not even think about getting up before 8:30! After breakfast we headed west to Big Mountain, the ski resort near Whitefish. Although the summit had an elevation of 6,800 feet and the houses I am sure overlooked Whitefish Lake, we really did not have a view. Was a bit disappointing. From there we drove north on Hwy 93 towards Eureka with the Flathead National Forest to the east and the Rockies to the west. Weather was a...

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Oct 13, 2013 - Libby Dam, Montana - Summer 2013

Honestly, it was by accident that we ended up in Montana. We had planned for 1 1/2 years to spend this summer at the Redwood National Park in Crescent City, CA. Due to the sequestration they were not able to get the 5 RV spots built that was their plan. So they had no room for us even though they really needed volunteers. I started checking around to see who else needed helpers and applied to Bonneville Dam in Oregon. Even though they did not need us sumer 2013 she gave our application to Libby Dam in Montana....they NEEDED us. It was a...

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