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Jul 27, 2014 - Small town worship and Kootenai Falls

Date: July 27, 2014 Weather: mostly sunny, a few clouds Temperature: start 48º High 93º Wildlife count: White-tailed Deer, Pine Squirrel, Chipmunk Year List: 305 Birds: Common Merganser, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Calliope & Black-chinned Hummingbird, American Robin, Common Raven, Last night, after we had completed the blog, the owner, Sue, came to our campsite and invited us to join their family celebration – a wedding in their family. We were pleased to share cake and fellowship with them for a short while. This morning, we were in no hurry...

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Jul 26, 2014 - Myrtle Creek drainage Forest Service roads behind Kootenai NWR

Date: July 26, 2014 Weather: beautiful bright sunshine with a few fluffy clouds Temperature: start 47º High 81º Wildlife count: Cow Moose, White-tailed Deer (doe & twins) x 2 Year List: 305 Birds: Wild Turkey (20), Eastern Kingbird, Canada Geese, Belted Kingfisher, Cedar Waxwing, American Kestrel, American Robin, White-breasted Nuthatch, American Crow, Common Raven, Osprey, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Hammond's Flyctcher, Canvasback, American Coot, Pied-billed Grebe, Bald Eagle, Black Terns, Great Blue Heron, Yellow Warbler, Mallard,...

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Jul 25, 2014 - Relax day and hummingbirds!

Date: July 25, 2014 Weather: mostly sunny Temperature: start 48º High 73º Wildlife count: White-tailed Deer Year List: 303; Life list: 452 Birds: Calliope Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, Black-chinned Hummingbird, White-breasted Nuthatch, Western Wood Pewee, American Robin, Common Raven The sun was shining when I awoke this morning, and when I went to draw water, our pump didn't engage, which meant that we had water from the campground, which meant that their pump WAS working, which meant that the power was back on. Whoopee! Our cord had...

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Jul 24, 2014 - Having a Yaak Attack!

Date: July 24, 2014 Weather: Sunny, cloudy, rainy Temperature: start 53º, went down to 41° at the pass High 54º Wildlife count: Gray Fox, White-tailed Deer, Pine Squirrel, Ground Squirrel Year List: 302 Birds: Common Raven, Osprey, Golden Eagle, Spotted Sandpiper, Great Blue Heron, Common Mergansers (60 at Libby Dam), Bald Eagle, California Gull, Tree, Northern Rough-wing, Barn, Bank & Cliff Swallows, Belted Kingfisher, American Robin, Hermit Thrush, Dark-eyed Junco, Northern Flicker, Rufous, Black-chinned Hummingbirds When we awoke this...

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Jul 23, 2014 - Ross Creek Cedars, Johnson Creek, Lake Pend Oreille circle

Date: July 23, 2014 Weather: mostly sunny until evening, thunderstorms Temperature: start 58º most of the day was in the 70's High 91º reached when we got back to the campground, then dropped to 68°in 15 minutes in a thunderstorm Wildlife count: White-tailed Deer, Chipmunks, Gray Squirrel Year List: 303; Life List: 451 Birds: Dusky Flycatcher, Hammond's Flycatcher, Canada Goose, Western Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Northern Flicker, Western Wood Pewee, Eastern Kingbird, Red-eyed Vireo, Common Raven, Violet-green...

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Jul 22, 2014 - Exploring Kootenai NWR

Date: July 22, 2014 Weather: mostly cloudy, a few showers Temperature: start 56º High 63º Wildlife count: White-tailed Deer, Mule Deer Year List: 301; Life List: 450 Whoohoo! Birds: Black Tern, American Kestrel, Osprey, Common Raven, Canada Geese, American Robin, Bald Eagle, Eastern Kingfisher, Mallard, Canvasback, American Coot, Great Blue Heron, Killdeer, Violet-green and Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Wood Duck, Brown-headed Cowbird, Cedar Waxwing, Song Sparrow, Northern Red-shafted Flicker, Western Meadowlark, European Starling,...

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Jul 21, 2014 - Following Rivers: Jocko, Flathead, Clark Fork to Kootenai at Troy, MT

Date: July 21, 2014 Tonight’s Location: Troy, MT Mileage: End - 47573 Start - 47398 Total Miles for the day: 175 Weather: cloudy and drizzle in Missoula, clearing as we came NW. Temperature: start 60º High 74º Wildlife count: White-tailed doe and twin fawns; Red Squirrel Year List: 300 Birds: American Kestrel, American Robin, Great Blue Heron, European Starling, Bald Eagle (5), Osprey, Turkey Vulture, Black-billed Magpie, Peregrine Falcon, Cedar Waxwings, Pileated Woodpecker, Eastern Kingbird, Cliff Swallow, Common Raven, Ring-billed Gull,...

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Jul 11, 2011 - Out of WA, Out of ID, and into Montana

Even though most of the day was spent driving, we were able to find a couple stops along the way for photos. The total scenery is gorgeous but we needed to drive more than ten miles today. Ha. We stopped at a dam in WA and a waterfall in WA, too. We were only in Idaho for a short spell but it is beautiful with mountains, green farmland, rivers and streams. No wonder so many foreigners visit our country. There is so much to see, so much has been preserved as national, state, county and city parks. My one time $10.00 golden eagle senior pass...

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Sep 5, 2008 - Troy, MT - Yaak River NF Campground

(Ron Writing) This morning we left Ponderay, ID heading north on US-2/95. This is part of what is referred to as the Selkerk Loop, a scenic route Elena mentioned yesterday. This portion of the drive was mostly through a valley and we always felt like we were surrounded by mountains. The Selkerk Mountain Range is to the west and the Cabinet Mountains are to the east. It’s a beautiful drive through several small towns with many small farms and ranches in between. We drove as far as Porthill, ID, right on the US/Canada border. The Selkerk...

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Sep 10, 2007 - Montana - Yaak River Campground

Drove 94 miles to the Yaak River campground, a few miles into Montana on highway 2. The camp site was next to the beautiful Kootenai River, which the Yaak runs into. We walked down to the river, which required crossing 200 ft. of very interesting river rocks. We made a couple seats out of rocks, sat and drank a Blue Moon, and contemplated the river, sky, mountains, and the solitude.

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