Day Three – Four States and Father’s Day

We covered a lot of ground today and traveled through four states – Oregon, Washington, Idaho and ended today’s journey in Montana.  Below is a look back at the mountains that line Wallowa Valley.

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It was cool this morning and overcast. We bundled up but as soon as we reached our first stop, we began shedding layers. The weather was perfect and the roads were fantastic!

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Until you get behind this… there is no amount of leather than can make this look cool.

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In Lewiston we picked up the Snake, Clearwater and the Lochsa Rivers meandered alongside them for over one hundred miles. Much of our route was the Lewis and Clark Trail and the Nez Percent Trail.

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We saw a lot of wildlife which each state warns drivers about in different ways. Oregon has signs of a leaping deer while Montana cautions wildlife crossing. Idaho calls it “Game Crossing;” they might as well call it food crossing!  We saw a coyote, several deer, a heard of elk and this handsome guy.

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The sky was stunning today.

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From Missoula we headed north on a long straight road which Tom appreciated after 200 miles of curvy roads. They reminded Cathy of the roads in Alaska.

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We entered some of the most beautiful farmland either of us had ever seen.

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We rolled into Kalispell late and had a nice Father’s Day dinner. Tom got to speak with both his kids and the Peanut and got text greetings from Cathy’s girls so all in all, a good day.   Tomorrow we go to Glacier National Park.  Since we’ve lost an hour, we better call it a day.

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