Monday, February 06, 2017

Hot Springs Trail ~ Part 34 / Idaho Centennial Trail ~ Part 13 ~ Idaho Point to Clark Fork


We found an unlisted strong flowing spring a quarter mile north of Taylor Saddle. We lost the trail near Porcupine Pass and so we bushwhacked down to a dirt road eating huckleberries as we went.


We cross country-ed it to Bottle Point instead of following Zoner's official route.


From Bottle Point we walked the ridge-line to Idaho Point.


There were great views of Montana's Cabinet Mountains.


We really didn't need to use maps anymore because I knew the route by heart.


It feels great to let loose and improvise.


After ascending to Idaho Point a Moose scurried through the brush at lightning speed.


It would be road walking now all the way into Clark Fork.


When we arrived to River Road on the Clark Fork River, a gentleman by the name of Jim stopped to offer us a couple of cans of mountain dew.


I next came across two bicycle riders named Paul and Paul. They were bike riding across the united states from the west coast to the east coast. They were interestingly from Boise. We talked about the Idaho Centennial Trail and then said they lived within a few miles of Roger Williams and Syd Tate who were the original founders and walkers of the Idaho Centennial Trail. Paul's wife even sees Syd Tate from time to time at the grocery store. What are the odds?


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