Diamond T Ranch
Travel Blogs from Clark Fork
Well, I must have misunderstood...I was just informed we had to get up and get going early because we have to make it to Salt Lake City in nine hours...what happened to stopping to smell the roses? I think I did hear a stop in Dillon is in the plans...Pategonia look out!
... look forward to many an eventful mile it's foreign and great expanse. Today we (myself and Rob) left Idaho. The day's trip was along the edge of lake Pend Orielle, a beautiful and clear mountain lake. The surrounding areas such as Sandpoint have been developed into a large community, complete with its own Wal-Mart. I'm told that it is an area rife with retired police officers, as well as retired persons of all professions. I saw nothing of the sort out of the ordinary, other than ...
... Falls. Interestingly, there are no falls in Thompson Falls. They built a huge dam over where the falls used to be, and we got some amazing pics of it from Island Park (see below). Island Park is an island in the middle of the Clark Fork River that floods each time they open the dam to allow more water through. You'll see (below) that we got pics of the signs that said 'Warning: water level may rise unexpectedly' and 'Dangerous Drop-offs'. Hmm, so ...
... landslides and the track record of
flash floods and dam failures in this area have made my more
conscious of being sure to camp above any dam! The tunnel is owned by
NBSF RR and Amtrak uses it as well. I still haven't ventured out to
see it though.
This evening we will be back at
Fireman’s Park in Libby before returning along the byway to Rexford
At this point everything has
changed! We have turned ...
... and adjoining dining room is a great place to gather, drink coffee and talk, talk, talk. Oh, and eat, like fresh vegetables from the garden, Marla’s stuffed zucchini and great grilled steaks, Tony’s blueberry pancakes, and Bill’s homemade brownies. Yes, I gained weight.
They have their horses, goats, swans, chickens, dogs and cats. They have a bountiful vegetable garden and fruit trees and of course, ...