After visiting the Charcoal Kilns along Highway 28, I continued north through Salmon and onto Highway 93. Soon I found signs for the CDT (Continental Divide Trail).
After a restful 27 degree night, I continued north on 93 finding myself at the Continental Divide and the Montana border. Why am I going north? Do I really think I’ll find green spring in Montana? Soon enough I was heading west on the Northwest Passage Scenic Byway aka Highway 12: A Long and Winding Road. Back in Idaho, I stopped at the Lolo Pass Visitor Center to gather maps, literature and information about the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. They were a great resource. Highway 12 parallels the Lochsa River where the boaters were hard at play.
Access to Snowshoe Falls had me reversing course back into Montana. Although just a short jaunt, I needed time out of the car and with rain in the forecast I was motivated to be outside.
Date(s) Hiked: April 22, 2017
Spring 2017 Road Trip: Day 55 (out of 78)