Monday, May 6, 2019

Monday, May 6, 2019, WA,ID, MT

The alarm went off at 7:15 and we were up and having coffee then getting ready to pull out. After breakfast, dog walks, and hooking up, we were on the road by 10:00 - we’ve got it down.  Our route started out on US-2 to Sandpoint, then on ID-200 that became MT-200 all of the way to Missoula where we will stay at the KOA for the next 3 days. We are now in the Mountain Time Zone, so we lost an hour today.

There sure was some beautiful scenery as we drove along the eastern shore of Lake Pend Oreille and then as we got farther to the southeast we had the Clark Fork River off and on.  The road going  through the Coeur d’Alene National Forest is surrounded by grassy fields, is fairly flat, and we had scenic views of beautiful pine covered hills or rocky, sometimes snow capped mountains the entire drive.

Along much of the road, there were warning to watch for Elk, Bighorn Sheep, and deer.  We came upon a construction area that had us going on a dirt road for about 3-miles. Just as we were getting on the rough road, I spotted a herd of Elk on the right side and a few Bighorn Sheep on the left , but that was it for the entire drive.

At one of our rest stops, I spotted these pretty little wildflowers, just had to snap a photo.  None of my other photos from the car turned out - I really shouldn’t be doing that anyway.