Day 12 – June 12 – Bonners Ferry, ID to Libby, MT – 53 miles

Scenic can describe the day very well.

Bob and his wife prepared a wonderful breakfast for me to start the day (I still cannot express how grateful I am to hosts for the night stays and food they provide).

A good start to a day of touring in the west involves a climb.  Bonners Ferry offered a good climb going out of town on Highway 2 and thankfully provided a good view to reward me for the work.

Overlook of Bonners Ferry:
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The highlight of the morning couldn’t have been much more spectacular than crossing the bridge 464ft over the Moyie River.

River:
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Bridge:
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Beyond there, I took a quick photo stop on the bridge over a tributary to the Kootenai River:
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In Troy, as I cycled through town, a nice one I might add, looking for a little cafe or place to eat, a bicycle with panniers caught my eye at a little place on main street.

Inside I met Max from California.  He was headed west toward Bonners Ferry on Hwy. 2 that I just traveled.  After talking over lunch and giving pointers on the route, he left and I finished my Hubba Bubba sandwich.  So good.

The lunch Menu at the Main Street Perk:

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As with almost every town out here it seems, another climb ensued to get out of town.  Only 18 miles remained for the day, but my eyes took in every foot of it.
Kootenai Falls impressed so much that yours truly had found a new profile picture:
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The falls, along with the steep mountain slopes covered with a thick blanket of trees over their rocky surface created an ambiance of the classical Rocky Mountain landscape that people picture, and this stretched all of the way to Libby:

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In Libby, I found a nice RV park that welcomed tents.  $12 got me a site with a picnic table, access to bathrooms, wifi, and yes, a shower!

I’ve now gotten caught up with all my blogs.  Hope I don’t fall behind again!

Excited for another day tomorrow.

One thought on “Day 12 – June 12 – Bonners Ferry, ID to Libby, MT – 53 miles

  1. Wow, You have a great way of describing the places on your route to MN. I was a little concerned after you left Sdro-Woolley that the mountains could be more than you barganed for, but you are doing great. I enjoy hearing about all the good people you meet on your way also. Watch out for the Bears and Cougars in Montana. We look forword to reading more about you adventures.
    Prayers are with you Eileen Hutter

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