montana and idaho.

July 13th and 14th

We are certainly getting a geography lesson during this trip.  Who knew this was where Montana and Idaho were?  Our camp site in Montana was gorgeous.  Right on Flint Creek  in National Forest and we even got down with some serious wilderness behaviors like washing our clothes in the creek and taking a shower out in the open.

Flint Creek, Montana camp

View from our tent, Idaho camp

Idaho was a complete surprise.  Of course, we thought the entire state was just a big potato field.  But to our delight our camp site was on the side of a big mountain with gorgeous views, and not one potato field in site.  Located in McCroskey State Park, it was the most remote of our camps so far, complete with scary wild life sounds all through the night.  Eric heard a pack of coyotes close to camp, and correctly decided not to wake me.  I never would have gotten back to sleep if I heard that!  Needless to say, we slept with the bear spray close at hand.  No running water here, but there was a compost bathroom.  Even so, we broke out our camp toilet seat and gave it a whirl.  Now THIS is roughing it!

Um, how do you flush this thing?

On our way to Washington, we realized we had a leaky tire.  All those gravel roads poked a hole in one of the tires, so we stopped at a tire place in a small Washington town.  They were so nice, they stopped working on a car to fix our tire and get us back on the road.  Best 17 bucks we ever spent.  We are now in Spokane, WA headed to our next camp in the city of George.  Get it? GEORGE, Washington?  I thought it was funny.  Anyway, thanks to the guys at Seehorn’s Tire Factory in Fairfield, WA!

We asked a passing bear to take this photo. Just kidding! We brought a tripod!

We should be at our first farm in Bellingham in a couple of days.  It will be nice to hang our hats somewhere for a while, instead of sleeping in a different state every night.

View from the mountain road, leaving Idaho camp

In case you didn’t know, I have been writing for a travel blog called “Go Girl Magazine.”  Check out my first article here, and look for more to come!

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3 Responses to montana and idaho.

  1. oh my god, that toilet chair is the funniest most awesome thing EVER. i’ve always used a shovel, but then followed through with the status quo squat. you guys, should start making those chairs and selling them at teh campgrounds you stop through ;).

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