Sandpoint, Idaho

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the 84 miles from Libby, Montana to Sandpoint, Idaho,

We continued traveling along U.S.Highway 2 West.

The traffic continued light along Highway 2…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…


About nine miles north of Libby, we stopped to see the Kootenai (KOOT-nee) Swinging Bridge and Falls. The 1994 move, The River Wild starring Meryl Streep and Kevin Bacon was filmed here. As we started down the trail, we got this peek-a-boo view of the falls…


A little further on we crossed this walkway built by the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railroad…


So that folks wouldn’t get run over by this train…


Then down 64 steps to continue on the trail…


Until we came to this fork in the trail. We decided to take the longer path to the left to the swinging bridge first…


A few minutes later we got our first glimpse of the swinging bridge…


We got there a few minutes later…


The bridge was built by the U.S. Forest Service to give them access to forest fires on the other side of the river…


It really does swing when walked upon…


Looking upriver towards the lower falls…



Looking downriver…


Looking back across the bridge after we crossed…


Then we started back on the trail upriver to see the falls…




And finally a 180 degree panorama that turned out really nice…


This river remains as the largest un-damed river in Montana.

Being mid-Septenber, one can only imagine what this must be like in late March when the snows start to melt. You can read all about this place by clicking this link…

Continuing on, the traffic remained light as we entered Idaho and the Pacific Time Zone…


We stopped in the City of Bonners Ferry and went to the Boundary County Museum. Here are some of the photos that I took…






To see the other 20 photos I took at the museum, you will have to click this Picasa Web Album link…

Continuing on, we ended up at Sandpoint, Idaho where we parked overnight at VFW Post #2453 and they provided an electrical hookup…


Here’s the usual dinette window photo…


Yesterday was the second decent weather day we’ve experienced in a long time, High temperature under sunny then cloudy skies only got to 71 with lower humidity. It rained for about four hours during the night.

Forecast high temperature for today is 67 degrees with scattered showers. Yes! Mucho Bettero!

We’ll continue our westward travel later this morning.

Enjoying friendly VFW Posts is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Idaho. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…


Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein


On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2013
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  1. Midwestern Plant Girl

    Wow! The are still undamed rivers? Great! Not sure I could have done the swinging walkway… panic attack!

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