Northeast Washington State

Salmo Mountain

Camping next to the fire lookout tower at the summit of Salmo Mountain See in Google Maps See on a USGS topographic map See in Google Earth 48.9682, -117.1037 

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Shedroof Divide Trail

Hiking the Shedroof Divide Traile See in Google Maps See on a USGS topographic map See in Google Earth 48.7975, -117.1277  past Round Top Mountain, and bushwhacking to the summit of Mankato Mountain. Even though we were in the clouds, we enjoyed the fall colors. There was evidence of recent bear presence!

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Muskegon Creek Camping

We camped at Muskegon Creek — at the Washington/Idaho border. See in Google Maps See on a USGS topographic map See in Google Earth 48.7990, -117.0315  In the morning, we walked over to Muskegon Lake.

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Granite Roosevelt Trail

This nearby trail passes by some falls on the way to a grove of old-growth cedars. See in Google Maps See on a USGS topographic map See in Google Earth 48.76775, -117.06125  We found this group of three snakes entertwined on the path — one large and two small.

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Metaline Falls

A quick stop at Metaline Falls for some groceries. Even this far inland, we spotted these oysters for sale — but we were not tempted. See in Google Maps See on a USGS topographic map See in Google Earth 48.8567, -117.3788 

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Abercrombie Mountain

Hiking to the summit of Abercrombie Mountain (approach from the east). Again, we found ourselves in the clouds. See in Google Maps See on a USGS topographic map See in Google Earth 48.9284, -117.4589 

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Camping near Abercrombie Trailhead

We camped right by the trailhead, next to some communication towers. See in Google Maps See on a USGS topographic map See in Google Earth 48.9189, -117.4159  In the morning, we were visited by this moose walking down the road!

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Driving West Along Canadian Border

See in Google Maps See on a USGS topographic map See in Google Earth 48.9976, -117.6278 

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China Bend Winery

An afternoon tasting at the China Bend Winery. See in Google Maps See on a USGS topographic map See in Google Earth 48.8608, -117.8973 

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Camping on Bangs Mountain

Our map showed a "lookout" on Bangs Mountain, so we drove up in search of a scenic campsite. The lookout spot itself was mostly blocked by trees, but we found a great view spot just south of there. See in Google Maps See on a USGS topographic map See in Google Earth 48.5478, -118.2097  In the morning, we attempted to drive out by continuing south, but were blocked by a closed road. See in Google Maps See on a USGS topographic map See in Google Earth 48.6207, -118.1525 

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Sherman Loop Trail

Walking around Sherman Peak. See in Google Maps See on a USGS topographic map See in Google Earth 48.59674, -118.47774 

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Republic

Stopping in the town of Republic for an early dinner, and beers at Republic Brewing Company. See in Google Maps See on a USGS topographic map See in Google Earth 48.6483, -118.7380 

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Bodie Mountain

We camped at the summit of Bodie Mountain, arriving just in time to catch the sunset. See in Google Maps See on a USGS topographic map See in Google Earth 48.8273, -118.8328 

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