Just one week ago today (9-23) the daytime highs were in the 90s. Mike and I left the farmhouse in the morning, drove to Orofino, and then headed eastward on Highway 12 (the Lewis and Clark Trail) to Lolo Pass. The object, of course, was to see some sights and get a few geocaches in that area before cool weather set in.
This is a picture of the Lochsa River from the Warm Springs Trailhead bridge.
Do you think there could be a cache here?
After a picnic lunch at the Lolo Pass visitor center, we drove some rutted, rocky wilderness roads – Elk Creek Summit and then Forest Road 362 (gaining almost 3400 feet in elevation in nine miles) into Walton Lake. It was beautiful there. I understand that the mountain range in the distance is the Bitterroots.
On the return trip, we walked the nature trail at Colgate Licks. We have never taken the time to stop there before. Here's the picture I took of Mike to complete an "earth cache."
It was 8:15 p.m. and dark when we arrived back at the farmhouse. We saw quite a few whitetail deer cavorting in the moonlight as we approached the farm. It was still so warm that we didn't need a blanket on the bed that night.And even last Saturday (9-26) the weather was beautiful with temperatures in the low 80s. (See previous post.) Not now, though. Yesterday the temperature dropped significantly. This morning it was 39 at 6:30 and the high was 60. I have traded my summer nightie for light-weight pajamas and the electric blanket is in place. This area will yet have some lovely "Indian summer" days, but mornings and evenings will be cool. KW