Vacation 2002 (The Survival Tour) 
This town straddles the border between Washington and Idaho.  Stopped to get a map of the Priest Lake area.
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This town straddles the border between Washington and Idaho. Stopped to get a map of the Priest Lake area.
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At the trailhead for the Salmo-Priest divide loop.  This trail goes for 18 miles, about half of which is in Idaho.  The northernmost part of the loop comes within 1/2 mile of the Canadian border.
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At the trailhead for the Salmo-Priest divide loop. This trail goes for 18 miles, about half of which is in Idaho. The northernmost part of the loop comes within 1/2 mile of the Canadian border.
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Ready to rumble.  We are the only ones at the trailhead, other than some Forest Service day-hikers doing trail maintenance.
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Ready to rumble. We are the only ones at the trailhead, other than some Forest Service day-hikers doing trail maintenance.
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The trail immediately begins to descend into a true *rain forest*, with old-growth pine and cedar.
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The trail immediately begins to descend into a true *rain forest*, with old-growth pine and cedar.
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The huckleberries throughout the hike were *huge*!
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The huckleberries throughout the hike were *huge*!
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A little stream where we filled our water bottles.
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A little stream where we filled our water bottles.
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Here we begin to delve deep into the forest.  The trees were easily over one hundred feet tall at this point!  Mayela is a speck in the distance.
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Here we begin to delve deep into the forest. The trees were easily over one hundred feet tall at this point! Mayela is a speck in the distance.
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Crossing the Salmo river.  Probably one of the most difficult crossings to date, if one is trying to keep dry.
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Crossing the Salmo river. Probably one of the most difficult crossings to date, if one is trying to keep dry.
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