Friday, June 8, 2012

Sprague WA to St. Regis MT

Saint Regis, MT

48 deg. cloudy, no wind.

Forecast today = Mostly cloudy with rain showers. High of 59F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

Believe it or not, but we left Sprague and 8:05 yesterday morning!!!! I really didn't think we get out of there until 9 or so. : ) 

Once back on I-90, we simply followed it all the way here to Saint Regis, MT. and to Campground St. Regis. It was 11:45 when we pulled up to the office, so we made fairly good time, traveling 168 miles in 3 hours and 40 minutes, much of that in the mountains.

Oh, and we did stop just after we crossed into Idaho to get me a drink of good old #2 diesel fuel. ; ) 

Speaking of diesel fuel, it sure was good to get some good tasting fuel for a change. That Bio-diesel stuff that they put in me out in Portland, was funny tasting. It may have been my imagination, but I thought at times I detected a slight taste of french fries. : O

Anyway, back to yesterday's trip.

It all really went pretty smooth. We zipped right through Spokane and into Idaho, got my drink, crossed over the "4th of July Summit at 3081' without any problems and before long, we were crossing Lookout Pass, at 4725', on the Idaho/Montana state line.

This pass isn't too bad. I had to climb up a 5 mile 5% to 6% grade to get up to the top, and then come down a 2 mile 6% grade which then eased into a 5% grade for another mile. There was some construction in the area, but we just took it slow and with the help of my Jake Brake during the descent, made it safe and sound to the bottom.

Parts of I-90 in Montana have been kind of rough but for the most part, the rest of the road that we traveled on yesterday was in very good condition.

Jim and Linda have been to Campground St. Regis twice before and were not disappointed this time. If anything, the park is in better shape now than it was in the past. The owners are supper friendly, welcomed us to the park, picked out a nice pull-through site where CLT could stay hooked up behind me, and was easy to get into and out of.

I wouldn't mind coming back here some day and staying for awhile. : )

For dinner last night, Jim unhooked CLT from the back of me and then he and Linda went into town to Jasper's Restaurant. Both of them said that the food was good, but was a little on the "pricey" side.

Oh, one draw-back to this park is that there's no cable TV and no stations available on an antenna either. Of course if you have satellite, that's not a problem.

So, being that Jim and Linda couldn't watch TV, they worked / played around with the computers and read until bedtime.

Did you know that Seven Devils' Peaks, one of the highest mountain ranges in Idaho, Includes Heaven's Gate Lookout, where sightseers can look into four states?

Sorry Jenny, no photos. : (

1 comment:

  1. McDonald's newest drive-through promotion:

    Big Mac combo and a tank of "McDiesel" :)


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