Back….in more ways than one

We floated the Grande Ronde last year.  We had such a good time that we had to go back.  As per usual, it was an outstanding trip.  The weather was tremendous.  The country…magnificent.  Scott, Dax, Andy and the rest of the Speywater crew are the best.  I'll post about the trip once I sort photos.

Meanwhile, the drive from Lewiston, Idaho to Bozeman is …..well….pretty long.  Slow and windy along the Clearwater.  Then up along the Lochsa to Lolo Pass.  Then down along Lolo Creek and on to Missoula.  Two hundred miles or so of slow going.  We stopped frequently to stretch.

I hesitate to put labels on places.  But the Lochsa, in my opinion, may very well be one of the most beautiful rivers in the world.  I never tire of the long, windy, scenic drive (well, maybe yesterday while fidgeting in the car seat).  It may be where my ashes spend eternity.

The post title?  Well, my back crapped out, big time.  I wonder when I'll next pick up a fly rod.


The Lochsa River in Idaho


  1. I'm looking forward to seeing and hearing more about the Lochsa trip. Must have been awesome. Meanwhile, hope your back is on the mend!

    1. The drive and scenery were gorgeous. The float even more stunning. Will try to peck through the photos and cobble a post together as the old back permits. Sitting for any length of time can be…uncomfortable. Fortunately, I'm still on vacation. Unfortunately, I can't do much. We're in the midst of a stretch of incredible weather too. I had hoped do some spring creek fishing, but physical therapy rules the day. If it keeps epidurals and laminectomies at bay, then I'm all for it.


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