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Day 14 part 2 We were getting pretty disappointed when Lynn stopped her little pickup. She stashed her garbage can by a tree to make room for us in the back and we were on Bonner's Ferry a few minutes later. At the grocery store, we bought more than we could eat, sat in the cool store and had lunch. Then, back into the 90+ degrees slowly walking south with thumbs up and new CDA sign we made at the store. 90 minutes later, Gavin offered us a ride to Sandpoint so we upgraded to an air conditioned pickup. He is just starting his own construction company and is waiting to hear if he won his first house bid. In Sandpoint, we cooled off in McDonald's and then back to the road. This time, we decided to try for an hour and, if no ride, we would stay and watch the Spiderman movie. Just as our time was up, a guy stopped his pickup and honked. We piled in the back and were off down the road. A fast hot windy ride got us to the northern reaches of CDA. From there, were walked a couple more hours, stopping along the way to cool off in stores. About 7pm Josh's friend at camp contacted him and then picked us up. So, for $25 and 17 miles of walking and 13 hours, we made it from trail to 'home'. I won't be posting much until we head back out.
Posted: 14:40 07-27-2017 1361
Aug 01, 2017 - Nola Barz
Paul: Great talking with you at Shoshone. I have updated info for you on the Okanogan Highlands section. The spring I was mentioning is on Alternate trail 304 instead of 4th of July. My mom and dads place is left on the paved Havillah Rd, where you see the Sec 6# just left of the Rd 9467 label, that's where the house is). My sister and BIL are on the Swanson Mill (S. Wanson on map) & Summit Lake Rd.(Alt 4). At the Summit Lake Rd label you see a gravel pit, that's their driveway. If you take the Eden Valley Rd route, and if you get to the top of Wilcox Mt, you could x-country down to their place if needed. I'll let them know you'll be in the area when you get closer. I'll watch your progress. Happy Hiking.
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