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At Silk Road on the hip strip in Missoula - great food.
Cinnabar Cabin (it's burned remains are in the background) where we've camped in the past and stopped for a picnic.
More Welcome Creek.
Along the Welcome Creek trail approaching the cabin (now burned.)
Welcome Creek itself.
The beginning of the trail head at Welcome Creek leading to Cinnabar Cabin, which we discovered burned in the last forest fire.
Welcome Creek and the beginning of the trail. We call this the "Indiana Jones' Bridge".
Wier Creek hot spring. The water is 103 degrees and the spring is in a lovely secluded spot about 1 mile from Route 12.
A cairn at the top of Sleeping Woman. Dave added a rock in memory of his mother, a practice that he began when she died.
Top of Sleeping Woman - Missoula valley in the background.
From the top of Sleeping Woman - the Mission Mountains are in the background.
Sleeping Woman trail just before the end of the treeline and beginning of scree field climbing.
Sleeping Woman trail.
Trail head to climb Sleeping Woman.
Our steel steed, the faithful rental Subaru. In Missoula, even the straight people drive them ;-)
Another view from the motorway.
Same stop on Lolo Motorway. I was happy to need a sweater after 3 months of 100+ degree days in Austin.
A stop on the Lolo Motorway.
The Lolo Motorway - a 100 mile dirt trail (we've motorcycled it in the past) originally followed by traders in covered wagons and first nation settlers.
The romantic cabin in Lochsa were we spent the night.
Lochsa general store.
Lochsa Lodge main building. This is our favorite turn around spot when motorcycling on Route 12.
Kootenai Creek again