Day 6 – Idaho Off Pavement

Clark Fork, Lake Pend Oreil, Kaniksu National Forest and almost the Canadian Border

After going 200+ miles on day 5 that meant day 6 would get me to the end of this route. The day started winding along in Coeur D’ Alene National Forest on roads 412, 306 and 744. This brought me down into the very pretty town of Clark Fork which lies on the east side of Lake Pend Oreil. From here I headed North on the highway to Bonners Ferry. After a few miles going East on US Highway 2 I jump back off pavement to FR 435. This took me over Canuck Pass at 5800 ft and to within a few miles of the Canadian border. Maps show a few roads going right up to the border but they were al gated for security reasons I imagine. The forest up here was lush and seemed very healthy. No evidence of pine beetle infestations that are found all over central and southern Idaho. I camped along Keno Creek south of Canuck Pass which wrapped up the Idaho Off Pavement (mostly) overland route!

Heading down into Clark Fork, Idaho
Heading down into Clark Fork, Idaho. Beautiful area!
Hay Field & Storm Clouds along FR 435
Hay Field & Storm Clouds along FR 435
The Final Campsite of the Trip.
The Final Campsite of the Trip.
Looking towards Canada from Canuck Pass
Looking North towards Canada from Canuck Pass.
Verizon thought I made Canada!
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