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"Trail Signs" Along the PNT: The Yaak - Of Indians and Modern Mountain Men

In the far northwest corner of Montana the PNT enters a very narrow valley only a mile or two wide. Four miles from the Canadian border and 15 miles east of the Idaho Panhandle – this northwest region in Montana is known as the Yaak Valley.
Tim Youngbluth sometimes thinks he was born about 200 years too late.  He enjoys researching stories about the Pacific Northwest Trail because they add color and flavor to his own …