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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 … http://pnt.org/blog/trail-signs-along-pnt-yaak-indians-and-modern-mountain-men/

"Trail Signs" Along the PNT: The River that Flows the Wrong Way

Explorer and fur trader David Thompson sat on the hard rock face cliff gazing down one more time into the turbulent river below. Something was wrong. All his calculations showed that the Columbia River must be near here, but the river he had been follow…
Explorer and fur trader David Thompson sat on the hard rock face cliff gazing down one more time into the turbulent river below.  Something was wrong.  All his calculations showed … http://pnt.org/blog/trail-signs-along-pnt-river-flows-wrong-way/

"Trail Signs" Along the PNT - Hiking the Bridge into the "New York of the West"

From the top of Oyster Dome we see our first glimpse west to Puget Sound and our path along the PNT to the distant Fidalgo Island and into the town of Anacortes. For the time being our mountain hiking is at an end and we can enjoy the level ground and sm…
From the top of Oyster Dome we see our first glimpse west to Puget Sound and our path along the PNT to the distant Fidalgo Island and into the town of Anacortes.  For the time bei… http://pnt.org/blog/trail-signs-along-pnt-hiking-bridge-new-york-west/

"Trail Signs" Along the PNT - The Old Pasayten Airstrip

Deep in the heart of the Pasayten Wilderness, along the original PNT route as laid out by Ron Strickland, we find the remnants of a 4,000 foot long backcountry airfield. In this vast and remote 530,000 acre wilderness we still find signs of man’s earlier…
Deep in the heart of the Pasayten Wilderness, along the original PNT route as laid out by Ron Strickland, we find the remnants of a 4,000 foot long backcountry airfield.  In t… http://pnt.org/blog/trail-signs-along-pnt-old-pasayten-airstrip/

"Trail Signs" Along the PNT - Gold on the Trail

The early dawn light was a welcome relief to Jack Rowley as he awoke from a fitful night’s sleep. It was spring, 1877 in the Washington Territory. For the last five years Jack had been yearning to search for that elusive mother lode of gold rumored to be…
  The early dawn light was a welcome relief to Jack Rowley as he awoke from a fitful night's sleep. It was spring, 1877 in the Washington Territory.  For the last five years … http://pnt.org/blog/trail-signs-along-pnt-gold-trail/

"Trail Signs" Along the PNT-Hughes Meadow

Tucked inside a small valley, just east of the Washington-Idaho border on the PNT, northwest of Priest Lake, lies Hughes Meadow. Today it stands as treeless, boggy marsh with chest-deep grass. The stream running through the meadow is filled with beaver…
"Trail Signs" Along the PNT - Hughes Meadow By Tim Youngbluth - Find more information about hiking the PNT in the current version of the Pacific Northwest Trail Digest availabl… http://pnt.org/blog/trail-signs-along-pnt-hughes-meadow/

“Trail Signs” Along the PNT- The Quietest Place

The Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail (PNNST) stretches 1200 miles from the Continental Divide in Glacier National Park, Montana to Cape Alava on the Pacific Ocean in Olympic National Park. Washington. Along the way there are many isolated remote s…
“Trail Signs” Along the PNT - The Quietest Place By Tim Youngbluth   Find more information about hiking the PNT in the current version of the Pacific Northwest Trail Digest ava… http://pnt.org/blog/trail-signs-along-pnt/