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PostSun Feb 14, 2010 9:49 pm 
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This is one of a couple hikes I have to do this summer. It was featured in backpackers Best Dam Weekend Ever in 2008.

link to backpackers article

Im seeing if anyone else is interested in this trip. Plan to do it May/June depending if the snow continues to melt like it has been.

I can drive us and my dates are flexible.
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PostSun Feb 14, 2010 10:08 pm 
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Sounds like an amazing trip! How many days are you thinking?

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PostSun Feb 14, 2010 10:12 pm 
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RokIzGud wrote:
Sounds like an amazing trip! How many days are you thinking?

Some where between 3-5.

There is a 16 mile trip or a 32 mile trip. Im up for either.
The 32 mile trip would require two cars though.
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PostSun Feb 14, 2010 10:53 pm 
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I've hiked a bunch of miles in that area and talked with local longtime residents and so far I have not met anyone who has ever seen a caribou up there.  There is a herd (reportedly) but seeing them is about as likely as seeing a cougar.  Still it is a wonderful area to hike around.  Don't hesitate to go there if you get an opportunity.

In 2008 there were 32 caribou... So needle in a hay-stack for sure, but i rather try and fail.... then not try at all.

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PostSun Feb 14, 2010 11:23 pm 
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It seems like a great trip never the less! I would be interested but i cant set anything in stone at this time...

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PostMon Feb 15, 2010 5:11 pm 
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Probably about that many griz, too....

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PostWed Feb 17, 2010 9:01 am 
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I've ridden horses out of gypsy meadows and around thunder mtn several times without seeing caribou, there's reportedly a wolf pack in that region also. if I was looking for the caribou and assuming their not all ate, I would consider two mouth lk in the Idaho selkirks. scramble the nearby granite for spying. much less traveled and more remote but also more likely to see caribou and mr grizzly. keep us posted when you get closer to a plan.

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PostThu Feb 18, 2010 2:12 pm 
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There's a trip report about the Salmo-Priest Loop trail somewhere on this site..........

I did a section of this trip myself two seasons (or three!) ago.........great area.
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