Pain 1 The longest downhill ever.

71-Lowell, ID We had a gourmet breakfast at the Lochsa Lodge to say goodbye to Walt. FUDb-day.70-002OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA We sailed along the Lochsa River until its confluence with the Selway and the Middle Fork of the Clearwater, all 3 of whose stretches are classified as National Wild & Scenic Rivers. We dropped 2000′ in elevation and ended up in Lowell, ID at a final elevation of 1496′ above sea level. Along¬† the way we passed hot springs, long stretches of white water, and even a historic ranger station with all of its equipment displayed.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFUDb-day.70-039OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA¬† The Lochsa, a word from the Nez Pierce language that means “rough waters” was running at 3′ and at this level there was a surf wave that brought all sorts of watercraft to the river. DSC00042DSC00037 Some of our group traveled up the road to Selway Falls to look for wildlife. The 67 mile Selway River is pristine and its incoming tributaries are clear. Nobody brought a camera to the Falls so the 2nd photo was was pulled off the web. They guiys not see any elk but they said the fish at the falls were amazing.FUDb-day.70-088Selway Falls