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Took off Sat morning and rode up to Bonners Ferry on a partial tour of the renowned Selkirk Loop...supposed to be one of the best motorcycle rides in N America. Nice day...cool with a few minor showers but no big deal. Arrived at the motel at around 3pm. If you ever find your way up there, highly recommend The Log Inn for a place to stay.

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Sun morning I was out early heading up north. Cloudy and cool but very tolerable. Crossed the border at the Porthill station.

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From the border it's aboot 10 mins to Creston, BC. Not much in the town but did have a donut and coffee at Tim Horton's. Creston is on the eastern side of the loop.

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From Creston I took Hwy 3 east to the little community of Yahk, BC. I wanted to stop by to pick up a few girly things for Mrs BG from the Soap and Candle Co.

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Everything is homemade and they use goat's milk for a lot of their products. The goats, Walter, Buttin and Toot, are the stars of the place. They have a ramp from their very nice yard up to the top of the covered porch of the building. There's about 6" of grass and other edible goodies on top for them to munch on and they hang out up there and greet customers. Side note: There's an ice cream shop next door. Nothing tops off a donut like a scoop of homemade ice cream.

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Fom L to R: Buttin, Toot, Walter
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Time to head back to the USA. Crossed the border coming back at the Eastport crossing. (ETA: It's kinda odd to see the Border Patrol cruising around Bonners Ferry):

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A few more scenery photos of the Paradise Valley just north of Bonners Ferry:

Hwy 1 towards the west just before the Canadian border
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On Hwy 95 looking NW
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On Hwy 95 looking SW
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And directly over the gorge from where the above photos were taken
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And for those interested in the history of the area and the border
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Made the short ride back to Bonners Ferry and found the most amazing antique store I've ever seen. Had a nice dinner in town at Two Tones (great stuffed meatball and spaghetti). Then headed back home today. The folks in northern Idaho apparently didn't get the memo that it's July. 48 deg when I left and STRONG winds all the way back to the LC Valley.

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Beautiful Country!
Next trip you should try some right hand turns, back home thru Glacier park and Flathead lake!


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Awesome looking ride BG! Wish I could have joined you.
Thanks for sharing your photos. Very beautiful country.
OK, Really, your starting your diet today right??? :animated laughing:


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OK, Really, your starting your diet today right??? :animated laughing:

I had the same thought. But riding a bike takes more energy that riding in a car so you get to eat more.

Thanks for the tour, Bailey Guns. The country up there is so green and lush, 48°F makes me feel cool just reading about it.


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OK, Really, your starting your diet today right??? :animated laughing:


No, dude... I started the diet on Sun. The See Food diet. I didn't get this physique by accident, ya know.

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Next trip you should try some right hand turns, back home thru Glacier park and Flathead lake!


A trip to either Glacier NP or Banff NP up in Alberta is in the planning stage for next year. May do both if I have a riding partner *cough* thunderdog * cough *.

Best thing about riding up in this area is the lack of traffic...even in the popular tourist spots.

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What a great trip! It's really beautiful up there, so lush and green.

I want to go back to Glacier, Banff and Jasper National Parks someday. I fell in love with that area twenty five years ago. I understand there are a LOT more people there, now, but it will still be out-of-this-world gorgeous, I'm sure, like your Selkirk Loop.

Thanks for taking us on your ride! :D

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Thank you for taking us with you! I thoroughly enjoyed the trip and didn't get cold at all! Thanks!

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