Today we toured the Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge and hiked up to Myrtle Falls..both a short drive from Bonner's Ferry. The Refuge is located in a beautiful valley between the Selkirk and Purcell Mountains. It provides a diverse habitat for moose, elk, deer, bear, otter, bald eagles and migratory waterfowl. The auto drive tour which is one lane, one way is 4.5 miles. The refuge is open year round and free. Unfortunately, we saw no wildlife except on the hike up to Myrtle Falls.
|Map of Refuge|
|Foot Bridge Across Creek|
It was a nice drive and hike even though we did not see any wildlife in the refuge.
Tomorrow we are going to Kootenai Falls and Swinging Bridge in Montane off Hwy 2 between Troy and Libby.