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Leaving Pullman, Washington we decided to drive back to Missoula, Montana via scenic highway 12 which parallels the Lochsa River for part of the way. The trip was supposed to take a little over five hours but it turned out to be an all day trip. There was a little more traffic than we would have liked because it was a weekend. Most of the delay dealt with the large number of rafters on the Lochsa River. There were a variety of rafts in use and it was a lot of fun to watch them run the rapids. We would drive along until we found some rafters and then drive back to the nearest rapids so we could watch them. There had been a lot of rain in the area for the past several weeks so the water was high and the water was running fast. It looked like the kayakers were having the most fun.

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