As of Monday, October 23, 2017
Tires get us to places we have to go, and more importantly, destinations we want to go. And North Central Idaho has lots to go see.
While you’re taking in the fall colors on U.S. High-way 12 along the Clearwater and Lochsa rivers, look for several waterfalls east of Lowell (milepost 97).
Between mileposts 113-114 at Tumble Creek is one to explore. Park at the nearby pullout and walk in. At this site, you’ll see the feature falls between 20 to 30 feet.
Horsetail Falls is nearby, between mileposts 114-115. You’ll see it from the road, and another nearby turnout allows for parking and access. Horsetail Falls drops 60 to 100 over a massive basalt outcropping.
Shoestring Falls is across the river between mileposts 115-116. It falls 150 to 200 feet in a series of steps and may be the most difficult to spot. Watch the bank for the place where the creek enters the river and follow it up the hillside.
Also between mileposts 115-116 is Wild Horse Creek Falls. The closest pullout is just past the falls and it is a short walk back. Use caution, as drivers will not be ex-pecting pedestrians on the narrow shoulder of the road.
Ready to travel? Check out The Tire Guy for your vehicle needs, as well as for roadside tire assistance. We’re here to help get you places: 208-816-8040 (ask for Rick) or 208-962-3241 (shop), 502 Main Street in Cottonwood.