LinkedIn Pacific Northwest Trail Association
Flickr Pacific Northwest Trail Association
Instagram Pacific Northwest Trail

Donate Join E-News Signup


Category List

Tag List

Jack Mountain (1)
Comprehensive Plan (1)
Baker Lake (2)
Coupeville (1)
Melanie Simmerman (2)
Trail Town Guide (2)
#nationaltrailsday #tursitrail #americanhikingsociety (1)
Free on the PNT (2)
Whatcom Pass (1)
Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail (1)
Gatherings (1)
Mount Baker Wilderness Mount Baker Recreational Area (1)
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest (2)
Kootenai National Forest (1)
lookout tower (2)
Park Butte (2)
Mountain men (1)
Sandpoint (1)
Fidalgo Island (1)
PNT (1)
Metaline Falls (2)
Columbia Mountain (2)
Grizzly Bears (2)
North Cascades National Park (1)
Selkirk Mountains (1)
Montana (1)
Federal Advisory Council (1)
People of the PNT (3)
Washington (2)
Day Hike (1)
Ross Lake (1)
Park Butte Lookout (1)
Mt. Baker (1)
Back Country Horsemen (1)
Webb Mountain (2)
ALDHA-West (1)
Mary Kay Hodges-Cates (1)
Mount Henry (2)
Glacier National Park (1)
section-hike (2)
mountain biking (1)
Ruck (1)
Outdoor Project (1)
One Square Inch (1)
Olympic National Park (1)
Pacific Northwest Trail Town Guide (2)
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest (1)
Garver Mountain (2)
Happy Birthday (1)
Trail Signs (6)
Thoma Mountain (2)
Northwest Peak (2)
Volunteer (1)
Yaak Valley (1)
7th Anniversary (1)
Ross Lake Resort (1)
Thru-Hiking (3)
Thru-hiker (4)
Eastern Terminus (1)
community (2)
Pend Oreille River (1)
Tryg Culp (1)
Mount Shuksan (1)
Kettle Crest (1)
North Cascades (1)
Belly River Trail (1)
Trail Crew (1)
Advisory Council (3)
Eastern Washington (1)
Idaho Conservation League (1)
Mt. Wam (2)
Trail Angels (1)
Hughes Meadow (1)
Happy House (1)
Pasayten Wilderness (1)
Bonaparte Mountain (2)
Puget Sound (1)
Lookout (1)
SKY (1)
Tim Youngbluth (7)
Lookout Mountain (2)
Ruby Creek (1)
Glacier (1)
Trail Work (1)
Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Advisory Council (2)
Educational Events (1)
#pacificnorthwesttrail #crowntocoast #thruhiking #triplecrown #wanderlust #exploremore (1)
Anacortes (1)
Idaho (3)
re-supply package (1)
Fire Lookout (2)
Numa Lookout (2)

Tag Cloud

Puget SoundWhatcom PassPNNSTColumbia MountainNorth CascadesGlacierlookout towerLookout MountainMt. BakerEastern WashingtonMetaline Falls#pacificnorthwesttrail #crowntocoast #thruhiking #triplecrown #wanderlust #exploremoreGlacier National ParkPNTCoupevilleRoss Lake ResortJack MountainThru-HikingMount HenryOne Square InchTrail Signssection-hikeFire LookoutGatheringsTrail AngelsFidalgo IslandOkanogan-Wenatchee National ForestHughes MeadowKettle CrestBack Country HorsemenLookoutNorthwest PeakWebb Mountainre-supply packageIdahoGrizzly BearsAnacortesMt. WamYaak ValleyPacific Northwest National Scenic TrailRoss LakeTryg Culp7th AnniversaryPacific Northwest Trail Town GuideComprehensive PlanSKYMary Kay Hodges-CatesMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National ForestSelkirk MountainsFree on the PNTEducational EventsGarver MountainPacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Advisory CouncilPark Butte LookoutNorth Cascades National Parkmountain bikingBaker LakeBelly River TrailFederal Advisory CouncilTrail WorkThru-hikerOlympic National ParkAdvisory CouncilWashingtonHappy BirthdayRuckHappy HouseMount ShuksanNuma LookoutThoma MountainPend Oreille River#nationaltrailsday #tursitrail #americanhikingsocietyPNNSTACPeople of the PNTSandpointVolunteerPasayten WildernessKootenai National ForestBonaparte MountainTim YoungbluthMount Baker Wilderness Mount Baker Recreational AreaMountain mencommunityOutdoor ProjectIdaho Conservation LeagueALDHA-WestTrail Town GuideRuby CreekPark ButteDay HikeEastern TerminusTrail CrewMontanaMelanie Simmerman


Blog Search

"Trail Signs" Along the PNT: The Yaak - Of Indians and Modern Mountain Men

In the far northwest corner of Montana the PNT enters a very narrow valley only a mile or two wide. Four miles from the Canadian border and 15 miles east of the Idaho Panhandle – this northwest region in Montana is known as the Yaak Valley.
Tim Youngbluth sometimes thinks he was born about 200 years too late.  He enjoys researching stories about the Pacific Northwest Trail because they add color and flavor to his own …