Howard Camp

HowardI caught up with the Chief Joseph Trail riders on Day Three at Howard Camp, elevation 6,110. It’s located on a high ridge along Road 500, otherwise known as the Lolo Motorway. Sometimes even the Government can have a sense of humor. The informational sign before the turnoff to the camp explains that tourists should not be misled by the term “motorway.” It happens to be a mostly one-lane, dirt/rock trail with tight turns and not much clearance. I’d suggest your vehicle should not be too tall, too wide, too low, or too timid if you’d like to experience the route.

At Howard Camp, accommodations were crowded for horses, people and the caravan of support vehicles. This photo shows one of the picket lines. There were at least four others scattered along either side of the “driveway.”


  1. Sandy Jones Said,

    August 10, 2007 @ 9:47 am

    Mr. Taylor I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful commentary and photos you have shared with us from this years Chief Joseph Ride. The scenery is beautiful and so are the horses. It is appreciated and has been very enjoyable to read and see.

  2. Penny Whitehead Said,

    August 10, 2007 @ 9:54 am

    Steve, thanks for sharing all of these wonderful shots and words about camp, horses, riders and history. Also, thanks so much for being an active part of our registry, probably something that isn’t said enough.

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