Fall is definitely here and the colors of the leaves are brilliant. We took a drive up the St. Joe River and arrived in St. Regis, Montana about 3 hours later. The ground cover of reds is evidence of the profusion of huckleberry plants. The river is beautiful any time of year but when yellows, oranges, reds and greens jump into view there is just nothing prettier.
St. Regis in itself is an interesting little town with resturants, antique stores and gift shops to spend a few hours (and a few bucks) before heading west on Interstate 90 back home. Although it is not as scenic, it does cut off about an hour of drive time and winds along the southeast end of Couer d'Alene Lake.