RailPictures.Net Photo: BNSF 6192 BNSF Railway GE ES44AC at Katka, Idaho by Frederick Manfred Simon
 
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» May 28, 2017
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“Kootenai Zag-Zig” ~ Yup. I do manage to get out in “ideal” weather conditions from time-to-time as on this splendid May day this year. Looking north, I’m poised on a 400-foot east bank precipice of the south-flowing Kootenai River about halfway between Katka, North Idaho and Yakt, West Montana. Though the proximate detectors can be heard on a good scanner, it’s near impossible to know when you’ll catch a train out “here.” The outback of the Panhandle. There’s very little to no cell service. It’s two bits to 9, and I’ve been busy climbing over boulders, felled trees, down dropoffs to scope out the area for the past hour – probably more: easy to lose track of time when consumed with what one enjoys doing – to determine the most pleasing composition while achieving maximum image depth when one of the numerous detectors up around as many bends transmits its monotonous data and you know there’ll be some action shortly. Sure enough, an eastbound stack slowly sneaks, snakes and threads itself like a multi-colored serpent along rising crags of coniferous dense and the rippling deep blue zag-zig of the Columbia River’s uppermost 485-mile tributary below, and our wilderness walkabout is handsomely rewarded. (28May17 ©)
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