Dams along the rivers control flooding and provide hydroelectric power.
Penderay is the way you say Pend Oreille which is the big lake that I am riding around. The town has around 1100 people.
Sand Point with a population of 7300+ is a center of action for the neighboring counties. A timber area that cleared space for farming and now a recreation area. Three mountain ranges are close: Selkirk, Cabinet and Bitterroot. The ski resort near is the largest in Idaho. I am now less than 500 miles from the end of my trail. I better get moving again.
This stretch had many towns and it was fun to explore, stock up and refresh.
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