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Old 09-08-2008, 10:39 PM
Location: Jennings Lodge, OR
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My husband and I are planning a vacation to the North Fork Flathead River area next year. We are planning on renting a Forest Service cabin; probably one of the ones outside of Polebridge. I have a few questions for anyone familiar with the area.

We were planning on a July trip, but I've read that many if not most July days are over 80 and even up into the 90s. I live in San Diego, I want to escape the heat Fall is out because I don't want to be there during hunting season. So we are looking at late May or early June. I understand that's the "rainy season," but it looks more from my reading like it's more like lots of clouds and occasional rain. Is that pretty accurate? What's our likelihood, if we are staying five or six days, of getting at least one that is sunny?

Are black flies and mosquitoes much of a concern that early in the year?

I am assuming our timeframe would be a bit early for wildflowers; is that correct?
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Old 09-09-2008, 07:07 AM
Location: LEAVING CD
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July would actually be ok. Yes it can get hot but there's very low humidity so it's not sweaty hot, great river runing weather!!! It also could be around the mid 70's like it was a year or two ago for quite a bit of time. Also at that spot it will be cooler due to altitude and trees. You are aware that it's snowed here in July right?
As for bugs, yes we have mosquitoes and flies but as for them being a concern? Not really. Some seasons are worse than others, I think this one was worse for bees and grasshoppers than anything else. C'mon up in July and enjoy. If it gets a bit too hot for you take a run up the going to the sun road and cool off in the trees...
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