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Troop 305: a tribute to early riders of ‘the link’


Gazette editor

"From the Cascades to the Bitteroots" was one of the slogans on their shirts. The slogan derived from their ride which started at North Bend and went across Washington on the John Wayne Trail, into Idaho on the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes, and into Montana on the Trail of the Hiawatha.

A color photo in the Gazette in June of 2006 shows the scouts and their leaders at the east end of Milwaukee tunnel 41 just south of Plummer.

In 2008, they added "Montana or Bust" to their shirt logo and designated 450 miles as the length of their ride.

To make those rides, scouts and leade...

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