From the goup's trip of March 19, 2003 and the forum information was gathered for directions. There's two areas, Keeler and Spar The group did the former for this time. Spar is a little more South. If you need directions to Sandpoint, Idaho, check out the directions for "Roman Nose", then come back here to continue.
Route # 1: Apparently this road is in better condition. From the Sandpoint meeting place, go North on Hyway 2, to Bonners Ferry. When you cross the river and go up the other side of town continue another 2 miles or so, to "3 mile junction" (gas station restaurant/truckstop). Turn right, staying on hwy 2 and go about 30 miles to Troy, Montana. Troy is a very small and nice town with some facilities such as an IGA supermarket which is a good place to meet. Across the road is a NAPA store for parts. if you cross a bridge (going South) and start leaving town you have gone to far. There are a couple of gas stations and a bowling alley and a restaurant (North end) in town, an Exxon and Conoco, It's believed.
Route # 2: From the Sandpoint meeting place, go South to Bridge on the River at the Junction of Hyway 200 and Hyway 2. Go East on Hyway 200 for about 30+ miles to Clark Fork. Continue on Hyway 200 to the Montana side, another 13-15 miles to Hyway 56. During this you will past the Heron turnoff, then in another 5 miles is the turnoff to the North, to Troy. Go North on Hyway 56. You will enter Lincoln county and just past that there will be Bull Lake on your left. About 2 miles there is the half way house (a bar on the right) keep going another 5 to 8 miles and there will be bar looking place on the right has a trailer park next to it. (Little Joe's??) Or just continue in to Troy for the meeting place in Route #1. Obviously, the landmark will be opposite from Route #1. (supermarket on your right, now).
Apparently there is no Cellular coverage in Troy.
For Keeler, drive South (out of town) about 1.8 miles and turn right into lake Creek Road. Go 4.5 miles to a "Y" and stay right. Go another 1.1 and turn right onto Keeler Peatte Road. go another 2.2 miles to a "Y" and stay left. Go another 1.8 mile and stay left. Go another 2.7 for an open area for winter parking, or wherever the road takes you in the spring time.
The town of Troy which shows the streets.