Category ‘08.09 – Coeur d’Alene’

August 20th
2008
written by Alonna

I’ve already posted about some of our activities in and around Coeur d’Alene.  But we also had a fun time along the way.  Here’s two google map snapshots of our route, and some photos of the trip:

A = Boise    B = Grangeville    C = Coeur d’Alene    D = Route of the Hiawatha    E = Moscow

Road trip - map 2 Road trip - map

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August 19th
2008
written by Alonna

Ben, Beth and I rode a “rails-to-trails” bike ride in Northern Idaho called Route of the Hiawatha.  It’s an old train route in the mountains, going through 10 tunnels and over 7 trestles (bridges).  The coolest part was a 1.66 mile long tunnel!  The tunnel was pitch black (bike lamps required), and super cold.  It was damp and only 40 degrees F inside.  We were warned ahead of time to go slow, because if you go fast you’ll get mud splashed in a straight line up your back.  Sure enough, a few guys sped past us and they all had thick mud streaks right up their backs!  Anyway, the scenery was gorgeous and we had a really fun time.  The trail is 15 miles long downhill, then you take a bus back up to the top.  Here’s a few photos from the ride.

Start of the adventure:                                         The view:

Hiawatha Bike Trail   Hiawatha Bike Trail

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August 14th
2008
written by Alonna

Last weekend Ben’s sister Beth came to visit.  We decided to take a road trip to Northern Idaho, an area that Ben and I hadn’t yet explored.  There’s a popular destination called Coeur d’Alene which is on a lake in a mountainous area.  Also we heard about a cool rails-to-trails bike trail that we were really excited to try out.

We drove 7-hours Friday night and Saturday morning to get to Coeur d’Alene.  The drive was long, but really pretty – windy mountain roads, rivers and canyons, golden-colored wheat fields, and small towns.  After arriving, we had the afternoon in Coeur d’Alene, so we took out the kite to take some photos… you can see a few of those in Ben’s last post.  Here’s another good one, and also a photo of our reward after a long day of driving and kite-flying.

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August 10th
2008
written by Bullet-Point Ben
  • Location: Coeur d’Alene Lake in Idaho
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