Friday, January 06, 2012
Friday, August 12, 2011
Hiking to Jewel Basin was another highlight to our Montana vacation. The wildflowers were amazing. There was Indian Paintbrush, Blue Bells, Daisies, Bear Grass(blooms once every seven years), and much more. I have never seen anything like it. The view of the Flathead Valley was awesome.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Just west of Couer D'Alene is a 17 mile bicycle route that weaves you through train tunnels and what used to be train trussells. It is a rails to trails project that has breathe-taking views. The first tunnel was 2 miles long and required flashlights and jackets to cycle through. It was dark, damp, and quite an extraordinary build for its day. Quinn our eight year old rode his bike the entire way. We bribed him to keep going at the end. It is a very slight decline the entire way and they shuttle you back to the top at the end. You can rent bikes and flashlights at the ticket office. This is a ride that I have dreamt about doing for years.