Snowshoe | Fernan Saddle via Stuck in North Idaho

Snowshoeing | Fernan Saddle

Snowshoeing is probably my new favorite winter activity. It’s a great way to get outside in the winter without the risk of torn ligaments and bruises from falling, unless you happen to be extraordinarily klutzy. But for me, one of the best parts of snowshoeing is our proximity to some pretty awesome trails. One of the closest trail networks to us is up at the Fernan Saddle, about a 15-30 (depending on road and weather conditions) minute drive from downtown…

2016 in Review | Stuck in North Idaho

Our 2016 in review | My view from a new year

Wow, 2016 ended with a bang. I've been trying to give myself a break from the internet for a while because I had a hard time dealing with all the negativity post-election. Whether they were joking or not, a lot of my contacts were choosing to focus on the low points of the year. In thinking about it, yeah, a lot of bad things happened globally, but so did a lot of good things. And when I narrow my focus…

Motorcycle trip to Jerry Johnson Hot Springs | Stuck in North Idaho

Road Trip | Jerry Johnson Hot Springs

Way back in May we took a weekend trip southeast and landed at Jerry Johnson Hot Springs. If memory serves me right (be warned, it usually doesn't), this was a last-minute, let's-get- out-of-town trip that ended up being incredibly fun. We had heard about the hot springs from some friends last summer and were anxious to check them out. There are several hot springs scattered along the Idaho/Montana border and we hope to visit them all. Jerry Johnson Hot Springs…

Bike the Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park | Stuck in North Idaho

Biking Going to the Sun Road | Glacier National Park

This summer has been spent on two wheels, a change of pace in comparison to past summers spent hiking and car camping. Earlier this summer, Kyle and a couple friends convinced me to bite the bullet and buy my first road bike. To make sure I actually used said bike, I signed up for the Coeur d’Alene Bike Co.’s Coeur d’Fondo training group. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday this summer, we’ve been meeting at the shop to go on group…

Kyle's doin' 29 right

Cheers to Kyle’s 29th

So far, Kyle’s 29th year is off to a amazing start and I hope the momentum continues. In the six short weeks since his birthday, he’s flown a small Cessna, completed a half Ironman, biked the Going to the Sun Road in Glacier, and is now completing a motorcycle trip to Alaska and back. Not bad, eh? For Kyle’s birthday this year, I wanted to do something special because 29 can sometimes be one of those “Meh” birthdays for people.…