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Camping along the St. Joe

With fires raging in Washington and a cold front pushing the smoke west into Coeur d’Alene it was nice to get away this weekend. Our area of refuge was a beautiful run of pristine river famous for Blue Ribbon Trout and it’s rich history in logging, mining and Indian trails. I’m talking about the St. Joe River which starts near the Lolo National Forest and cuts through the Idaho Panhandle National Forest. A little research on VisitIdaho.org is enough to perk…

Float the Coeur d'Alene River before summer's over.

Float On

Float the Coeur d'Alene River before summer's gone for good It's August. Which in North Idaho translates to: It's time to cram in everything you haven't gotten to do yet before fall gets here and it's suddenly too cold to be outside not in a parka. One thing that should definitely be on your list is to float the North Fork of the Cd'A River. Not only is it beautiful and a great way to see some wildlife, it's completely…

A quick trip to Riley Creek

This weekend we made a quick, one-night  trip up to Riley Creek Recreational Area to meet up with my family and do a little camping.  The campground was beautiful, and obviously a very popular place to go. The sites were roomy and just a short walk away from the river and boat launch. There's a large, grassy field (great for frisbee or fetch) and a sand volleyball court. So nice! [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="819"] This trip marked Evan and Drew's…

Climbing 2,600 feet – Biking Bernard Peak

According to our 26th President "There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy, and its charm." I tend to agree with this rather ironic statement produced by the man who made a profoundly more-than-casual attempt at capturing the beauty of the wilderness with his words. Theodore Roosevelt was, among many other things, a writer and explorer who preached the value of living a strenuous lifestyle and was responsible…

Camping love

I hope everyone had a fantastic Ironman weekend! I think I may have mentioned this before, but so far every year since we moved downtown, we've rented our house out for Ironman and so far (knock on wood) we've had nothing but good luck. Now it's back to the old grind even though I'm still daydreaming of long hikes, bike rides and beautiful Pend d'Oreille lake. We spent a good majority of our time at camp due to a few…