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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…

Take a Hike | Mineral Ridge

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="300"] The view from the top is beautiful! I think I can see my house from here...[/caption] Last Sunday we decided to head up to Mineral Ridge and enjoy some of the sunshine before it went away. Which it did. But this weekend is supposed to beautiful again and even though there's a ton going on it might be nice to get out of town for a couple hours. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="492"] Juneau and I just…

Take a Hike | Marie Creek

It's been too long! So sorry. We've had a lot of family stuff going on, a new baby niece, grandmas visiting, birthdays galore. I'm sure you know the drill. But the good news is I have lots to talk about, including some really awesome hikes. I'm going out of order here but that's alright. On Easter we decided to head up to Marie Creek with our friends Kristin and Blake for a pre-feast hike. The trail is about 1 miles…

Take a Hike | Caribou Ridge

Two weeks ago, Kyle and I attempted to go snowshoeing out by Beauty Bay. Much to our dismay, there wasn't enough snow so we decided to just hike instead. We followed Highway 97 from the Wolf Lodge exit, drove by Mineral Ridge and eventually arrived at the Beauty Creek campground and Caribou Ridge. This small but pretty campground is tucked away off the highway. With just a few spaces it's very quiet and secluded, aside from the humming of distant…