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Happy Friday, friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving last week and spent little (or no) time waiting in shopping lines and traffic. Life has slowed down quite a bit in the Nagel household. It's now completely dark before and after work, so I've been taking very few pictures, and Kyle had a case of bronchitis so we've been laying low for about a week. Yep, it's officially that time of the year when we hibernate during the week and…

Hike to Revett Lake near Murray, Idaho | Stuck in North Idaho
Leavenworth Oktoberfest

A Different Oktoberfest

Every year I give you all a run-down of the various Oktoberfest celebrations throughout North Idaho. I've listed several beer tasting events by town, did a three-part series about the Leavenworth Oktoberfest and last year highlighted Critfest and the Coeur d'Fondo - two biking events hosted right here in Coeur d'Alene. This year is a little different... This year I'm shifting focus to those bike events I mentioned. You see, for three days a week, over the course of at…

Why I Bike | a post highlighting one man's experience in joining a healthy biking community.

Why I Bike

All images for this post courtesy of the Coeur d'Alene Bike Co. This might seem a little reminiscent of Andrea’s post “Why I Run”, but in case you haven’t noticed by now, what drives us respectively, differs greatly. But before I reveal my enthusiasm for the greatest mechanical invention in the last 200 years, I have to specify that this post is about road biking. There are many different ways to bike on many different styles of bikes, and my…

Hike the Cougar Bay Preserve near Coeur d'Alene, Idaho | via Stuck in North Idaho

Take a Hike | Cougar Bay Preserve

Located just a few minutes south of downtown Coeur d'Alene is a little chunk of land I've been wanting to explore for some time, the Cougar Bay Preserve. This nature preserve is home to over 27 species of birds as well as other wildlife like deer, moose, beaver, and otter. The tall grasses and marshy landscape provide a refuge for waterfowl and great hunting grounds for osprey. The BLM and Nature Conservancy teamed up to preserve this area and manage…