Pend d’Oreille lake

Tag

Take a Hike | Syringa Trails

A little over a week ago Kyle, Megan and Dylan decided to go mountain biking around what Megan called Syringa Hill in Sandpoint. As it turns out, this trail system is much more than just a hill with a trailhead. It starts on Pine St. and leads you through some pretty tall weeds and into  Sherwood Forest which is an area of land that was actually donated by private citizens for the good of public use and recreation. The trail…

Fall Festivities (so far)

Fall is definitely here. Cold, rainy weather has set in, but I'm not letting that prevent me from enjoying the season. Here's what we've been up to so far...Coeur d'Alene OktoberfestI'm officially Oktoberfested out. We learned the hard way this year that going to the downtown festival on Friday isn't the way to go. There were very few people, the band (while good) ended pretty early and there just wasn't much going on. I heard that Saturday was better, but…

Take a Hike | Gold Hill Trail 3

I've decided that this should be Kyle's new motto. Whenever we go camping or plan to be outside, he never checks the weather and opts not to go because of a little dampness (or a lot in some cases). Case in point: Last Friday we took the day off and went up to the Sagle/Sandpoint area for a little hiking. Much to my dismay it was pouring all day. Remember? I don't think I've had to water my plants since.…

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…