Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes

Family trip to the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes, biking in Idaho

At a rest stop, interior of WashingtonAt Coeur d'Alene - it felt normal, lots of people on the beach

An old, abandonded school house in Harrison. Lots of cherries in the backyard

An old road next to the trail, between Mullan and KelloggAt the train museum in Wallace. The places are much smaller than today

Trying out the typewriter at the museumThis area was full of mining artifacts. These cars hauled ore out of the mines

The playground in Kellogg

We took the gondola up in Kellogg, turns out there was a mountain biking competition at the top. We saw 3 injuries.

Main street, Kellogg, was desertedA 38 mile ride from Kellogg to Wallace. We started at 7 am to beat the heat.

The scenery along the way was very pleasant, mostly along the Coeur d'Alene river

More cherries, yum...


At the Chatcolete bridge

One of the many piers onto the lake. The structure on the left is a climb-up diving board.

The garbage cans in the Coeur d'Alene lakeside park goes down about 10 feet into the ground.

On a boat tour of the lake.

We stopped in Ritzville for lunch. An empty pool

Art deco houseWe were lucky enough to visit the Hutterite community in Warden, Washington and get a tour from two young ladies. They spent almost 3 hours walking us around the colony, and answering questions. Very impressive place, and very high tech, with lots of expensive machinery. Wish I had taken more pictures, but I wasn't sure if they welcomed that. This is their potato harvesting machine. It's about the size of a house.

And this is the cutting machine, with which they cut seed potatoesHere's an aerial picture from a few days later.