Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Idaho Centennial Trail - Part 4 - Exploring Idaho While The Snow Melts

It's the end of June, but there is still a lot of snow in the mountains. 
Being the Space Cadets that we are,
We decided to take a break from Hide and Seek with the Idaho Centennial Trail.

So instead, we went surfing (with Thanks to Capri)...

And trike riding (With Thanks to Nanda) ...

And swimming along Lake Coeur d'Alene where we couch surfed for a few days. (With Thanks to Dylan and Asa)

Ron... our personal Idaho Centennial Trail Angel ... picked us up on the Fourth of July weekend to hike us up to the top of Scotchman's Peak where we had great views of Clark Fork, Sand Point, and Lake Pend Oreille.

Mountain Goats Teased Us and called Us Hiker Trash.

The goats were all High and Mighty.

...And Cute...

And not very bashful about getting what they wanted.

We definitely felt we were on top of the world.

We could see the Idaho Centennial Trail from the top of Scotchman's Peak across the Lightning Creek Drainage.
But where did the snow go?

And then we revisited Mount Pend Oreille, where we had our huge snowstorm, and watched fireworks over Sandpoint.

The next day we bushwhacked up to a ridge between Moose Lake, Gem Lake, and Lake Estelle.
We were definitely getting to know the ins and outs of Idaho's back-country.

We even revisited and swam in the now snow free Blossom Lake.
Three feet of snow disappeared and melted in less than two weeks.

The Idaho Centennial Trail was now whispering to Stacey and I to rejoin her.




  1. Amazing journey. Thanks so much for sharing, Bernie and Stacey, you are truly inspiring.
    May you have many more such wonderful journeys.

  2. I have so enjoyed hiking with you two, and now with the goats! Such fun!


    Sheila :-)


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