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  1. #1
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    Our bike trip to the Coeur D'Alenes!!

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    This past week we went to ride the Trail of the Coeur D'Alene's and the Hiawatha Trail.

    It was awesome!! Here are a few pictures to whet your appetite...







    I took LOTS of pictures, so instead of posting them all here, I made a webpage of our adventures.

    Check them out!

    Trail of the Coeur D'Alene's

    Hiawatha Trail
    Last edited by oxysback; 08-21-2007 at 12:45 PM.
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    i just finished reading your two travel reports. What fun!

    thanks for sharing.
    I've been up in that neck of the woods before; in a car.....
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    I just looked at both sites. How cool!!! Looks like something I'd like to try one day! 70 miles of that paved trail? How incredible was that? I'd go there for that alone (is it 35 miles out and then 35 back?).

    The mtn bike trail looked really neat, too! I was mesmerized by your pictures. So gorgeous, so scenic, so breathtaking.
    Thanks for sharing!!!!

    It's now officially on "the list" of things to do in Idaho!!!
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    Ellen, the trails are beyond awesome. It is what cycling should be, to get out and have fun and see some of the gorgeous beauty that is out there.

    I am soooooooooooooooo envious. That is one spectacular vacation.

    You really put together nice blogs on the two trails. I love the photos and the descriptions.

    Darcy

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    Your writeup and pics of your Idaho trail adventures were super. Thanks for sharing and adding another destination for my bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tri Girl View Post
    I just looked at both sites. How cool!!! Looks like something I'd like to try one day! 70 miles of that paved trail? How incredible was that? I'd go there for that alone (is it 35 miles out and then 35 back?).

    The mtn bike trail looked really neat, too! I was mesmerized by your pictures. So gorgeous, so scenic, so breathtaking.
    Thanks for sharing!!!!

    It's now officially on "the list" of things to do in Idaho!!!
    Acutally, it's 72 miles out and back! I only did 65 the first day, then around 50 the second due to my wheel.

    Glad you enjoyed the photos!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mimitabby View Post
    i just finished reading your two travel reports. What fun!

    thanks for sharing.
    I've been up in that neck of the woods before; in a car.....
    You'll have to bring your bike next time. After your Hurricane Ridge write up awhile ago, this is a piece of cake!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarcyInOregon View Post
    Ellen, the trails are beyond awesome. It is what cycling should be, to get out and have fun and see some of the gorgeous beauty that is out there.

    I am soooooooooooooooo envious. That is one spectacular vacation.

    You really put together nice blogs on the two trails. I love the photos and the descriptions.

    Darcy
    You would love it, Darcy. Nothing but trail! No cars...and hardly any other cyclists. But then again, we were there mid-week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cosc View Post
    Your writeup and pics of your Idaho trail adventures were super. Thanks for sharing and adding another destination for my bike.
    You're welcome! We're already planning to go again. Maybe just a family trip. There's so much more to do, too!
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    You we're in my neck of the woods. NEXT TIME, let me know ahead of time please!!! I LOVE to ride and hobnob with fellow TE'er. The CDA trail is indeed a treat and so is the Hiawatha is a blast. Spokane's Centennial Trail isn't bad either. bikerHen

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    Looks like a fun trip. DH and I want to do some exploring out your way sometime, so that may be a good trip for us to do when we come out your way. There is just so much to do..

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    So, this trail is 72 miles out, and 72 miles back? Is there enough service along the way that a person could attempt to do it both ways in one day for a 144 mile, one-day ride? Is it pretty flat?

    Gorgeous pics by the way. Makes me really homesick for the Inland Empire.
    "The best rides are the ones where you bite off much more than you can chew, and live through it." ~ Doug Bradbury

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starfish View Post
    So, this trail is 72 miles out, and 72 miles back? Is there enough service along the way that a person could attempt to do it both ways in one day for a 144 mile, one-day ride? Is it pretty flat?

    Gorgeous pics by the way. Makes me really homesick for the Inland Empire.
    Yep...27 miles each way. Very flat. Here's a link to the elevation. There's no more than a 2% grade at each end.

    http://friendsofcdatrails.org/elevation.html

    I think it's very do-able in one day. Glad you liked the pics!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerHen View Post
    You we're in my neck of the woods. NEXT TIME, let me know ahead of time please!!! I LOVE to ride and hobnob with fellow TE'er. The CDA trail is indeed a treat and so is the Hiawatha is a blast. Spokane's Centennial Trail isn't bad either. bikerHen
    I didn't think to post about it before we left. It would have been great to meet you! Next time I'll let everyone know. I think we're planning to go as a family next year some time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starfish View Post
    So, this trail is 72 miles out, and 72 miles back? Is there enough service along the way that a person could attempt to do it both ways in one day for a 144 mile, one-day ride? Is it pretty flat?

    Gorgeous pics by the way. Makes me really homesick for the Inland Empire.
    A lot of folks here start at Plummer, ID which is the lower end of the trail and ride to Kellogg, Wallace or Sliver Mountain, spend the night and ride back the next day. The really hardcore riders, leave from Spokane and ride down to Plummer. It makes a great weekend ride. bikerHen

 

 

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