Day 1 - July 10

Day 1, July 10: I get up at 4:00 AM to catch my flights to Spokane. At the airport, Ellis and Cathy pick me up on their way from Seattle to the start of the tour. Those of us camping, set up camp. We all meet near the shore of Lake Coeur d'Alêne. For more details about this tour, see
Day 1 My tent at Heyburn State Park. Unlike following nights, on this first night we were spread out in individual campsites.
Day 1 View across Lake Coeur d'Alêne from my tent site
Day 1 Dock on Lake Coeur d'Alêne,looking down from near my camp site
Day 1 Ocean spray (Holodiscus discolor). We saw these flowers throughout the tour but especially on the first day and next morning in Heyburn SP.
Day 1 Close-up of ocean spray (Holodiscus discolor).
Day 1 On the first evening, we met in a paviion near the lake shore. This view is from the pavilion over the public parking area.