Idaho Trails

July 2022 bike tour of the Trail of the Coeur d'Alênes and Route of the Hiawatha

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…

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Day 2 - July 11

Day 2, July 11: I get up about 4:30, as sunrise is at 5:00. We cross the Chatcolet Bridge, meander along the shore of Lake Coeur d'Alêne, and follow the river…

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Day 3 - July 12

Day 3, July 12: Up with the sun again, we visit the oldest extant building in Idaho and ride to our midpoint in Wallace.

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Day 4 - July 13

Day 4, July 13: With the help of shuttle vehicles, we ride the Route of the Hiawatha, with tunnels and trestles.

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Day 5 - July 14

Day 5, July 14: We take the longest ride of the tour, 50 miles back to Harrison on the shore of Lake Coeur d'Alêne.

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Day 6 - July 15

Day 6, July 15: A short ride (avoiding a thunderstorm!) takes us to the end of the trail and the end of the tour. Ellis and Cathy drop me back in Spokane. I…

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