We’re spending a few nights in the forest at Beauty Creek Campground, just 11 miles from Coeur d’Alene. Chuck and Carla stayed here on their way to Washington and told us there were a few sites with good sun exposure, and Brian and Leigh arrived earlier in the week and said the same. No hookups, vault toilets, and drinking water, $10/night with the senior pass.
Here we are from the Caribou Ridge trail. Brian and Leigh’s Airstream, our Lazy Daze, and Debbie’s, basking in the sun. It drops behind the trees and mountains in the late afternoon.
This is our first time visiting Coeur d’Alene and so far we like what we’ve seen. After a good workout on the trail with views of the lake,
we all went downtown for dinner at Fire Artisan Pizza, which we would highly recommend.
We don’t normally take pictures of our food, but Jim doesn’t understand why they have to put so much arugula on top. Presentation is everything, I suppose.
Yesterday we had to pick up some mail at the post office, then went for a 10 mile bike ride on the North Idaho Centennial Trail. The trail runs for 24 miles, about a third of it along the lake.
We had lunch at Higgens Point, the east end of the trail.
I-90 bridge, and the reason the trail ends here.
Last night we enjoyed a community vegan meal and took a walk around the campground. It’s getting might cool here at night, mid 40’s. Looks like it may be time for us to begin moving south.