Friday, June 8, 2018

Kootenai Falls and Swinging Bridge over Kootenai River

Kootenai Falls

Kootenai Falls

Kootenai Falls

Kootenai Falls

Kootenai Falls

Down Stream of Kootenai Falls

Swinging Bridge

Swinging Bridge

Swinging Bridge

Swinging Bridge

Looking down stream from Swinging Bridge

Swinging Bridge

Looking Up Stream from Swinging Bridge



Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Libby Montana

I have left Robinson Lake early this summer and decided to spend some time in Libby Montana.  They have several bike routes around the area with a couple of short bike/walking paths.  My first ride was out the Haul Road to Fisher River Rd and then continued to the Libby Dam on Hwy 37.  The out and back route was 38 miles with a couple of 7/8 percent climbs.

The first thing I had to do was get a hair cut so I located a great place in town called Shear D-Zine Salon.  I was chatting with the stylist (Charise) about the area and my plans to ride and areas I planned to ride.  She suggested I carry my Bear Spray informing me there are bear siting every year in the areas I had planned to ride.  Most of the siting are black bears but bears all the same.  

I then found a local Bike Shop in town called Bad Medicine Bike Shop.  I discussed bikes and riding in the area with the owner (Bryce) and he agreed with carrying the Bear Spray.  I have been looking at replacing my bike tires and got some good advice from Bryce and had him install a new set of Maxxis Re-Fuse 700X28 tires on my bike.  I had the original Specialized 700X23 on the bike they were good tires but I wanted a little more tire to smooth out the ride and the new 700X28 worked out great.

A few pictures along the way on my ride on Haul Road.









Libby Dam I got this off the Internet

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Special Effects Creek and Water Fall Pictures Robinson Lake Campground in Northern Idaho

Gillan Creek at Robinson Lake Campgound

Gillan Creek at Robinson Lake Campgound

Gillan Creek at Robinson Lake Campgound

Gillan Creek at Robinson Lake Campgound

Gillan Creek at Robinson Lake Campgound

Gillan Creek at Robinson Lake Campgound

Gillan Creek at Robinson Lake Campgound

Gillan Creek at Robinson Lake Campgound

Copper Creek at Copper Falls

Copper Creek at Copper Falls

Copper Creek at Copper Falls

Copper Falls a 160 foot water fall 30 miles north of Bonners Ferry ID

Copper Falls

Copper Falls



Sunday, May 6, 2018

Wood River Bike Trail Sun Valley Idaho

The Wood River Bike Trail is about 30 miles of paved paths along the Wood River in the Sun Valley area.  The section I rode started in Bellevue ID and followed the river to Ketchum ID.  The round trip for this section is about 40 miles.  You ride some of it close to the highway but the majority of it is along forested areas with views of the Sawtooth Mountains. 
The vehicle traffic in the area is bike friendly when you come to a crossing even on main street the motorist would stop and allow you to cross.  A great trail to ride with breath taking scenery along the way.  With a couple of added sections I made my first 50 mile ride on this trail a major step toward my goal of the 100 mile ride...


Bellevue area of trail








Ketchum ID