Driving Through Idaho and Oregon

The drive home from Glacier National Park was a different, “scenic” route. Much longer. Through Missoula, then into Idaho and through some great scenery into Oregon. After seeing the mountains and canyons in Idaho, Hells Canyon is probably the next big trip I take. Breathtaking. And seeing it all at sunset was divine. I didn’t … Continue reading

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park, St. Mary Lake, 6 Sept. 2013. A beautiful, blue, clear lake. Afternoon thunderstorms were the norm for the trip. The first full day was a driving tour, a clockwise loop starting from Apgar Village, taking Going-to-the-Sun Road, 89, 49, and US 2. The above scene was a “please pull over asap!!” moment. … Continue reading

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

On the way to Glacier National Park (4 Sept. 2013), I stayed the night in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. It’s supposed to be a resort town. It reminded me a lot of Petoskey, MI, where my grandparents live. The town is pleasant, and friendly. And the lake is beautiful. There were restaurant options for vegans–not much … Continue reading

Newton Road Trail

Yesterday, my friend Alex and I went walking at Newton Road in Forest Park again. Walking along Newton Road, starting at the entrance near Skyline Boulevard, has to be my favorite Forest Park walk that I’m familiar with. We didn’t see anyone else walking along the trail at 5:00 PM on the Sunday before Labor … Continue reading