Snowshoeing 16 Jan 2016

No plan other than pointing the car toward Montana and driving until we found a place to hike. Pulled off the interstate at Fourth of July Pass but the road was too slick. Back on the freeway headed east, made a pit stop at Old Mission State Park, Idaho. Not a good place for ‘shoeing. A little further east is Cataldo, ID. We parked at the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes trailhead and hiked northeast about 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers). Decided it might not be a good idea to drive home in the dark as the snow was coming down heavy. Back to the car, tossed in our soaking clothes (not wearing water-resistant) and cranked up the heat for our 60-mile (97-kilometer) drive home.

Left the camera at home so only have several mobile phone pics:

Check out the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes. We’ve hiked, biked, and now snowshoed several sections of this awesome trail. Might have to head out there again tomorrow morning with dry clothes, a camera, hot drinks and camp chairs so we can relax by the river and try to spot moose, bald eagles, rednecks, or simply watch the snow falling.

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