Our campsite is beyond the picture to the right. That is the interstate bridge just east of Coeur d’Alene.
You can drive down the east and southern sides of this large natural lake. Many very expensive houses inhabit the area.
A shot out the door of our Beauty Creek forest service campsite with light rain.
This was after a couple cracks of thunder. Plenty of low level moisture.
The city has a very nice waterfront on the lake. This is just a small portion.
On the world’s longest floating boardwalk, 3,300 feet long and 12 feet wide. It surrounds the 372 slip marina to the right. In the background, where my hand is on the railing, you can see a small beach.
Looking west from the boardwalk. Yes, you can go for an amphib plane ride.
From the marina area you can take a 1 1/2 mile hike around a fairly large rocky tree-covered hill that juts out into the lake. During winter, many Ospreys dive into the lake to catch fish.
A longtime friend, LeAnn. She was one of my interns in the National Weather Service, and an excellent meteorologist. She is a crazy funny girl. Her husband is a Senior Forecaster in Spokane. We were very happy to spend some time with her.
A road leading away from our camp. Essentially single track for miles upwards into the forest. An excellent walking road with no traffic and a running stream. Watch out for morning slugs though!