Hiking The Mineral Ridge Trail in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

As soon as we pulled into CDA this summer…and revealed our travel location on Social Media, my Instagram Friends where quick to suggest this hike. It was a fabulous hike, with spectacular views…

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Craters Of The Moon National Monument

Craters Of The Moon is the place to visit if you want to learn about volcanic geology. This expansive lava field stretches as far and wide as your eyes can see. It is claimed by the National Park Service to be “the largest and most complex post-Ice Age basaltic lava field in the continental United States.” We had a fabulous time exploring the lava fields and adventuring through the wild caves…

Hike to Lower Palisades Lake

Not far from Swan Valley in Eastern Idaho, is the Palisades Creek. This creek is currently a crushing force of water that moves faster than most rivers I have eyed. Hiking upstream provides a gorgeous four mile hike which will lead you straight to Lower Palisades Lake…