I never realized how much beauty there is to see in Idaho. This must be one of America’s best kept secrets. It has all the beauty of the other surrounding states and national parks without the crowds. Maybe I shouldn’t be blogging about it, I’m sure the locals don’t want the secret to get out. 😉
We stayed at Farragut State Park which was so beautiful. The cell signal there was pretty bad so we had to leave the park and go find other places to work during the week so that was a little frustrating.
More pictures from the state park:
Coeur d’Alene is just 30 minutes south of the campground and we spent a lot of time working there that week. There is an abundance of hiking opportunities in Coeur d’Alene so after work we headed out on some hikes. Based on a friend’s recommendation we headed to Mineral Ridge which was amazing!
It’s a steep uphill climb but so worth it for this view!
More pictures from the Mineral Ridge hike:
Another hike we did in Coeur d’Alene was Tubbs Hill.
There are numerous points along this hike where people were jumping off the rocks into the water. Our kids had lots of fun with that!
Another benefit of going to Coeur d’Alene during the week was the abundance of stores like Walmart, Kohls and even a Buffalo Wild Wings! It’s the little things you miss when you’re traveling around national parks and don’t see those types of stores/restaurants for a long time. 🙂
Sandpoint Beach was about 30 minutes north of our campground, another great place to visit (and work if you need a cell signal).
Northern Idaho is so amazing and gorgeous, but let’s keep the secret to ourselves, okay? We don’t want it to get too crowded.
Next we headed to Canada where ironically we had a much better cell signal!