Monday, July 30, 2012

Hiawatha Biking Trail

Just as we were loosing hope for a trailer vacation because we have been so consumed with the renovation, Scott decided getting away from it all for a little weekend trip was a must.  We loaded up the bikes and headed to Northern Idaho...

... to Hiawatha Rail-Trail.  Hiawatha Rail-Trail is a scenic section of abandoned rail-bed from the Milwaukee Raod that was turned into a world class non-motorized trail.  It is either a 30 mile round trip with 2000 feet of elevation change, or 17 miles of level and downhill dirt track with a shuttle bus ride to regain your 1000 foot elevation loss.  We chose the latter.

Here we are excited to get on our way.  

There was a 1.7 mile tunnel at the beginning and several shorter tunnels that followed throughout the trail.   The kids enjoyed turning on their LED head lights.   

The view from the many bridges were just fantastic.      

This was Kai's first big bike ride.  He was a champion on his old and rickety Spider man bike that wouldn't cruise.  He pedaled and pedaled, until his legs were exhausted.  He still made it three quarters of the way.   

We had Dixie cups back at the camp ground afterwards.  They tasted extra yummy after the long bike ride.    

We can't wait to come back again.  "But with better bikes, Mom!" the kids say.    

1 comment:

Mommymita said...

What a great trip! Love that you can get away so quickly with the trailer