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Heyburn State Park, ID

I was a little unsure about making this State Park my first stop in Idaho but boy am I glad I stayed here.  After driving through the wheat fields of south eastern Washington it was nice to see some tall Ponderosa Pines entering Idaho.  Heyburn State Park is the oldest state Park in the Pacific Northwest.  It offers a lot for someone looking for recreation - canoeing, mountain biking, fishing, camping, hiking and more.  There is also a great biking trail called The Coeur d'Alene Trail which is a 72 mile paved bike trail that winds through the park.

This morning I woke up and went down to the boat dock shown above and tried my luck at a little fishing but with no success.  Seeing the sun come up over lake Benewah however made up for the fish I didn't catch.  I awoke this morning to hooting owls over my tent calling out to eachother - it went on for quite a while but I can't say that I was bothered by it.  As a side note - the showers here are pretty incredible for a campground -  perfect temperature and plenty of space to get ready which was nice. 

Right now I'm typing this from Couer D'Alene on my way to Glacier National Park, MT.  There's 3G in this town, so I'm taking advantage and catching up on stuff. 

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Reader Comments (5)

Hi Raul,

I am really enjoying the commentary and photos of your journey. In particular, I thought the story about the state trooper getting you into the State house and finding the engraved plate was just great. Hope the rest of your journey is as rewarding.


August 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlan Polish

Hey Raul,

Sounds like your having a good trip. I look forward to seeing more pictures of your trip. I have already started planning a road trip of my own!


August 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarc Sisler

Wow, dear. I miss you very much, but I love all of the great stories and adventures. I also love your perspective on things. :)

Love you!

August 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

You must be in montana by now. A very special place in my heart. You'll love Glacier Park. I lived just southeast of the park about 50 miles. Then later when I lived in Washington state, I made weekly trips to Montana selling fruit. ENJOY!

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterhoward

Thanks for all the comments. I was disconnected while in Glacier National Park - which was actually pretty nice. Montana has been a great experience thus far - such diverse terrain - from dramatic mountains to rolling hills and ranch land. Today I break the Wyoming seal!

August 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRaul

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