Sunday, September 12, 2010
Cub Scout Camp & Bike
Jacob joined cub scouts, and we kicked off the season with a family-invited camping and biking trip. There were about a dozen cub-scouters and a few siblings. We camped in the Lolo Forest at Quartz Flat, along the Clark Fork River (and the highway). It was cold overnight and we woke up to complete fog in the morning. Annie mangaged to stay warm, Jacob ended up in my sleeping bag which kept us toasty, and Brian froze. The next day we drove up to Lost Pass and did the Hiawatha Bike Trail. It sits near the top of the mountain range and straddles the border of Idaho and Montana. Any person who comes to visit us during the summer should do this; I'd happily go again. It is a 16 mile bike trail, converted from a defunct rail line. The trail goes through about 6 mountain tunnels, one of them being over 1 mile long, and across the same number of trestles. The first bike tunnel is so long that it is completely dark for a good number of minutes. Head lights and bike lights are required. The slope is generally down-hill the entire way with a relative gradual grade, which was required for the train engines. The weather, scenery and company was perfect.
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