Friday, September 28, 2007

The Hiawatha Trail

You start in Montana and then you
make your way into Idaho. Isn't it beautiful? Jeremy and I are going back next Spring, it was so amazing we can't wait to do it again. So this is the trip in pictures. All 15 miles of it.

Jeremy getting all the gear out for everyone.

Helmets are required and bike lights are strongly recommended.

Making our way to the trailhead.

The Hiawatha route ran from Chicago to Seattle.

Warren and Breanne came with us.

Jeremy and me at the first tunnel opening. This is the longest tunnel on the trail measuring in at approximately 1.66 miles. It is long, dark, wet, and cold- BUT so much fun!!

The "other" side.

These tunnels were dug by hand in 1909!

A little waterfall along the way.

One of the many bridges you make your way across.

Taking a picture break.

On this trail you go through 10 tunnels and 7 high tressel bridges.

And if you look down this is what you'll see. You can barely see the river in the middle of the screen in the picture below.

"Isn't this the best?"

The view from one bridge to the other.

This is what it looks like in one of the lighter tunnels.

We had so much fun! Who's coming next year??

If you still need more convincing go here!


Tara said...

Looks like a ton of fun!!!!

Lee said...

That looks like so much fun. Randy and I would so do that! But holy scary high bridges. I think I would pee my pants. But things that scare me that much I enjoy. Seriously Randy and I are going to have to look at doing that.

tharker said...

I'm freaked out just looking at those bridges! Those are so HIGH! But it looks like you guys had a great time. Can't wait to hear about next year's adventure!

JustRandi said...

I'm so jealous! That looks like it was a blast!!
How fun to get out and enjoy the beautiful place you live. And the weather looks like it was fantastic, too.

Brooklet said...

Wow! That looks like so much fun- it is so beautiful there! Its something we will have to do one of these days when we are back out west.

PRP said...

Count us in! That looks like a lot of fun and Bizradicus and I would love to join you.

Heather said...

Karen, please do! I love that picture- I seriously think of Molly Shannon doing a cheer pose!

Sarah said...

I love how you guys have had all sorts of adventures together. Looks like an amazing place.

Chele said...

Hey there what part of Montana do you start in and where in Idaho do you finish. that looks like fun. If it is only 15 miles then maybe Zach and i could do it with you guys next year. Loks like you had a blast.

Melissa said...

That looks like so much fun! That tunnel would be awesome! I've never heard of this trail... maybe someday we'll check it out.

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Elizabeth said...

This looks so cool. I wish we lived closer together so that we could be part of it next year.