Saturday, July 20, 2013

BIKING IN THE BITTERROOTS...

While planning our trip, I found this awesome bike trail, Route of the Hiawatha.  You get to ride a bike 1.7 miles - yes that's right - almost 2 miles - through an old train tunnel!  Actually there were 6 tunnels along the 15 mile trail.  It was as cool as it sounds!   We had bike lamps so that helped.  There were a few puddles and dripping inside, but it was really fun!  Actually it was thrilling and creepy all rolled up into one awesome ride.  You also cross 6-7 trestle bridges too.



It's gorgeous too!







That's me near the end of the bridge...Don't look down!


Don't try this at home!  :)

We absolutely loved it - even though it was a 5 hour drive to get here - it's right on the border of Montana/Idaho.  When you pass through the first long tunnel on the trail you are officially in Idaho.  The wonderful thing about it was it is a slow grade (since it was originally for trains) and you don't have to pedal all the time!  Great activity for families with kids and even older folks.  It's also been named one of the most scenic bike trails in the U.S.  

Yes, I know I sound like a commercial again...

5 comments:

Lori said...

I think it's great how you do all this advance research to make the most out of your trips. But I could get claustrophobic just thinking about riding in those long tunnels!

Michelle said...

So fun! That hotel was beautiful, I'm not much of a mountain person but after reading your post I want to go!

The 5 Arbuckle's said...

What a neat ride.

Did you ask people to take the pics of you and Dan together?

Wa Wa Waughs said...

yes, the one by the sign - but the others we did with the camera timer

Lori said...

How neat and fun!!