North America Travel

Day Two

40 miles Harrison to Kellogg

Location: Idaho

A much, much cooler day today. The forecast looked threatening for afternoon so we were on the bikes by 8am headed to Kellogg.  Good thing too  because unbeknownst to us a huge thunder and lightening storm passed through Harrison and the trail long after we were gone.

I love this section of the trail that winds along the river, through marshlands and farmlands before beginning a very gradual incline into the pine forested foothills.

Early start

Early start

We were in Kellogg before noon, and luckily our condo was ready for check-in. A very beautiful room at the Morning Star Lodge at Silver Mountain.

The room we had originally booked was unavailable and they upgraded us. The lodge has an indoor water park, so we thought what the heck! Let’s give it a try. It was fun, but I can’t take too much of those tubes!  Fast and furious!  We soaked in the hot tub too before heading back to the room for a quick shower.

Honestly in hindsight  we should have rode further today, perhaps on to Wallace or beyond  because we feel our rides have been too easy.  Oh but this location is pretty sweet.

The Morning Star Lodge is also the base for the mountain gondola which you get on right at the lodge. Again we said why not?  So despite a cloudy and drizzly afternoon (and the fact we really don’t have the proper clothing) up the mountain we went!

On the gondola

On the gondola

The three and half mile gondola ride was great and it really was not cold at the top so we wandered around and enjoyed the views and brews before heading back down for a quiet evening.

Tomorrow we turn around and head back to Harrison.  Weather is supposed to be good!  Go. Be. Fabulous!

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