Today the three of us left Missoula, MT and traveled to the Trail of the Hiawatha, in Idaho. It is a crushed gravel trail, so we rented mountain bicycles and off we went. The trail goes through several tunnels (you definitely need a light), over several train tressels and along the way there are informational signs which tell the story of the Milwaukee Railroad and the construction of the tracks through the Bitterroot Mountains. I had a really nice time. The weather had been threatening all day, but the trail was fine, except that by the end of the ride all of us were filthy. Just as we finished the trail it started raining.
We checked into the Wallace Inn, Wallace, ID and tomorrow we start the Coeur d' Alene Trail.
The chipmunks were very aggressive and definitely not afraid of people.
The end of the trail where we caught a shuttle back to the start.
After dinner we walked around the town of Wallace and saw some 'folk art'.
We even found a sign for a mutual friend from the Cross Country 2008!