Summer Adventure 2021: Week Six – Lake Coeur d’Alene and Hell’s Gate State Park, Idaho

We re-entered Idaho on June 20 and continued east to the Lake Coeur d’Alene area for some sightseeing before heading to Lewiston and Hell’s Gate State Park.

We were hoping to do some bike riding while we were in the Lake Coeur d’Alene area, but that didn’t work out. Coeur d’Alene definitely lived up to its reputation as a very beautiful area. I took pictures as MaryAnn drove. Check it out…

Views from the road.
Back in Idaho.
Lake Coeur d’Alene area.
Views around Lake Coeur d’Alene area.
Pic taken from the road of Lake Coeur d’Alene area.
Lake Coeur d’Alene.
The road around Lake Coeur d’Alene.
Pic from the road.
Lake Coeur d’Alene.
From the road around Lake Coeur d’Alene.
Scenic by-way around Lake Coeur d’Alene.
Blue water of Lake Coeur d’Alene.
Lake Coeur d’Alene is the largest natural lake in Idaho.
Lake Coeur d’Alene is surrounded by mountains.
Scenic By-way around Lake Coeur d’Alene.
Lake Coeur d’Alene.
Scenic By-way.
Lake Coeur d’Alene
We stopped in Harrison, on the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene in hopes of a bike ride around the area of the lake. Unfortunately it’s a very popular place and there wasn’t any room for us to park our tiny house.
Railroad bridge crossing Lake Coeur d’Alene.
The road to Lewiston, Idaho.
Views from the road.
From the road.
Views from the road.
Mountains are everywhere throughout central Idaho.
Idaho is a very lush and green place.
Views from the road.
The road to Lewiston.
From the road to Lewiston, Idaho.
National Forest in Idaho.
Farm land along the road.
Yellow fields throughout Idaho.
Yellow farm land.
Rolling hills of Idaho.
The road to Lewiston.
Farm land along the road.
Russia? Nope, Idaho!
Farm land in the rolling hills.
We came over a mountain and saw Lewiston for the first time!
Lewiston, Idaho.
The Clear Water River through Lewiston.
From the mountain above Lewiston.
Clear Water River in Lewiston.
Close up of the previous picture.
Video from the mountain overlooking Lewiston, Idaho.
Clear Water River and the Snake River meet in Lewiston .
Clear Water River. Lewis & Clark came through this area in the early 1800’s. Lewiston was named after Lewis. Across the river is Clark, Washington.
Lewiston was the first capital of Idaho.
From the mountain above Lewiston.
The road coming down off the mountain to Lewiston.
Lewiston and the Clear Water River.
Lewiston
On the Snake River were several draw bridges.
The entire bridge lifts up into the air to allow boats to go under.
Entrance to Hell’s Gate State Park.
Our campsite at Hell’s Gate.
Tai and Jane are parked next to us at Hell’s Gate.
Our campsite, we stayed at Hell’s Gate for two nights.
Snake River.
Crossing the Snake River into Washington on my ebike.

In our next post we travel to another Idaho state park called Winchester Lake State Park.

The temperature continued to rise to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. We needed to either get back into the higher elevations of the mountains or find places we could be plugged in in order to run our air conditioner.

4 thoughts on “Summer Adventure 2021: Week Six – Lake Coeur d’Alene and Hell’s Gate State Park, Idaho”

  1. We were in Lewiston awhile back! Beautiful area. We took the jet boat ride up the Snake river to the dam. Wild ride and wonderful time. Remember standing at that exact spot you took your short video. Have a blast!

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