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Aug 15, 2013 - Wallace

From Wallace RV Campground Today is our last day here and so we wanted to tour the town of Wallace. Our first stop was at the Mine Tour. We got on a trolley and were taken up the mountain to a mine. Got our hard hats on and a real ex-miner gave us a tour. We had to put hard hats on and sometimes the ceiling was a little close! We got to see how they hit the bars to get them into the rock, and he ran compression machines that were very loud. He lit a candle and turned off the lights so we could see how little light they had to work. Also...

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Aug 14, 2013 - Hiawatha Trail

From Wallace RV Campground Today we rode our bikes on the Hiawatha Trail. This is the reason we came this route and it was an awesome experience. The trailhead is 12 miles East of Wallace at Milepost 0 which is the Montana/Idaho line. We never found helmets (they are required), so we just rented 2 at the trailhead. We started on the trail around 10:00 am. The first thing you do is go through the Taft Tunnel which is 1.7 miles of pure darkness and it is 42 degrees inside. I had jeans and a sweatshirt on so I was ok. We had helmet lights...

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Aug 13, 2013 - Couer d'Alene

From Wallace RV Campground Today we decided to go to Couer d’Alene. It is about 48 miles west of us. About 8 miles from the exit we saw an exit for the Couer d’Alene Lake scenic drive so we thought that might be nice to take. What a beautiful drive around the lake. It is a 50 square mile lake so its pretty large. The drive took us up the mountain and the views overlooking the lake were spectacular. There were beautiful homes all around and some were built on the cliffs. Looked a little scary! From there we went into town and stopped at the...

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Aug 12, 2013 - Idaho

From Wallace RV Campground Wallace, ID Beautiful drive through Montana. Sometimes I’m busy on one of my electronic gadgets, but I couldn’t take my eyes off the scenery. Went by Big Timber where the Horse Whisperer was filmed. It’s every bit as pretty as the movie. Didn’t have to run air as it was 60 when we left this morning. Good thing too because we had some pretty good climbs over the mountains. Crossed the Continental Divide just East of Butte at 6,393 ft. Since the scenery was so pretty, Bill didn’t complain about the gas hand moving!...

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Sep 15, 2012 - Traveling from Apgar, West Glacier National Park to Wallace, ID

We traveled to Hungry Horse, MT looking for rocks that were made out of sapphire and/or garnets. The shop wasn't opened yet so we went next door and had some huckleberry pie, and a cinnamon roll. Both were priced at ($5-6) and not any different than a MI pie. The roll was covered with lots of cream cheese and Jan said it was better than the pie.

When the rock shop opened Jan purchased a pretty brown rock that later turned out to be petrified dinosaur poop. Karen purchased a geode. The owner wasn't too helpful on raw...

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Sep 15, 2012 - Biking the Hiawatha Trail

We are now in Wallace, Idaho. We hadn’t planned on being in the area. However, several people at the Elks Lodge in Spokane suggested we bike the Hiawatha Trail located in the Idaho Panhandle. That’s the beauty of this lifestyle. You have a plan but sometimes it might change along the way. Brochures about the Hiawatha trail claim it as the “Crown Jewel of America’s Rail to Trails.” The skeptic in me is always leery about marketing hype. Generally, the item marketed usually doesn’t live up to the hype. Since we haven’t been on many...

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Aug 31, 2012 - Wallace, Idaho

Aug 31, 2012 Wallace, Idaho We arrived in Wallace around 1:00 p.m. After having lunch and getting settled we decided to explore the town. The historic mining town of Wallace (population 784) is halfway between two ski and recreation areas in northern Idaho's beautiful Silver Valley. Gold and silver were discovered in Wallace in 1882. The town has long been famous as the "Silver Capital of the World," and this area became the largest silver mining region in the world. Wallace is also the birthplace of actress Lana Turner who was born Julia...

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Jul 26, 2011 - Wallace, ID

Hi All, sorry had problems with wifi! Were on!!! Yeah! So today we headed to Wallace, ID with Connie and John (Our niece and nephew from Auburn, WA)in the driver seat! We first stopped in Cataldo, Id so visit Idaho's Oldest Standing building! It is a living landmark, Old Mission along I-90. Constucted in 18-50-53 by members of the CD'A Indian Tribe and Catholic Missionairies. The mission has no nails. Very interesting state park and it is unbelieveable how our forefathers made do with what they had. We then headed to Wallace where Bob's...

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Jun 23, 2010 - Great run to Wallace ID

Beautiful day for a long run - 630 miles today! Had lunch with brother Lindsay and Betsy in Bozeman, always a great time with those two. Along the way Karen saw a bald eagle and started furiously tapping on my shoulder and pointing, I looked and then mentioned she could tell me through the intercom system without banging on my back. Chuckled for many miles over that one. Staying at a hotel she said was nice and clean. She forgot that was 15 years ago and both she and the hotel have aged a bit!! We will finish up our mainland travels...

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Aug 19, 2009 - Biking the Hiawaha trail

Grandma Bagley organized another amazing outing. Marilyn, Bryan, Wendy, Ann, Marshall and Jack went cycling on what has to be the most scenic section of rails to trails in the U.S. Winding through 10 tunnels and 7 high trestles, this 15-mile route crosses the rugged Bitterroot Mountains between Idaho and Montana. The Route of the Hiawatha is best known for the long, dark St. Paul Pass, or Taft Tunnel, which burrows for 1.66 miles under the Idaho/Montana state line. This portion of the Olympian Hiawatha route has been called one of the most...

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Jun 23, 2008 - Wallace,Idaho

We stopped at the town of Wallace which is listed on the national register of historical places. It is located in the bitterroot mountains which make it a fabulous downhill ski area "lookout pass" the second oldest ski area and silver Mnt which has the worlds longest gondola. Due to the town is surrounded by national Forrest ATV'ers & motorcyclist have unlimited riding possibilities. The Historic town of wallace is the silver capital of the world. In fact george picked up a few silver collectible from the old Sunshine mine company. If ever...

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Jun 11, 2008 - Wallace

On our way to Bozeman, we made a last second stop in a town called Wallace, an old silver mining town. The only reason why we stopped was because it had a little blurp about it in Robert's USA travel book, which consists of "must sees" throughout the country. Robert was really impressed by all the historic buildings and how vibrant the downtown was, even though the town's population was very minimal. I wasn't as taken back by it's "charms" but I did appreciate the old energy that it had. Pehaps I wasn't paying as much attention to the...

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