the wandering chick
...Idaho's Panhandle
Beauty Bay
Beauty Bay is on one of Idaho's many scenic byways, this one the Lake Coeur d'Alene Scenic Byway. It heads north to south down the east side of Lake Coeur d'Alene, passing bay after beautiful bay.
and Coeur d'Alene
Carlin Bay
Carlin Bay
Carlin Bay on the Lake Cd'A Scenic Byway, Highway 97
Osprey nest on pole

Above: Carlin Bay

Right: Osprey nests are everywhere in Idaho's panhandle, and most of them have summer occupants.

Lake Cd'A Scenic Byway
Taken on Highway 3 east of Lake Coeur d'Alene
Killarney Lake Road
Killarney Lake Road
The Lake Coeur d'Alene Scenic Byway ends at Highway 3, which is the White Pines Scenic Byway. Off of Highway 3 is the Killarney Lake Road where this picture and the one on the left were taken.
Coeur d'Alene beach
Cd'A floating boardwalk
Lake Coeur d'Alene's beach at the Coeur d'Alene (pronounced Core duh lane) city center park is one of the more popular swimming spots around. The park setting includes boat launches, a marina, a resort, the swimming area seen above and the world's longest floating boardwalk, parts of which are seen in two photos directly below.
Cd'A floating boardwalk
the marina
The floating boardwalk is raised for boat passage before ending its 3/4-mile journey.
Rose Lake
Rose Lake on Highway 3
Vista Bay Marina, Bayview
Bayview is a small harbor town on the southeast tip of Lake Pend Oreille in Idaho's pandhandle near Sandpoint. The next few shots were taken there and at a nearby marina called Vista Bay Marina.
Mica Bay
Spirit Lake
Spirit Lake is one of many tranquil lakes in Idaho's pandhandle. The small town of the same name is just as charming.
food-searching ducks
Ducks search for food on the pond floor at the Post Falls city park.
Post Falls

Above: Near Mica Bay, on Lake Coeur d'Alene's west shore, is this marshland, a natural habitat for various bird species.

Right: Post Falls reservoir at the Post Falls city park

The Clark Fork River Delta opening to Lake Pend Oreille on Scenic Byway 200
This and the next few pictures were taken on the Clark Fork River Delta opening to Lake Pend Oreille on the Pend Oreille Scenic Byway, Highwy 200.
The Clark Fork River Delta opening to Lake Pend Oreille on Scenic Byway 200
Driftwood Yard on Lake Pend Oreille
Clark Fork River Delta
Black Rock Trailhead
At the Black Rock Trailhead on Highway 3, the White Pines Scenic Byway, toward St. Maries
Medimont Road
Osprey on a dead tree limb
Along the White Pines Scenic Byway from Coeur d'Alene to St Maries
Osprey along the Medimont Road off the Highway 3 White Pines Scenic Byway
flying osprey
White Pines Scenic Byway
White Pines Scenic Byway
the White Pines Scenic Byway
the White Pines Scenic Byway
the St. Joe River
The St. Joe River is a favorite of locals for fishing, boating and camping. The shadowy St. Joe is the world's highest navigable river. The St. Joe River Scenic Byway travels east from Highway 3 at St. Maries some 75 miles to the Montana border. The river is right there by your side the whole distance.
Railroad trellis off Highway 5
sunset off Highway 5
A railroad trellis crosses the water just off the Highway 5 between St. Maries and Plummer
sunset off Highway 5
Above and Right: The sun sets over Lake Heyburn off Highway 5 south of Coeur d'Alene.

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