This is part of a weekly series about view finding, those moments when you take a deeper breath and savor the sights, then fumble for your camera. Whether you’re running, hiking, biking, four-wheeling or skiing, take a moment to enjoy the view.
The scenic Mineral Ridge hike at Lake Coeur d’Alene in North Idaho is my favorite local hikes. It’s only 3.3 miles so it’s kid friendly but has a 700 foot elevation gain so when you get to the top you’re rewarded with amazing views of the lake (home of the Coeur d’Alene Ironman.) From our house in Spokane we can get to the trailhead in about 30 minutes. Unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures of the all the bald eagles that nest and fish in the area each fall.