Day 130

A swampy section

August 3rd, 2010


  1. Brent in Big D says:

    Looks like some serious smooth sailing down that path.

  2. Candice In Alabama says:

    How beautiful and how wonderful to have a PAVED path through it!

    • Candice In Alabama says:

      Looks like the haze lifted – watch our for alligators! :) Hope the temps are pleasant for walking – we are roasting moistly down here in AL.

  3. Big Scott says:

    Temp for Plummer Idaho Where Mats at will be 88 today

  4. katzien in austin says:

    This looks as lonely as North Dakota. Have you seen anyone else lately?? At least you have yourself to talk to, heehee.

    • Lori says:

      It’s actually more populated around where the photo was taken than it appears. This segment is along a chain of small lakes and the Coeur d’Alene River, and there are quite a few homes in the area — with acreage around them. The trail is heavily used by bikers & walkers, but mid-week, not nearly as many folks using it as on the weekend. The little town of Harrison is a few miles ahead, & Matt is probably either there or past there by now. Nice little city park & marina there on Lake Cd’A.

  5. Gigi says:

    What are those shrubs by the side of the road? This looks so peaceful.

  6. Karen Too says:

    It looks beautiful to me. Love the isolation, and the shapes, colors, textures, light.

  7. Railroads needed to have it as straight as they could…sometimes didn’t work out…but here it is straight and they kept it at approximately the same elevation…hence, “the cut”…Matt has always walked “fast” on this journey…but this should really help…

  8. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    Really nice looking. Love the long pathway that used to be the train tracks. The rails to trails is a beautiful way to re-purpose, recycle and reuse something old into something new.

  9. MN Roxanne says:

    Love that you have a paved path through the swamp this time instead of having to take the “field” route around !

    • Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

      Really, I agree. Remember the swampy parts in ND he ran into? And he had to try to find a way around them? Glad he’s got a clear paved path here for sure.

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