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Old 01-13-14, 02:54 PM   #1
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Trail of the Coeur d'Alene

I am looking forward to riding this and am wondering if anyone can give some feedback.

http://friendsofcdatrails.org/our_map.html#.UtRRpWeA05s

When is the best weather?
Dates to avoid? We heard it can have some major events.
We would like to travel one day one way and return the next. Where to stay as both ends seem to be small towns.

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Any time from July-Sept is obviously best. Before that, check the weather... it can be quite rainy in the spring.

I don't have a complete list of dates to avoid, but the MS 150 this year is posted as Sept 13 & 14. I suppose it is not as much of a problem if you are riding in the same direction on either day.

We have been there going opposite, watching 3-4 abreast coming at us on the trail. Just nuts. Every non-event day has been extremely nice.

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Any time from July-Sept is obviously best.
I've done it in early July. The one thing I would warn you about is take plenty of water. It is pretty easy to run out of water with no place to fill up. If you doing the entire thing, you need to know that no water is available (on the trail) between Harrison and Kellogg.
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I've done it in early July. The one thing I would warn you about is take plenty of water. It is pretty easy to run out of water with no place to fill up. If you doing the entire thing, you need to know that no water is available (on the trail) between Harrison and Kellogg.
Plenty of side towns along the way to get water. However you must be willing to step off the black ribbon
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That's why I added "on the trail". However, I think you might have better luck with rv packs than with side towns. There's quite a long ways where I did not see much evidence of civilization anywhere near the trail.
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Worst case... If you can go 25 miles in 90F temps without passing out, you should survive just fine
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