Just in time for Christmas, the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes Unofficial Guidebook is available for your favorite trail user. The fourth annual Guidebook is now available at local bookstores and has a lot of new information.
So what’s new on the trail for 2011?:
• A Trailways bus on the Seattle/Boise route now makes daily stops at the Warpath, a store adjacent to the trailhead in Plummer, Idaho.
• The mothballed McKinley Inn of Kellogg re-opens this month as a hostel and hotel combination to serve skiers and cyclists.
• A river shuttle is now available to haul floaters and tubes up the North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene from Albert’s Landing Campground, a half-mile from the Enaville Trailhead.
• The Silver Valley NICE bus now has room for two bicycles and will shuttle riders between trailheads with 24 hours notice.
• Watson’s Resort at Rose Lake is now offering courtesy shuttles from Bull Run Trailhead (about two miles) for folks who need an overnight break on the long stretch between Harrison and Cataldo.
Along with details on lodging, recreation, entertainment, transportation, shopping and more, the book includes free perks for guide holders, like complimentary coffee or tea at trailside eateries, and tips on free camp spots and transportation. If you can't find the Guide at your favorite local bookstore, you can order it online here.