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To live in a place other people dream of visiting is incredible. Through the lens of my camera OnLocation North Idaho will bring you a slice of life as we know it in the Idaho panhandle. Enjoy!

Monday, April 30, 2007

Twin Lakes

We took a Sunday drive going on location up Highway 41 to Twin Lakes. I love this rural little town on the lakes. The boat launch near the channel was a busy place midday with afternoon fishing for new arrivals and the morning shift leaving the lake. A couple of fellows on the shore were fishing with moderate success but more importantly were enjoying the camaraderie of a quiet morning. When I asked to photograph this red ear sunfish, the fisherman asked hopefully if the camera would add ten pounds.
A large crane stood sentry on a marshy outcropping and Canada geese and a couple of bald eagles soared in the skies overhead. At the Upper Twin boat launch there was less traffic as the wind picked up and whitecaps formed on the normally calm water. Families on 4-wheelers shared the two-lane road with pick-up trucks and locals out for a stroll.
Down the road we stopped at the Twin Lakes Community Center, an historic old school house, and visited with Cindy and Ed who were getting ready for a family gathering there. Five generations of Cindy's family have lived along the lake shore, and the home she grew up in was torn down a few years ago, making way for new owners and their fancy new lake home. But life on Twin Lakes continues to be idyllic and quintessential North Idaho.

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