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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Pulaski Trail Paradise

Although I shoot several hundred photographs a month through the year, the majority are taken firmly on the beaten path. Coeur d'Alene homeschooling dad, Phil Corless, takes his children off the beaten path in the course of their outdoor education. His gorgeous photograph of the Placer Creek waterfall was taken on the Pulaski Trail in the Silver Valley and he generously shared it with OnLocation North Idaho.
Writes Phil on his blog: "The trail is named after Ed Pulaski, a forest service ranger who saved most of his 45-man crew during the Great Fire of 1910 by leading them through the woods to the safety of an abandoned mine. The new trailhead follows Placer Creek to that very mine, now called the Pulaski Tunnel, and includes interpretive markers about Pulaski, the 1910 fires, and wildfire management." http://www.pkmeco.com/familyblog/
North Idaho Trivia - Ed Pulaski is buried in historic Forest Cemetery on Government Way in Coeur d'Alene.

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