Welcome to North Idaho

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!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Ironman finish line

Just hours from the Sunday morning start of the 2010 Ironman Coeur d'Alene, preparations are taking place. The finish line for these athletes, after swimming 2.4 miles, biking 112 miles and running 26.2 miles, is shown in front of the white VIP tent in downtown Coeur d'Alene. Over 2,500 athletes hope to hear their name called out over the loudspeaker as they are declared Ironmen! More photos HERE.

Friday, June 25, 2010


The 11th Annual Osprey Boat Cruise is being held July 10, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The Natural Resources Committee of the Coeur d'Alene Chamber of Commerce invites the community to participate in this annual cruise on Lake Coeur d'Alene to view the Osprey and their nests with representatives from the Raptor Chapter, Idaho Fish & Game, and the Nature Conservancy providing commentary.
Don't forget your camera! 208-415-0105 or Karen@CdAChamber.com for details.
*I took this photograph on the Spokane River across from RedLion Templin's Resort.

Ironman eve

Three days before the incredible athletes of Ironman Coeur d'Alene hit the water to begin their adventure, Coeur d'Alene's city park and beach are relatively uncrowded. Over the next few days the family and friends of the 2,500 athletes will arrive, along with thousands of spectators to this beautiful city on the lake.
Ongoing Ironman Coeur d'Alene coverage through the weekend HERE.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Lawn Mower Drag Races

This is the 10th annual running of the Big Back-In Lawn Mower Drags down Maine Street in Spirit Lake on Father's Day. If you have yet to experience the unique mountain man ambiance of downtown Spirit Lake, it's a must. Fun for the whole family, including the dog.

Small Town Scenes

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life here in North Idaho, it's easy to forget why we love where we live. Even more than the beautiful lakes, rivers and mountains, it's the lifestyle. Where else can you not be surprised to see a couple of gals out for a horseback ride in town on a Saturday afternoon, like these ladies in Post Falls?

Friday, June 11, 2010

Free Fishing!

Idaho's Free Fishing Day is an annual event held the second Saturday of June. Idaho Fish and Game invites all anglers, residents and nonresidents, to celebrate the day by fishing Idaho's waters without a license.
If you've never been fishing, Free Fishing Day is also a great day to learn. Fish and Game personnel and volunteers will be at numerous free events at local fishing waters throughout the state to help first time anglers discover the joys of fishing. There will be loaner rods and reels available at Falls Park in Post Falls and Ponderosa Springs Golf Course in Coeur d'Alene.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Come visit!

We're saved a front row seat for you in beautiful North Idaho and summer's on its way!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

On emerald pond ...

A family of Canada goslings practice swimming in the pond at Falls Park in Post Falls. On North Idaho lakes and rivers, young wildlife are learning the ropes.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Down river

We've had one of the wettest springs on record, following one of the least snowiest winters on record. As the rainfall caused some flooding in Coeur d'Alene, the Post Falls dam on the Spokane River had the gates wide open, making for some roaring scenery at Falls Park. The viewing platforms at the dam were the best place to be on a Saturday afternoon.