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Hike // Mineral Point Trail No. 82 near Garfield Bay
It was one of the best days so far this spring, very sunny and warm. We couldn’t decide what to do but didn’t want to just stay inside in such a perfect weather. I was trying to convince Ben to go to some waterfalls but after reading about that place online we quickly realized that there wasn’t any official public access. A bit disappointed, we opened Sandpoint Online and just looked on a map of Lake Walks, found the closest one that we haven’t hiked yet and quickly packed into the car.The drive down there along the shore of Lake Pend Oreille with music and cold coffee was nice itself, but the trail exceeded all of my expectations. It’s absolutely fantastic: the views are gorgeous, flowers are everywhere, it smells like pine trees in the afternoon sunshine, there is even a hidden beach and a campground! This hike stole my heart! Now I’m dreaming of a camping trip there later in the summer, watching the sunset and the sunrise, eating wild strawberries off the mountain slopes and just escaping from everyone for a weekend. What a perfect place! I guess I shouldn’t advertise for it too much, and better keep it secret :-)