In the spring of 2014, we produced 20,000 copies of our popular
Recreational Trails of the Idaho Panhandle.
This was our tenth edition in as many years.
However, in the spring of 2015, we decided to enlarge our audience by attending
the Sea Otter Classic (bicycle races and exposition) in Monteray, California.
To do this we reprinted 5000 more tenth edition maps, 1500 of which were
handed to bicycle enthusiasts who stopped by our booth.
We have now published our eleventh edition with minor enhancements
to the map itself and new advertizers. This time, we published 15,000
maps that show some of the bicycle and other adventures in the region,
and current hospitality providers.
To learn more about our publication, visit
our map page.
Similar to the tenth edition, the eleventh edition
of our "Recreational Trails of the Idaho Panhandle" map indicates
the continuation of the NorPac trail and the
Olympian-Hiawatha trail to Saltese, Montana.
The 31.1 mile Route of
the Olympian Project begins at the East Portal Trailhead of the
Route of the Hiawatha and runs to the town of St. Regis.
Decision Notice issued in March, 2013, for the
Route of the Olympian Project
breaks the route into six segments.
- Milwaukee 1A, 3.7 miles from Hiawatha trailhead to the
Dominion trestle (map 2)
- Milwaukee 1B, 4.9 miles from the Dominion trestle to
Saltese (map 2)
- Northern Pacific 1, 4.0 miles from Dominion Creek to Saltese
- Milwaukee 2, 4.0 miles from Saltese to the National FS
land boundary ~2 miles west of Haugan
- Milwaukee 3, 7.1 miles from the FS land boundary west of Haugan
to the FS land boundary ~3 miles east of DeBorgia
- Milwaukee 4, 11.4 miles From the FS land boundary east of DeBorgia
to the intersection with the Little Joe Road (#282) near St. Regis
The multi-use character of the Route of the Olympian was emphasized on
June 22, 2013, when the Inaugural Trail Rail Run was held. Our non-profit
bicycle organization served beer to the 197 runners who completed 12K,
30K and 50K runs along the Olympian to St. Regis. And then there were the
34 runners who ran from the beginning of the NorPac trail near Mullan,
over Lookout Pass and on to St. Regis, a total of 50 MILES!
All the results are posted, but special attention
should be paid to female 50 mile finisher Carmel Abblitt of Post Falls, ID,
with a time of 8:55:48.15 for a pace of 10:43/mile, and George Erickson
of Missoula, MT, with a time of 7:45:55.05 for a pace of 9:19/mile.