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07-20-2011, 09:37 AM   #1
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What to shoot in and around Coeur d'Alene, Spokane, and Priest River?

Heya all, I'm going to be in Coeur d'Alene and surrounding areas on the 29, 30, and 31st.

What are the places that we need to shoot pictures of, and the things that we need to do?

Thanks in advance for the tips!

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Well, there's the Spokane Falls (see Riverfront Park Official Website). I would imagine there's plenty of spots along the Spokane River outside of the city as well. Lake Couer d'Alene I'm sure has beach parks too.

If you have time and a car there's the option of driving south towards Pullman and getting into the Palouse (wheat country, rolling hills sculpted by ancient floods from Glacial Lake Missoula). Pretty country down there!

Or head west out into the Channeled Scablands region (see Channeled Scablands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). Grand Coulee Dam is only a couple of hours drive from Spokane (90 miles), Moses Lake and the Potholes only a little further drive. Seeing the dry coulees is pretty impressive (especially when you see a canyon half a mile across and 300-400 feet deep and realize it was ripped out of the basalt bedrock by floods in just a couple of weeks as the glacial floods roared across the Columbia Plateau in the last ice age...

Drive east on I-90 thru the old mining town of Kellog, you can get some cool shots of the freeway construction as it goes thru tha canyon there (wish I had done that stop on my trips...).

Hope that helps give ya some options. Pretty cool place to visit, I've always thought.

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Heya all, I'm going to be in Coeur d'Alene and surrounding areas on the 29, 30, and 31st.

What are the places that we need to shoot pictures of, and the things that we need to do?
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Kind of off the subject but it helps me.

Geocaching - The Official Global GPS Cache Hunt Site has a map where people hide trinkets and what nots.

A lot of these people take photos in the area of the find (stash) and post them.

I myself have found many outdoor wildlife nature areas on&on that I never knew of.

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When I lived in Spokane (80-84) they had a nude beach just west of town on the river. Also where Interstate 90 crosses the boarder & the River into Idaho there are cliffs and kids are always diving from them. I did about 50 foot jump but the kids were diving from interstate 90 which is way over a 100 feet. Also there is a resturant in Coeur d'Alene, on the top level of a hotel that has a awesome view. It's been to long to remember the name of the hotel. Try and get to the highest point in the mountains that you can drive ,, around the boarder of Montana and you may see the northern lights at night.

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