After my Coeur D’Alene trail maintenance trip wrapped up, I had time to explore parts of northern Idaho that I rarely get to visit. I spent the night tucked away in some shrubs near Buckskin Saddle and rose early the next morning for a hike to Delyle Ridge. The trail was a delight. Someone had done a really nice job of cutting back substantial shrub growth and clearing fallen timber. It was a mostly flat hike through a typical northern Idaho forest filled with fir, pine, hemlock, larch, and western red cedar trees.

The next post will cover my adventure to Moose Lake later in the day.