Tag Archives: Lake Pend Oreille

Lake Pend Oreille at dusk

20140911-DSC_8206A dusk view of north Idaho’s Lake Pend Oreille with the lights of Sandpoint on the far shore, as seen from the flank of Scotchman Peak.

Scotchman Peak sunset

20140911-DSC_8183Sunset from north Idaho’s iconic Scotchman Peak.

From the summit of Scotchman Peak

20140911-DSC_8154Last month I hiked to the summit of north Idaho’s Scotchman Peak in search of its famed mountain goats. None were to be found, but my sister made a good stand-in.

Gold Hill sunset – 2

20140820-DSC_7645Dusk over Lake Pend Oreille and the Pend Oreille River from Gold Hill on a recent evening. A surprisingly serene view considering the drama going on elsewhere in the sky.

Gold Hill sunset

20140820-DSC_7635-EditOn a recent evening I hiked the Gold Hill trail out of Sandpoint to check out the sunset over Lake Pend Oreille–and what an evening it was! When I took this shot, it was raining on me, there was beginning to be a bright glow on the horizon, and there was heavy lightning to the north. Definitely worth the (very wet) 5-mile hike!

Dusk from the Green Monarchs

20131004-_DSC0426Looks like the sun is back in the forecast for the foreseeable future. Who has plans to enjoy it this weekend? (Photo: dusk over the Green Monarchs and Lake Pend Oreille.)

Sunrise from Green Monarch Ridge

20131005-_DSC0449Sunrise from Green Monarch Ridge. The autumn colors are starting to pick up steam. Hopefully they’ll peak before the snow falls!