We are back in Coeur d'Alene, this time with Jared. We wanted to show him the awesome floating boardwalk and the beautiful lake and beaches at City Park. City Park and Independence Point are located west of downtown Coeur d'Alene on the waterfront with over 16 acres to explore. After showing Jared the floating boardwalk, we went over to the other side of the park, it has huge steps going down into the lake for swimming. Jerry and Jared did a bit of geocaching while I took pictures.
I noticed another huge moose in the park. I did a bit of research on google and found out more about this moose called Mudgy. :-) He is marking the end of the Mudgy Moose Trail.
The Trail begins at the base of Tubbs Hill in Downtown Coeur d'Alene. For the more adventuresome, Mudgy actually begins his search for Millie at the southern most tip of Tubbs Hill, about a half mile down a dirt path that circles Tubbs Hill. (Tubbs Hill, a natural area next to The Coeur d'Alene Resort surrounded by a two mile hiking trail, was named for an early Coeur d'Alene resident.)
The trail then follows a 2 1/4 mile route to the Coeur d'Alene Library, then through the downtown area, around the Resort's famed boardwalk and through the City Park before ending at Independence Point overlooking the lake, right where we saw him. :-)
Now I understand why we keep seeing so many moose in the parks and on the city streets. We naturally posed with the huge moose before leaving this beautiful park. :-) We are having a great time with Jared. I will let the pictures tell the rest of the story.