The route is 93 miles long (map). Most of it will be on the paved Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes, a non-motorized path used mostly by bikers that crosses 70+ miles of North Idaho. It's very flat and generally follows rivers and lakes. I haven't been on this path before, but I hear it's beautiful.
I've never run this far, so I'm expecting it to be a serious challenge. The flatness and pavement might prove to be as challenging as the distance. Should be a blast!
In other news, Sadie and I took the weekend to travel up to the St. Joe National Forest in North Idaho. We spent a few days trail running and sleeping in the back of my car. It was wonderful. The beauty of the part of the country is one of the reasons why I'm attempting the run on Aug. 28th. Here are a few photos from the weekend:
St. Joe National Forest
This trail dropped into the valley, then climbed back up to the ridge on the other side.
Sun comping up over the mountains
High ridge trail
Little North Fork Clearwater River