Last summer, we picked up our grandkids in Kamiah, then drove up the mountain to Grangeville. Everyone thought were going home to Boise, but I wanted to visit the railroad on stilts.
On previous trips to the area, I became mesmerized by the Camas Valley Railroad. I even spent time on Google, learning all I could about the railroad on stilts. This time around, I wanted to do some exploring and show the kiddies history up close.
The first leg of our trip was a 17-minute drive from Grangeville to Cottonwood. Parallel to US 95-N and to the left side of the highway, one can see the raised berm of the now defunct railway. Every so often, heavy wooden timbers spanning a gully or roadbed hinted at what was to come.
Arriving at Cottonwood, the kids pointed out the Dog Bark Park Bed & Breakfast.
Needless to say, it’s a B&B, in the shape of a Dog! We’ve never stayed there, but it’s on the bucket list.
We continued the drive through Camas Prairie. Halfway between Cottonwood and the old town of Ferdinand, we passed Frei Lane. From this vantage point, one gets a glimpse of one of the wooden trestles
, that span the rolling hillside.
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